Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Air Emissions Announced
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 49th Committee meeting in Haugesund, Norway, last week and announced that a 2018 concentrated inspection campaign on air emissions (MARPOL Annex VI).
Secretary General Richard Schiferli said the decision demonstrated the importance to the Paris MoU of environmental awareness and compliance, especially regarding prevention of air pollution from ships.
The report of the CIC on Crew Familiarisation on Enclosed Space Entry, carried out in September to November of 2015, was also discussed. Although the results showed a good level of compliance the Committee agreed that both flag States and industry should continue to pay attention to the correct execution of enclosed space entry drills. The results will be published and submitted to the IMO.
High importance was given to the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on the Maritime Labour Convention which is scheduled from September to November this year. Living and working conditions for seafarers continue to be a priority, says Schiferli.
The Committee adopted the 2015 Annual Report, including the new White, Grey and Black List and the performance list of Recognized Organizations. The lists will be published in early June and used for targeting purposes starting July 1, 2016.