Initial inspection

An initial inspection will consist of a visit on board the ship in order to:

check the certificates and documents listed in Annex 10 of the MoU text;
check that the overall condition and hygiene of the ship including:

1. navigation bridge
2. accommodation and galley
3. decks including forecastle
4. cargo holds/area
5. engine room

meets generally accepted international rules and standards;
verify, if it has not previously been done, whether any deficiencies found by an Authority at a previous inspection have been rectified in accordance with the time specified in the inspection report.
nspections

A port State control visit on board a ship will normally start with, as a minimum and to the extent applicable, examination of the documents in accordance with Annex 10 of the Paris MOU.

In addition the PSCO conducts a general inspection of several areas on board to verify that the overall condition of the ship complies with that required by the various certificates.
If the ship is found to comply, the PSCO will issue a ‘clean’ inspection report (Form A) to the master of the ship. In case deficiencies have been identified, the inspection report will include a deficiencies found report (Form B) indicating any follow-up actions to be taken to rectify the deficiencies indicated. Next, the data of the respective ship and the inspection result will be recorded on the central computer database, located in Lisbon, Portugal.

Furthermore, control on compliance with on board operational requirements may be included in the control procedures, particularly if the PSCO has reason to believe that the crew demonstrates insufficient proficiency in that area
What is an IMO audit?

IMO audit means the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) according to IMO Resolution A.974(24).

Who carries out the IMO audit?

The IMO audit (Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) according to IMO Resolution A.974(24)) will be carried out by trained auditors under the auspices of the IMO.

What is the clear definition of the “region” mentioned in the “regional commitment” issue?

The region is to be read as the region formed by “all members of the Paris MoU”.
Starting from which date will inspection results be taken into account for calculating the ship risk profile for the New Inspection Regime?

The Port State Control Commitee has agreed that inspection results will be taken into account for the NIR starting 17 June 2009.

General

Can a company request clarification from the PSC which convention reference applies to the deficiencies?
In case of a badly hand written report can the company request a printed report?
Can a PSC inspection be ordered by the ship company under the New Regime and will that inpsection case be carried out as “More detailed”? (remembering the issue regarding laid-up ships)

Can a company request clarification from the PSC which convention reference applies to the deficiencies?
In case of a detainable deficiency the Port State Control Officer (PSCO) is required to indicate the Convention reference on the inspection report. In case of a deficiency the PSCO may indicate the Convention reference on a voluntary basis. The master or company may seek clarification from the PSC authority regarding the legal basis to any deficiency

In case of a badly hand written report can the company request a printed report?
PSC inspection reports can be printed or hand written. In case the handwritten report is not legible, the master may request a printed report from the port State. However, there is no legal requirement for the port State to issue a printed report.

Can a PSC inspection be ordered by the ship company under the New Regime and will that inpsection case be carried out as “More detailed”? (remembering the issue regarding laid-up ships)
Under normal circumstances a ship company can not order a PSC inspection. In case of laid-up ships the PSC authority will be in contact with the ship company to plan the PSC inspection if the ship must be inspected

Will this New Inspection Regime become important to Mobil Offshore Units (MOU)? Will the risk factor effect MOU`s?
If MOU’s are covered by one or more of the international Conventions, they may be subject to PSC. A ship risk profile will be attributed to all ships .

List of Paris MoU deficiency codesi
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