A collaborative Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety has been launched by the Member Authorities of the Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control.
The campaign’s goals are to raise awareness of the value of fire safety precautions among the crew and owners of the ship and to confirm that the ship complies with those standards as set forth in the pertinent IMO instruments.
The duration of this inspection operation is three months, it began on September 1st and will run through November 30, 2023. Along with the routine Port State Control inspection, the campaign will look at particular fire safety-related areas. During the campaign, a ship will only be subject to one inspection under this CIC.
In order to determine whether the master and crew are knowledgeable about fire safety procedures, machinery is operational and well-maintained and whether the firefighting systems and equipment are in compliance with applicable regulations, and more, Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will use a pre-defined questionnaire.
If inadequacies are discovered, the port state’s response may differ beyond merely recording a deficit and directing the master to fix it within a specific timeframe and may extend to detaining the ship until the significant flaws have been fixed. If your ship is detained, publication in the Tokyo and Paris MoU websites’ monthly detention lists will occur.
The campaign’s outcomes will be examined, and conclusions will be delivered to both MoUs’ governing bodies for potential submission to the IMO.
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