Black Sea MoU CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

From 1st September 2014 to 30th November 2014, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MOU and was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU and Paris MOU. The Paris MOU Guidelines and Questionnaire were utilized.

2015.05.08 Black Sea MoU CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

During the campaign, a total of 1,146 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 1,146 individual ships. Of this quantity 21 ships were detained with 6 (28.57%) detentions were being within the CIC scope. This means that in 6 cases the watch-keeping personnel hours of rest are not meeting STCW 78 (as amended ) requirements and had deficiencies, which were serious enough to detain the ship, resulting a CIC-topic related detention rate of 0.52 per cent. A total of 168 deficiencies have been recorded as a direct result of this campaign. The overall number of CIC-topic related deficiencies per inspection was 0.15.

The most notable non-conformities observed were lack of correctly recorded records related hours of rest (7.33%), followed by lack of watch schedule posted in an accessible area (1.75%) and endorsement of the daily hours of rest records for each watch keeper (1.48%). 421 (36.74%) inspections concerned general cargo/multi-purpose ships, followed by bulk carriers with 399 (34.82%) inspections, oil tankers with 112 (9.77%) inspections and chemical tankers with 77 (6.72%) inspections.

5 (83.33%) of the ships detained for CIC-related deficiencies were general cargo/multipurposeships. Also 1 (16.67%) of the ships detained was a commercial yacht.

Most inspections were carried out on board ships flying the flags of Malta with 160 (13.96%) inspections, Panama with 149 (13.00%) inspections, Turkey with 102 (8.90%) inspections and Liberia with 87 (7.59%) inspections.

It is observed that ships younger than 6 years age performing relatively good with 240 (20.94%) inspections without detentions. Older ships, particularly those 30 years and older, show reason for concern with majority of detentions 6 (85.71%) and deficiencies 97 (65.54%), although subjecting minority of inspections 241 (21.29%). Most inspections were carried out on board ships flying the flags of Malta with 160 (13.96%) inspections, Panama with 146 (13.00%) inspections, Turkey with 102 (8.90%) inspections and Liberia with 87 (7.59%) inspections.

A total of 6 flags had one each CIC-related detentions. These flags cover 22.86% of the CIC inspections.

A total of 52 flags, covering 77.14% of the CIC inspections, had no CIC-related detentions at all. A total of 26 flags, covering 13.62% of the total CIC inspections, had no CIC-related deficiencies. Additional information gathered on the watch system whether the MSMD requires an Engineer officer and whether the ship is to be operated as a UMS ship (Periodically Unattended Machinery Space).

The full report about this CIC can be found by clicking HERE.

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