Monday, June 12, 2017

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has announced that it will be conducting a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) jointly with the Tokyo MoU.

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has announced that it will be conducting a concentrated inspection
campaign (CIC) jointly with the Tokyo MoU.
The CIC will focus on navigation safety, including Electronic Chart
Display Information Systems (ECDIS). The Black Sea MoU will also participate in same CIC campaign.
The campaign will be held for three months, beginning 01 September 2017 through 30 November 2017. During this
time, Port State Control (PSC)
Officers are expected to use a standard questionnaire, which will be published in August 2017.
The new CIC was announced during Paris MoU 35th anniversary meeting in Poland, where many issues were
discussed. Also, the methodology for calculating flag and recognized organization (RO) performance, used for the
targeting of ships for inspection, is being reviewed.
The Committee agreed to move towards a new scheme to replace the current
White-Grey-Black List and RO performance List in the near future.
During the meeting., high importance was given to the report of the
Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MLC, 2006. The CIC was carried out from September to November
2016. The general conclusion was that the results show a proper implementation of the MLC requirements on board
the ships inspected, and compliance on the MLC areas focused on in the questionnaire.
The Committee adopted the 2016 Annual Report, including the White, Grey and Black List and the performance list
of recognized organizations and informed that the lists will be published in early June and used for targeting purposes
from 1 July 2017. Moreover, the Annual Report will be published by the end of July this year.
Paris MoU said that the number of ships which have been refused access to the region after multiple detentions has
increased from 11 to 20.
Five ships have been refused access for the second time. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the New Inspection

Regime. The Committee noted that the detention percentage has increased from 3.3% to 3.8%.
Please make necessary arrangements in order to comply with the above mentioned inspections.
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THE PARIS MOU MARKS ITS 35TH
ANNIVERSARY BY HOLDING ITS 50TH
MEETING IN GDANSK, POLAND.
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held
its 50th Committee meeting in Gdansk, Poland, from the 22nd to the 26th May 2017,
this special meeting was chaired by Mr. Brian Hogan. During the meeting, member
States also commemorated the Paris MoU 35th anniversary and 25th anniversary of
Poland being a member of the organization.
The Paris MoU welcomed the “Ministerial Declaration” signed during the 3
rd Joint
Ministerial Conference between the Paris and Tokyo MoUs held in Vancouver
earlier this month. Secretary General Richard Schiferli expressed the view of the
Committee that the declaration demonstrates that the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU
members agree on the importance to safeguard responsible and sustainable
shipping in order to further enhance safety, environmental protection and working
and living conditions for seafarers. The declaration will provide political support to
undertake port State control initiatives between the two regions.
The methodology for calculating flag and recognized organization (RO)
performance, used for the targeting of ships for inspection, is being reviewed. The
Committee agreed to move towards a new scheme to replace the current WhiteGrey-Black
List and RO performance List in the near future.
High importance was given to the report of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign
(CIC) on MLC, 2006. The CIC was carried out from September to November 2016.
The general conclusion was that the results show a proper implementation of the
MLC requirements on board the ships inspected, and compliance on the MLC
areas focused on in the questionnaire.
The Committee approved the questionnaire for the CIC on Safety of Navigation to
be carried out jointly with the Tokyo MoU. The CIC aims at checking the
compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display
Information Systems (ECDIS). The CIC will be carried out from September to
November 2017 and the questionnaire will be published in August.
The Committee took decisions in relation to the sustainability of shipping, including
the Polar Code, Ballast Water Management and air emissions from ships.
The Committee adopted the 2016 Annual Report, including the White, Grey and
Black List and the performance list of recognized organizations. The lists will be
published in early June and used for targeting purposes from 1 July 2017. The
Annual Report will be published by the end of July this year.
The number of ships which have been refused access to the Paris MoU region
after multiple detentions has increased from 11 to 20. Five ships have been
refused access for the second time. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the
New Inspection Regime. The Committee noted that the detention percentage has
increased from 3.3% to 3.8%.
The Committee re-elected Mr. Brian Hogan (Ireland) as Chairman and elected Mr.
Naim Nazha (Canada) as vice-Chairman.
The meeting was attended by members of the Paris MoU, the European
Commission, EMSA, Montenegro, observers from the International Labour
Organization, US Coast Guard, Tokyo MoU, Caribbean MoU, Mediterranean MoU,
Black Sea MoU and Indian Ocean MoU.
On behalf of the member Authorities, Mr. Hogan concluded the meeting by
remarking that significant progress has been made on port State control issues
during this meeting. He thanked all member Authorities, the European
Commission, EMSA and the Paris MoU Secretariat for their contribution. In
particular Mr. Hogan thanked the Maritime Authority of Poland, for the excellent
arrangements they made for this Committee meeting.

Contact
Mr. Richard W.J. Schiferli
Secretary General Paris MoU
on Port State Control
PO Box 16191
2500 BD The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)70 456 1509
Fax: +31 (0)70 456 1599
E-mail: Richard.Schiferli@parismou.org
Web-site: www.parismou.org
Notes to editors:
Regional Port State Control was initiated in 1982 when fourteen European countries agreed to coordinate
their port State inspection effort under a voluntary agreement known as the Paris
Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU). Currently 27 countries are
member of the Paris MOU. The European Commission, although not a signatory to the Paris MOU,
is also a member of the Committee.
The Paris MoU is supported by a central database THETIS hosted and operated by the European
Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon. Inspection results are available for search and daily updating by
MoU Members. Inspection results can be consulted on the Paris MoU public website and are
published on the Equasis website.
The Secretariat of the MoU is provided by the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the
Environment and located in The Hague.
Port State Control is a check on visiting foreign ships to verify their compliance with international
rules on safety, pollution prevention and seafarers living and working conditions. It is a means of
enforcing compliance in cases where the owner and flag State have failed in their responsibility to
implement or ensure compliance. The port State can require defects to be put right, and detain the
ship for this purpose if necessary. It is therefore also a port State’s defence against visiting
substandard shipping.