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 world. However, over the past year, maritime transport defied the Covid-19 disruption.

Notice to PSCOs No. 16 — Interim Guidance on Repatriation of Seafarers due to the Conflict in Ukraine

 

Report of the 2021 CIC on Stability 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.

PSCC22 Press Release

Istanbul, Turkey – In the light of the current tense geopolitical situation, representatives of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State
Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU), by virtual means, for the Twenty-second session from 12 to 13 April 2022.

The meeting was chaired by Captain Alexandar ILIEV - Harbour Master of Port Burgas, Bulgaria.

Captain ILIEV officially declared the opening of the meeting and made a welcome speech. In his opening speech, Capt. Iliev firstly welcomed all delegates. Expressing that the Region is passing
through difficult days, Capt. Iliev recalled the common understanding of main principles for PSC and stressed the fundamental role of port State control for the high level of vessel safety standards that
are essential for safe and clean seas. He also revealed the convincement on the continuing role of the Black Sea MoU to be the important part of the international cooperation and efforts for safe and clean
Oceans.

Preliminary results of the CIC on Stability in General

From 1st September 2021 to 30th November 2021, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability in General.
The campaign involved all member Authorities of the BS MoU and was conducted under the campaign coordination of the Romanian Naval Authority. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo and Paris MoUs as well as other MoUs, and Paris and Tokyo MoUs’ Joint Guidelines and Questionnaire were used. The campaign shows the following preliminary results.
During the CIC period, a total of 1,142 inspections were carried out involving ships. Of these inspections, 983 inspections were performed using the CIC questionnaire involving 983 individual ships. The data from the Black Sea Information System (BSIS) indicates that no ship was detained for issues related to the CIC.