Ships to report for expanded inspection in the Paris MOU

The Paris MoU has now issued a further directive outlining the reporting requirements that have to be complied with in order to avoid delays. Under the new rules certain ships will be due for expanded inspection 12 months after the last expanded inspection.

With reference to our previous news article in Weekly NEWS No. 20 of 16 May  regarding the Paris MoU introducing an expanded inspection programme for certain vessels, details of which can be viewed here, the Paris MoU has now issued a further directive outlining the reporting requirements that have to be complied with in order to avoid delays.

Under the new rules certain ships will be due for expanded inspection 12 months after 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. Details must be provided 3 days before the expected arrival time or prior to leaving the previous port if the voyage will be less than three days.

Expanded inspections on oil tankers could include the inspection of at least one ballast tank.

Full details of the latest information regarding these matters are given in this Press Release

INTERTANKO has raised concerns over the expanded inspection programme with particular reference to the matter of ballast tank inspections, by sending a letter to all concerned parties that have contributed to the drafting of this new procedure for inspections. A copy of this letter can be viewed here.

The Paris MoU reminds Owners that the new expanded inspection programme comes into force on 22 July 2003

Contact: Philip Shenton