|Asbestos Inspections :|
The Dutch Shipping Department of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT/Scheepvaart) will be carrying out on-board checks for compliance with the international SOLAS requirement during the regular PSC inspections of foreign ships in Dutch
ports. These inspections will commence in the 3rd / 4th quarter of 2012.
If asbestos is found, the Flag State will be requested to issue an Exemption in accordance with MSC.1/Circ.1374.
See our Circular number SOL 047
|Security level raised to 2 SVG ships at ports and roadsteads in Libya. :|
|Concentrated Inspection Campaign :|
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on structural safety and the International Convention on Load Lines from 1st September 2011 to 30th November 2011 by Paris and Tokyo MOU on Port State Control.
Concentrated Inspection Campaign
|Vessels transiting to or from ports in Japan or in waters in the vicinity of the northeast coast of the island of Honshu. :|
It is recommended, as precaution, that vessels avoid transiting within 50 NM of the Fukushima nuclear power plant at position 37 degrees 19 minutes North, 141 degrees 01 minutes East.
Seafarers are advised to monitor and comply with NAVTEX and NAVAREA XI warnings and any information being provided by the government of Japan relating to any further potential impacts.
|REMINDER - Security Level 2 maintained in the port of Onne, Nigeria :|
28/01/2011 - Due to the recent piracy activities in the area, St Vincent and The Grenadines Maritime Administration has decided to raise security level from Level I to security Level II for all St Vincent and The Grenadines registered ships calling at
Onne Port and its anchorage, Nigeria.
The increase to security Level II will remain in force until otherwise decided.
When sailing in this area, St Vincent and The Grenadines ships should:
o Accomplish all measures for security Level II described in the Ship Security Plan (SSP)
o Follow the relevant advice given in St Vincent and The Grenadines ISPS Circulars.
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratify Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) :|
|Riyadh Port State Control MoU Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SOLAS Chapter V Compliance :|
The member States of the Riyadh MoU (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE) are undertaking a CIC from 1 October to 31 December 2010 on safety of navigation during which they will focus on checking that navigation related equipment
and documentation are in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V, as well as evaluating the familiarity of the Master and watch-keeping officers with the bridge equipment.
|The TOKYO MOU port State Control members will carry out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Harmful Substances (Marine Pollutants) Carried in Packaged Form in accordance with MARPOL Annex III, SOLAS Chapter VII and|
the IMDG Code from 1 September through 30 November, 2010.
|TANKERS INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE STABILITY BY PARIS. :|
The Paris Memorandum on Port State Control will start a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) to verify correct damage stability on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers.
This inspection campaign will last for 3 months, starting on 1 September and ending on 30 November 2010.
|NEW INSPECTION REGIME :|
In May 2009 the principles of the New Inspection Regime (NIR) were adopted by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding at its 42nd Committee meeting. The NIR will replace the existing PSC regime on 1 January 2011.
With the introduction of the NIR quality aships will be rewarded with less inspections. High-risk ships will be subject to more in-depth and more frequent inspections.
A fair share scheme is introduced in which each member contributes to the overall full coverage according to the number individual ships it receives.
The NIR will be accompanied by a new inspection system, THETIS, which will replace the existing Sirenac Database. A new element in THESIS will be the recording of Port call information. Port of call information is important for the planning of inspections and resources by the Member States.
The targeting of ships is based on a Ship Risk Profile. By using this profile ships are categorized as high, standard or low risk ships.
- High Risk Ships (HRS) will be subject to an inspection interval of 6 months.
- Standard Risk Ships (SRS) will be rewarded with an inspection range between 10 - 12 months.
- Low Risk Ships (LRS) will be rewarded with an inspection interval between 24 - 36 months of the last inspection.
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines is party to the International convention on civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage, 2001 - effective as of 26th February 2009.|
|The 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda on Port State Control (Paris MoU ans Tokyo MoU) will start a joint concentrated campaign to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter III - Life Saving Appliance ans Arrangements -|
with regard to lifeboat launching arrangements. This Inspection Campaign will last three months. It will start on 1st September 2009 and end on 30th November 2009.
During each Port State control inspection wihin the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions, the lifeboat launching arrangements, maintenance records and other applicable documentation will be checked thoroughly for compliance with SOLAS Champter III.
Paris MoU - Joint CIC on lifeboats.pdf
|New Counter-Piracy Web Service - Circular ISPS 010 :|
Please visit new website developed by Lloyd's Register - Fairplay and register FREE of charge on www.mschoa.org in order to receive alerts and reports incidents and to submit your vessel's movement to
EU NAVFOR (EU Naval Force) when operating/transiting in the Gulf of Aden, off the Horn of Africa and in the Somali Basin.
> List of All ISPS Circulars <
|Paris and Tokyo MOU's on Port State Control hold joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of Navigation - SOLAS Ch.. V :|
For further information :
Cic Solas V Paris Mou.pdf
Psc Cic Solas V Black Sea.pdf
|PORT STATE CONTROL CONCENTRATED CAMPAIGNS INSPECTIONS AND EXPANDED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN BY PORT STATE CONTROL TURKEY :|
Please see information here
|STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ENTERING INTO FORCE IN JUNE AND JULY 2008 :|
- MSC 216(82) Annex 1 will enter into force on 1 July 2008. It amends SOLAS Chapter III, Chapter V, IBC Code & IGC Code.
- Ships built before 1 July 2002 and not engaged on international voyage should be provided with AIS no later than 1 July 2008.
- Amendments to SOLAS Chapter II-2 entering into force on 1 July 2008 are intended to passenger ships built on or after 1 July 2008 and have also retroactive requirements for passenger ships built before 1 July 2008.
|Security level raised to 2 for Nigerian Waters. Masters and crew are required to be vigilent while in Nigerian Waters :|
This Administration advises the Master/SSO and crew to pay utmost attention and to be vigilant during transit/call at Nigerian waters and ports.
Master/SSO in consultation with CSO shall verify the actual security situation and implement security measures as per SSP which will correspond to the overall security situation.
|PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA :|
ALL MANAGERS/OWNERS ARE HEREBY INFORMED THAT SAILING NEAR THE SOMALI COAST IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS THIS AREA IS PRONE TO INCIDENTS OF PIRACY AND KIDNAPPING
|From September to November 2007, Paris and Tokyo MOU will perform a Concentrated Inspection Campaign focused on the implementation of the ISM. All crewmembers should be familiar with SMS and able to give sufficient evidence to PSC Officers during this campaign.|
"Questionnaire CIC on ISM implementation 2007" and "Questionnaire Concerning the Familiarity of GMDSS Equipment and Tests" used by Port State Control officers id published on our WebSite.
Masters should request a copy of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign Report to the PSCO and this Report should be kept on board. The results of this Concentrated Inspection Campaign Report will be reported to the SIRENAC database.
|New Statutory Requirements entering into force on 01st January 2007 :|
Open PDF File
|MARPOL Annex VI, Reg.14, requires the sulphur content of any fuel oil used on board shall not exceed 4.5%. In addition, a lower limit is placed in special areas (SECA - SOx Emission Control Areas) where the sulphur content shall not exceed 1.5%.|
The Baltic Sea is SECA since 19 May 2006.
The North Sea and the English/French Channel will be SECA from 11 August 2007.