Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW
Member Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) have recently announced that, commencing 1st September 2022 and running through to 30th November 2022 they will be undertaking a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW.
The campaign on STCW will assist in raising the awareness of shipowners, operators, and crew on the specific requirements in the STCW Convention and Code and aims to confirm that:
- the number of seafarers serving on board and their certificates are in conformity with the relevant provisions of STCW Convention and Code and the applicable safe manning requirements as determined by the Flag State Administration;
- all seafarers serving on board, who are required to be certificated in accordance with STCW Convention, hold an appropriate certificate or a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Flag State Administration;
- the seafarers on board hold a valid medical certificate as required by STCW Convention;
- the watch-keeping schedules and hours of rest indicate compliance with the requirements of STCW Convention and Code;
The CIC inspections (maximum one inspection per ship) will be conducted in conjunction with the regular PSC inspection using a list of predefined questions . If deficiencies are found, actions by the port State may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period of time to detaining the ship until the detainable deficiencies have been rectified.
The results of the campaign will be analysed, and findings will be presented to the governing bodies of both MoUs.
Related information re the CIC on STCW
Press Release Paris MoU - Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW
Checklist for Paris MoU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW 2022