Pressure for close-out of rectified port state control deficiencies

The rectification of deficiencies recorded during a port state control inspection should result in the amendment of the vessel's file in the EQUASIS database, believes INTERTANKO, otherwise the reader may form an incorrect impression of a vessel.

Having received an encouraging response from the Paris MoU on this issue, INTERTANKO has written to EQUASIS (Click here to download a copy) with the request that once a ship owner has taken appropriate corrective action, and the verification process has been undertaken (either by Class or by PSC), then the deficiency should be closed out and the website entry amended accordingly.

Contact: Howard Snaith