Tokyo MOU announces results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL 73/78 Annex I

From February to April 2006 the members of the Tokyo MOU undertook a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex I in conjunction with the Paris MOU. The purpose of the CIC was to verify whether the oil filtering equipment is installed, maintained and operated appropriately and whether pollution prevention arrangements and procedures are properly followed on board ships.

4,603 ships were inspected under the CIC, resulting in 2,148 deficiencies (47%) and 96 detentions (2% of ships inspected).

Of these deficiencies, nearly three quarters related to the oil record book, shipboard oil pollution emergency plan (SOPEP) or oil filtering equipment – these three in roughly equal proportion.

Significant problem areas were the auxiliary boilers and the discharging of sludge and/or bilge water.

On 19 July 2006 the TOKYO MOU Secretariat issued a Press Release announcing the results of the CIC (click here to view).

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