Reminder of the Paris MoU mandatory expanded inspection requirements effective from 22 July 2003

With reference to our article in Weekly News No. 23/2003 of 6 June 2003, INTERTANKO would like to remind members of the importance of correctly transmitting the “Notice of Arrival” of those ships to which the EC Directive 2001/105 applies. 

Under the rules certain ships are due for expanded inspection after 12 months from the last expanded inspection and must give advance “Notice of Arrival” to the Port State Control Authority of the MoU port at which the inspection is due.  

This applies to: 

  • Oil tankers over 3,000 GRT and over 15 years of age,
  • Chemical and gas carriers over 10 years of age,
  • Bulk carriers over 12 years of age,
  • Passenger ships over 15 years of age (except for Ro-Ro ferries and HSC). 

Vessels are obliged to send their “Notice of Arrival” at least 72 hours prior to arrival or before leaving the previous port if such a voyage is less then 72 hours. Vessels that fail to comply with this regulation may experience economic loss due to additional delay to the ship while the expanded inspection is being carried out. 

Masters are advised to contact their agents when in doubt as to where such reports should be sent. 

Contact: Howard Snaith or Fredrik Larsson