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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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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The world merchant fleet statistics 2018 from Equasis and EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2018, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. The statistics are grouped into themes which could be of interest to the industry and regulators. The themes are as follows: The Merchant Fleet Population…

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EMSA Guidance on Ship Recycling Port State Control inspections

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) released the publication: Guidance on inspections of ships by the port States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling, ‘Inspections from the EU port States to enforce provisions of the ship recycling Regulation.  The application date of the EU’s Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) was 31…

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Launch of Port State Control CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

(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 Emergency Systems and Procedures. The main objectives of this CIC are to ensure that: ships are capable of responding appropriately and promptly to emergency situations in order to…

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ClassNK releases their 2019 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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Paris MoU releases Annual Report on Port State Control for 2018 and White, Grey, Black Lists

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MOU on Port State Control, has posted the 2018 Annual Report which also contains their White-grey-Black lists (for infographic check out the bottom of this article). In 2018 there were 24 Refusal of Access Orders (ban) issued. This shows a decrease from 32 in 2017. Refusal of access (banning) has been used…

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