Indian MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced the results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Cargo Securing Arrangements which conducted from September 1st to November 30rd, 2016 to verify compliance with SOLAS requirements.
Specifically, the purpose of this CIC was to verify that there was compliance with the procedures and measures regarding cargo securing arrangements on board ships and that they are meeting applicable requirements of the SOLAS and related guidelines. During the campaign period, MoU Authorities inspected within the resources available, as many ships as possible in conjunction with routine port State control inspections.
Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) applied a questionnaire listing eight selected areas to be covered during the concentrated inspection. The areas included cargo securing manual, familiarization with the cargo securing manual, lashings/fittings, sufficient availability of cargo securing devices onboard, and follow of the Cargo Safe Access Plan.
A total of 667 inspections related to CIC have been conducted to applicable vessel during CIC period, resulting three (3) detentions. Two (2) general cargo/multipurpose type vessels and one (1) container, found with detainable deficiencies applicable to Cargo Securing. A total of five (5) CIC related detainable deficiencies found here below:
Source : SQE MARINE Circular 2017-03
Thank you & Best Regards,
Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute