Port State Control Inspections

Held in: Lagos, Nigeria

Course Objectives and Benefits

This course is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for successfully completing Port State Control inspections. The course aims to enhance awareness and preparedness for PSC inspections and help achieve compliance with the requirements regarding safety and pollution prevention. Attention is given to the most common deficiencies which may result in a vessel being detained. A detailed review of the ABS Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guideand the ABS Onboard Routine Maintenance Checksheet will be provided.

Course Highlights

Port State Control and targets

Definitions used by Port State Control and their legal basis

Regional Port State Control agreements

Selection of ships for inspection

Importance of preventive maintenance and class attendance in connection with Port State Control detentions

Inspection types of Port State Control

Port State Control and cargo operations as well as manning

Port State Control, ISM Code (safety management) and ISPS Code

Port State Control in the EU and US

Commercial implications of Port State Control

ABS Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guide

ABS Onboard Routine Maintenance Checksheet

Who Should Attend

Ship and shore-based staff involved in marine operations.  This course meets the requirements of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology for continuous Professional Development.

Course Pre-requisites


Course Duration

4 days.

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