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CARIBBEAN MOU - LAUNCH OF CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON SAFETY OF NAVIGATION AND HOURS OF WORK OR REST

Aug. 12 2015

Commencing from September 1st, 2015 and ending on November 30th, 2015

The Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (CMOU) on Port State Control (PSC) has issued the following attached letter, which concerns the launch of Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation and hours of work or rest.

See news attachment for CaribbeanMOUpressRelease-CIC.docx

 

The purpose of this CIC is to ensure compliance with Chapter V: Safety of Navigation, of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) as well as the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW 78 as amended.

This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from September 1st, 2015 and ending on November 30th, 2015.

 

The CIC is designed to ensure that :

  • There is compliance with the carriage requirement for all sizes and where required there is a valid statutory certification together with relevant record of equipment;

  • The equipment has type approval as appropriate and is functioning effectively;

  • The master and watch-keeping officers are familiar with the bridge equipment; and

  • The deck and engine room watch-keepers’ hours of rest are recorded as under STCW 78 as amended by the Manila Conference.