- The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, during its 52nd Committee meeting held in St. Petersburg, announced that a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures will be initiated by the member Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo MOU on Port State Control.
- The inspection campaign will be held for three (3) months, commencing from 1st September 2019 and ending on 30th November 2019.
- The purpose of the CIC is to ensure compliance with the requirements for the operation of emergency equipment and the crew’s ability to respond to emergency situations.
- Deficiencies found during the inspection will be recorded by the PSC officer and actions may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period, to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified.
- Port State Control officer shall be using a standard questionnaire which lists areas to be covered during CIC. The questionnaire is expected to be published by August 2019. Once published, same will be forwarded to Owners/ ship managers.
- Meantime, as a proactive measure, a checklist is attached to this circular, which may be used by the ship owners/ managers to prepare their vessels for the upcoming CIC.
- Ship owners and operators of vessels trading in Paris and Tokyo MOU regions are advised to be guided by above and are requested to forward the attached Checklist to the vessels in their fleet and ensure compliance with the requirements.
- Checklist for Emergency Systems and Procedures
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.