Lastest Circulars

11 OCTOBER 2013

The Paris MoU has announced the results of the first month inspection under the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Eight ships have been detained for MLC-related deficiencies.

9 OCTOBER 2013

The new regulation of SOLAS Chapter VI prohibits the physical blending of bulk liquid cargoes and production process during the sea voyage from January 01, 2014.

3 OCTOBER 2013

This is a reminder to all DBS Surveyors on how a ship is assigned with the freeboard marks.


Following the STCW Convention Manila Amendments implemented on 2010, as of January 1, 2014 all seafarers engaged on board ships must successfully complete security training.


Dromon sails forward.

2 AUGUST 2013

The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo MoUs on Port State Control will launch a joint CIC with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1.

1 AUGUST 2013

Dromon Bureau of Shipping has published the results of the 2013 first semester PSC inspection regime.

29 JULY 2013

The Republic of Sierra Leone has issued various Marine Notifications for the requirements under the MLC, 2006 that include ship's cook, seafarers' employment agreement and hours of rest. The Administration has also issued the format of DMLC Part II to be completed by the shipowners.

15 JULY 2013

Our PSC division is initiating the second Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on propulsion and auxiliary machinery for all cargo ships under DBS starting on July 15, 2013.

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