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Caribbean MoU launches CIC on Safety of Navigation and Hours of Rest

Launch of CIC beginning 1 September 2015 on PSC The 17 Maritime Authorities of the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (CMOU) on Port State Control will launch its second Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of ensuring compliance with Chapter V: Safety of Navigation, of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) as well as the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW 78 as amended. This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from September 1st, 2015 and ending on November 30th, 2015.The CIC is designed to ensure that:There is compliance with the carriage requirement for all sizes and where required there is a valid statutory certification together with relevant record of equipment;The equipment has type approval as appropriate and is functioning effectively;The master and watch-keeping officers are familiar with the bridge equipment; andThe deck and engine room watch-keepers' hours of rest are recorded as under STCW 78 as amended by the Manila Conference.In practice, the CIC will mean that during a regular port State control inspection conducted under the targeting matrix criteria within the CMOU region will target aspects of compliance provisions of SOLAS Chapter V and STCW ...

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