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 harmonise 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.

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

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has always acknowledged that effective implementation and enforcement of the global maritime standards contained in its conventions are primarily the responsibility of flag States.

Nevertheless, the Organization has simultaneously recognized that the exercise of the right to carry out port State control (PSC), as provided for in relevant international conventions, also makes an important contribution to ensuring that global maritime standards are being implemented consistently on all ships. PSC involves the inspection of foreign ships in national port areas to verify that the condition and operation of a ship and its equipment comply with the relevant requirements contained in the applicable mandatory international instruments to which the port State is a Party.

The Organization cooperates with PSC regimes within the framework of resolution A.682(17) on Regional cooperation in the control of ships and discharges in order to support the harmonization of PSC activities. In this context, the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) – recognizing the need for a single comprehensive, consolidated and updated instrument to facilitate the work of maritime administrations in general, and port State control officers (PSCOs) in particular – reviewed and amalgamated existing resolutions and documents on PSC. This resulted in the adoption of resolution A.1138(31) by the IMO Assembly, on 4 December 2019, which contains, as an annex, the Procedures for port State control, 2019, following successive revocation of resolutions A.1119(30), A.1052(27), A.882(21), A.787(19), A.742(18), A.597(15) and A.466(XII). The Assembly requested the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee to keep the Procedures under review and to amend them as necessary.

The 2020 Edition of the Procedures for port State control, 2019 provides guidance to 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. It contains the 2019 Guidelines for port State control under MARPOL Annex VI chapter 3 (appendix 18), 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), which are intended to provide clear guidance for a harmonized approach to PSC inspections with regard to compliance with SOLAS 1974 chapter IX and the ISM Code, as well as SOLAS 1974 regulation V/14 (manning), and STCW 1978 regulation I/2 (seafarer certification) and chapter VIII (hours of rest).

Instruments relevant to Procedures for port State control, 2019 is a new electronic publication produced by IMO. It comprises the full texts of all the instruments featured in the List of instruments relevant to port State control procedures (appendix 19), including the Guidelines for the use of electronic record books under MARPOL, which provide further guidance for PSCOs in relation to inspection of relevant record books or logs on board a ship.

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)

A??s a specialised agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Number of Pages:
137
ISBN:
9789280100518
Binding Format:
Paperback
Book Height:
295 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
Weight:
0.7 kg
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