PSC – CIC in China

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has announced a special inspection campaign for bulk carriers of 10,000 GT or more from 15 June 2017 to 31 December 2017. Due to the recent casualties and structural deficiencies experienced by older bulk carriers, the MSA will target bulk carriers that are over 15 years of age as…

Paris and Tokyo MoUs CIC

Paris and Tokyo MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry The Maritime Authorities of Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry. This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing…

Top Port State Control detainable deficiencies in 2014

DNV GL issued their Port State Control statistics for 2014 which show that the most frequent type of deficiencies recorded by PSC on DNVGL vessels, was ISM related deficiencies. Fire dampers were the second-most-frequent detainable item found on DNV GL vessels in 2014, followed by deficiencies related to emergency generators and lifeboats.