Report of the 2014 CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

From 1st September 2014 to 30th November 2014, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MOU and was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU and Paris MOU. The Paris MOU Guidelines and Questionnaire were utilized.

During the campaign, a total of 1,146 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 1,146 individual ships. Of this quantity 21 ships were detained with 6 (28.57%) detentions were being within the CIC scope. This means that in 6 cases the watch-keeping personnel hours of rest are not meeting STCW 78 (as amended ) requirements and had deficiencies, which were serious enough to detain the ship, resulting a CIC-topic related detention rate of 0.52 per cent.

A total of 168 deficiencies have been recorded as a direct result of this campaign. The overall number of CIC-topic related deficiencies per inspection was 0.15.

Press Release CIC on STCW Hours of Rest (preliminary results)

Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest 2014 carried out between 1 September 2014 and 30 November 2014 in the Black Sea MOU region shows the following preliminary results of the questions related to the verification both deck and engine room watch-keepers’ hours of rest.
6 ships have been detained in the Black Sea MOU region during the course of the CIC through deficiencies relating to STCW Hours of Rest. The most notable non-conformities observed were lack of correctly recorded records related hours of rest (7.33 %), followed by lack of watch schedule posted in an accessible area (1.75 %) and endorsement of the daily hours of rest records for each watch keeper (1.48 %).

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Press Release CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

The six member Authorities of the (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) of the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control will start a concentrated inspection campaign on STCW Hours of Rest. The three-month campaign will start on September 1, 2014 and end on November 30, 2014 under the co-ordination of the General Directorate of Maritime and Inland Water Transport of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Communication. The campaign shall be conducted simultaneously with the Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU and other MOUs.