Preliminary results of the CIC on Safety of Navigation Including ECDIS

From 1st September 2017 to 30th November 2017, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS aimed at checking the conformity of safety regulations for ships, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Paris and Tokyo MOUs as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results.

During the campaign, a total of 983 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 983 individual ships. Of this quantity 59 ships were detained with 21 (35.6%) detentions were being within the CIC scope. This means that in 21 cases the navigation systems are not meeting SOLAS requirements and had deficiencies, which were serious enough to detain the ship. The overall detention rate per CIC inspection was 6.00% with a 2.14 % CIC-topic related detention rate per CIC inspection.