With the press release dated 28 July 2016, the Paris MoU published a questionnaire of twelve questions concerning items to be used by the Port State Control Officer (PSCO) to verify compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Furthermore, referring also to our previous PSC Update 02-2015/June, the Paris MoU will now carry out a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on MLC, 2006 from 1 September to 30 November 2016.
Relevant for ship owners and managers.
The Paris MoU published a press release dated 28 July 2016 which includes a questionnaire of twelve questions concerning items to be used by the PSCO to verify compliance with the MLC, 2006. The Paris MoU also informed that the ship’s procedures and measures in place with respect to MLC, 2006 will be checked in detail for compliance with the requirements during a regular Port State Control inspection.
When deficiencies are found, actions by the port state may vary: from recording a deficiency and instructing the Master to rectify it within a certain period to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified.
The full Paris MoU press release and questionnaire (checklist) for the CIC are available in the appendix - please see below.
In a future Technical and Regulatory News, there will be more information on the announcement from the Black Sea, India and Tokyo MoUs regarding their combined CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangement.
In addition, the DNV GL Maritime Academy will offer a short online training session (smart-up) that will cover in 45 minutes additional information on the checklist items for both CIC topics on 17 August 2016. Further information is available at www.dnvgl.com/maritime/maritime-academy/smart-ups.html. Registration for “PSC – Getting Prepared for the 2016 CIC” can be done there.
- Get familiarized with the Paris MoU questionnaire for the CIC on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
- Inform the crew.
- Consider joining the online training session on offer.
- Paris MoU press release (PDF)
- Paris MoU questionnaire for the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (PDF)