Belize Flag’s Fire Safety Measures for Shipowners

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In response to the Tokyo and Paris MOUs’ Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety, Belize Flag Administration has issued vital directives to enhance fire safety compliance among shipowners, managers, and operators. The Witherbys source.

  • Belize Flag Administration issues instructions for shipowners and ISM operators to ensure compliance with the Tokyo and Paris MOUs’ Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety.
  • Recognized Organizations conducting statutory surveys will integrate CIC questionnaires, promoting a collaborative approach to safety for Belize-flagged vessels.
  • Shipowners and managers are urged to prioritize compliance during the three-month CIC period, as deficiencies could lead to detentions and publication on MOUs’ websites.

Urgent Compliance Instructions

Referencing Technical Circular No. 21/2023, Belize Flag Administration issues crucial instructions for shipowners, managers, and ISM operators to ensure compliance with the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety by Tokyo and Paris MOUs.

Proactive Measures for Safe Seas

Belize’s Maritime Authority takes proactive steps by requiring ISM operators to liaise with ship Masters to complete a comprehensive questionnaire, crucial for PSCOs. This questionnaire, signed and stamped by the Master, is to be submitted to IMMARBE’s Technical Department by August 31, 2023, to verify compliance.

Synergizing with Statutory Surveys

Recognized Organizations conducting statutory surveys from August 1, 2023, will integrate the CIC questionnaire with their inspections on all Belize vessels. Any deficiencies discovered will be promptly reported to IMMARBE’s Technical Department, ensuring a collaborative approach to safety.

Crucial Compliance During the CIC

Shipowners and managers of Belize-flagged vessels are urged to adhere to these directives to guarantee compliance during the three-month-long Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety. The campaign, spanning from September 1st to November 30th, 2023, underscores the importance of fire safety at sea and the consequences of non-compliance, including potential detentions. 

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