Port State Control’s concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances will start on 1 September 2017 .
Based on DNV GL statistics from 2016, the following main deficiencies were found resulting in PSC detentions – these items serve as indicators as what to focus on for the upcoming CIC campaign:
Nautical publication: NP out of date / List of radio signals missing or expired / IAMSAR volume old edition / ITU not updated / Notice to mariners not updated,
Charts: Missing, not updated or expired charts
Lights, shapes, sound signals: In particular, stern lights wrong sector, inoperative or broken / Ship’s navigation lights arrangement not in compliance with COLREG / Flags poor or dirty
Voyage or passage plan: Especially the passage plan for the last or next voyage is not available or not in compliance with SOLAS,
Magnetic compass: Especially the magnetic compass repeater on bridge / Excessive deviation in magnetic compass / Compass of lifeboat out of order / Deviation table not posted ,
Voyage Data Recorder (VDR): Especially VDR showing alarm or inoperative,
BNWAS: Especially location of the reset button / Knowledge of audible alarms and visual indication,
ECDIS: Including training, familiarization, operation and documentation (MSC.1/Circ.1503 “ECDIS – Guidance for good practice” dated 24 July 2015 and AMSA Marine Notice 7/2017 “Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports”).