Port State Control

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Port State Control

Port State Control, or PSC, refers to the procedures that the port state takes in confirming whether that the equipment, hull, crew, and cargo of vessels of foreign nationality entering its ports do not endanger the safety of life within its water area, or contaminate the oceanic environment according to internationally approved safety standards and eight conventions including the Safety of Life at Sea(SOLAS).

Port State Control

  • Ships subject to inspection: Examines PSC-related data of incoming ships and selects ships to be inspected.
  • Conduct of inspection: Examines legal certificates and issued documentation according to conventions, and inspects the general condition of the ship.
  • Rectification of Deficiency: Records the results of the inspection on a designated form, and orders to rectify deficiencies if any bases on the professional decision made by the PSC officer.
  • Port embargo: An embargo placed on ships with significant defects, the potential of endangering safety or causing sea pollution, has been discovered. The embargo is not lifted in principle unless until the ship completely addresses, or provides sufficient remedy for, the defects in order to meet the requirements of conditional sailing. The notification of embargo will give to the flag State and correspondent Ship Classification Society.
  • Submission of Report: Submits the report of the inspection to Asia-Pacific Rim PSC Committee to share it with them.

Data Publication

Include Periodic analysis of PSC/FSC performance and the quarterly publishing for the public the list of substandard/embargoed ships.