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New Marshall Islands Registry rep appointed

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) maritime administrator expanded its core of appointed representatives last week, with the addition of Mark Robinson Maritime Consultants (MRMC).

Mark Robinson, who has been a surveyor of RMI yachts for the past seven years, established MRMC this year.

Mark 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.”

MRMC has surveyors across Europe and the USA who may perform specified functions for RMI yachts.

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 RMI Registry is the third largest in the world with just over 122 million gross tonnes 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.”

For more information, visit MRMC.

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