Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2018

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report summarises the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2018 calendar year. The PSC inspection results for 2018 indicated a slight increase in the detention rate of vessels to 5.5 per cent. Despite a similar…

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Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarises the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2018. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. In 2018, 31,589 inspections, involving 17,301 individual ships, were carried out on ships registered…

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ClassNK releases their 2018 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) 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. The…

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Port State Control – Reducing the risk of Deficiencies and Detentions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Port State Control detentions due to ISM failures are becoming more common as the authorities are grouping deficiencies together to justify detaining the ship. The objectives of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment…

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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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