FAS: “SHIP OF THE YEAR 2015” – Distinction from the flag
The Faroese Maritime Authority acknowledges that demands to ship officers and crew from authorities, cargo owners and owners, in addition to the fierce surveillance by port state controls on merchant ships, are very high.
It is of great importance to the FMA that ships in FAS are operated safely and responsibly. This affects the flag performance in a positive way, and we have seen that the flag has made a great leap up the Paris MoU white list in the last few years.
With this in mind, the FMA annually rewards a ship under the Faroese flag with the honour
Ship of the Year
The best performing ship is identified on the following criteria:
• The PSC performance over the last 3-year period where the ship’s number of zero-inspections are rewarded as follows:
- Expanded – 3 points -
MDI – 2 points -
Initial – 1 point
• Ships that have not been inspected in Paris MoU areas are rewarded with 3 points annually.
• In the event that two ships have the same score in the above, the absence of remarks and items in class records may play a deciding role.
This year, only a few items distinguished the winner from the runner up and the second runner up. The FMA has taken into regard that the Ship of the Year has received the fewest remarks during class inspection on board.
A lot of the responsibility for the successful operation of the ship is of course placed on board. Masters are required to keep a vigilant eye on vessel and crew certificates as well as maintain a tough self-inspection regime to keep the ship ready for outside inspection at any time.
But the support and supervision of the shore based administration is also crucial in the effort to create good results for the ship.
On this basis, we are happy to announce that the FMA for the year of 2015 has selected
M/V NORTHERN OCEAN
– Ship of the Year –
– in the second place –
-in the third place –
Appreciation and congratulations from the FMA to all three ships!