MPWT: There Will Be No Single Cambodia flagged ships on the Sea from September

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has affirmed that from early September 2016 onward, there will be no single Cambodia flagged ships active on the sea.

The affirmation was made during a meeting between Secretary of State for MPWT H.E. Touch Chankosal and the COSMOS GROUP, a Republic of Korea-based company, to discuss the handing over of the "Cambodia Ship Registry" (Flag of Convenience) to MPWT, said a news release of MPWT.

This meeting was held in response to the Aug. 17, 2015 decision of the Royal Government of Cambodia to revoke the agreement with the Group on Cambodia Ship Registry, it pointed out.

According to the news release, up to now, many Cambodia flagged ships have moved to other flags and only 194 ships are still active until the end of August this year. As of early Sept., there will be no single Cambodia flagged ships active on the sea.

MPWT asked the COSMOS Group to work closely with the ministry to settle any issues arising from the valid Cambodia flag ships until their registry certificates are expired.

The ministry requested the Group to settle Cambodia's Membership dues to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and transfer the currently effective agreement with LRIT company to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to enable Cambodia to continue to use this service.

In response, the Group accepts this request, pledging to discuss the issue with LRIT.

Source: AKP