Paris MoU has announced a Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) to run from 1 September to 30 November 2016 focusing on MLC compliance.
PSC Officers will use a list of 12 questions relating to the use of Private Placement and Recruitment Services and their compliance with the MLC 2006. They may also wish to verify records of inspections of accommodation, food and catering and the establishment and operation of a Safety Committee.
In the first half of this year there were 98 commercial yacht inspections, 46 of which were found to have deficiencies. The total number of deficiencies recorded was 152 with 26 of these being detainable. A total of three detentions were carried out.
Many yacht captains and managers believe that only commercial yachts are subject to Port State Control Inspection, however it is up to the yacht to prove that it is not used for commercial purposes. Do you have the documentation necessary to evidence this?
When deficiencies are found, actions taken by Port State can vary from recording the deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period of time to detaining the ship until a deficiency is rectified. Detentions are published in the monthly detention lists of the Paris MoU website.
It is expected that the Paris MoU will conduct approximately 4,500 inspections during the three month CIC.
Port State Control CIC and its reputational risk
The questions are:
Are you confident that your vessels are prepared for a full Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign?
Are you prepared for the potential reputational risks following a detention with guests on board?
Would you prefer to plan for success rather than risk your reputation?
Maritime Services International (MSI) has 25 years of experience in identifying potential problems in all aspects of a superyacht operations. Having completed over 800 superyacht surveys and reviews to date we can quickly and confidently identify areas of concern.
We can help to reduce the risks of detention by carrying out an independent inspection following the Paris MOU Guidelines and identify, in confidence, any areas of potential deficiencies, allowing the owner, manager and captain to address any issues discreetly and away from public scrutiny.
To discuss the completion of a Port State Compliance Review on your fleet contact us today: