From 1 September 2022 to 30 November 2022, the Black Sea MoU carried out a Concentrated
Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW)
throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MoU and was conducted
in conjunction with the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda, and other Regional PSC regimes. The
campaign was conducted under the campaign coordination of the Bulgarian Maritime Administration.
Guidelines and Questionnaires of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda were used
During the campaign, a total of 1,329 inspections were carried out for 1,258
individual ships. 1,140 of them were carried out with the CIC questionnaire. During the CIC, 47 ships
were detained in total. Of this quantity, 10 of the detentions are the result of inspections without CIC
Questionnaires and 5 of these 37 ships were detained under the CIC scope.
A total of 95 questionnaires had at least one non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting
in 8.33 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of nonconformities was 1.19 which
means that the “unsatisfactory” answer was given to any question under this CIC.