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The EMSA Programming Document 2019-2021 was adopted by the Administrative Board at the end of 2018.

It constitutes the Agency’s roadmap for the year to come, laying out the specific actions and resources for 2019, and provides an indication of possible developments in the medium term.



Paris MOU port state control action code list

  • Code 10: Deficiency rectified
  • Code 15: Rectify deficiency at next port
  • Code 16: Rectify deficiency within 14 days
  • Code 17: Rectify deficiency before departure
  • Code 18: Rectify deficiency within 3 months
  • Code 30: Detainable deficiency
  • Code 40: next port informed
  • Code 45: rectify detainable deficiency at next port 50 flag state/consul informed
  • Code 55: flag state consulted
  • Code 70: recognized organization informed
  • Code 85: investigation of the contravention of discharge provision (MARPOL)
  • Code 99: Other


Notice of Arrival/Departure (NOAD)



The United States Coast Guard (USCG) at Title 33 Part 160 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
requires that ships arriving to and departing from a port (or OCS) in the United States file a NOA/D with
the NVMC. There are three methods available for filing NOA/D, which are:

1. Emailed submission of either of the latest two published NVMC Workbooks located at
www.nvmc.uscg.gov under the Downloads Tab and sent to enoad@nvmc.uscg.gov .

2. Via the NVMC eNOAD website.

3. Via Third-party application submissions conforming to standards found at www.nvmc.uscg.gov under the Developer Tab and sent to enoad@nvmc.uscg.gov. This option pertains to XML submissions made by means of third party software.

Current NOA/D Workbooks:

The current new versions of the workbook may be downloaded via the USCG’s NVMC website:
www.nvmc.uscg.gov where you can click the “Downloads” button followed by the “NOAD Workbook”
button on the left side of the page.

There are two new versions of Workbooks, as follows:

1. For ships arriving or departing US Ports: Version 7.5.1dated 12th June 2018

2. For ships operating in the US OCS – Oil and Gas Fields: Version 1.5.1 dated 12th June 2018


The official NVMC XLS workbook for submitting a Notice of Arrival/Departure (NOAD). This updated workbook contains corrections for port lists not populating when the country of Georgia is selected. It is requested that the worksheets/workbook are completed electronically and sent via email or imported into the eNOAD Web Application. Alteration of the official workbook will result in significant delays in processing.




Concentrated inspection – Different PSC regimes have announced their concentrated inspection campaigns (CICs) for auxiliary machines starting 1 June and for MARPOL VI from 1 September. The US Coast Guard carries out a CIC from May 2018 to 2019 on open lifeboats of US-flagged ships.


CICs are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic. They are carried out during routine PSC inspections, with an additional checklist, for a period of three months. A brief summary:

1. Black Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU CIC on MARPOL VI starting on 1 September

The CIC will start in these PSC regimes on 1 September and last until 30 November. The additional questionnaire is expected to be published at the beginning of August to raise awareness for compliance with requirements on the prevention of air pollution from ships. Once the additional questionnaire is published, we will issue an additional news.

The goal of the CIC is to check the actual status of ships regarding conformity with air pollution prevention requirements. It also aims to enforce awareness of new maximum limits for sulphur in ship fuel oil, which will enter into force on 1 January 2020.

Usually, this additional questionnaire for the CIC focuses on the main deficiencies in the area(s) found during previous years. World statistics for the last three years show main deficiencies related to incinerator and record book of engine parameters (with deficiency code):

  • (14206) Record book of engine parameters
  • (14608) Incinerator including operations and operating manual
  • (01124) International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP)
  • (14611) Ozone-depleting substances
  • (01125) Engine International Air Pollution Prev. Cert.
  • (01328) Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan
  • (14610) Operational procedures for engines or equipment
  • (01138) International Energy Efficiency Certificate
  • (14604) Bunker delivery notes
  • (14615) Fuel changeover procedure

The majority of detainable deficiencies for DNV GL-classed vessels are related to the incinerator and sulphur content/quality of fuel used (deficiency codes 14617 and 14607).

Considering the above deficiencies, we assume the questionnaire items will mainly be related to operational questions and certificates or manuals. In particular, the ship-specific fuel changeover procedure is assumed to be targeted. In some ports, fuel samples may be taken and analyzed on short notice.

Another relevant topic is related to the cooling mediums from freezers and air condition plants and the related documentation, recorded as ozone-depleting substances (deficiency code 14611).

We would like to remind you that all these operational deficiencies are often related to the Safety Management System (SMS) and will likely trigger an ISM-related deficiency, especially in case of numerous or repeated deficiencies.