Ireland has been admitted to the prestigious 'White List'
of top performing shipping states in the world.
The Executive Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding
on port state control (the Paris MoU) met in Greece recently
and decided to admit Ireland to the white list in recognition
of the significant improvement Ireland has made in recent
years in safety standards aboard Irish registered ships.
The Paris MoU consists of 27 national maritime administrations
and covers the waters of the European coastal States and the
North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe.
Obtaining 'White List' status from the Paris MoU is
an international recognition that Ireland operates a quality
shipping register. Now, ships operating under the Irish flag
should see reductions in inspections and this will save operators
time and money.
In addition, our ships will now be recorded in international
commercial databases used by banks and international companies
that regularly charter ships. Irish flagged ships will now
be able to more easily raise international finance and compete
effectively for business with other international operators.
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