Paris MOU Policy
Belize has decided to implement and enforce with immediate effect 1st November 2013, the following directives applicable to the following:
- Registration of vessels intending to operate in the Paris MOU and
- Current vessels operating in the area:
No new entries of vessels of 25 years or older will be accepted with Non-IACS RO classification/certification. For these vessels entering the Registry with previous lACS classification & certification, an RO change to a non-lACS will not be permitted as this immediately raises the target factor for inspections on older ships.
Current vessels on the Belize Register of 25 years or more which were accepted by this Administration as lACS certified, will not be permitted to change to a non-lACS company as this also immediately raises the target factor for inspections and by extension detentions.
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