Paris MoU 56th Committee meets in Kranj, Slovenia
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 56th Committee meeting in Kranj, Slovenia from 15 to 19 May 2023. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Brian Hogan. The meeting was formally opened by the Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia, M.Sc. Alenka Bratušek.
One of the main topics discussed during PSCC56 was the expansion of the Paris MoU with a new member Montenegro. Final details of Montenegro’s application to become a full member were discussed and agreement was reached for its entry into force on 1 July 2023. The port State control community of the Paris MoU welcomed the Maritime Authority of Montenegro, represented by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Capital Investments of Montenegro, Mr. Ervin Ibrahimović.
The Committee discussed the evaluation of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW, held from 1 September to 30 November 2022. A total of 4,112 inspections were carried out using the CIC-questionnaire. A good level of compliance was demonstrated. Detailed information on the CIC results are available on the Paris MoU website.
With regard to the Inspection Campaign (IC) on the Polar Code, which was held in June and August 2022, the Committee commented that the campaign had contributed to raising awareness of the industry with the new requirements, thus improving the safety and protection of the environment in Polar areas.
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