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Port State Control (PSC)
Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requir­ements of intern­ational regula­tions and that the ship is manned and operated in compliance with these rules
Why so much focus on PSC?
Detained ships are made public on web site and in the press
The goal is to eliminate sub-st­andard vessels operating in the region through a harmonized system for Port State Control
to ensure compliance
What happend if I the ship is detaining
The detaining of a ship is a serious matter
Financial conseq­uences
Potential criminal procec­utions for violations
Damage to the reputation
Loss of future contracts

The Scope

Port State Control may visit any ship indepe­ndent of flag in their port
PSC Inspectors are repres­enting the government of the country which the ship is visiting
The purpose is to ensure that the vessel comply with intern­ational accepted standards, and are manned and operated in compliance with applicable intern­ational regula­tions
In addition to the intern­ational regula­tions, port states may inspect ships for compliance in accordance with special national requir­ements

Risk Profile

All vessels will have a risk profile based on various factors such as type of ship, age, flag and history of ship and owner  (dete­ntions, outsta­nding defici­encies, complaints from crew, pilots, etc)
3 risk catego­ries:
Low Risk Ship (LRS)
Standard Risk Ship (SRS)
High Risk Ship (HRS)


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