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Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Superyachts Found Deficient Port State Compliance Reviews

Superyachts are beginning to feel the impact of the Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

These inspections continue to take place and according to Maritime Services International not all vessels are fully prepared.

Port State Control (PSC) Officers continue to use a list of 12 questions including the use of a Private Placement and Recruitment Service and its compliance with the requirements of the MLC 2006.

In addition they may also wish to verify records of inspections of accommodation as well as food/catering and establishment and operation of a Safety Committee.

In the period 1st January to 30th June 2016 there were 98 commercial yacht inspections, 46 of which were identified as having deficiencies.

Of these 46 the total number of deficiencies recorded was 152 with 26 of these being detain-able. This resulted in a total of 3 detentions.

Many yacht Captains and Managers believe that it is only commercial yachts that are subject to Port State Control Inspection, however it is up to the yachts to show that factually it is not used for commercial purposes. Many privately operated yachts do not have the documentation necessary to evidence this as a matter of fact?

Maritime Services International has 25 years of experience in identifying potential problem areas in all aspects of a superyacht operations.

With over 800 superyacht surveys and reviews completed to date they can confidently and quickly identify any areas of concern.

They can:

  • Ensure vessels are prepared for a full Port State Control Inspection?
  • Make sure Captains are prepared for the potential reputational risk involved with having a vessel detained with guests on board?
  • Help to reduce the risk of detention by carrying out an independent inspection following the Paris MOU Guidelines and identify, on a confidential basis, those areas where there are potential deficiencies. Allowing the Owner, Manager and Captain to address and rectify these areas discreetly and away from public scrutiny.

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