Technical Circular No. 59 | 2017

Subject: RMI marine guidelines on Electronic Documents and Certificates.

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  • Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) has issued revised marine guidelines 1-109-1 providing guidance on acceptance of certain electronic documentation and certificates issued by flag.
  • Requirements for the verification of the documents/ certificates is as given below:
  1. The documents/certificates which are issued electronically contains electronic signature of RMI duly authorized official.
  1. The document is counter signed in blue ink.
  1. The authenticity of documents/certificates issued to seafarers or vessel can be verified at
  • Guidance in the form of a chart is provided in the notice for determining validity of electronic issued documents or certificates.
  • Ship owners/ operators are advised to be guided by above.


  1. RMI marine guidelines 1-109-1 on electronic documents and certificates. 


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While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.


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