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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

APPEALING A PORT STATE CONTROL DETENTION

As has been reported previously, it is possible to appeal against what is perceived as an erroneous or unreasonable detention.

This has to be made to the detaining authority, rather than the Secretariat of the Port State Control Regime.  The commercial consequences of detentions are well understood by members  INTERTANKO does see a number of spurious detentions and it is unfair for the owner on these occasions.

INTERTANKO has tried to take up with the Port State Control secretariats the question of an appeals procedure through them, but they have declined saying that no one has complained about the current arrangements.  INTERTANKO believes that there is a need for this change, and so would like to hear from any members who have experienced an unsatisfactory appeals process, so that we can present evidence of a need to revise the system.  INTERTANKO would be pleased to hear from members on this issue, please contact robert.bishop@intertanko.com