In response to the situation with regard to COVID-19, the members States of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have decided to postpone the CIC for 2020. This year, the CIC would have been focused on stability (in general).
Every year, the Paris and the Tokyo MoUs jointly conduct a CIC on a specific aspect on shipping safety. The CIC is taking place from 1 September to 30 November.
However, the effect of COVID-19 crisis on the maritime industry led to limited resources for necessary surveys and inspection, postponement of the renewal of certificates, as well as difficulties for crew members to board ships or take leave.
Therefore, the schedule for CICs for the coming years will be:
- 2020 – No CIC
- 2021 – CIC on Stability (in general)
- 2022 – CIC on STCW
- 2023 – CIC on Fire Safety