June 9, 2004
Coordinated security checks planned
Lloyd's Register Classification News reports that various port state control authorities will simultaneously carry out a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) commencing on the implementation date of the ISPS Code, July 1, 2004. This campaign will last until September 30, 2004.
Port state control authorities that will carry out this CIC include the U.S. Coast Guard and the authorities that cooperate via theParis, Tokyo and Black Sea MOU's.
During the CIC, the following will be checked by port state control officers:
If deficiencies are recorded against any of these items, action may be taken by the port state control officer or by the competent security authority.The Paris MOU currently comprises : Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
The Tokyo MOU currently comprises: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
The Black Sea MOU currently comprises: Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.