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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.

MLC in the PSC spotlight

Since MLC came into force in August 2013, a lot of inspections have been conducted on items related to working & living conditions of seafarers. Paris MoU and AMSA are two regions which appear to conduct thoroughly PSC inspections with respect to MLC implementation.

ClassNK reports 426 PSC detentions in 2017

ClassNK issued its PSC annual report, revealing 426 reported PSC detentions relating to 383 ships from January to December 2017. The number of ships detained represents about 4.5 % of the total number of ships in the NK fleet. Detention ratio of the NK fleet in 2017 is about 5.0%.

EMSA hosts training on IMO PSC for non-MoU countries

EMSA hosted a training on IMO Port State Control Procedures from 20 to 21 June 2018, at its premises in Lisbon, under the Black and Caspian Sea regions Project. This was the first training tailor-made by EMSA especially for the Project’s beneficiaries which are non MoU on PSC countries.

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