CONCENTRATED INSPECTIONS ON CARGO SECURING ARRANGEMENTS
The Secretariat of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding (IOMOU) on Port State Control has announced that its member authorities will be undertaking a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on cargo securing arrangements, for three months from 1 September until 30 November 2016. Port State Control Officers will apply a questionnaire listing eight selected areas to be covered during the CIC. These areas include the cargo securing manual, lashings/fittings and sufficient availability of cargo securing devices on board. If deficiencies are found, action taken may vary from the giving of instructions to rectify within a certain period for minor infractions, to the detention of the ship for serious deficiencies.