Class and Statutory News

HONG KONG - CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON CREW FAMILIARIZATION FOR ENCLOSED SPACE ENTRY

Aug. 10 2015

Conducted from 1 September to 30 November 2015

The Hong Kong Marine Department (HKMD) has issued the following attached letter, which concerns Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry conducted from 1 September to 30 November 2015.

See news attachment for CIC 2015 - Enclosed Space Entry.pdf

To facilitate masters of Hong Kong registered ships in preparing for this CIC exercise, guidelines on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry are attached as Annex I to this letter, for reference.

 

Particular attention is drawn to the following actions before the campaign :

Ship management companies should distribute this circular letter and guidelines to their Hong Kong registered ships and make sure that all shipboard staffs are fully aware of the campaign;

Ship management companies and/or shipboard staff should also carry out inspections to verify compliance with the applicable requirements at all times, in particular prior to the commencement of the campaign; and

Ship management companies should further ensure that masters and officers onboard ships could communicate effectively with PSCOs. Poor communications with PSCOs during inspection may lead to the detention of ships.

Refer also to the VeriSTAR Info # 1747 dated 28/07/2015 ("PARIS, TOKYO AND INDIAN OCEAN MOUS - Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry").