The Black Sea MoU Celebrates 10 Years

The Maritime Authorities of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU) celebrated 10 years of co-operation during the 11th session of the Port State Control Committee (PSCC) that was held at Istanbul, Turkey, 6-8 April 2011.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Vitaly Klyuev, Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The meeting was officially opened by Dr. Ozkan POYRAZ General Director Maritime Transport Undersecretary for Maritime Affairs of Turkey. In his opening speech Dr. POYRAZ welcomed all delegates to ─░stanbul and expressed the pleasure to host the Committee meeting on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Memorandum. He informed the meeting of the development made and planned projects to be implemented in the field of maritime transport in Turkey.

Press Release CIC on Lifeboat Launcing Arrangements

In accordance with the decision of the Port State Control Committee, the concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on lifeboat arrangements (SOLAS Chapter III) in the Black Sea region was conducted from 01 September till 30 November 2009 under coordination of the Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs.

Within the campaign the Black Sea MOU Authorities verified vital points of implementation of SOLAS Chapter III on all vessels regardless of type.

Code of Good Practice

The document provides guidelines regarding the standards of integrity, professionalism and transparency that the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) expects of all Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) who are involved in or associated with port State control inspections.

BS MoU Deficiency Codes

Annual Report for 2008

We are pleased to present the seventh 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. The annual report outlines recent activities on port State control in the Black Sea region, as well as international perspectives on port State control and includes the statistical port State inspection data conducted by the member Authorities of the BS MOU during the year 2008.

2008 was another active year for port State control in the Black sea region; 5161 inspections carried out on foreign ships which resulted in 329 detentions. This represents a detention percentage of 6.37% which is a decrease of 1.79% when compared the previous year's detention percentage of 8,16%. The average number of defeciencies found per inspection is also decreased.