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1 Port State Control What is it, and why do we do it? K. Crawford / R. Lough 23 Nov 2012

2 1970s Air transport becomes global and cheap Foreign crews transported around the world Living conditions questioned

3 Hague Memorandum Euro countries decide to act on poor labour conditions and health and safety standards on foreign ships 1978, decide in The Hague to inspect and audit foreign ships in accordance with the rules of the ILO

4 Amoco Cadiz

5 Paris MOU 1982 – the Paris MOU is signed Mission: To eliminate the operation of sub- standard ships through a harmonized system of port State control

6 IMO – purpose of PSC Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international regulations and that the ship is manned and operated in compliance with these rules.

7 IMO Conventions Have specific Control provisions: SOLAS Chapter I, Regulation 19 MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 11 MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 10*** STCW Convention, Article X Load Line, Article 21 Etc….

8 Tokyo MOU Signed December 1993 in Tokyo New Zealand accepted the MOU on 1 April 1994 MOU is not a legally binding document Regional – Asia/Pacific

9 Tokyo MOU Vision - to eliminate substandard shipping in the Asia-Pacific region. Mission - to promote the effective implementation, and the universal and uniform application, of relevant IMO/ILO instruments on ships operating in the region.

10 Tokyo MOU countries (in black)

11 Tokyo MOU - benefits Regional standardisation Joint training and expert missions APCIS (Asia Pacific Computerised Information System)

12 Tokyo MOU relevant instruments Load Lines (and Protocol) SOLAS (and Protocol) MARPOL (and Protocol) STCW (as amended) ColRegs Tonnage (ITC, 1969) ILO Convention 147*** Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems (AFS)***

13 Selection for inspection APCIS – ship targeting system OR: Ships reported by another Authority Complaint from Master or crew member Ships which have been reported by pilots or port authorities as having deficiencies which may prejudice their safe navigation

14 The rubber hits the road Port State Control in reality

15 Tasman Pathfinder

16 Intoxicated Master Notified by pilot prior to ships departure Vessel prevented from departing (not detained under PSC) Company DPA contacted Replacement Master flown to Tauranga

17 AAL Brisbane

18 Pilot advised MNZ of anomalies with the navigation equipment MNZ PSCO on board for inspection Transas reviewed at pilots office Confirmed issue with navigation system Vessel detained under PSCO

19 AAL Brisbane

20 New Laurel

21 Tauranga Pilot advised MNZ of engine failure on approach to A Buoy PSC inspection conducted, problem already identified by company – no detention (Reason – Oiler shut a fuel valve and starved the generators of oil)

22 Pilot ladders General issue with pilot boarding arrangements Refer to new pilot card Need the pilots to inform MNZ so we can do something about it New regulations from 1 July 2012 – IMO Res A.1045(27), SOLAS Ch V/23

23 Pilot Boarding Card

24 PSC statistics in NZ 2011 Individual ships inspected – 406 Initial and follow-up inspections – 729 (479 initial – 250 follow-up) Inspections with deficiencies – 242 Deficiencies – 829 Detentions -12 No. ships visited - 868

25 Concentrated Inspection Campaign 2012 – Fire Safety Systems 2013 – Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery 2014 – Rest hours (tbc)

26 Others




30 PSC – more information MNZ – Tokyo MOU – Paris MOU –

31 K. Crawford / R. Lough DDI MOB FREE TEL Port State Control in NZ

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