1SPANOS NIKOLAOS COMMANDER H.C.G. EXPERT P.S.C.O EXPANDED INSPECTION OF SPECIFIC SHIP CATEGORIES BY PORT STATE CONTROL OFFICERSSPANOS NIKOLAOSCOMMANDER H.C.G.EXPERT P.S.C.O
2The Importance of PSC Elimination of “sub-standard” AIM:Elimination of “sub-standard”ships in the region
3Thesis:PSC is much more effective since the implementation of STCW95, ISM, (ILO180) in MOU.
4CATEGORIES OF SHIPS SUBJECT TO EXPANDED INSPECTION Oil tankers with a gross tonnage of more than 3,000 gt and older than 15 years of age, as determined on the basis of the date of construction indicated in the ship’s safety certificates.
5Bulk carriers, older than 12 years of age, as determined on the basis of the date of construction indicated in the ship’s safety certificates.Passenger ships older than 15 years of age, other than ro-ro ferries, and high-speed passenger craft operating in regular service under the provision of Council Directive 1999/35/EC;
6Gas and chemical tankers older than 10 years of age, as determined on the basis of the date of construction indicated in the ship’s safety certificates.
7INFORMATION TO BE NOTIFIED TO THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY ΑΤ LEAST 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE NameFlagIMO identification number, if anyDead-weight tonnageDate of construction of the ship, as determined on the basis of the date indicated in the ship’s safety certificates
8For tankers:Configuration: single hull, single hull with SBT, double hullCondition of the cargo and ballast tanks: full, empty, inertedVolume and nature of the cargo
9Planned duration of the call Planned operations at the port of destination (loading, unloading, other)Planned statutory survey inspections and substantial maintenance and repair work to be carried out whilst in the port of destination.
10GENERAL PROVISION FOR EXPANDED INSPECTION The above mentioned categories of ships will be subject to an expanded inspection by any of the Authorities only once during a period of 12 months. Expanded inspections will be carried out in accordance with the procedures mentioned below.
11INSPECTION PROCEDURES, RECTIFICATION and DETENTION In fulfilling their commitments, the Authorities will carry out inspections which will consist of a visit on board a ship in order to check the certificates and documents.Furthermore, the Authorities will satisfy themselves that the crew and the overall condition of the ship, including the engine room, accommodation and hygienic conditions, meets generally accepted international rules and standards.
12In the absence of valid certificates or documents, or if there are clear grounds for believing that the condition of a ship, its equipment or its crew, does not substantially meet the requirements of a relevant instrument, a more detailed inspection will be carried out. The Authorities will include control on compliance with on board operational requirements in their inspections.
13PROCEDURES RELATING TO EXPANDED INSPECTION OF SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF SHIPS Subject to their practical feasibility or any constraints relating to the safety of persons, the ship or the port, the following items at least are considered as part of an expanded inspection.Port State control officers must be aware that it may jeopardize the safe execution of certain on-board operations, e.g. cargo operations, if tests having a direct effect thereon, are required to be carried out during such operations.
14PART A: “ IN THE MASTER’S CABIN” While inspecting the ship’s certificates and associated mandatory documents, verify if any item:is missing or expirednot translated or not posted up if requiredis not valid for discrepancies in the form or in the contents.
15As regards the safe manning, verify if: manning complies with the requirementminimum rest periods are appliedAs regards the crew, verify if certificates:are validare translatedare appropriate
16If medical examination is available and valid. If the minimum age requirement is complied with.As regards the ISM code, check if:the personnel is familiar with the company safety and environmental protection policy.the safety management documentation is readily available on board.
17PART B: THE “WALK THROUGH” PSCOs verify the general condition of:EXTERNAL HULLHULL, FREEBOARD MARKS, ACCOMMODATION LADDER, MOORING ARRANGEMENTS.
19SAFE NAVIGATIONNAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT, MANAGEMENT OF VOYAGE CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS, BRIDGE VISIBILITY, RECORDS OF TESTS AND DRILLS OF THE STEERING GEAR.RADIO EQUIPMENTRADIO INSTALLATIONS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, RECORD OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.
20LIFESAVING APPLIANCES LIFEBOATS & RESCUE BOATS, LAUNCHING ARRANGEMENTS, LIFERAFTS, PERSONAL LIFESAVING APPLIANCES, RECORD OF PERIODIC INSPECTIONS AND DRILLS, MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY PLANS & INSTRUCTIONS.ENGINE ROOMMAIN & AUXILIARY ENGINES, PIPINGS, PUMPS, VALVES, CLEANLINESS OF MACHINERY SPACES, EMERGENCY ESCAPE ROUTES.
21ELECTRIC EQUIPMENTELECTRIC GENERATORS, LIGHTING, CABLES, TERMINATIONS AND JOINT ARRANGEMENTS.FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMFIRE DOORS, MEANS OF ESCAPE, INERT GAS SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT OF FIRE CONTROL PLAN & INSTRUCTIONS, RECORD OF TESTING AND DRILLS, FIRE PUMPS, HYDRANTS, FIRE HOSES, EXTINGUISHERS.
22LIVING AND WORKING CONDITION POLLUTION PREVENTIONOILY-WATER SEPARATOR & ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENTS, GARBAGE ARRANGEMENTS.LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONVENTILATION, HEATING, LIGHTING, CABINS, SANITARY FACILITIES, RECORD OF ACCOMODATION INSPECTIONS: FOOD/WATER, GALLEYS, PANTRIES, MESSROOM, MEDICAL FACILITIES.
23EXPANDED INSPECTION ON AN OIL TANKER Furthermore, the following items must be considered as part of an expanded inspection for an oil tanker.Black-out and start of emergency generatorInspection of emergency lightingOperation of emergency fire pump with two fire hoses connected to the fire main lineOperation of bilge pumpsClosing of watertight doors
24Lowering of one seaside lifeboat to the water Test of remote emergency stop e.g. boilers, ventilation and fuel pumpsTesting of steering gear including auxiliary steering gearInspection of emergency source of power to radio installationsInspection and, to the extent possible, test of engine room separatorFixed deck foam systemFire fighting equipment in generalInspection of fire dampers to engine room and accommodationControl of pressure of inert gas and oxygen content thereof
25Ballast tanks: at least one of the ballast tanks within the cargo area to be examined from tank manhole/deck, assess in first instance, and entered if inspector establishes clear ground for further inspection.Verification that the following documents are on board, review them and confirm that the flag State or Classification Society has endorsed them:(1) reports of structural surveys(2) condition evaluation reports(3) thickness measurement reports(4) descriptive document referred to by IMO resolution A.744(18).
26EXPANDED INSPECTION ON GAS AND CHEMICAL CARRIERS The following items can be considered as part of an expanded inspection for gas and chemical carriers.Black-out and start of emergency generatorInspection of emergency lightingOperation of emergency fire pump with two fire hoses connected to the fire main lineOperation of bilge pumpsClosing of watertight doors
27Lowering of one seaside lifeboat to the water Test of remote emergency stop e.g. boilers, ventilation and fuel pumpsTesting of steering gear including auxiliary steering gearInspection of emergency source of power to radio installationsInspection and, to the extent possible, test of engine room separatorCargo tank monitoring and safety devices relating to temperature, pressure and ullageOxygen analyzing and explosion-meter devices, including their calibration. Availability of chemical detection equipment with an appropriate number of suitable gas detection tubes for the specific cargo being carried.
28Cabin escape sets giving suitable respiratory and eye protection for every person on board (if required by the products listed in the International Certificate of Fitness or Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk or Liquefied Gases in Bulk, as applicable).Check that the product being carried is listed in the International Certificate of Fitness or the Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk or Liquefied Gases in Bulk, as applicable.The fixed fire fighting installations on deck, whether they be foam or dry chemical or other, as required by the product carried.
29PART C: “OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS” Assess the communication capability of the crewDetermine whether crewmembers are aware of their duty as indicated by:Muster list – Damage control plan – Fire control plan – SOPEP
30Assess the familiarity of navigation officers in: - Handling of navigation equipment- Knowledge of standard navigation procedures- Handling of GMDSS and/or other communication equipmentAssess the familiarity of the engine officers in:- Handling of engine room equipment- Knowledge of engine room procedures- Handling of power management features
31Determine if personnel assigned specific duties related to the cargo is familiar with those duties. Determine if appropriate crewmembers understand the information given in manuals and instructions.
32Detainable deficiencies Detention notice Info Flag Y NNYSelectionMandatoryexpandedinspectionTargetFactor >50PriorityinspectionInitialinspectionMoredetailedinspectionClearGrounds?Form AOperationalcontrolDetainableDeficiencies?Form A & BClass relatedDetainable deficienciesForm A & BDetention notice Info FlagForm A & BDetention noticeInfo Flag Info classRe-inspectionRelease ofDetention notice