Confined/Enclosed Space “Taken Seriously But More To Be Done”

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Feb 242016
 

After a joint concentrated inspection campaign, CIC, in September to November last year the Paris and Tokyo MoUs say that confined/enclosed space entry is generally taken seriously by the industry but there is still a way to go.

The Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry CIC did not lead to an increase in the rate of detentions however the actual compliance, shown in drills, could be better. 7.9% of drills were found to be unsatisfactory.

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Paris/Tokyo Probe Fatigued Seafarers

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Jul 292014
 

moufatigueSeafarer hours of rest come under the microscope from from 1 September 2014 and ending  on 30 November 2014, says a joint statement by the Tokyo and Paris MOUs. A Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign, CIC, will examine hours of rest records on some 10,000 vessels to see if they bide by STCW 78 as amended including the Manila amendments.

Deck and engine room watchkeepers’ hours of rest will be verified in more detail for compliance with the mentioned scope of the CIC during a regular Port State Control inspection conducted under the regional ship selection criteria within the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions. Continue reading »

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Tankers Get The Paris Touch

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Aug 022010
 

image The Paris Memorandum on Port State Control starts a concentrated inspection  campaign, CIC, to verify correct damage stability on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers from 1 September to 30 November 2010.

Says the ParisMOU: “The reasons for this CIC include that inspections showed tankers frequently sailing when not complying with damage stability requirements or had no means of assessing damage stability or were sailing in a loading condition not covered by the approved stability book.

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Jan 092010
 

Source: Paris MoU

Nearly a third of ships detained by Paris and Tokyo MoU members from September to November in last year’s concentrated inspection campaign, CIC, on lifeboat launching arrangements had deficiencies dangerous to seafarers aboard them. In a preliminary report, the Paris MOU says that one out of eight lifeboat drills were not carried out satisfactorily.

The findings highlight the poor performance and lack of commonsense and a refusal to substantively address safety issues by lifeboat makers, on-load hook release manufacturers and the industry generally. The Paris MoU has expressed concern about poor boat drills which it says: “is often caused by lack of training… Of the procedures or instructions and identification of hazards associated with launching and recovery of lifeboats one out of 6 was found unsatisfactory. These are related to the safety

management system on board the ship.”

Apart from a lack of concern for seafarers lives on the part of the owners and managers

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