The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control is the official document in which the 27 participating Maritime Authorities agree to implement a harmonized system of Port State Control.

The Memorandum of Understanding consists of a the main body, including annexes, in which the Authorities agree on:

  • their commitments and the relevant international conventions
  • the inspection procedures and the investigation of operational procedures
  • the exchange of information
  • the structure of the organization and amendment procedures