What is the geographical scope of MRV Shipping?
In the previous video, we answered the question what is a voyage. Having identified the voyage, we must now identify all the voyages that are subject to MRV Shipping and, as a consequence, the mandatory per-voyage monitoring.
Port of call under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State
The MRV Shipping regulation applies to all voyages starting or ending in a port of call under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State, Iceland and Norway.
The expression “port of call under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State” raises some questions over which Overseas territories and outermost regions are covered by the geographical scope of the regulation.
EU outermost regions
The European Commission has now clarified that the following nine EU outermost regions are included: Azores Islands, Madeira, Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Saint Martin and Reunion.
Then there is a list of EEA Member States' Overseas territories which is outside of the scope of MRV Shipping, meaning that any voyage between a port of call situated in these territories and a port of call situated in a third-country is not subject to MRV Shipping. Amongst them, various British, French or Dutch Overseas territories, such as French Polynesia, Aruba, Bermuda, Turks and Caico Islands, just to name a few of them.