This year’s concentrated inspection campaigns by port state authorities will begin on 1 September 2019, focusing on emergency systems and procedures, including emergency drills for crew. For this reason, Gard P&I Club talks about the Potential CIC focus areas, and provides recommendations.
Black Sea MoU issued the results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI throughout the region, that was conducted from 1st September 2018 to 30th November 2018. A total of 139 questionnaires had at least a non-compliance to a requirement, resulting 17.8% of CIC inspections.
The Paris MoU published results of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. The overall detention rate was 0.2% for CIC-topic deficiency rate (average number of deficiencies reported per inspection), which is a satisfactory result, Paris MoU said.
On May 1, 2019, the US Coast Guard concluded a year-long concentrated inspection campaign (CIC), focused on open lifeboats throughout the US commercial fleet as directed in the Commandant’s Final Action Memo on the 2015 sinking of the S.S. El Faro. US Coast Guard Marine Inspectors identified 68 deficiencies on 35 open lifeboats.
The Black Sea MoU issued preliminary results on CIC on MARPOL Annex VI, conducted by PSC officers in the Black Sea MoU region from 1 September to 30 November 2018. The overall average per cent of non-conformities was 6.62 which means that “unsatisfactory” answer was given to a question on 6.62 % of occasions.
Meeting for their 20th session in Burgas, Bulgaria, representatives of the PSC Committee of Black Sea Region (BS MoU) reviewed and approved arrangements for the CIC on ‘Emergency System and Procedures’ and agreed to carry out CIC on during 1 September – 30 November 2019 jointly with the Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU.
The Maritime Authorities of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West and Central African region (Abuja MoU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on LifeSaving Appliances from 1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018. 611 Port State inspections were carried out and no ship was detained due to the campaign.
The latest Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) was jointly conducted from 1st September to 30th November 2018 by the Paris, Tokyo, India and Black Sea MoU, focusing on compliance with the MARPOL Annex VI. Namely, during these three months, the PSC Authorities checked eleven items as mentioned in the CIC questionnaire.
Tokyo MoU conducted the concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI from 1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018. Member Authorities inspected 6,604 vessels, of which 4 (0.06%) were detained, due to the campaign. Overall, 176 (2.14%) ships were detained during the campaign. The highest number of CIC inspections regarding ship type were performed on bulk carriers 2,402 (36.37%).
SQE MARINE recommends best practices to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the MARPOL Annex VI for the forthcoming CIC which will be held for a period of three months by Paris, Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian MoUs.
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