Rigorous OSC inspections should be anticipated in Ukraine

North of England’s club correspondents Dias & Co have warned vessels calling at Ukrainian ports to expect rigorous PSC inspections and to prepare accordingly.

In a recent report the correspondent said that it was receiving an increasing number of instructions to attend vessels undergoing PSC inspections and assist masters that have raised concerns on the approach taken by the PSC officers.

North advised that “the crew of vessels calling at Ukrainian ports may wish to consider carrying out enhanced pre-inspection checks prior to arrival”.