Vina Del Mar Agreement

Nine regional agreements on port State control – Memoranda of Understanding or MoUs – have been signed: Europe and the North Atlantic (Paris MoU); Asia and the Pacific (Tokyo MoU); Latin America (Acuerdo de Viña del Mar); Caribbean (Caribbean MoU); West Africa and the Central African Republic (Abuja MoU); the Black Sea region (Black Sea- MoU); Mediterranean (Mediterranean-Peco); the Indian Ocean (MoU to the Indian Ocean); and Riyadh MoU. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains the tenth regime of the PSC. Originally, these inspections were intended to support flag State implementation, but experience has shown that they can be extremely effective. The Organization adopted resolution A.682 (17) on regional cooperation in ship control and discharges with a view to promoting the conclusion of regional agreements. A ship calling at a port in one country will normally visit other countries in the region and can therefore be more efficient if inspections can be closely coordinated in order to focus on low-quality vessels and avoid multiple inspections. IMO organized six workshops for the PSCs MoU/Agreement Secretaries and Database Manager. The workshops were funded by IMO`s Technical Cooperation Fund and aim to support regional port State control regimes by creating a platform for cooperation and providing a forum for parties to meet and exchange ideas and experiences. They also aimed to promote the harmonization and coordination of the activities of the PSC and the development of practical recommendations that can be transmitted to IMO for further consideration by the relevant committees and subcommittees of the Organization. Vietnam Maritime Administration No. 8 Pham Hung Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam or Maritime Safety Administration 11 Jianguomennei Avenue, Beijing, China 100736 URL: or or Ministry of Infrastructure P.O.Box 52 Nukualofa Kingdom of Tonga The report states that bulk carriers have the most Inspe with 4,407 ktions.

with 2,379 defects found. In addition, 14 arrests took place, a percentage of 0.18%. The procedures that a PSCO can impose on a ship with defects (in ascending order of severity) are:[13] International Maritime Organization 4 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SR United Kingdom The three largest conclude with vessels from 11 to 15 years old, during which 1,402 inspections took place and 7 arrests were reported (0.50%). Autoridad Marítima del Perú Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas Jr. Constitución No. 150, Callao Perú This ensures that as many ships as possible are inspected, while preventing ships from being delayed by unnecessary inspections. The primary responsibility for ship standards rests with the flag State, but port State control provides a „safety net“ for capturing low-quality ships. Following the model of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding, several other regional Memoranda of Understanding have been signed, including the Tokyo (Pacific) Memorandum of Understanding, [4] Acuerdo Latino or Acuerdo de Viña del Mar (South and Central America), [5] the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding,[6] the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding,[7], the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding, [8] the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (West and Central Atlantic Africa), [9] the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding, [10] and the Riyadh Clarification Intentions (Persian Gulf). [11] Maritime Affairs and Safety Policy Bureau Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Government Complex Sejong 5-Dong, 94, Dasom2-Ro Sejong-City, 339-012 Republic of Korea Directorate of Sea and Coast Guard, Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Department of Transportation Gedung Karya Lt.13, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.8 Jakarta 10110, Indonesia Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign ships in domestic ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment complies with international requirements and that the ship is dressed and operated in accordance with these rules. .

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