Posts Tagged ‘Paris MOU’

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU
Luc Smulders Luc Smulders has been appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. He is succeeding Mr. Richard Schiferli who retired 1st of November 2018 after 29 years of service to the Paris MoU. Mr Smulders stated: “I am...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published
Richard Schiferli Today the final results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation (including ECDIS) have been published. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including...
July 31st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11
Paris MOU Illustrates Risk and Opportunity Two weeks ago, I had the honor of meeting Richard Schiferil who is the Secretary-General of the Paris MOU.  A Master Mariner, Richard has been working for the improvement of our industry for the past 29 years at the Paris MOU, an agency which is committed to...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli “Safeguarding Responsible and Sustainable Shipping” Refusal of access (banning) has been used 65 times since 2015. This year again shows a large increase from 20 bans in 2016 to 33 bans in 2017. The detention percentage has stabilised to 3.82% (from 3.84%). The number of detainable...
July 3rd, 2018 | Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 14th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

Demonstrated compliance in CIC on Safety of Navigation

Demonstrated compliance in CIC on Safety of Navigation
Richard Schiferli Port State Control Officers in the Paris MoU region and the Tokyo MoU performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS, 2017 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2017. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards...
February 19th, 2018 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions
The Mistral PARIS MoU: Today the Secretariat has posted a new “Caught in the Net” concerning a substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working and living conditions for the crew. Full details can be found herebelow:  On 20 July 2017 early afternoon...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS
Operational bridge teams should prepare to demonstrate compliance and competence across a range of navigational disciplines London, 10 August 2017. Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the maritime services group, is supporting seafarers during the upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigation...
August 10th, 2017 | Associations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation
… CIC on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SAFETY OF NAVIGATION. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention,...
July 31st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli 2016 shows a large increase in the refusal of access (“bans”) within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015. The number of inspections carried...
July 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2017. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 20th, 2017 | Flags, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Results Concentrated Inspection Campaign Crew Familiarization Entry into Enclosed Spaces

Results Concentrated Inspection Campaign Crew Familiarization Entry into Enclosed Spaces
Richard Schiferli Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry in Paris MoU has raised awareness PSCO’s in the Tokyo MoU and Paris MoU regions have performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry from 1...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Regulatory | Read More

General inspection information now available on the Paris MoU site

General inspection information now available on the Paris MoU site
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General The Paris MoU site (www.parismou.org) introduces a new statistical feature on inspection results. This new feature provides access to the results of inspections throughout the region in a user friendly and easily accessible way. Information at hand...
October 14th, 2015 | Associations, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – LAUNCH OF JOINT CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN Launch of joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign COUNTRY: Worldwide The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control has launched a joint Concentrated...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

New performance lists Paris MoU

New performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 48th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2014 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2015. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 8th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Russian candidate for IMO’s top post takes part in 48th session of Paris MoU opening ceremony

Russian candidate for IMO’s top post takes part in 48th session of Paris MoU opening ceremony
Vitaly Klyuev participates in opening ceremony of Paris MoU 48th session   Vitaly Klyuev, the official Russian candidate for the IMO Secretary-General post has taken part in the opening ceremony of the 48th meeting of the Port State Control Committee of the Paris MoU. Being involved in PSC activity...
May 18th, 2015 | IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Unsatisfactory compliance with hours of rest

Unsatisfactory compliance with hours of rest
Richard Schiferli Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest, carried out between 1 September 2014 and 30 November 2014 in the Paris MoU region show that: 16 ships (14% of detentions during CIC) were detained over the 3 month period as a direct result...
January 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, HR, News, Pollution, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

DNV GL PSC Update 08-2014/December – PARIS MOU Guidelines for fuel oil quality in emission control areas

DNV GL PSC Update 08-2014/December – PARIS MOU Guidelines for fuel oil quality in emission control areas
From January 2015, the requirements for Sulphur Emission (SOx) in the Emission Control Areas(ECA) of The North Sea, English Channel, Baltic Sea and in areas 200 nautical miles from the US and Canada coast will be strengthened. Vessels operating in these areas will have to reduce their Sulphur emissions...
December 19th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Press and Media, Technical, Technology | Read More

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force
Richard Schiferli Results first year Maritime Labour Convention: 113 ships detained for MLC related deficiencies 20 August 2014 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the  Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006). During these first 12 months 113 ships were detained by one of the Paris...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on STCW hours of rest

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on STCW hours of rest
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to establish that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest as...
July 29th, 2014 | Associations, HR, News, Pollution, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS calls for harmonised port state control with respect to sulphur emission control areas

ICS calls for harmonised port state control with respect to sulphur emission control areas
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control...
July 21st, 2014 | IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

2013 Annual Report on PSC

2013 Annual Report on PSC
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General “Consolidating Progress” With a total number of 28 ships refused access to Paris MoU ports during 2013, this was the highest number recorded since 2005. Although it was anticipated that the number of banned ships would rise, an increase of 87%...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, News, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

Paris MoU confirms Liberia as best-performing major ship registry

Paris MoU confirms Liberia as best-performing major ship registry
Scott Bergeron Liberia has been confirmed as the best-performing major ship registry worldwide over the last three years in the latest statistics from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control. The Paris MoU statistics confirm that Liberia had the best detention rate during the...
June 30th, 2014 | Flags, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More