Press releases

New Secretary Appointed to the Black Sea MoU on PSC

Preliminary results of the CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

From 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo and Paris MOUs as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results
During the CIC period a total of 1,530 inspections were carried out involving ships. Of these inspections 1,175 inspections were performed using the CIC questionnaire. The data from BSIS indicates that 17 ships were detained for issues related to the CIC (a detention rate of 1.6%).

Press Release CIC on Emergency System and Procedures

The member Authorities of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) will conduct a concentrated inspection campaign on Emergency Systems and Procedures.
The three-month campaign will start on September 1st, 2019 and end on November 30th, 2019 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.

Preliminary results of the CIC on MARPOL Annex VI

Port State Control Officers in the BS MOU region performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL ANNEX VI, in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2018. The campaign was conducted under the campaign coordination of the Republic of Turkey Maritime Administration. Paris and Tokyo MOUs guidelines and questionnaire were used.
During the campaign, a total of 781 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 781 individual ships. Of this quantity 55 ships were detained without detentions were being within the CIC scope.

A total of 139 questionnaires had at least a non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting 17.8 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of non-conformities was 6.62 which means that “unsatisfactory” answer was given to a question on 6.62 % of occasions.

PSCC20 Press Release

Burgas, Bulgaria – 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 Burgas, Bulgaria, for the Twentieth session from 16 to 18 April 2019.

The meeting was chaired by Captain Dmytro PETRENKO - Head of the Maritime Administration of the Ukraine.

Mr. Petar KIROV - Chief Secretary of Bulgarian Maritime Administration made a welcome speech and officially declared the opening of the meeting. Mr. Kirov stressed the vital role of port State control for promotion of safer shipping and cleaner seas. He expressed that Bulgaria praised the great achievement and success of the BS MOU during the years. He reassured the full cooperation and continuous contribution from Bulgaria to the BS MOU.