How /when interim SMC is issued?

Interim SMC is issued:

  • To new ships on delivery.
  • When a company takes on the responsibility for the operation of a ship which is new to the company.
  • When a ship changes its flag.

Interim SMC is issued for a period of 6months. Under special circumstances, this can be further extended to a max of 6 more months from the date of expiry.