Procedures for Port State Control, 2019 (2020 Edition) (KD650E)

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Procedures for Port State Control, 2019 (2020 Edition) (KD650E)

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This publication provides guidance to port State control officers (PSCOs) on the conduct of inspections of foreign ships, in order to promote consistency in the way inspections are carried out worldwide, and to harmonize the criteria for deciding on deficiencies found on board relating to the ship, its equipment or its crew, as well as the application of procedures.

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This edition includes a new appendix 18 on 2019 Guidelines for port State control under MARPOL Annex VI chapter 3, as adopted by resolution MEPC.321(74), which provide guidance on the conduct of PSC inspections on the control of emissions from ships, and afford consistency in the conduct of these inspections, the recognition of deficiencies and the application of control procedures. It also contains amendments to both the Guidelines for port State control officers on the ISM Code (appendix 8) and the Guidelines for port State control officers on certification of seafarers, manning and hours of rest (appendix 11).

Foreword.

 

Resolution A.1138(31)

 

Chapter 1 – General

1.1 Purpose.

1.2 Application

1.3 Introduction

1.4 Provision for port State control

1.5 Ships of non-Parties

1.6 Ships below convention size.

1.7 Definitions.

1.8 Professional profile of PSCOs

1.9 Qualification and training requirements of PSCOs.

 

Chapter 2 – Port State inspections

2.1 General

2.2 Initial inspections

2.3 General procedural guidelines for PSCOs.

2.4 Clear grounds.

2.5 More detailed inspections

 

Chapter 3 – Contravention and detention

3.1 Identification of a substandard ship

3.2 Submission of information concerning deficiencies

3.3 Port State action in response to alleged substandard ships

3.4 Responsibilities of port State to take remedial action

3.5 Guidance for the detention of ships

3.6 Suspension of inspection

3.7 Procedures for rectification of deficiencies and release.

 

Chapter 4 – Reporting requirements

4.1 Port State reporting

4.2 Flag State reporting

4.3 Reporting of allegations under MARPOL.

 

Chapter 5 – Review procedures

5.1 Report of comments.

 

Appendices

Appendix 1 Code of good practice for port State control officers conducting inspections

within the framework of the regional memoranda of understanding

and agreement on port State control (MSC-MEPC.4/Circ.2)

Appendix 2 Guidelines for the detention of ships

Appendix 3 Guidelines for investigations and inspections carried out

under MARPOL Annex I

Appendix 4 Guidelines for investigations and inspections carried out

under MARPOL Annex II

Appendix 5 Guidelines for discharge requirements under

MARPOL Annexes I and II

Appendix 6 Guidelines for more detailed inspections of ship structural

and equipment requirements

Appendix 7 Guidelines for control of operational requirements

Appendix 8 Guidelines for port State control officers on the ISM Code

Appendix 9 Guidelines for port State control related to LRIT

Appendix 10 Guidelines for port State control under TONNAGE 1969

Appendix 11 Guidelines for port State control officers on certification

of seafarers, manning and hours of rest

Appendix 12 List of certificates and documents

Appendix 13 Report of inspection in accordance with Procedures for port State control

Appendix 14 Report of deficiencies not fully rectified or only provisionally rectified

Appendix 15 Report of action taken to the notifying authority

Appendix 16 Format for the report of contravention of MARPOL (article 6)

Appendix 17 Comments by flag State on detention report

Appendix 18 2019 Guidelines for port State control under MARPOL Annex VI chapter 3

(resolution MEPC.321(74))

Appendix 19 List of instruments relevant to port State control procedures

Additional information Port State control regimes: comparative table

(extracts from documents III 6/5/1 and III 6/5/1/Add.1)

Title: Procedures for Port State Control, 2019 (2020 Edition) (KD650E)
Number of Pages: 137
Product Code: MM1490K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280100518, ISBN 10: 9280100513
Published Date: March 2020
Author: IMO

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