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Introduction To Port State Control

  • History of Port State Control
  • Failure of historical enforcement of safety standards
  • Major accidents influencing the development of safety legislation
  • Convention on Port State Control
  • Development of the MOU regions
  • White, Grey and Blacklists


  • Inspection of records and certificate
  • Inspection of fire-fighting equipment
  • Inspection of Life saving equipment
  • Typical failures


  • Inspection of records and certificates
  • Basic qualifications
  • Competency qualifications
  • Medical records
  • False certification
  • Equivalent certification


  • Inspection of records and equipment
  • Oily water separator
  • Garbage management plan
  • Sewage management plan
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Ballast water management


  • Inspection of records
  • Hours of rest
  • Seafarers Employment Agreements
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Typical failures


  • Inspection of records
  • Delegation by flag to Class
  • Safety construction and condition of the ship
  • Typical defects and problems
  • Typical engineering and electrical problems


  • Inspection of records
  • Training and drills
  • Access control


  • Operational Management of safety
  • Risk assessments
  • Near miss reporting
  • Continuous improvement
  • Systemic failures

Legal Aspects

  • Detention
  • Rectification and lifting of detention
  • Liability under charterparty for detention

The Work Of A PSC Surveyor

  • Levels of training
  • Use of checklists
  • Targeting by flag
  • IMO performance targets
  • PSC database and the sharing of information
  • Notification to Flag and Class
  • Influence on insurance