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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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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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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Paris MoU Detention Report for General Cargo Ship MV Friendship

MV Friendship was a Maltese Flag General Cargo Ship which was carrying cargo from Cuba to Canada. The vessel was targeted for inspection as it was identified by THETIS as a Priority I for a more detailed inspection in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada. The ship was discharging a cargo of Nickel in bags. A team of 3 inspectors from Dartmouth office boarded the ship on July 23, 2011. The vessel was detained on July 25, 2011 for a total of 23 deficiencies of which 6 were serious enough to detain the vessel.

2013.12.25 - Paris MoU Detention Report for General Cargo Ship MV Friendship Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for Chemical Tanker MT Gorgonilla

During a voyage of M/V Gorgonilla from Gibraltar via the Kiel Canal to Kalundborg, after passing the locks in Brunsbüttel there was a blackout and a shutdown of the main engine. The vessel went alongside in Brunsbüttel 08.02.2010. The ships crew announced the very poor technical condition of the ship and asked for help and support. On the same day an overriding PSC inspection has been carried out.

2013.12.11 - Paris MoU Detention Report for Chemical Tanker MT Gorgonilla Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV Ioanna G

The M/V IOANNA G was a 9640 GT bulk carrier built in 1978, adapted for carrying timber cargo on deck, flying the flag of Panama. The vessel called at Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) port on April 3rd 2009 being eligible for an expanded inspection. The ship had no previous inspection records in the Paris MoU region. The first visit on board took place on April 6th 2009.

2013.11.27 - Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV Ioanna G Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV EEC Atlantic

M/V EEC Atlantic arrived at Hamburg on 27.11.2008 to discharge bulk cargo. On the same day a PSC-inspection has been carried out. The ship’s statutory certificates were expired since June 2011. The inspection revealed 43 deficiencies of which 9 were considered as ground for detention.

2013.11.13 - Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV EEC Atlantic Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for MV Sunlight-Bey

MV SUNLIGHT-BEY was a ro-ro cargo vessel converted into a 6056 GT livestock carrier, flying the flag of Lebanon. The vessel called at Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) port on May 28th 2008. She had been reported by the pilot due to problems with the propeller. After the PSC carried out on the same day, she was detained with 25 deficiencies, out of which 6 were considered as detainable deficiencies.

2013.10.30 - Paris MoU Detention Report for MV Sunlight-Bey Figure 1

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