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.