DNV GL has identified the main detainable PSC deficiencies from PSC detentions worldwide of ships with DNV GL services, and the result is a “Top 18” list. This news covers these top PSC items as well as the updated version of DNV GL’s PSC Planner.
Relevant for ship owners and managers.
PSC Top 18 items by DNV GL
The key to successfully reducing the number of deficiencies during a PSC inspection, and to avoiding a detention, is regular maintenance on board and a more detailed focus on PSC Top 18 items. The 18 most frequent detainable deficiencies were found in the following technical categories as defined by the PSC regimes:
- 03(...) - Water/weathertight condition
- 04(...) - Emergency systems
- 07(...) - Fire safety
- 10(...) - Safety of navigation
- 11(...) - Life saving appliances
- 13(...) - Propulsion main engine
- 14(...) - Environmental protection
The PSC Planner now also includes the Top 18 items
The checklist of DNV GL’s PSC Planner now also includes the Top 18 detainable deficiencies, next to its remaining ship and port-specific features.
Additionally, the PSC Planner is now included under Fleet Status, available via DNV GL’s Veracity platform (available for DNV GL customers only). In Fleet Status you will find a newly introduced tab, “Port State Control”, where your fleet’s PSC performance is available.
Based on actual AIS data, the ship risk factor and the PSC inspection window of the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be shown at a single glance. For more details, see the presentation on the new PSC Planner.
The picture below illustrates a view from the PSC Planner in My Fleet Status, where the MoU inspection window is defined for each vessel. For more details, see the presentation on the new PSC Planner.
You can also apply filters and home in on your fleet’s PSC performance. Both ship and fleet overviews can be provided. This brings great value in terms of continuous improvement; it provides you with a clear guidance of where you should focus your efforts, and it increases awareness of operational performance and safety.
Owners and operators should use the information provided by the PSC Planner for training relevant staff onshore and on board. Furthermore, you can create customized checklists via the tool to cover the relevant items, which enables the crew to prepare the ship for the next PSC inspection.