Paris MOU to introduce tough rules to target high risk ships

The Paris MOU, whose Committee met in Dubrovnik, Croatia this week, is introducing tough rules to target ships the MOU has defined as high risk, which will come into effect on 22 July 2003. In addition to the recording of charterers, and a decision to begin inspecting ships with ILO working and rest hours regime, certain categories of ships from flags on the Black List will be banned after 2 or 3 detentions. Expanded inspection for older oil tankers, chemical and gas carriers, bulk carriers and passenger ships is mandatory after 12 months from the last expanded inspection.

Full details can be viewed on the Paris MOU web site:

http://www.parismou.org/whatsnew/2003-05-13.html
http://www.parismou.org/PDF/requirements.pdf

Contact: Philip Shenton