Presentation on theme: "Port State Control What is it, and why do we do it? K. Crawford / R. Lough 23 Nov 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Port State Control What is it, and why do we do it? K. Crawford / R. Lough 23 Nov 2012
1970s Air transport becomes global and cheap Foreign crews transported around the world Living conditions questioned
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
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
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.
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….
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
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.
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
The rubber hits the road Port State Control in reality
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)
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