Temporary Unavailability on the Black Sea MoU Databases

The Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU) has the pleasure to inform that following the serious failure in the Black Sea MoU databases, the official website of the Memorandum (www.bsmou.org), the Black Sea Information System (BSIS) and the e-mail services have been restored and main functions of databases have resumed.

However, it is our regret to advise that due to the recent technical glitch on databases, unfortunately, some PSC data from April 2022 to June 2022, some received and sent communications through the hyperlink with the BS MoU, some notifications on the BS MoU website, and incoming emails from 11 July to 19 July have not been fully recovered, yet.

The BS MoU Secretariat and BSIS technical staff are working round o’clock to fix the problem. And, a bit more time is expected to be required for the restoration of all data.

Further notification will be done in due course.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused and thanks for your kind understanding and patience.

Press Release CIC on STCW

Annual Report for 2021

We are pleased to present the twenty-first issue of the Annual Report on Port State Control in the Black Sea region which is published under the auspices of the Port State Control Committee of the Black Sea MoU.

Port State Control is of particular importance to the BS MoU member Authorities due to the role of shipping in the region’s trade, the sensitivity of the Black Sea basin and its coastline to environmental damage. PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2021, a year the Covid-19, Pandemic continued to affect countries around the orld. However, over the past year, maritime transport defied the Covid-19 disruption.

Interim Guidance on Repatriation of Seafarers due to the Conflict in Ukraine

Report of the 2021 CIC on Stabiltiy in General

From 1st September 2021 to 30th November 2021, the BS MoU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability in General throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MoU to the Stability in General and was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MoU and the Paris MoU, and other PSC regimes. The campaign was conducted under the campaign coordination of the Romanian Naval Authority. Guidelines and Questionnaire of the Paris and Tokyo MoUs were used.

During the campaign, a total of 983 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 983 individual ships. During the CIC, 43 ships were detained totally. Of this quantity, 10 of the detentions are the result of inspections without CIC Questionnaires and none of these 33 ships were detained under the CIC scope.

A total of 61 questionnaires had at least one non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting in 6.2 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of non-conformities was 0.83 which means that the “unsatisfactory” answer was given to a question on 0.83 % of occasions.