The Piraeus office of International Registries, Inc. (IRI), which provides administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries, hosted a Port State Control (PSC) Seminar presented by the Registry’s global inspections team. More than 170 owners, operators, and industry stakeholders from around Europe and the Mediterranean attended the PSC Seminar.
Theo Xenakoudis, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director, Piraeus Office welcomed stakeholders to the seminar, highlighting the importance of information sharing and collaboration as the industry addresses the challenges of the future. Simon Bonnett, Chief Maritime Officer (London) provided an overview of the Registry’s Maritime Services Group and current initiatives. Brian Poskaitis, Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations (Baltimore/Annapolis) and Thomas Bremer, Vice President, Fleet Quality and Compliance (Baltimore/Annapolis) gave participants an overview of the Registry’s reach, highlighting the depth and breadth of the global inspections team. Regional overviews of PSC trends and data were provided by Captain Theodore Lalas, Fleet Operations Manager (Piraeus); Gerald Annuss, Deputy Fleet Operations Manager (Hamburg) and Chris van Tiel, Fleet Operations Manager (Roosendaal); Hans Krijger, General Manager (Roosendaal) on behalf of R.Vinod Kumar, Fleet Operations Manager (Mumbai), Captain Sascha Dyker, Fleet Operations Manager (Hong Kong); James Maupin, Fleet Operations Manager (Houston) and Davis Kong, Vice President, Fleet Operations (Fort Lauderdale). Following the presentations, attendees participated in discussion and knowledge sharing during question-and-answer sessions.
Source: International Registries, Inc. (IRI)