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M/V VINGA SAFIR is “Ship of the Year” 2019

In a shared second place, we find M/V TÓRSBORG, M/V FREJA and M/V SVITZER GEO.

The best performing ship in FAS is identified on the following criteria:

The PSC performance over the last 3-year period where the ship’s number of zero-inspections are rewarded as follows:

- Expanded – 3 points -
- MDI – 2 points -
-Initial – 1 point

Ships that sail in Paris MoU areas but have not been inspected in Paris MoU areas are rewarded with 3 points annually.

In the event that two or more ships have the same score in the above, the lack of remarks and items in class records or other records will play a deciding role.

Each year, the FMA rewards a ship under Faroese flag with the honor “Ship of the Year”, acknowledging that the demands from authorities, cargo owners and authorities to officers and crew and the fierce surveillance by port state controls on merchant ships are tremendously high. It is of great importance to the FMA that ships in FAS are operated safely and responsibly. The performance has a vital effect on the Faroese flag and its position on the Paris MoU White list of flag performance.

This is the seventh consecutive year that the FMA gives out this award. Winners the previous years have been Fure Ferder in 2018, Fure Nord in 2017 and 2016, Northern Ocean in 2015, Norrøna in 2014 and Nordjarl in 2013.

Appreciation and congratulations from the FMA to the crew, ship owners and operators!