Marine Pollution Prevention Pocket Checklist - Reducing the Risk of Port State Control Detentions

Author(s)                 Lloyd's Register of Shipping
Publisher UK P&I Club
Date 2006
Pages 18
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb

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   The MARPOL infringements could easily result in the seafarers and the management of the shipping company being held liable to the real criminal prosecution and even imprisonment for the violation of the requirements outlined in the text of the MARPOL convention and its annexes or falsification of the associated shipboard records. Moreover, the serious risks are there associated with the huge fines. The authors of this booklet have conducted a thorough investigation and analysis of the specifically collected and selected data including the PSC, i.e. port state control deficiencies directly related to the prevention of the marine pollution from ships. Their combined efforts have eventually resulted in this convenient checklist; its content is intended to highlight the most commonly found deficiencies. There is an appendix to the main content of this checklist dedicated to the BWM, i.e. ballast water management. In order to reduce the risks of detention, as a minimum, all items listed on the page 4 of the checklist shall be included n the scope of the final check conducted prior to the voyage and prior to the each port entry to make sure that they fully conform with the requirements of MARPOL. We strongly advise that all of the listed items are checked on a regular basis supplementing the established operational/maintenance procedures...

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