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New Procedures for port State control

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New Procedures for port State control 21.03.2022 11:13

IMO ADOPTS the Procedures for port State control, 2021 (Resolution A. 1155(32)). This document is intended to provide basic guidance on the conduct of port State control inspections.

The following control procedures should be regarded as complementary to national measures taken by flag State Administrations in their countries and abroad and are intended to provide a common and consistent approach to the performance of port State control inspections and control measures taken as a consequence of the detection of serious deficiencies. These Procedures are also intended to provide assistance to flag State Administrations in securing compliance with convention provisions in safeguarding the safety of crew, passengers and ships, and ensuring the prevention of pollution.

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Application
1.3 Introduction
1.4 Provision for port State control
1.5 Ships of non-Parties
1.6 Ships below convention size
1.7 Definitions
1.8 Professional profile of PSCOs
1.9 Qualification and training requirements of PSCOs
2.1 General
2.2 Initial inspections
2.3 General procedural guidelines for PSCOs
2.4 Clear grounds
2.5 More detailed inspections
3.1 Identification of a substandard ship
3.2 Submission of information concerning deficiencies
3.3 Port State action in response to alleged substandard ships
3.4 Responsibilities of port State to take remedial action
3.5 Guidance for the detention of ships
3.6 Suspension of inspection
3.7 Procedures for rectification of deficiencies and release
4.1 Port State reporting
4.2 Flag State reporting
4.3 Reporting of allegations under MARPOL
5.1 Report of comments

Appendix 1 Code of good practice for port State control officers conducting inspections within the framework of the regional memoranda of understanding and agreement on port State control
Appendix 2 Guidelines for the detention of ships
Appendix 3 Guidelines for investigations and inspections carried out under MARPOL Annex I
Appendix 4 Guidelines for investigations and inspections carried out under MARPOL Annex II
Appendix 5 Guidelines for discharge requirements under MARPOL Annexes I and II
Appendix 6 Guidelines for more detailed inspections of ship structural and equipment requirements
Appendix 7 Guidelines for control of operational requirements
Appendix 8 Guidelines for port State control officers on the ISM Code
Appendix 9 Guidelines for port State control related to LRIT
Appendix 10 Guidelines for port State control under TONNAGE 1969
Appendix 11 Guidelines for port State control officers on certification of seafarers, manning and hours of rest
Appendix 12 List of certificates and documents
Appendix 13 Report of inspection in accordance with procedures for port State control
Appendix 14 Report of deficiencies not fully rectified or only provisionally rectified
Appendix 15 Report of action taken to the notifying authority
Appendix 16 Format for the Report of contravention of MARPOL (article 6)
Appendix 17 Comments by flag State on detention report
Appendix 18 Guidelines for port State control under MARPOL Annex VI
Appendix 19 List of instruments relevant to port State control procedures

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