PSCs to address emergency systems and procedures

Aug 02 2019

The Paris and Tokyo MOUs’ latest Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) will be aimed at emergency systems and procedures and will start on 1st September, 2019.

In addition, the Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Riyadh and Vina del Mar MoUs will also perform the same CIC.

Its focus will be to verify the readiness of crew and emergency equipment in case of an incident.

The Paris and Tokyo MoUs have now published the questionnaire for this year’s CIC, containing 10 technical questions and one administrative question.

The CIC is focusing on the importance of regular training for different emergency scenarios, as well as the proper maintenance of technical systems to ensure the readiness of crew equipment in case of any emergencies.

It aims to reduce the high number of detainable deficiencies, in particular related to emergency generators, emergency fire pumps, and records of drills, DNV GL said in analysing the CIC.

The special focus on crew familiarisation is reflected by two newly introduced deficiency codes:

• 04120 Damage Control drill for passenger ships.

• 04121 Crew familiarisation with emergency systems.

When deficiencies are identified, actions by the Port State Control (PSC) may vary, from recording a deficiency and instructing the Master to rectify it within a certain period, to detaining the ship until the deficiencies are rectified.

DNV GL advised shipowners and managers to -

• Become familiar with the questionnaire for the CIC on emergency systems and procedures.

• Inform the crew.

• Join DNV GL’s free online ‘smart-up’ webinar on 14th August, 2019, which is covering this CIC.


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