The Paris, Tokyo, Indian Ocean and Black Sea Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) on port state control will carry out a joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) to verify compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1. The CIC will last three months, starting on September 1 and ending on November 30, 2013.
The CIC will focus on safety of propulsion and auxiliary machinery, especially the working order and maintenance of main engines, auxiliary engines, auxiliary equipment and their related alarm systems. These installations will be verified in detail for compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1 during regular PSC inspections and special attention will be given to crew familiarity with safety and emergency procedures.
Port State Control Officers will use a questionnaire during the CIC. This contains 12 questions relating to documentation, main and auxiliary equipment, crew familiarization and operational controls.
When deficiencies are found, actions by the port state may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the Master to rectify it within a certain period to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified.
The results of the CIC will be analyzed and findings will be presented to the governing bodies of the Paris, Tokyo, Indian Ocean and Black Sea MOUs for submission to the IMO.