August 4, 2016

Paris MoU – Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006)

This CIC will be for three months (1 September – 30 November 2016) and its aim is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board. The ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to MLC 2006 will be checked in detail for compliance with the requirements during a regular Port State Control inspection.

A copy of the press release and a questionnaire to use in preparation for the CIC can be found at the following links:

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Tokyo, Black Sea, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean MoU – cargo securing arrangements

This CIC will be for three months (1 September – 30 November 2016) and its aim is to find out about the compliance of ships with applicable cargo securing requirements and the overall safety of ships and seafarers engaged in cargo securing operations. The cargo securing arrangements will be inspected during normal port state control inspections in order to:

• Measure compliance with the requirements of the applicable international conventions;

• Ensure that the master, officers and crew are familiar with procedures for cargo securing arrangements; and

• Raise awareness of the hazards associated with cargo securing and with safe practice for cargo securing.

The Toyko MoU press release and a copy of the checklist can be found at the following link:

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CICs are also being conducted during the same period – 1 September -30 November 2016 – by the Caribbean MoU on crew familiarisation with enclosed space entry and Riyadh MoU on pilot transfer arrangements.