This quick reference guide and associated checklist are recommended to be used by the crew in preparation of the vessel’s arrival into port. It is designed to complement on-board routine maintenance programs as well as pre-port arrival and departure checks required by international regulations. If any of the items identified in this guide are not in satisfactory working condition, the crew should take appropriate actions to remedy the situation. If any identified deficiencies cannot be rectified, Port State Control should be notified prior to arrival.
The guide is organized according to major PSC categories and areas of concern. For each major category, the common deficiencies have been identified for your reference. Download and print the A4-sized PDF checklist or guidance brochure, which is designed to be used onboard. For ongoing alerts and updates, please subscribe to ABS PSC updates and Chief Surveyor Alerts from our Preference Center.