Registering strength in depth

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is further strengthening its global presence with the appointment of a new series of highly qualified Deputy Registrars. This new drive in 2018 follows the recent appointment of four registrars based in the UK and Greece.

As the world’s fastest growing flag in 2017, PISR has begun a recruitment campaign to attract the brightest, best and most respected Deputy Registrars in the shipping world. As world shipping and the world economy recovers, there is a need to develop the registry’s network of global services and grow the PISR fleet.

At the end of 2017 four new Deputy Registrars were appointed in two of the world’s strategic maritime centres: London and Piraeus in Greece. PISR recognises that the world of the deputy registrar is changing and will evolve in 2018 as ship owners and managers demand new technology-driven systems to keep their vessels operational.

Vasileios Lymperopoulos was welcomed as Deputy Registrar based in Piraeus, Greece, at the end of last year and he has been Certification Manager for LiberoAssurance, part of the LiberoGroup, since 2013 and comes with a vast wealth of maritime experience as an Accident Investigator, Certified Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and with experience of handling audits on Maritime Training Centres and Recognised Organisations on behalf Flag Administration. The LiberoGroup currently provides Registration and Certification Services of International Seagoing Ships and Seafarers under the Palau Flag.

Prior to joining LiberoGroup in 2011, he was Deputy Registrar for Cook Islands maritime administration dealing with West Asia with experience as a Lead Management System Auditor for ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 and OHSAS 18001 as well as Appointed Cook Islands Surveyor and Auditor for ISM, ISPS, MLC and Statutory certification.

London remains the world’s foremost centre for maritime business services and Palau welcomed two new Deputy Registrars into its network from TMG – The Maritime Group International, part of an international consortium of maritime service companies, marine consultancies and marine management companies. This brought the latest appointments in the UK up to three with the announcement of Elina Dyachuk of International Maritime Services (InMarine) earlier in 2017.

Captain Malcolm Parrott, Managing Director of TMG and Business Development Director, Kevin Hawes, represent independently established maritime service companies and marine consultancies and bring to PISR a comprehensive knowledge of the maritime sector. Using  their contacts with experienced ship masters, marine mechanical and electrical engineers, port civil engineers and designers, naval architects, ship brokers and maritime security experts, they will be pressing home the PISR message and the benefits of being a member of the industry’s fastest growing flag.

The existing DR in the UK territory – Elina Dyachuk – has a strong reputation in maritime circles in the UK with experience in banking and finance and transport law in the shipping and freight-forwarding sectors.

As part of the new PISR deputy registrar network these three appointments mark the start of a concerted drive to attract the best in the business and this is the aim of Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry.

“We still have the aim of attracting more ships and growing our fleet and to do that we need people, the right sort of people, the ones who understand the industry and can put PISR on the global map in all the right places. Creating a network of smart people with the right experience and credentials takes time and this year we will be increasing our deputy registrar recruitment drive. We know the sort of person we want to join us and they are of a quality we expect for our fleet.

“Last year was an extremely successful year for Palau registry and we recorded an amazing 43.2% growth since 2013 which makes us the fastest growing flag in the industry. We have spent a great deal of time in recruiting deputy registrars of the right calibre who will add value and who understand the ethos and core values of PISR. The world economy is moving again and shipping is the lifeblood of global trade. Having the right people to support our fleet with maritime services that serve each and every need of our clients, operating smoothly is the key to our success. Our role is to make life simpler for our ship owners and managers. By recruiting talented people with knowledge of service and technology skills such as auditing, training, surveying and mechanical engineering we can make them real assets for Palau International Ship Registry. We have started 2018 the way we finished last year – driving forward to cement our position as one of the world’s leading registries. ”