Marine link
 

IACS Encourages Close Links With Port State Control

Commitment by leading classifi- cation societies to increasing dialogue and cooperation with Port State Control (PSC) authorities has been underlined by the International Association of Classification Societies' (IACS) latest involvement in a regional PSC seminar. Improved access to class data and the wide range of assistance available to PSC authorities were main themes in the association's recent presentation to the South Mediterranean in its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Port State Control, staged in Tunis. The latest in a developing series, the presentation was given by Jim Smith, IACS' permanent representative to the IMO. Formalized cooperation and assistance with Port State Control and improved access to class and statutory data are two of seven marine safety initiatives introduced by IACS last year, which entered into full force in January.

"Our latest initiatives show that the key contribution being made by Port State Control to improved ship safety is fully recognized by IACS," said Mr. Smith. "IACS members consider it their duty to cooperate fully with Port State Control in effective identification of substandard ships — and in the process of corrective action for any safety deficiencies within the remit of class," he added.

A wider range of Transfer of Class and Ships in Operation Class Services data has now become more easily accessible to PSC authorities on request.




Port Authority History

A Partnership In Maritime Evolution
ACTU-VATOR: Folding Hatch Cover Innovation From The Main Deck, Inc.
Apollo Stevedoring/Jason Shipping Recruit Jacomino For Tampa Operations
Belgians Scoop Up dreding Contracts
Brazilian Joint Venture Delivers Brazilian Venture
Cascade General Wins Portland Ship Yard Bid
China Port Expansion Spells Opportunity For U.S. Companies
Company Initiates Cruise Operation Between California And Mexico
Court Ruling Victory For Lykes
Drive For Quality To Afflict Owners, Benefit Builders
High Tech Equipment To Bring Kawasaki Port Into The Future
Hvide Investment Signals Consolidation Continuation
IMO Secretary-General Calls For More Action On Bulk Carrier Safety
INTERTANKO: Zero Waste At Sea Is Possible
MaK-Propelled Container Vessel Built For U.S.-Based Owner, Christened "Tropic Sun7
Marine Terminals Corp. To Operate Oakland Terminal
Mexican Officials Detail Governments Plan To Privatize Its Ports
NEWTARGET: International Fast Ferry Market
One Plus One Equals One
Panamanian Vessel Sunk To Create Artificial Reef
Pena Accepts Port Award, Stresses Highway System Legislation
Second $7.9 Million Crane In Place At South port
Setchell Named TT Club Director
Short Sea Container Survey: No Pain, No Gain
The Great Lakes Towing Co. Handles Two Significant Cargoes
TSS Ltd., U.K., Supplies Electronic Motion Compensation System For U.S. Dredging Project
Unitor Invests In Two New Workboats For Far East Operation Cruise Ship Sally Albatross
Valmet Introduces New Coupling To Improve Safety
VTS Analyzing Neeed, Cost & Safety In U.S. Ports
Wallenius Delivers 100,000th Deere Unit At Galveston
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright