On 1 January 2017 new STCW requirements enter into force and seafarers may need new certificates.
Leading classification society ClassNK has released the ARRIVAL CHECKLIST for PSC, the preparatory checklist mobile app for PSC inspections.
Launch of Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarisation for Enclosed Space Entry beginning 1st September 2016 by Caribbean MOU on Port State Control.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that seven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during November 2015 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
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.
The port state control statistics for 2014 show that the most frequent type of deficiencies recorded by PSC on DNV GL vessels in 2014 was ISM related deficiencies.
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has brought with it a wide range of areas with which owners have to comply. Regulation 3.2 on Food and Catering have not been well publicised and shipowners could end up falling foul to Port State Control (PSC) inspections according to David Steele, director of Food Inspection and Training Ltd (FIT).
In an era where the market place is increasingly competitive and Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) are seeking to differentiate themselves from their competition, the issue of standards and accreditation of the industry continues to draw big debate.
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.