PSC: The Riyadh MoU will be launching a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety from 1 October to 31 December 2014 to verify compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS) onboard ships.
The CIC is similar to the CIC for the Paris and Tokyo MoUs in 2012 and the ongoing CIC for the Caribbean MoU (1 September to 30 November 2014). Therefore, focus continues to be on fire-safety-related issues, with special attention to:
- Maintenance and availability of firefighting equipment
- Familiarity among the master, officers and crew on how to use and maintain the firefighting equipment
- Raised awareness of fire-safety-related issues
During the CIC, Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will go through an obligatory 13-item questionnaire.....
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