From 1 September to 30 November 2014
The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to establish that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW78 as amended (including the Manila amendments).
|This inspection campaign will be held for three months,commencing from 1September 2014 and ending on 30 November 2014.The deck and engine room watchkeepers’ hours of rest will be verified in moredetail for compliance with the mentioned scope of the CIC during a regular PortState Control inspection conducted under the regional ship selection criteria withinthe Paris and Tokyo MoU regions.
Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will use a list of 10 selected items to establishthat watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest,focusing attention on the Minimum Safe Manning Document (MSMD) and recordsof rest.
List of the10 selected item for questioning during CICs
In addition information will be gathered on the watch system, whether theMSMD requires an Engineer officer and whether the ship is designated UMS(Periodically Unattended Machinery Space). For this purpose, PSCOs will apply aquestionnaire listing a number of items to be covered during the concentratedinspection campaign.
When deficiencies are found, actions by the port State may vary from recording adeficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period to detainingthe ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified. In the case of detention,publication in the monthly detention lists of the Paris and Tokyo MoU web sites willtake place.
It is expected that the Paris and Tokyo MoUs will carry out approximately 10,000inspections during the CIC.The results of the campaign will be analyzed and findings will be presented to thegoverning bodies of the MoUs for submission to the IMO.
Click at image below to view a sample of the questionnaire to be used during the inspections.