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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.

PSCC17 Press Release

Sochi, the Russian Federation – Representatives of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU), met in Sochi, Russia, for the Seventeenth session from 12 to 14 April 2016.

The meeting was chaired by Capt. Vakhtang TAVBERIDZE – Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia.

Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Mr. Viktor OLERSKY, in his opening speech, stressed the important role of BS MoU in port State control and the responsibilities of Russia as both flag State and port State. He expressed Russia’s gratitude and appreciation to all the Black Sea countries for their valuable support which contributed to the success of the initiative. Moreover, he encouraged BS MoU to further enhance and improve its activities so as to promote safety of navigation, protection of the marine environment and the labour conditions on board ships. Lastly, he reaffirmed the commitment and continuous support from Russia to the BS MoU and declared opening of the meeting officially.

20 Ships Detained Through CIC on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry carried out between 1st September 2015 and 30th November 2015 in the Black Sea MOU region shows the following preliminary results of the responses to the questions relatedto the verification of the ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to enclosed spaces for compliance with the requirements of SOLAS. Information gathered about the existence of measures in place to test the atmosphere of an enclosed space to confirm it is safe to enter and remains safe whilst persons are within the space.

During the course of the campaign six member Authorities carried out a total of 1,022 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 49 ships were detained with 20 (40.82%) of detentions were being within the CIC scope, resulting a CIC topic related detention rate of 1.96%.

A total of 253 non-conformities have been recorded as a result of the campaign out of 1,022 questionnaires submitted.

Press Release BS MOU New Inspection Regime

At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the leading memorandums, namely Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, to the highest level.

The existing ship targeting system adjusted to accommodate additional generic parameters (e.g. Flag, RO, and Company performances), weighting points for each parameters, amendment of levels of the ship risk profile and determination of frequency of inspection of for each risk level, benefiting experience after four years of in depth comparative study of the leading PSC inspection regimes and considering discussion at IMO on the small flags.

The BS MOU New Inspection Regime, BS-IR (2016), consists of combination of Ship Risk Profile and Time Windows for clear indication of the order of priority in selection of ships for inspections. Black Sea Information System (BSIS) calculates and displays outputs of sections 1 to 3 using inspection records of member authorities stored in the BSIS for members use at the time of selection of ships for inspections.