I am currently operating on a Singapore flagged JU 2000 in Mexico that is Singapore flagged. The official language is English according to Flag. All of our station bills posted around the rig are in English. I thought since the majority of the crew speak Spanish that it would be a good idea to have an identical station bill translated into Spanish and posted right next to the English ones. In speaking to the Marine Manager he said it is illegal to do that. I have challenged him that meeting international requirements and exceeding them are two different things particularly since I believe it will be of benefit to the rig to do this, but I can not find any justification written to support my argument.
I have sent an E-mail to MPA to see what their opinion is on this, but I have not received a response yet. Does anyone here have a similar experience and if so what was the resolution?
I appreciate any input particularly if you know of some regulation written that supports my argument.