Technical Circular No: 48/2020

Subject: Brazil to require ISM Code Certification for MOUs and Fixed Platforms

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  1. The Brazilian Maritime Authority - Directorate of Ports and Coasts (DPC), vide amended Regulation ‘section 0903(3) of NORMAM-01/DPC’ requires that following units operating in Brazilian waters be certificated under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code no later than 31 December 2020:

    a. Self-propelled mobile offshore units (MOUs); 

    b. MOUs without propulsion; and 

    c. Fixed platforms.

  2. Accordingly all such Units including non-self-propelled units must be certified in accordance with the ISM Code when operating in Brazilian waters, no later than 31 December 2020.

  3. Owners/ operators and masters of MOUs and Fixed Platforms and intending to operate in Brazilian waters are advised to be guided by above.


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