LAUNCH OF JOINT CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN (CIC) ON MARPOL ANNEX VI
The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control are to launch a joint CIC on MARPOL Annex VI starting on 1 September and ending on 20 November 2018. The main objectives of this CIC will be:
• to establish the level of compliance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI within the shipping industry;
• to create awareness among ships’ crew and ship owners about the importance of compliance with the provisions of MARPOL Annex VI and the prevention of air pollution;
• to underline the responsibility of the Port State Control regime with regards to harmonized enforcement of compliance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI, “thus improving the level of compliance and ensuring a level playing field”.
The questionnaire is available here.
Other PSC MoUs, such as the Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU, have indicated that they will also conduct a CIC on MARPOL Annex VI from 1 September to 30 November and it is anticipated that these MoUs will use the same standard questionnaire.