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PSC Inspection Deficiency, Detention, Appeal & CIC

Deficiencies During an inspection the PSC inspector may identify one or more deficiencies and include these in the PSC inspection report. Each deficiency has a unique code. In the FORM B, it is also mentioned when the deficiency should be rectified. With all deficiencies, the

Port State Control Inspection Readiness

Below guidelines should be used by the vessel’s staff prior to arrival into port. The categories and items identified below are items that have been identified as top Port State detention items on board vessels. Below guidelines should be used in conjunction with the normal

ballast water management

Ballast Water Convention

Ballast water may be taken onboard by ships for stability and can contain thousands of aquatic or marine microbes, plants and animals, which are then carried across the globe. Untreated ballast water released at the ship’s destination could potentially introduce a new invasive marine species. 

future and new IMO amendments

Future & New IMO Amendments

Adopted IMO and ILO requirements coming into force in the future This part includes requirements that have been adopted and have an entry into force date which has been established by the IMO or ILO but not yet reached. 1 January 2020 Amendments to SOLAS

ENHANCED HULL SURVEY

Surveys and Certification

The Harmonized System Of Survey and Certification (HSSC) Previously the certificates were issued on different dates when the relevant certificates expired. They had different periods of validity. When their annual and other surveys became due, preparations had to be done for each. Often preparations were

document of compliance for carrying dangerous goods

Certificates & Documents To be Carried Onboard Vessel

International Tonnage Certificate (1969) An International Tonnage Certificate (1969) shall be issued to every ship, the gross and net tonnage of which have been determined in accordance with the Convention. International Load line Certificate An International Load Line Certificate shall be issued under the provisions

loadline

LoadLine and Draft Marks

Loadlines are one of the earliest safety features introduced in shipping, At the time of introduction, ships were suffering heavy losses because of overloading. Lord Plimsoll, a member of the parliament, fought for introduction of Loadlines and hence the term “plimsoll disc”. The safety of

sub division load line

Sub division & Loadlines

Aim: Sub division aims at finding the number of bulkheads required, and where they should be placed. Sub division of passenger ships into watertight compartments must be such that after assumed damage to the ship’s hull the vessel will remain afloat in a stable position.

Lifeboat maintenance

Lifesaving Equipment Maintenance

Life Saving Appliances Maintenance Equipment / Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval Maintenance By Remark Maintenance and inspection SOLAS II-1/3-9.3 SOLAS III/20.4 SOLAS III/20.7.2 MSC.1/Circ.1331, Annex, para. 4 All Monthly Crew In accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Maintenance of wires acc. to SOLAS III/20.4. Means of Embarkation