Ships to undergo CIC inspections focused on STCW compliance, Paris and Tokyo MOUs reveal

Member Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW), for three months from September 1st. The CIC inspections will be applicable for all ships and conducted in conjunction with the regular Port State Control inspection.

The campaign on STCW aims to confirm that:

  • the number of seafarers serving on board and their certificates are in conformity with the relevant provisions of STCW Convention and Code and the applicable safe manning requirements as determined by the Flag State Administration;
  • all seafarers serving on board, who are required to be certificated in accordance with STCW Convention, hold an appropriate certificate or a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Flag State Administration;
  • the seafarers on board hold a valid medical certificate as required by STCW Convention;
  • the watch-keeping schedules and hours of rest indicate compliance with the requirements of STCW Convention and Code.

The CIC will assist in raising the awareness of shipowners, operators and crew on the specific requirements in the STCW Convention and Code.

https://www.parismou.org/joint-concentrated-inspection-campaign-stcw