Ship's Document Research, Investigations For Port
Criteria For Detaining A Ship By PSCO
The main criteria for detention is that the ship is deemed unsafe to
proceed to sea and that the deficiencies on a ship are considered serious
by the inspector. These deficiencies must be rectified before the ship may
sail again. In the annual report of Paris MOU, it stated that the
major deficiencies are:
1. Certification of crew 2.
Safety 3. Maritime Security 4.
Marine Pollution and Environment 5. Working and
Living Condition 6. Operational 7.
These deficiencies are the most common concern of a
PSCO. When these deficiencies are clearly hazardous to safety, health, or
the environment, the PSCO would require the hazard to be rectified before
the ship can sail or detain the vessel or even issue a formal prohibition
of the ship to operate.
About Port State Control, (PSC).
of foreign ships is known as port state control (PSC).
Certificates, Documents. All ships sailing in international waters are
required to comply with the international codes and conventions put forth
by the maritime authorities.
For this, ships should be maintained
at a particular standard by the combined efforts of flat states, shipping
company, and ship's master.
40 Ship Certificates, Documents. In
order to ensure that the condition of foreign ships is well above the
excepted level, inspections are done on the ships when they visit
40 Ship Certificates, Documents Checked By
Port State Control (PSC).