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PARIS, TOKYO AND INDIAN OCEAN MOUS - LAUNCH OF JOINT CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON CREW FAMILIARIZATION FOR ENCLOSED SPACE ENTRY

Jul. 28 2015

Commencing from 1 September 2015 and ending 30 November 2015

The Paris and the Tokyo MoUs have issued the following attached Press Release, which concerns the launch of joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry.

The aim is to ensure effective procedures and measures are in place to safeguard seafarers on board ships when entering and working in enclosed spaces and to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS convention.

This CIC will be held for three months, commencing from 1 September 2015 and ending on 30 November 2015.

The ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to enclosed spaces will be checked in detail for compliance with the requirements of SOLAS during a regular Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted under the new inspection regime (NIR) within the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions.

PSC Officers (PSCOs) will use a list of 10 selected questions to establish that crew members with enclosed space duties are familiar with relevant equipment and have received training to carry out their duties and identify and understand the hazards associated with entry into enclosed spaces. For this purpose, PSCOs will apply a questionnaire, which has been annexed to this press release, listing these items, to be covered during the CIC.

The Indian Ocean MoU has issued the following attached Press Release, which also concerns the CIC on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry.