Report of the 2016 CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements

From 1st September 2016 to 30th November 2016, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Cargo Securing Arrangements throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MOU and was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU, IO MOU and the Viña del Mar Agreement. The Tokyo MOU Guidelines and Questionnaire were utilized.

During the campaign, a total of 931 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 931 individual ships. 849 of those inspections (91.12%) were on ships that were carrying, or required to carry, a cargo securing manual. 82 individual vessels were carrying bulk cargoes that do not have and are not required to have a cargo securing manual which were not subject CIC inspections and were answered N/A.

Thereby the goal of this report to analyse 849 individual vessels eligible for CIC inspection results. Of this quantity 44 ships were detained (5.18%). All of them were not being within the CIC scope.