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BS MoU Press Release CIC on Fire Safety Systems

Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety Systems arrangements, carried out between 1 September 2012 and 30 November 2012 in the Black Sea MoU region reveals that 33 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies related to fire safety systems in the Black Sea MoU region. The least favourable results related to maintenance plan (5.62%), maintenance of the fire fighting-systems and appliances (3.81%), followed by fire control plan (3.45%) and isolating valves (2.68%).

Press Release CIC on Fire Safety Systems

The six member Authorities of the (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) of the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control will start a concentrated inspection campaign on Fire Safety Systems. The three-month campaign will start on September 1, 2012 and end on November 30, 2012 under the co-ordination of the Romanian Naval Authority. The campaign shall be conducted simultaneously with the Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU and other MOUs.

Press Release CIC on Structural Safety and Load Lines

From 1st September 2011 to 30th November 2011, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on on the structural safety and the Load Line Convention throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MOU and was conducted in conjunction with the Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU. The Paris MOU Guidelines and Questionnaire were utilized. Each inspection asked 14 questions on the compliance of all types of ships with the structural safety requirements and the provisions of the International Convention on Load Lines.

Press Release CIC on Harmful Substances

The members of the BS MOU undertook a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on the harmful substances (marine pollutants) carried in packaged form (MARPOL Annex III, SOLAS VII and the IMDG Code) from April to June 2011 which was conducted by the Tokyo MOU in 2010. Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia acted as campaign co-ordinator.