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Checklist for upcoming PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW now available

The Paris and Tokyo MoU joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW will start on 1 September. This PSC news is a continuation of our news “PSC Concentration Inspection Campaign starting on 1 September” from July 2022.

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Relevant for ship owners and managers.

Paris and Tokyo MoUs’ CIC on STCW

Through a joined press release on 1 August 2022, the Paris and Tokyo MoUs published the checklist for this year’s CIC. As far as we are aware, all other MoUs, except the U.S. Coast Guard, will join this CIC campaign too. The checklist contains ten aspects to confirm that the ship’s crew is certified as per the STCW requirements and by the Minimum Safe Manning certificate of the vessel. For the necessary safe operation of the ship, the Port State Control Officers (PCSOs) will focus on newly joined crew members in view of their familiarization for regular and emergency duties. Bridge procedures, such as voyage planning, rest hours, and the watchkeeping schedule, will also be subject to detailed investigation.

The CIC will be included in the routine PSC inspections in the period from September to November 2022. The attending PSCO may assess if all requirements are met also by requesting the crew to carry out emergency drills. Within these exercises, the common working language and communication skills of the crew can be evaluated.

Any deficiencies found during the CIC will be reported in the PSC inspection report with the related PSC Code. Finally, all STCW-related deficiencies might relate to the Safety Management System (SMS) and can trigger an ISM-related deficiency, especially if there are numerous or recurring deficiencies. 

DNV has no further information about any other CICs planned for this year. 

Recommendations

  • Check if the Muster List is up-to-date and crew members are familiar with their assigned duties
  • Keep hours of rest updated
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of familiarization for the Master and officers in charge
  • Familiarize the crew with their duties and with the additional checklist when published
  • Consider joining the online session on 16 August with DNV experts (for DNV customers only)
  • A recording of the webinar will be made available on the DNV PSC webpage

References

Contact

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