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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Paris MOU – 2017 performance lists for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs).

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from  flags with a high performance to flags with…

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Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI from 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2018 – Black Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic. They are carried out during routine PSC inspections, with an additional checklist, for a period of three months. This CIC will start in these PSC regimes on 1 September and last until 30 November 2018. The additional questionnaire…

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Port State Control CIC on Auxiliary machinery 1 June to 31 August 2018 – Viña del Mar MoU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Viña del Mar MOU has announced the launch of a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on Auxiliary machinery, to run from 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2018. The CIC aims to ensure the safety of auxiliary machinery, especially the working condition and maintenance of the auxiliary engines, auxiliary equipment and their related alarm systems.…

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EMSA – Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the European Commission

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance. It is intended to provide guidance to EU port state control agencies for a harmonized approach to the inspection of ships, ascertaining their compliance, identifying non-compliances, and applying control procedures for the enforcement of Directive (EU) 2016/802 (codification of Council Directive 1999/32/EC), as regards…

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