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Merchant Shipping Notice Ref: 1 of 2022

Issuance of e-certificates by Recognised Organisations
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Merchant S​hipping Notice No.1 of 2021
Polar Code
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.23 of 2020​
​The 2018 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, (MLC, 2006)
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.22 of 2020​
​ INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.21 of 2020​
​Establishment of Recommended Areas To Be Avoided (ATBAs) around Mauritius
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Merchant Shipping Notice No. 20 of 2020
​Crew Change onboard Mauritian Flagged vessels during the COVID-19  Pandemic using the ENG 2a Form​
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​Movement of Crew of Fishing vessels calling at Port Louis Harbour
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​​​​​MASTER'S ​Declaration for issuance of Short-Term Certification/Extension of survey certificate(s)​
Vessels and Seafarer's certificates during the Covid-19 Pandemic​
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.17 of 2020​
Circular Letter No. 4204/Add18​​​​

IMO-ICAO-ILO instructions to facilitate crew changes and movements in Ports and Airports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Merchant Shipping Notice No.16 of 2020
Circular Letter No.4204/Add13
Circular Letter No.4204/Add14
Circular Letter No.4204/Add15
​IMO-WHO instructions to deal with COVID-19
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.15 of 2020
Circular Letter No. 4221/Add4
Guidelines for Port Workers and the Shipping Community to deal with COVID-19
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.14 of 2020

Circular Letter No.4204/Add.12

Declaration by Port Authorities  Roundtable(PAR) members in view of the global COVID-19 situation
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.13 of 2020
Circular Letter No.4204/Add.10
Circular Letter No.4204/Add.11
IMO-WHO-ILO instructions and EC Guidelines to deal with COVID-19
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.12 of 2020
Personal massage from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to seafarers
Circular Letter No.4204/Add.9
Instructions to deal with COVID-19
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.11 of 2020

WHO Interim Guidelines

Instructions to deal with COVID-19
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.10 of 2020

Circular MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.9

Safety, Security and Safe Manning Conditions for Lay-up vessels
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Merchant Shipping Notice No.9 of 2020
Circular Letter No.4221/Add.1
Instructions to deal with COVID-19(Update to MSN No.6 of 2020)
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Merchant Shipping Notice No. 8 of 2020

Circular Letter No.4204/Add.7
Instructions to Ship owners and all those associated with ship's orders and who might be affected about timely delivery as a result the Covid-19 situation
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Merchant Shipping Notice No. 7 of 2020​

Circular Letter No.4204/Add.6
Instructions to deal with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Merchant Shipping Notice No. 6 of 2020 - Title: Instructions to deal with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated Information
IMO Circular No.4221 on Communication from the Government of the People's Republic of China
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Merchant Shipping Notice No. 5 of 2020 - Instructions to deal with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated Information
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Merchant Shipping Notice 4 of 2020
WHO 2019 - Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases and outbreaks ​on board ships
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated Information
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2020
Circular Letter No. 4204/Add2
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated Information
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2020
Circular Letter No. 4203/Add1
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)- Updated Information
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Merchant Shipping Notice 1 of 2020

Circular Letter No. 4203
Circular Letter No. 4204

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2019Implementation of IMO 2020 0.50% Global Sulphur Cap
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Merchant Shipping Notice Ref: 2 of 2022
Appendix 1_Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2022
New Navigational Charts of Mauritius and its Outer Islands
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2018 Emergency Checklist-Personal injury or Illness onboard
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2018Application for Extension, Dispensation, Equivalence or Exemption
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Merchant Shipping Notice 1 of 2018Sea service remission for PSCRB Course
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2017 Approval of inflatable liferafts subject to extended service intervals not exceeding 30 months
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2017Fraudulent STCW Certificates
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Merchant Shipping Notice 1 of 2017IOPP Certificate Renewal in respect of Ballast Water Management
Convention (BWM)
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2016Implementation of STCW Manila 2010 Amendments – Extension of new certification deadline by six month
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Merchant Shipping Notice 1 of 2016Transition Procedures to Able Seafarer Deck and Engine under STCW manila 2010 amendements 
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 0f 2016

List of Medical Doctors​​​

New requirements for Medical Examination of Seafarers under STCW Manila 2010 Amendments and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 3 of 2014Interpretation of "To the satisfaction of the administration"
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 2 of 2014Fitment of Automatic Identification System (AIS) on Non-SOLAS vessels
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 of 2014Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001, Certification Requirements
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 4 of 2013Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001, Certification Requirements.(This Notice to Mariners has been superseded by Notice to Mariners Ref 1 of 2014)
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 3 of 2013Mandatory minimum requirements for security-related training and instruction for all seafarers as per STCW Convention Regulation VI/6
42    Notice to Mariners Ref: 2 of 2013Certificate of Proficiency for Ship Security Officers (New)
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 of 2013Familiarisation with the Republic of Mauritius National Maritime Legislation (New)
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 of 2012Entry into force of the Piracy and Maritime Violence Act of 2011
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 6 of 2009Adoption of amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 5 of 2009Adoption of Amendments to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 4 of 2009Publications required on Mauritius Registered Vessels
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 3 of 2009Preparation of Fishing Vessels for Surveys and Inspections
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 2 of 2009Appointment of Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd as Authorised Testing Application Service
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Merchant Shipping Notice Ref: 1 of 2009Reporting Formalities for ships calling at Port Louis Harbour
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 2 of 2008Implementation of IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme (Resolution MSc 160 (78))
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 of 2008Ballast Water Report for Port Louis Harbour
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 INS of 2005ISPS Code - Contact details for Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
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Merchant Shipping Notice 4 of 2004Application form for the issue of Continuous Synopsis record
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2004Ship Security Guidelines
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2004The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form - Amendment 31-02 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code)
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Notice to Mariners Ref:   3 INS of 2003Implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) Code
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 INM of 2002Phasing-out of single hull oil tankers
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 5 INS of 2002Entering enclosed space
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 4 INS of 2002Fire Prevention during hot work on board ships
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 3 INS of 2002Carriage of Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (Amended)
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 2 INS 2002Fitting of lights on Life jackets on board fishing vessels
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Notice to Mariners Ref: 1 INS 2002The International Management Code for the Safe Operational of Ships and for pollution prevention
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Merchant Shipping Notice Ref: INS 4 of 2001Carriage of life jackets on board fishing vessels
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Merchant Shipping Notice Ref: INS 3 of 2001Stowage and securing of life rafts on board fishing vessels
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Notice to Mariners Ref: INS 2 of 2001Guidelines on the installationof EPIRBs on Board fishing vessels
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Notice to Mariners Ref: INS 1 of 2001Conditions for ships Entry in Port (Port State Control)
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Merchant Shipping Notice 12 of 2001Amendments to Chapter XII of the International Code of Signals
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Merchant Shipping Notice 8 of 2001Certification of fishing vessel personnel
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Merchant Shipping Notice 7 of 2001Colour Code of Gas Cylinders
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Merchant Shipping Notice 6 of 2001Survey of fishing vessel
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Merchant Shipping Notice 5 of 2001Location of buoys in outer lagoon forming part of Blue-Bay marine park boundary
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Merchant Shipping Notice 3 of 2001
Training Examination and competency Assessment
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Merchant Shipping Notice 2 of 2001​
Survey of Inspection of fishing vessels
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Merchant Shipping Notice 1 of 2001
Knowledge of Mauritius Legislation