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.

Annual Report for 2013

We are pleased to present the thirteenth 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 region’s trade, the sensitivity of the Black Sea basin and its coastline to environmental damage. Thereby BS MOU member Authorities have dedicated considerable resources to having a rigorous port State control program of the highest standard.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2013. During this period the BS MOU member Authorties conducted a total of 5,080 initial inspections, representing 10.26% increase as compared with 4,607 initial inspections in 2012. The regional inspection rate is 63.62% which is 1.70% increase compared with 2012. A total of 184 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 3.62% which is 1.05% decrease as compared with 215 detentions in 2012. During 2013 a total of 19,022 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.74; resulting in a 0.15 deficiency point improvement.