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Port State Control



The Port State Control training program is a comprehensive initiative aimed at enhancing maritime safety and security. It focuses on equipping maritime professionals with the knowledge and skills through rigorous training modules.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program the participants will be able to:

  • Provide an understanding of how a Port State Control operates.

  • Assist participants to avoid the Concentrated Inspection Campaigns organized by Paris and extensive checklists.

  • Understand the relationship between PSC and administrations.

  • Learn what type of Deficiencies & Detainable items exist under each convention.

Targeted Audience:

  • Operation Managers.

  • Technical Managers.

  • DPAS and other shore-based personnel involved in port state control issues. 

  • Perticular all the officers on board a vessel.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1: 

Navigating Legal Terrain: Understanding Clear Grounds, ISPS Code, PSC History, and MoUs:

  • Legal Background - Clear.

  • Clear Grounds and ISPS Code.

  • PSC History.

  • What is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Unit 2: 

Navigating Vessel Obligations: Reporting Protocols and Inspection Categories:

  • Vessel's obligations.

  • Reporting Obligation.

  • Classification for Ships  and Companies Categories of Inspection.

Unit 3: 

Maritime Oversight: Tokyo MoU, USCG Port State Control, Equasis, and PSC Inspector Boarding Procedures:

  • Tokyo MoU Targeting System.

  • USCG Port State Control.

  • What is Equasis?

  • Boarding Procedures of PSC Inspectors.

Unit 4: 

Port State Control: Interactions, Consequences, and EU Port Access:

  • Port State Contro.

  • How to deal with Port State Control Officer-Inspector.

  • What happens if the ship is not in order?

  • Banning from EU Ports.

Unit 5: 

Consequences of Non-Compliance: Deficiencies, Detainable Items, and SOLAS Standards:

  • What happens if the ship is not in order?

  • Deficiencies and Detainable items-Solas.

  • Deficiencies and detainable items.

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