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PSC concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances

August 6, 2017 POST STATE CONTROL


 

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Nautical publication: NP out of date / List of radio signals missing or expired / IAMSAR volume old edition / ITU not updated / Notice to mariners not updated,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”).


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