A port state control inspector ensures that the ship coming to the respective port is not a threat to its waters. The article explains what are the important things a port state inspector can check in the engine room of a ship
All ships sailing in international waters are required to comply with the international codes and conventions put forth by the maritime authorities. Port state control (PSC) inspection is carried out to find deficiencies in foreign ships. This ultimate guide will help you with every aspect of the port state control inspection.
A Port State Control (PSC) survey not only includes inspection of machinery, equipment, and ship’s structure, but also involves verifying of several ship certificates and documents. In this article there are forty important documents provided which can be checked by the Port State Control (PSC) Authority.
In the year 1978, a massive oil spill was caused on the coast of France by the grounding of the oil tanker named Amoco Cardiz. Because of this oil spill 12 European Maritime authorities and the European commission decided to develop a harmonized system to inspect foreign ship for defects and deficiencies in their ports.
With the introduction of series of maritime regulations in the industry in the past few years, it is important to take a step back and think where do we really stand as far as proper implementation of these regulations is concerned.
The PSC report aims to highlight trends and information regarding the number of inspections that are being conducted each quarter, the number of deficiencies that are being issued in each inspection as well as to identify the various ports where more than 3 detentions have been recorded during each quarter.
After a PSC inspection, it’s the responsibility of Master to report to the company,the outcome of the inspection. We provide you a free sample of PSC Inspection report which can be downloaded and used for free.