M/V ARFETISALLE flying the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO flag, with IMO: 8509038 called at the port of Kalamata (Greece) on the 26th of January 2016 for bunkering and berthed early the next day on 27th January. The ship, according to the THETIS database and the Paris MoU procedures, was eligible for an initial (IN) or more detailed (MD) inspection and was indicated as Priority I (PI). The inspection team consisted of two PSCO’s who visited the vessel on the 27th of January 2016. Before the embarkation the PSCO’s proceed the appropriate check of the external condition of the hull, the draft marks and the other basic/unique characteristics of the vessel such as her name, port of registry and IMO number. As the external condition of the vessel was at acceptable standards the PSCO’s couldn’t imagine what the situation, they finally faced during the inspection, on board of the ship was. A first impression already arose when the PSCO’s were not asked to identify themselves during the embarkation by the responsible crew member at the gangway. As a result, the first deficiency was noted. In general, during the more detailed inspection fifty-nine (59) deficiencies were found. Twenty-six (26) of them were considered as a clear ground for detention.
Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry 2015
The Paris MoU on Port State Control carried out a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry between 1 September and 30 November 2015. During the campaign, 27 Paris MoU and 20 Tokyo MoU member states focussed on compliance with the requirements regarding enclosed space entry requirements on inspected ships. This report documents the results of the campaign for the Paris MoU Maritime Authorities. Results for the Tokyo MoU Maritime Authorities are documented separately.
Infographic on Port State Control 2015
See the highlights of the ParisMoU efforts captured in one picture.
2015 Annual Report on Port State Control
Safer Entry of Enclosed Spaces