China MSA clarifies service supplier localisation exemption

LR warned that owners and operators must ensure that all servicing done in China should meet revised China MSA requirements but also be acceptable to Lloyd’s Register and/or the ship’s Flag Administration Photo: LR

The Chinese authorities have issued a clarification that new regulations covering the control and monitoring of service suppliers in China are not applicable to foreign service providers which do not require a fixed location workshop and only work on foreign-flagged vessels.

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