Focusing on PSC CIC for MARPOL Annex VI

There has been over three years since the new requirements of MARPOL Annex VI, that impose a specific limit on the Sulphur content being used in ships fuel, came into force in the Special Emission Control Areas (SECAs).


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PSC Report for Q3 2015

The third quarter of 2015 the PSC MoU with the highest detention ratio (7.83%) was that of Mediterranean MoU, an increase which is mainly attributed to the increased detention ratio of general cargo ships. After the Mediterranean MoU, the Indian Ocean MoU was the second MoU with increased detention ratio (4.13%), followed by Paris MoU (3.61%) and Black Sea MoU (3.15%). In comparison to the previous quarter of the year the detention ratio of Tokyo MoU was decreased to 2.72%.

2015.10.26 - PSC Quarterly Report 2015 Q3 Figure 01

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Riyadh MoU CIC on Safety of Navigation

Riyadh MoU is launching a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) based on Safety of Navigation, SOLAS Chapter V. The campaign period will be commenced from 1st October 2015 and it will be held for 3 months, ending on 31st December 2015.

2015.10.01 Riyadh MoU CIC on Safety of Navigation

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Crew familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry CIC

A Port State Control (PSC) Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) is being carried out from September up until November 2015 in Paris MoUTokyo MoUBlack Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU and Mediterranean MoU. It is expected that the Tokyo and Paris MoUs will carry out approximately 10,000 inspections during the CIC.

2015.08.030 - Crew familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry CIC

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PSC Report for Q2 2015

The second quarter of 2015 PSC inspections in Black Sea and Mediterranean PSC MoU were slightly decreased compared to the numbers of the first quarter. The same occurred for Paris PSC MoU, whereas for Tokyo PSC MoU the total number of PSC inspections was increased. The PSC inspections that resulted in identifying deficiencies onboard vessels was decreased for the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Paris PSC MoU but was increased for the Tokyo PSC MoU.

2015.07.20 - PSC Quarterly Report 2015 Q2 Figure 01

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PSC Report for Q1 2015

The PSC Report that was published in the past by OOW has been updated and from now on will be released on a quarterly basis. The updated report focuses mainly on the locations where the majority of the PSC detentions took place in the past quarter. As it can be seen from the report the majority of the PSC detentions takes place in the Tokyo PSC MoU, followed by Paris PSC MoU. This is something to be expected taking into consideration the amount of merchant vessels that visit Indian/Pacific ocean area as well as the Europe area.

2015.06.08 - PSC Quarterly Report 2015 Q1 Figure 01

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Tokyo MoU CIC Preliminary Results on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery

Defects related to propulsion and auxiliary machinery installations have traditionally been one of the top six categories of deficiencies recorded during port State control (PSC) inspections in previous years. An average of 7% of the total number of the deficiencies identified within the Tokyo MOU region are related to machinery installations. For the purpose of verifying compliance with the requirements of SOLAS Convention Chapter II-1, member Authorities of the Tokyo MOU undertook a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery from 1 September to 30 November 2013.

2014.04.02 - Tokyo MoU CIC Preliminary Results on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery

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USCG Cruise Ships Inspections for 2014

A few days ago USCG issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin stating that U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officers will conduct unannounced examinations on a number of cruise ships for the remainder of 2014.

2014.03.07 - Unannounced Examinations of Cruise Ships in 2014

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Monthly PSC Report for August 2013

During August 2013 the PSC detention in the Paris MoU area showed a slight decrease compared to July 2013. In the Tokyo MoU areas there has been a greater decrease of the vessels’ detentions, in August 2013 there were 97 detentions while during July 2013 there were 130. The number of detentions in the Mediterranean MoU has been decreased from 18 to just 4, maybe as a result of the civil unrest in Egypt during August. The Indian Ocean MoU detentions number remained the same for the month under review, that is 37. Finally there has been a decrease in the Black Sea MoU detentions from 15 to 7. A PDF version of this post is also available for download. Please click the following link in order to download OOW PSC Monthly Report for August 2013. The PDF version of this report can be also found in the OOW profile in Scribd by clicking HERE.

2013.10.16 - Monthly PSC Report for August 2013 Figure 1

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Eight Ships Detained for MLC Related Deficiencies in Paris MoU During First Month of MLC Implementation

On 20 August 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) entered into force and became a relevant instrument for the Paris MoU. During the first month 8 ships were detained for MLC-related deficiencies in areas under the jurisdiction of Paris MoU. This means that 12% of the total number of detentions (68) in the Paris MoU area in this period was MLC, 2006 related.

2013.10.08 - Eight Ships Detained for MLC Related Deficiencies in Paris MoU During First Month of MLC Implementation

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