The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) expanded its core of Appointed Representatives this week, with the addition of Mark Robinson Maritime Consultants (MRMC).
Master Mariner, Mark Robinson, who has been a surveyor of RMI yachts for the past 7 years under previous employ, established MRMC this year. MRMC brings a wealth of experience with detailed specialist knowledge of RMI regulations and requirements and has surveyors across Europe and the USA who may perform specified functions for RMI yachts.
Mark Robinson said: “We are delighted to be the RMI Administrator’s fourth Appointed Representative and are really looking forward to continuing our excellent working relationship. As the longest serving RMI Administrator Surveyor I can now continue to deliver Clients a gold standard service, where they can be assured of flexibility, rapid response, and a dedicated point of contact.”
Mark added: “We are approved to conduct surveys as required by the RMI Administrator, including surveys for intended use (private yachts coming onto the RMI Register), private yacht (limited charter) for up to 84 days per year, and commercial surveys.
“External ISM, ISPS and MLC, 2006 audits are also performed by our surveyors and all statutory certification and national certification can be issued to the yacht within hours dependent upon survey findings.”
The Flag of Choice
The RMI Registry is the third largest in the world with just over 122 million gross tons and more than 3,540 vessels in the fleet overall. With yachts making up 15% of the fleet in terms of the number of vessels, there are now more than 500 yachts flying the RMI flag.
Marc Verburg, RMI Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs in The Netherlands, said “The decision to add MRMC as an Appointed Representative was based on requests from the expanding reach of the RMI Registry and its growing industry stakeholder base. We look forward to working with MRMC and continuing our relationship with Mark Robinson.”
MRMC are regulatory and compliance experts in the large yacht industry, with extensive experience of technical management.
MRMC’s choice expert consultants have been working in the large yacht industry for over a decade and offer a diverse range of skills, from expert technical compliance advice and authoritative knowledge on Flag registration, to AV/IT & even taking command of a vessel if required.
MRMC have developed compliance products that save yacht management companies and Captains alike time and investment in research and production. Bespoke products include SOLAS training manuals as required by various Administrations, mini-ISMs, full safety managements systems, risk registers, bespoke emergency towing booklets, emergency decision support systems and SEEMPs.
MRMC offers pre Port State Control health checks prior to season start, ensuring that the yacht is in the best possible condition ready for inspection. They also specialise in performing independent internal ISM audits for companies holding a Document of Compliance and providing pre-purchase condition surveys and inspections for yachts over 18m to unlimited tonnages.
For more information visit www.mrmc.co