PYA Conference at IMS Shipyard

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the PYA will be hosting a conference at the IMS Shipyard in Toulon, France, to discuss how to be compliant with the new EU Regulation on Hazardous Materials, the requirements for the MCA’s Officer Of the Watch Certificate of Competency and guidelines on the French Social Security system.

Conference Agenda

  • 15:00/16:00: New EU Regulation of IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) followed by Q&A from Rosemont International and RINA.

  • 16:00/17:00: Sail through your OOW with the PYA and a Small Vessel Route update followed by a Q&A with PYA SRB Officer/Advisor, Alison Houghton.

  • 17:00/18:00: French social security - what you need to know followed by Q&A with WYCC - MY Insurance Brokers Monaco

  • 18:15: Wine and BBQ for attendees sponsored by Onshore Cellars

To book your place, click here.

What is the EU Regulation on Hazardous Materials?
Since 31 December 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (‘SR Regulation’) has been put into place and is applicable to all EU flagged ships and any vessel docking at a port or at anchor in an EU Member State. All vessels are obliged to carry onboard an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (‘IHM’). This is also applicable to non-EU flagged ships calling at a port or anchorage of an EU Port. 

Small Vessel Route Update
Following our recent meeting with the MCA regarding the Small Vessel Route and MIN 524, we will update you on the latest developments, present some clarifications from the MCA and share useful tips.

MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate
Before you can obtain the MCA Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) Certificate of Competency you must fulfil certain requirements in order to obtain your Notice of Eligibility (NOE) and qualify to sit the oral examination. We’ll be covering all the requirements needed and provide some tips for a smooth and successful NOE application.

French Social Security
Since July 1 2017, a new social security law was put into place which meant all crewmembers employed on EU and foreign-flagged vessels spending a significant amount of time in France are deemed to be French residents and are at risk of being subject to the French social security system for seafarers (ENIM). We’ll be discussing these rules and regulations of this new law and how to become compliant.