Port State Control
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.
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 international ports. This inspection of foreign ships is known as port state control (PSC).
The course objectives is to provide a thorough and clear up-to-date guide and analysis to the main port state control conventions, amendments and related codes, inspection procedures and key developments in port state control in MOU. A further feature of the course concentrates on training the participants with all the required information in order to prepare and respond properly to port state control inspection.