ISM Compliance Assessment Tool

USCG issued in August 2005, the NVIC 04-05, containing guidance to ensure foreign vessel compliance with the requirements of ISM Code as well as a complete assessment tool to assist PSCOs when elevating a PSC Exam to an expanded examination of the Safety Management System

USCG Domestic PSC Report: Key findings during 2018

In April 2018, the Department of Homeland Security of USCG released its annual report concerning the PSC performance of U.S. flagged vessels. The report includes deficiency and detention rates for each type of inspected vessel, as well as performance metrics for Recognized Organizations that perform work on the Coast Guard’s behalf.

Paris MoU satisfied with MARPOL Annex VI compliance

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) conducted its 52nd Committee meeting in St. Petersburg, Russian, from 13-17 May 2019. The Committee reviewed the work of the Paris MoU of the last year, also taking into account the declaration of the 3rd Joint Ministerial Conference, and took decisions for the upcoming period.

Vina Del Mar reports 62 detentions on 2018 PSC report

Vina Del Mar published its annual PSC report for 2018. Namely, a total of 5,365 deficiencies were found, of which 3,551 were rectified. This marks a level of compliance of 66.19%. In addition, the main problems considered auxiliary engines with 5.21% and freeboard marks with 4.09%. Argentina found the most deficiencies in its Port State Controls.

PSC Focus Infographic: How vessel type determines PSC performance

Normally, a vessel entering a port is possible to be subject to a PSC inspection. The vessel is assessed through the PSC regime assessment procedure in order to be categorized as high/standard/low risk vessel or Priority I,II, Non Priority for USCG. One of the elements that is taken into consideration is the type of vessel. So why the type of vessel plays key role to determine the performance category of a vessel?

USCG: Flag administration safety and security performance 2018

In its annual PSC report for 2018, USCG informed the flag administration safety performance for 2018 decreased slightly with the overall annual detention rate increasing from 0.98% to 1.16%, while security performance for 2018 decreased slightly resulting in the annual Control Action Ratio (CAR) increasing from 0.06% to 0.09%. 

USCG: QUALSHIP 21 status during 2018

In its annual PSC report for 2018, the US Coast Guard (USCG) provided an update on its QUALSHIP 21 program. The report informs that the program ended calendar year 2018 with an enrollment of 2,213 vessels, compared to 2,013 last year. 

New CIC on Emergency System and Procedures

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.

USCG: Slight increase in ship detentions in 2018

Following release of its Domestic Vessel Annual Report, the US Coast Guard now issued its annual PSC report for 2018, informing of a slight increase in the number of detentions, with a detention rate of 1.16%, compared to last year’s 0.99%.

Tokyo MoU: Ship detentions drop in 2018, ISM remains key cause

A total of 934 ships registered under 63 flags were detained due to serious deficiencies onboard in the Tokyo MoU region in 2018, according to Tokyo MoU annual report on PSC. The number of detentions, the detention rate and number of under-performing ships continued to decrease in 2018. ISM remained prevalent cause of detention. 


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