ABUJA MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarizes the port State control developments and activities of the West and Central African Region MOU in 2019. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. Fourteen (14) member States in Abuja MoU region submitted PSC inspection…

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Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarizes the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2019. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. Detentions: In 2019, 983 ships registered under 66 flags were detained due to serious…

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Port State Control (PSC) Top items – the main detainable deficiencies you need to know about

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The key to successfully reducing the number of deficiencies during a PSC inspection, and to avoiding a detention, is regular maintenance on board and a more detailed focus on PSC Top 18 items. The 18 most frequent detainable deficiencies were found in the following technical categories as defined by the PSC regimes: 03(…) –…

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USCG releases their 2019 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has released its 2019 annual report over US port state controls. The aim of the report is to “provide the global maritime industry key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations, such as the Safety of Life at Sea…

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Thetis-Med PSC information sharing system now available

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The new information system THETIS-Med went live this month in what is seen as a milestone in the EU’s efforts to foster regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. It will support the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC). It marks the beginning of a new era on how…

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU (Dec 2019)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. 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…

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IMO Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3, from 1 Jan 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) These 2019 IMO Port State Control Guidelines are intended to provide basic guidance on the conduct of PSC inspections for compliance with MARPOL Annex VI and afford consistency in the conduct of these inspections, the recognition of deficiencies and the application of control procedures. The 2019 PSC Guidelines are applicable from 1 January 2020…

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