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USCG publishes two work instructions for Subchapter M

The US Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, published two Mission Management System Work Instructions. These are the ‘CVC-WI-013, Initial Towing Vessel COI Inspections Under TSMS Option’ and the ‘CVC-WI-010, OCMI Guidance on Special Consideration for 46 CFR Subchapter M Vessels’.

Standard Club warns of false ecological inspections in Ukrainian ports

Standard Club’s Loss Prevention department reminds operators about the ongoing problems regarding false ecological inspections in Ukrainian Ports. As the Club reports, it has been informed that they have seen an increase in the quantity of such incidents. These incidents are affecting foreign vessels,

Tips to ensure a positive PSC inspection under Liberian law

Liberia Maritime Authority issued a document to assist Masters on their responsibilities under Liberian Law and provide guidance to ensure a positive PSC inspection. Under Liberian Regulation 2.35, it is the responsibility of owners and masters to ensure compliance with all applicable international conventions.

Requirements for ships before entering US ports

The Republic of Marshall Islands reminded the need for verifying and submitting the Critical Items Checklist before arrival in any US Port. Namely, The checklist aims to reflect the status of the critical items that may cause a dangerous situation condition or Port State control detention. 

Paris MoU: Industry compliance during CIC satisfactory

The Paris MoU conducted a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS jointly with the Tokyo MOU between 1 September 2017 and 30 November 2017. During the CIC, 4,288 inspections were carried out, with the total CIC detention rate per individual ship being 3.5%.

EMSA supports PSC training in Turkmenistan

A Tutoring Project on Port State Control took place in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, on 2-6 July, within the technical assistance which EMSA provides to European Neighbourhood Policy countries under the Black and Caspian Sea Regions Project.

USCG: Most common causes of PSC detentions on cruise ships

The US Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise cited a list of common causes of PSC detentions on cruise ships by the USCG throughout 2017. USCG conducted 292 cruise ship examinations in 2017 and only 0.34% received a detention, which shows there is a strong safety culture in the cruise line industry.

Infographic: Key figures from Paris MoU activity 2017

Following release of its PSC annual report last week, Paris MoU issued an infographic summarizing the key figures from its PSC inspections throughout 2017. The report revealed a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017; 3.82% compared to 3.84% in 2016.

ClassNK: Quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks a frequent PSC deficiency

Following release of its PSC annual report in June, ClassNK underlined a frequency in deficiencies related to defects with quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks. In most cases, quick closing valves were inoperative due to seizing of the quick closing valves, air leakage and others caused by a failure in proper onboard maintenance.

Paris MoU: Detention rate stable, bans increased in 2017

Paris MoU issued its annual report on Port State Control, revealing a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017; 3.82% compared to 3.84% in 2016. However, the report shows a significant increase in the numbers of refusal of access in 2017; 33 compared to 20 in 2016.

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