Flag State Control in the USA – 2017 Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This Report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2017 calendar year. In 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet of responsibility contained 12,189 vessels with active COIs. There were 905 Marine Inspectors (MIs) assigned to field units who conducted 18,424 inspections. As this is…

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BIMCO – Paris MOU Port State Control inspection guide (05/2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) More than 18,000 Port State Control inspections annually take place on board foreign ships in the Paris MoU ports, ensuring that these ships meet international safety, security and environmental standards, and that crew members have adequate living and working conditions. The basic principle is that the prime responsibility for compliance with the requirements laid down in the international maritime conventions lies…

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Movers and Shakers – Luc Smulders takes over from Richard Schiferli as the new Secretary General at the Paris MoU on Port State Control

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Mr. Luc Smulders has been appointed as the new Secretary General at the Secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. He is succeeding Mr. Richard Schiferli who retired on November 1, 2018 after 29 years of service to the Paris MoU. Mr. Smulders stated: “I am very much looking forward to…

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Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI (Air pollution) from 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2018 – Checklist and Guidance provided

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI (Air pollution). This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from 1 September 2018 and ending 30 November 2018. A ship will be subject to one inspection under this CIC during…

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Paris MOU – Port State Control CIC results on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS (2017)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS jointly with the Tokyo MOU between 1 September 2017 and 30 November 2017. During the CIC, member States focussed on compliance with areas specified by the CIC including ECDIS requirements during…

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Paris MoU releases Annual Report on Port State Control for 2017 and White, Grey, Black Lists

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MOU on Port State Control, has posted the 2017 Annual Report which also contains their White-grey-Black lists (for infographic check out the bottom of this article). Over the past three years 62 ships have been banned for multiple detentions and three ships were banned “failing to call at an indicated repair yard”. Ten ships have been banned…

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EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The idea of a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) originated in the late 1990s along with a number of other important European maritime safety initiatives. EMSA was set up as the regulatory agency that would provide a major source of support to the Commission and the Member States in the field of maritime safety and prevention of…

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