Jobs @ MARSIG in Rostock


New vacancies:

  • Softwareentwickler – React (m/w/d)
  • Softwareentwickler – C#/Java (m/w/d)
  • Techniker – Schiffselektronik (m/w/d))

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MARSIG delivers Biofouling Management Plans as per new resolution MEPC.378(80)


The 2023 Guidelines for the control and management of ships' biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species (Biofouling Guidelines). It revokes the previous resolution from MEPC.207(62) from 2011.

The new resolution requires additional tasks, for example a Risk Assessment. Two other records (Biofouling Record Book Part I and II) are necessary. These records will also have their equivalent in searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG.

Further information: Link to IMO Biofouling overview at

Briese Research with new digital logbooks from MARSIG


Briese Research has ordered MARSIG to equip the fleet with it's approved innovation searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG

Marcel Deeke, Designated Person Ashore of Briese Research announced the schedule for the roll-out of searecs:
It is intended to equip all research vessels managed by Briese Research with the electronic logbook solution searecs until the end of 2023.

Read full press release here

Further information: searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG

MARSIG supports Jebsen Shipping Partners in Clean Shipping Index (CSI) preparations


Jebsen Shipping Partners is seeking competent support to rank an initial vessel according to CSI developed by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

The CSI promotes environmental friendly operations and procedures for a cleaner shipping industry beneficial for both owner and charterer.

Marsig's role is to collect, consolidate and edit relevant data for class verification and to serve the customer with more than 25 years of experience.
At MARSIG emission and environmental related topics are always addressed to a series of environmental, nautical & technical experts for the best customer expertise.

MARSIG's electronic record book 'searecs' successfully approved


Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) from Federal Republic of Germany
approved searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG.

The conformance test report was handed over to MARSIG today.
searecs passed the test requirements according ISO 21745 successfully.

Further information: searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG

MARSIG's electronic record book trail run completed


Test-installation and trail period completed at Scandlines Ferry.

Equipment was installed and trail run period started in September 2020.
Feedback rounds and tests of development steps were carried out directly on board.
Thanks to excellent participation of the crew, requirements were successfully implemented.
The Crew initiated permanent work with searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG now. 

MARPOL electronic record books - MARPOL amendments enter into force


MARPOL amendments adopted at IMO - MEPC 74 enter into force at 1 October 2020. 

Amendments allow MARPOL electronic record books to be used were adopted:

  • Oil Record Book Part I and II 
  • Cargo Record Book
  • Garbage Record Book
  • Ozone-depleting Substances Record Book
  • Recording of the tier and on/off status of marine diesel engines
  • Record of Fuel Oil Changeover
  • Record Book of Engine Parameters

The MEPC also adopted related Guidelines for the use of electronic record books under MARPOL.

Further Information: searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG

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4th Service Supplier Approval

Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) | 2019-04-05

MARSIG has sucessfully passed the Bureau Veritas (BV) Service Supplier survey to conduct HazMat checks onboard ships and to prepare Inventories of Hazardous Materials.

DIN EN ISO Certification of University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven - Faculty 1 Technology

MARSIG has successfully supported the certification of the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven - Faculty 1 Technology according to DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015.

Updated IMO SOPEP Contact List 'March 2017' available

IMO has released a revised MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.15, dated 31 March 2017. This contact list has to be distributed on board each vessel.
For more information please proceed to IMO's website or directly download a copy of the contact list (298 kB) from MARSIG server.

ISM/MLC re-certification of MS Stubnitz

MARSIG has successfully supported the re-certification of the MS Stubnitz according to ISM/MLC.

Occupational health and safety

MARSIG is the official occupational health and safety practitioner (SiFa) for the HDC Wasserbau Nord GmbH.

DIN EN ISO Certification of Schlie Hydraulik-Service GmbH succeeded

MARSIG has successfully accompanied the certification of Schlie Hydraulik-Service GmbH according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

DIN EN ISO Certification of KLOSKA Group succeeded

MARSIG has successfully certified the KLOASKA Group according to DIN EN ISO 50001.

Occupational health and safety

MARSIG is the official occupational health and safety practitioner (SiFa) for BALTIC Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH.

PSC CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements / MLC 2006

The Tokyo MOU, Indian Ocean MOU and Black Sea MOU will carry out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Cargo Securing Arrangements from 1 September to 30 November 2016. During the same period the Paris MOU will carry out a CIC on maritime Labour Convention 2006, where the minimum standard on working and living conditions will be checked for compliance.
The PSC MOUs provide different checklists for preparation crews and ships accordingly.
More information and Downloads:
- Press Release of Indian Ocean MOU
- Press Release of Black Sea MOU
- Press Release of Tokyo MOU
- Press Release of Paris MOU

Updated SSAS Contacts for Red Ensign Group

Until now the MRCC Falmouth was acting as Competent Authority for receiving and processing of SSAS alert messages for all Red Ensign Group ships. From 15th February 2016 this function has transferred to the new HM Coastguard's National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) in Fareham, Hampshire. Ship Security Alert Systems on board affected ships should be reprogrammed with the new alert e-mail address. Further all CSOs should be aware about the changed 24/7 contact details.
During a transitional period until 1st July 2018 the old e-mail address and contact number keep simultaneously valid.
MARSIG doesn't publish the new alert address and 24/7 contact details on its website to avoid any abuse by e-mail spam. CSOs should get in contact with their Flag Administration for detailled information in this regard.

US NBIC - Update of Ballast Water Reporting Form


As per US Coast Guard announcement the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) has changed the Ballast Water Reporting Form (also called Ballast Water Management Report), which becomes mandatory for use on 1st May 2016. Vessel owners and operators should provide their ships with the new form. All vessels equipped with ballast water tanks and bound for ports or places of the United States should be submitting a Ballast Water Management Report to the NBIC.
More information and Downloads:

New Chinese Emission Control Areas established

Recently the Chinese Ministry of Transportation has published the new established Chinese National Emission Control Areas (ECA), which are not official IMO ECAs. Vessel Owners and Operators should be aware that since beginning of his year ports within those ECAs may require reduced sulphur content of 0.5% for fuel oil. The sulphur content of 0.5% becomes more and more mandatory during a transitional period until 2019 and will be decreased to 0.1% until 2020.
MARSIG has summarized the information in a small pdf info sheet (222 kB) for download. Please feel free and provide your vessels with, for updating the ECA Fuel Change-over Manuals.

USCG - Safety Alert 13-15 on Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil & MARPOL Compliance


The USCG Safety Alert 13-15 (Update 1 to 02-15) contains additional recommendations when completing a fuel oil switch-over prior entering an ECA.
Additional information:

USCG - Extension on approved BWM methods

The USCG has revised its Policy Letter 13-01 on "Extension of implementation schedule for approved ballast water management methods" to Revision 2. This policy letter provides revised guidance to vessel owners and operators seeking to extend compliance dates for implementing approved Ballast Water Management (BWM) methods.
Additional information:
- USCG Policy Letter No. 13-01, Rev.02 (142 kb)
- E-mail Template to USCG (15 kb)
- Excel Application Form to USCG (29 kb)

USCG - Extension of implementation schedule for approved BWM methods

The US Code of Federal Regulations 33 CFR 151.1512(b) or 151.2035(b) define "original compliances dates" where vessels have to establish a "Quantitative Ballast Water Discharge Standard". All vessels are then required to be fitted with a type approved ballast water treatment system. Until a system receives full type approval from USCG, they can either install and use a system with AMS approval, or seek an extension from USCG. The implementation dates depend on vessel's construction date and ballast water capacity.
For example: Ships constructed before 2013, having a ballast water capacity of 1500-5000 m3 have to comply at the date of first scheduled dry docking after 2014! For more details refer to following information:
- USCG Homeport Website (at website proceed to Environmental > Ballast Water Management Program)
- USCG Policy Letter No. 13-01, Rev.01 (181 kb)

PSC (MOU Riyadh) - Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation

The Riyadh MOU Region on Port State Control will start a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation SOLAS Chapter V, commencing on 1 September 2015. The purpose of this CIC is to ensure that ships comply with the requirements of equipment such as AIS, VDR as well as to ensure that the Master and Watch Keeping Officers are familiar with these equipment.
Below please find links to further information.
- Riyadh MOU PSC Website
- Riyadh MOU Press Release and Checklist for CIC on Safety of Navigation

PSC (MOU Paris / Tokyo) - Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Enclosed Space Entry

The Paris and Tokyo MoU Regions on Port State Control will start a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry commencing on 1 September 2015. Below you could find links to further information.
- MOU Paris Website
- MOU Paris Press Release
- CIC Enclosed Space Entry Questionaire

Infopath Retirement for US eNOA/D Submissions

Simultaneously with the release of the updated USCG eNOA Schema 3.5 on 26 May 2015, the Infopath Template is getting retired and will not further be supported for eNOA/D submissions. In future, users of the Infopath Template should use the online submission webservice of USCG, other offline tools like NVMC Workbook, or should looking for 3rd party software. Owners and operators should be aware that only the USCG eNOA Website or emailed XML files are completely fullfill the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requirements.
Marsig has updated it's full compliant eNOA Editor Software which is submitting eNOA/Ds via vessel's standard e-mail system to USCG. Feel free ans ask for an offer.
For more details refer to:
- USCG eNOA/D Schema 3.5 announcement
- CBP Requirements