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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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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