(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) summarizes deficiencies identified during PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. This report is prepared with the objective of building awareness of the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections as well as Safety Management Systems.
The report consists of the following chapters.
Chapter 1: Measures adopted by ClassNK
Chapter 2: Statistical Analysis of Detained Ships Registered with ClassNK
Chapter 3: Statistical Analysis of NK SMC Ships Detained by PSC (ISM Code)
Chapter 4: Statistical Analysis of NK MLC Ships Detained by PSC (MLC, 2006)
Port State Control has been recognized as a very direct and effective means to reduce the number of substandard ships as well as to improve the safety of ships at sea and to prevent marine pollution. The activity of PSC worldwide has significantly been strengthened along with the increasing number of amendments to the relevant international Conventions.
Further to the above, in order to carry out the effective implementation of port state responsibilities, many countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for regional cooperation among local PSCs, and have agreed to establish a centralized & digitized database system and/or a harmonized approach.
The scope of PSC inspection has been extended from the hardware aspect of the ship to the software aspect such as onboard maintenance or operational procedures ever since the ISM Code was adopted and applied to all ships, and it is still expanding as more new concepts of regulations are introduced.
Analysis of Detainable Deficiencies
In 2022, a total of 1,214 detainable deficiencies were reported in conjunction with 313 detentions.
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