Port state control (PSC) services

We provide support, information and training on PSC matters to prepare you for inspections – and are at your side at all times.

Are you prepared for the next port state control inspection? Or what do you do if your vessel is detained and cannot continue on schedule? You need a reliable partner who supports you when you need it, anywhere in the world.

Our long-standing, high port state control (PSC) performance is testimony to the quality of our services and good cooperation with our customers. Whether you need support to prepare for an inspection, upon detention or to prevent off-hire due to detention, call on us and we will be at your side – regardless of where you are in the world.

Supporting inspection preparation: the PSC Planner and Insights

PSC Planner

The PSC Planner helps you prepare for upcoming inspections by providing simple checklists for setting the right priorities for your ships and identifying different focus areas.

You can gain access to the PSC Planner via Veracity / My Services / Fleet Status. 

To remain a global player in the maritime industry, it is more important than ever for ship managers and operators to improve their operational efficiency, including their preparation for PSC inspections. With the PSC Planner application from DNV, managers and operators have everything they need for improved PSC performance with just a few clicks. The application provides overview and benchmarking data of your fleet. Special features enable the crew to focus on specific areas of improvement, supporting a smoother PSC experience to ensure the vessel can continue its voyage on schedule.

PSC checklists

As the world’s leading classification society, we are able to conduct extensive research and constant analysis to evaluate the lessons learned from inspections and detentions. Based on these insights, the PSC checklists contain ship-specific items, key port-specific aspects and the PSC top 18 detainable deficiencies, as well as factors related to Concentrated Inspection Campaigns when applicable. Thereby, we assist you in being best prepared for PSC inspections worldwide at all times.


Depending on your needs, the PSC Planner can automatically send you the PSC pre-arrival checklist whenever you need it, to make your inspection preparation as efficient as possible.

PSC Insights

The PSC Insights dashboard has been developed to provide an easy overview of the PSC performance of your fleet in terms of its detention and deficiency ratio. It shows the development over the last three years benchmarked against a similar fleet. 

The PSC Insights dashboard also offers a ranking overview of all the ships in your fleet with regards to deficiencies and detentions. More importantly, it offers an overview of the categories with the highest deficiency ratio in a fleet, and it contains a complete list of previously recorded detentions and PSC deficiencies for the chosen fleet so that you know where to focus your efforts on.

Support to prepare for Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC)

As every year the CIC 2024 will be developed by Paris & Tokyo MOU. The CIC is running every year from 1 September until 30 November. Other MoUs will join the CIC with the same additional questionnaire. The topic for 2024 will be about "Crew Wages and Seafarer Employment Agreement under MLC".

DNV will guide you through this topic with PSC newsletters when details are known. An on-demand webinar is planned for mid of August, covering the additional questions of the CIC which are used by during regular PSC inspections. Recordings of CIC webinars from previous years can be found below.

Rely on us during detentions: on-board assistance

When you are in need of support, simply request a survey in the portal. A surveyor can assist you on board – usually in the local language for easy communication with the PSC officers. Building on our depth of practical experience and extensive research, we are familiar with local PSC authorities and their requirements, and are therefore usually able to speed up the process to keep the detention time to a minimum.

For technical questions, please use DATE.

Additional PSC services: expert support and training

Related links


Access the PSC Planner

DNV customers can access the tool free of charge on DNVs Fleet Portal


Request access to the Fleet Portal

Not a user yet? Request access to our Fleet Portal and benefit from a wide range of Fleet in Service solutions.


IMO's Port State Control Website

Access related resources and more general information about Port State Control released by the IMO

Services and guidance

  Port State Control Planner

Port State Control Planner

Download the service description as PDF

  DNV’s PSC focus items, edition 2023

DNV’s PSC focus items, edition 2023

Customer info: Detailed survey of PSC Top 18 items (PDF)

  PSC quick guide

PSC quick guide

Achieving compliance

  PSC updates, alerts and additional guidance on CIC

PSC updates, alerts and additional guidance on CIC

Read our latest PSC news

Videos and downloads


On demand webinar: Port State Control – prepare for the CIC on fire safety 2023

Access the video recording and presentation


Ask the Expert Webinar: Port State Control - Concentrated Inspection Campaign 2022 on STCW

Watch the video recording


On demand webinar: PSC – identifying main deficiencies and improving performance (June, 2020)

Access to the video recording and presentation


Smart-up – Getting prepared for the 2021 CIC on Stability in General

Watch the video recording


Smart-up – Emergency Systems: Preparing for the Concentrated Inspection Campaign 2019

Watch the video recording


Improving PSC performance and fleet safety with big data

View recording and download webinar presentation