PSC Concentrated inspection campaigns on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances

The Port State Control’s concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances will start on 1 September 2017. CICs are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic and are carried out during routine PSC inspections with an additional checklist for a period of 3 months. This PSC news summarizes considerations…

ClassNK releases their 2016 Port State Control annual report

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 with the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections, and as well as Safety Management System. It also contains interesting photos…

USA: Egyptian Tanker Company and Thome Ship Management Pay $1.9 Million for Covering Up Vessel Pollution

Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty today in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea. Acting Assistant Attorney General…

Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2016

The Port State Control Authorities of Asia-Pacific region (Tokyo MoU) have released their Annual Report 2016 together with the 3 year performance listings 2014-2016 for Recognised Organisations and Flag States. This annual report outlines the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU that took place in 2016. In addition, the report also provides…