Port State Control

Ο Ελεγχος των πλοίων στους Λιμένες

 

Προς ενημέρωση όλων των συναδέλφων, τους γνωρίζουμε, ότι στα πλαίσια της εφαρμογής των Συμφωνιών για τον έλεγχο των πλοίων στους λιμένες (Port State Control), οι αρμόδιες Αρχές των περιοχών της Ευρώπης, Ασίας-Ειρηνικού και Νοτίου Αμερικής (Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU και Latin American MOU) έχουν προγραμματίσει να αρχίσουν την 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2006 τη διενέργεια τρίμηνης concentrated inspection campaign για να ελεγχθεί η συμμόρφωση όλων των τύπων των πλοίων με απαιτήσεις του Παραρτήματος Ι της Δ.Σ. MARPOL.

Ο από 1.2.06 μέχρι 30.4.06 έλεγχος θα γίνεται κατά τη διάρκεια των συνήθων επιθεωρήσεων και με βάση το επισυναπτόμενο check list.

 

 

 

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1

Is the oil filtering equipment (OFE) onboard  type-approved according to the ΙΟPP certificate?

 

(Note: Type approval certificate should be onboard and the OFE labeled or stamped accordingly.)

 

 

 

2

Is the OFE system effectively inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the planned maintenance system (PMS) on board?

 

(Note: This is a very common deficiency which has led to many ships being detained by PSC OFE should be regularly tested, inspected and maintained to ensure their proper function. Relevant crew members must be familiar with the PMS and records of test, inspection and maintenance should be available on board. Necessary spares, e.g. coalescer filter element, should be carried on the vessel for prompt replacement when necessary.)

 

 

 

3

Is the 15 ppm oil content alarm correctly adjusted and operating properly?

 

(Note: This is a very common deficiency which has led to many ships being detained by PSC. Crew must be able to perform a proper test of the 15 ppm alarm in accordance with the instruction manual of the equipment.  Crew must also be familiar with the procedure for calibrating the 15 ppm alarm.)

 

 

 

4

Is the automatic 3-way valve or stopping device at the outlet of the OFE functioning?

 

(Note: This is applicable to ships of 10 000 G T and above. This is a very common deficiency which has led to many ships being detained by PSC. Crew must be able to perform a proper test of the automatic 3-way valve or stopping device functioning in accordance with the instruction manual of the equipment Necessary spare parts should be carried on board for prompt repairs.)

 

 

 

5

Is the OFE system free of illegal bypasses or unauthorized modifications?

 

(Note: The actual system must correspond with the approved drawing for the OFE system on the vessel There must not be on board any illegal bypass

 

 

 

 

 

6

If the incinerator is designed for burning oil residues, has it been marked in the IOPP certificate?

 

(Note: Any discrepancy should be promptly reported to the classification society which issued the IOPP supplement)

 

 

 

7

Ιf the auxiliary boiler is designed for burning oil residues, has it been marked in the IOPP certificate?

 

(Note: Any discrepancy should be promptly reported to the classification society which issued the IOPP supplement)

 

 

 

8

Are the sludge tanks free of illegal direct connections overboard?

 

(Note: It is a serious offence to carry out any unauthorized modification on the sludge system.)

 

 

 

9

Is there a standard discharge connection to enable sludge to be discharged to shore reception facilities?

 

(Note: The standard discharge connection shall be in accordance with Reg. 19 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78)

 

 

 

10

Is there evidence that sludge and/or bilge water has been discharged to port reception facilities?

 

(Note: Relevant receipt for discharge of sludge or oily mixture should be kept on board and appropriate entries made in the oil record book)

 

 

 

11

If sludge has not been discharged into port reception facilities, has the incinerator or the auxiliary boiler been used for burning sludge on board?

 

(Note: The crew must be able to account for the sludge generated on board. It is a serious offence to dispose of sludge by illegal means other than by approved means of disposal)

 

 

 

12

Is there sufficient capacity remaining in the sludge and/or bilge water tanks for the intended voyage?

 

(Note: Regular sounding of sludge and bilge tanks should be carried out to ascertain adequate capacity for the intended voyage. A ship may be detained and required to discharge its sludge and oily mixture on board if there is insufficient capacity in the sludge tanks for the intended voyage)