Documents Archive

Press Release CIC on Safety of Navigation Including ECDIS

The six member Authorities (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) will conduct a concentrated inspection campaign on Safety of Navigation incl. ECDIS. The three-month campaign will start on September 1, 2017 and end on November 30, 2017 under the co-ordination of Executive Agency Maritime Administration, Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications. The campaign shall be conducted simultaneously with the Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU and other MOUs.

Annual Report for 2016

We are pleased to present the sixteenth 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. PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.
At the 17th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Sochi, Russian Federation, April 2016, the BS MOU decided to introduce a new inspection scheme incorporation of expanded inspection to initial and more detailed inspection from 1st January 2017 to harmonize further its inspection scheme with the Paris MOU, to the highest level.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2016. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 5066 initial inspections, representing 1.4 per cent increase as compared with 4,997 initial inspections in 2015. The regional inspection rate is 69.80% which is 0.22 per cent
increase as compared with 2015. A total of 229 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 4.52% which is 5.05 per cent increase as compared with 218 detentions in 2015. During 2016 a total of 18,266 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.61; resulting in a 0.01 deficiency point decrease.

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.

Preliminary results CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements

From 1st September 2016 to 30th November 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Cargo Securing Arrangement. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results.

During the course of the campaign a total of 931 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 46 were detained (4.94%). The CIC inspections had no CIC-related detentions at all.

Press Release CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements

The six member Authorities of the (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) will start a concentrated inspection campaign on Cargo Securing Arrangements. The three-month campaign will start on September 1, 2016 and end on November 30, 2016 under the co-ordination of Directorate General for Regulation of Maritime and Inland Waters, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. The campaign shall be conducted simultaneously with the Tokyo MOU.