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PORT STATE CONTROL ‘HOT SPOTS’

DO’S

PORT STATE CONTROL ‘HOT SPOTS’ DO’S AND DON’TS

AND DON’TS

PORT STATE CONTROL ‘HOT SPOTS’ DO’S AND DON’TS
PORT STATE CONTROL ‘HOT SPOTS’ DO’S AND DON’TS Before PSC: Do not wait for deficiencies to
PORT STATE CONTROL ‘HOT SPOTS’ DO’S AND DON’TS Before PSC: Do not wait for deficiencies to

Before PSC: Do not wait for deficiencies to be found. If you know there are potential deficiencies point them out to the PSC inspector. Consider giving the inspector a list of all known deficiencies. (SOLAS I

Reg.11(c)).

a list of all known deficiencies. (SOLAS I Reg.11(c)). Before PSC: Do make sure you know
a list of all known deficiencies. (SOLAS I Reg.11(c)). Before PSC: Do make sure you know

Before PSC: Do make sure you know the top ten port state control deficiencies. Remember that ISM related deficiencies will count as 5 marks in the Paris MOU ship risk profile calculator.

as 5 marks in the Paris MOU ship risk profile calculator. During PSC: Do not just
as 5 marks in the Paris MOU ship risk profile calculator. During PSC: Do not just

During PSC: Do not just accept what the PSC inspector is telling you. Be prepared to discuss the points being raised and ask the inspector to give the exact convention reference relating to the alleged deficiency.

convention reference relating to the alleged deficiency. After PSC: Do be prepared to appeal deficiencies and
convention reference relating to the alleged deficiency. After PSC: Do be prepared to appeal deficiencies and

After PSC: Do be prepared to appeal deficiencies and

detentions. Procedures vary,

all have a time limit, and many

specify the persons who can appeal. Your target should always be nil deficiencies.

can appeal. Your target should always be nil deficiencies. After PSC: Do remember that a detention
can appeal. Your target should always be nil deficiencies. After PSC: Do remember that a detention

After PSC: Do remember that

a detention and/or multiple

deficiencies will have a negative impact on ship ratings and may bring bad press. Performance ratings of flag states and recognised organisations are affected too.

PORT STATE CONTROL – HOT SPOTS

Use with onboard procedures, NORTH checklist, and PSC MOU information.

Before PSC (should include):

List of all known deficiencies completed – with action taken to rectify including pending (SOLAS I Reg.11(c))

SMS planned maintenance records match the physical condition of the ship

Top ten deficiencies at next PSC MOU identified and checked

Paris MOU NIR – from January 2011 ISM related deficiencies = 5 risk points against ship

Originals or certified copies of all certificates available – not photocopies

All crew STCW certificates and certificates of equivalent competency available and correct

PSC MOU pre-arrival notification procedure followed exactly

PSC MOU – information obtained on current situation regarding PSC ‘fines’

Oil record book as per IMO Resolution MEPC 187(59)

All crew briefed on next PSC MOU – what to expect and how to deal with problems

PSC MOU – information obtained on appeals procedure

IMO Resolution A787 – Procedures for Port State Control - read and understood

During PSC (should include):

Be assertive with the PSC inspector – stay in control of the situation

Be assertive with the PSC inspector – stay in control of the situation

Be prepared to discuss in detail any issue with the PSC inspector

Be prepared to discuss in detail any issue with the PSC inspector

No lifeboat drill if on-load release hooks are not fitted with fall preventer devices (FPD)

No lifeboat drill if on-load release hooks are not fitted with fall preventer devices (FPD)

Engine room maintenance? Consider cleanliness of surrounding area

Engine room maintenance? Consider cleanliness of surrounding area

Does the PSC inspector have a copy/extract of IMO Resolution A787

Does the PSC inspector have a copy/extract of IMO Resolution A787

Is the PSC inspector qualified as a master or chief engineer

Is the PSC inspector qualified as a master or chief engineer

Remember – all equipment is subject to failure. Spares may not always be available

Remember – all equipment is subject to failure. Spares may not always be available

Make sure the PSC inspector is accompanied by a senior officer at all times

Make sure the PSC inspector is accompanied by a senior officer at all times

After PSC (should include):

If necessary – start detention appeal procedure immediately

If necessary – start detention appeal procedure immediately

If justified – start deficiency appeal procedure immediately

If justified – start deficiency appeal procedure immediately

Ship is tanker - detained? Check whether excluded from oil major business for 6 months

Ship is tanker - detained? Check whether excluded from oil major business for 6 months
Check whether excluded from oil major business for 6 months Black Sea - www.bsmou.org Carribean -

Black Sea - www.bsmou.org Carribean - www.caribbeanmou.org Indian Ocean - www.iomou.org Mediterranean - www.medmou.org Paris - www.parismou.org Riyadh - www.riyadhmou.org Tokyo - www.tokyo-mou.org US Coast Guard - www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/pscweb/index.htm Vina del Mar - www.acuerdolatino.int.ar West & Central Africa - www.abujamou.org

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