Verifavia Begins Audit of Dynacom Tankers for MRV Compliance

Thursday December 8, 2016

Emissions verification company Verifavia Shipping (Verifavia) Wednesday announced that it has commenced a "pre-verification GAP-Analysis" audit for Greece-based Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd. (Dynacom) to ensure the company will be able to meet the requirements of the EU's Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, under the EU's MRV rules, shipping companies must submit ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval by the end of the August 2017, with per-voyage monitoring set to start on January 1, 2018.

Verifavia Shipping Hellas has started a GAP-Analysis audit of Dynacom's procedures, operations, and draft monitoring plan, using the tanker company's vessel M/T Gladiator as the base vessel.

The audit will feature an assessment against the specification of the EU MRV Regulation and Delegated & Implementing Acts, in order to ensure that the vessel is aligned for MRV compliance.

Verifavia says it will review the final version of the monitoring plan and issue Dynacom with a MRV-Ready certificate after gaps have been identified and closed.

"Our team of EU MRV technical experts will continue to work in close partnership with Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd to support them on the road to 'MRV-Ready' status," said Nikolas Theodorou, Managing Director at Verifavia Shipping Hellas.

"We are fully confident in the accuracy of the data and process gaps identified by Verifavia, as well as the efficiency and attention with which these shall be diligently closed by Dynacom in order to achieve MRV compliance."

As Ship & Bunker has reported, Verifavia Shipping has now completed a series of pre-verification GAP-Analyses for several shipping companies, including Greece-based NEDA, as well as Greek-based information and communication technology (ICT) solutions providers SetelHellas, and DYNAMARINe.