Paris MoU launches additional inspection campaign for Polar Code compliance

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) has launched an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code. The first period of the inspection campaign started on June 13th and will run to July 1st. The second period will run from August 1st to August 19th.

The inspection campaign is additional to the regular CIC and is being held at a different time of the year due to the seasonal voyage plans of the ships sailing to the Polar region.

A ship will be subject to only one inspection related to this inspection campaign during this period. Port State Control Officers will use a pre-defined questionnaire to assess whether the information and equipment provided onboard complies with the relevant conventions. Polar Code elements in SOLAS and MARPOL will also be taken into account.