Temporary Unavailability on the Black Sea MoU Databases

The Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU) has the pleasure to inform that following the serious failure in the Black Sea MoU databases, the official website of the Memorandum (, the Black Sea Information System (BSIS) and the e-mail services have been restored and main functions of databases have resumed.

However, it is our regret to advise that due to the recent technical glitch on databases, unfortunately, some PSC data from April 2022 to June 2022, some received and sent communications through the hyperlink with the BS MoU, some notifications on the BS MoU website, and incoming emails from 11 July to 19 July have not been fully recovered, yet.

The BS MoU Secretariat and BSIS technical staff are working round o’clock to fix the problem. And, a bit more time is expected to be required for the restoration of all data.

Further notification will be done in due course.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused and thanks for your kind understanding and patience.

Press Release CIC on STCW

Annual Report for 2021

We are pleased to present the twenty-first 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 the 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.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2021, a year the Covid-19, Pandemic continued to affect countries around the orld. However, over the past year, maritime transport defied the Covid-19 disruption.

Interim Guidance on Repatriation of Seafarers due to the Conflict in Ukraine

PSCC22 Press Release

Istanbul, Turkey – In the light of the current tense geopolitical situation, 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), by virtual means, for the Twenty-second session from 12 to 13 April 2022.

The meeting was chaired by Captain Alexandar ILIEV - Harbour Master of Port Burgas, Bulgaria.

Captain ILIEV officially declared the opening of the meeting and made a welcome speech. In his opening speech, Capt. Iliev firstly welcomed all delegates. Expressing that the Region is passing through difficult days, Capt. Iliev recalled the common understanding of main principles for PSC and stressed the fundamental role of port State control for the high level of vessel safety standards that are essential for safe and clean seas. He also revealed the convincement on the continuing role of the Black Sea MoU to be the important part of the international cooperation and efforts for safe and clean Oceans.