Guidelines for port state control officers whilst checking compliance with the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS)

The Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation, at its thirteenth session (7-11 March 2005), recognising that amendments to Annex I of MARPOL 73/78 (amendments to regulation 13G, addition of new regulation 13H and consequential amendments to the IOPP Certificate of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78), adopted by resolution MEPC.111(50), would enter into force on 5 April 2005, prepared draft guidelines for port state control officers whilst checking compliance with the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS).  

It is supposed that the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its fifty-third session (18-22 July 2005), will approve the guidelines, the text of which can be seen at: http://www.intertanko.com/pdf/technical/FSIMEPCCAS.pdf. We are releasing these draft guidelines before they have been finally approved by the IMO, in order to assist members to understand better the mechanism of phasing-in CAS.

Parties to MARPOL Annex I are invited to bring the guidelines to the attention of their port state control officers in order to facilitate harmonised action by individual parties when checking CAS compliance. 

Contact: Dragos Rauta