Further to the news that the Paris Tokyo MOUs would be running a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI, the Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU have confirmed that they will be running a similar CIC from September 1st to November 30th 2018 to check ships’ compliance with air pollution prevention requirements and to boost awareness of the 2020 sulphur cap.
Meanwhile, Standard Club has reported that the Viña del Mar MOU (member countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela) has been running a CIC on auxiliary machinery from June 1st 2018 to August 31st 2018. The CIC aims to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1, on the safety of auxiliary machinery, especially the working condition and maintenance of the auxiliary engines, auxiliary equipment and their related alarm systems. In addition, familiarity of the crew will be assessed. Members are recommended to refer to the attached press release and checklist to assist their shipboard team in preparing for the PSC inspection.
Finally, the US Coast Guard has initiated a CIC for all US-flag vessels fitted with open lifeboats, from May 2nd 2018 to May 1st 2019. The purpose of this CIC is to ensure that these critical lifesaving appliances are maintained in working order and ready for immediate use.
During this period, USCG Marine Inspectors will perform a more detailed inspection of open lifeboats and related launching appliances using the attached checklist as a guide in conjunction with regularly scheduled Coast Guard Inspections (exclusive of dry-dock).