Report of the 2015 CIC on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry

From 1st September 2015 to 30th November 2015, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry 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 1,022 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 1,022 individual ships. Of this quantity 49 ships were detained with 40.82% detentions were being within the CIC scope. This means that in 20 cases the ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to enclosed spaces entry are not in compliance with the requirements of SOLAS and had deficiencies, which were serious enough to detain the ship, resulting a CIC-topic related detention rate of 1.96 per cent.

A total of 253 non-conformities have been recorded as a direct result of this campaign. The overall number of CIC-topic related non-non-conformities per inspection was 0.25.

PSCC17 Press Release

Sochi, the Russian Federation – 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), met in Sochi, Russia, for the Seventeenth session from 12 to 14 April 2016.

The meeting was chaired by Capt. Vakhtang TAVBERIDZE – Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia.

Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Mr. Viktor OLERSKY, in his opening speech, stressed the important role of BS MoU in port State control and the responsibilities of Russia as both flag State and port State. He expressed Russia’s gratitude and appreciation to all the Black Sea countries for their valuable support which contributed to the success of the initiative. Moreover, he encouraged BS MoU to further enhance and improve its activities so as to promote safety of navigation, protection of the marine environment and the labour conditions on board ships. Lastly, he reaffirmed the commitment and continuous support from Russia to the BS MoU and declared opening of the meeting officially.

20 Ships Detained Through CIC on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry carried out between 1st September 2015 and 30th November 2015 in the Black Sea MOU region shows the following preliminary results of the responses to the questions relatedto the verification of the ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to enclosed spaces for compliance with the requirements of SOLAS. Information gathered about the existence of measures in place to test the atmosphere of an enclosed space to confirm it is safe to enter and remains safe whilst persons are within the space.

During the course of the campaign six member Authorities carried out a total of 1,022 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 49 ships were detained with 20 (40.82%) of detentions were being within the CIC scope, resulting a CIC topic related detention rate of 1.96%.

A total of 253 non-conformities have been recorded as a result of the campaign out of 1,022 questionnaires submitted.

BS MOU Text

Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding On Port State Control Text (effective from January 1, 2016).

Press Release BS MOU New Inspection Regime

At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the leading memorandums, namely Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, to the highest level.

The existing ship targeting system adjusted to accommodate additional generic parameters (e.g. Flag, RO, and Company performances), weighting points for each parameters, amendment of levels of the ship risk profile and determination of frequency of inspection of for each risk level, benefiting experience after four years of in depth comparative study of the leading PSC inspection regimes and considering discussion at IMO on the small flags.

The BS MOU New Inspection Regime, BS-IR (2016), consists of combination of Ship Risk Profile and Time Windows for clear indication of the order of priority in selection of ships for inspections. Black Sea Information System (BSIS) calculates and displays outputs of sections 1 to 3 using inspection records of member authorities stored in the BSIS for members use at the time of selection of ships for inspections.