CONCENTRATED INSPECTIONS ON CARGO SECURING ARRANGEMENTS
September 15, 2016
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.