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PSC Including MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns

The course, specially designed by LiberoAssurance, delivers the key material regarding Port State Control inspections, detainable deficiencies under conventions, inspection procedures and aims to equip participants with useful guidance on detention preventive measures during inspections.


Through our PSC & MoU CIC course you can learn to use effective tools to avoid detentions and ensure your vessels are well-prepared.
An important course feature is the provision of the latest CIC checklists as well as an extended checklist proposed by LiberoGroup.


Aims & Objectives
  • To provide understanding on how a Port State Control operates
  • Assist participants avoid detentions with the inclusion of the Concentrated Inspection Campaigns organized by Paris & Tokyo MoUs, case studies and extensive checklists.


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will:

  • Grasp the legal and PSC background and define the vessel’s obligations under inspections
  • Understand the relation between PSC and administrations,
  • Learn what type of Deficiencies & Detainable items exist under each convention


Who should attend?
  • Operation Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • DPAs or other shore based personnel involved into Port State Control issues
  • Practically all Officers on board a vessel


Relative conventions: Solas, Marpol, STCW, MLC and ISM, ISPS Codes


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Basic Knowledge of Solas, Marpol, STCW, MLC


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes
Created by: LiberoAssurance Accredited Training Centre


Part A Contents: PSC Procedures

  • Glossary
  • Legal Background-International Conventions
  • Legal Background – Clear Grounds
  • Legal Background – Clear Grounds in General
  • Clear Grounds and ISPS Code
  • Tool for the Surveyors
  • PSC History
  • Reason of Existence of PSC
  • What is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Global PSC MOUs
  • MOUs - Map
Vessel's obligations
  • Reporting Obligation
  • Classification for Ships & Companies
  • Categories of Inspection
  • Classification for Ships & Companies
  • Time Windows
  • Classification for Ships & Companies
  • Overriding or Unexpected Factors
  • Classification for Ships & Companies
  • Priority for Inspection
  • Banning Criteria
  • Ship’s Risk Profile
PSC and administrations
  • Tokyo MoU Targeting System
  • USCG Port State Control
  • What is Equasis?
  • Port State Control Officer-Inspector
  • Boarding Procedures of PSC Inspectors
  • Port State Control - Some Preventive Actions
  • How to deal with Port State Control Officer-Inspector
  • What a PSCO will look For?
  • What if the ship is not in order?
  • Banning from EU Ports
  • What happens if the ship is not in order?
  • After the inspection
Deficiencies and detainable items
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items -Solas
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items-Marpol
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Load Line
  • Deficiencies and Detainable item - STCW
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items ILO – MLC 2006
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Safety Precautions
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Fire Drill
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Fire Drill - Fire pump Test
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Dirty Engine Room
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Dirty Engine
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Piping
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Bunkering Stations
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Leakages
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Life Boats
  • Deficiencies and Detainable items – Proper Drills
  • Deficiency list and Paris MOU coding
  • Certificates & Documentation - Ship Certificate
  • Deficiency list and Paris MOU coding
  • Structural condition
  • Deficiency list and Paris MOU coding
  • Working and Living Conditions
  • MoU Action Codes
After detention
  • What if the Vessel is Detained?
  • Detention Appeal Procedure
  • Preventive Measures
  • Case Study for a Real Case of Detention
  • Black List Tokyo MoU
  • Case Study for a Real of Detention

Part B Contents: Guidance on detentions

  • (GoD) - Principles
  • (GoD) – Manning & Certification
  • (GoD) - Procedures
  • (GoD) –Main Criteria
  • (GoD) – During Inspection
Detainable deficiencies under conventions
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Solas
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies IBC Code
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies IGC Code
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Load Line
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex I
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex II
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex III
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex IV
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex V
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies Marpol Annex VI
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies STCW
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies MLC 2006
  • (GoD) - Detainable Deficiencies AFS Convention
  • (GoD) - Cargo Operations Stoppage

Part C Contents: Campaigns & Guidance

Concentrated inspection campaigns
  • Port State Control Checklists Based on Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) of Paris & Tokyo MoUs
  • CIC on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry
  • CIC on Structural Safety and International Convention of Load Lines
  • CIC on Propulsion & Auxiliary machinery
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Structural Safety and International Convention of Load Lines
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Propulsion & Auxiliary machinery
Cases for consideration
  • Life boat guidance
  • GMDSS, AIS, LRIT, SSAS guidance
  • emergency fire pump guidance
  • Oil water separator (OWS) guidance
  • Keeping Oil Record Book (ORB) guidance
  • Guidance on additional things to check


Part D Contents: Proposed PSC checklist

Exam & Certification

  • Exam on PSC & MoU CIC
  • PSC & MoU CIC Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • Terms and definitions


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 26
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Port State Control & MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC)





On successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’

Those participants who choose not to submit the assessment will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.


Accreditation by EOPPEP

LiberoAssurance has been accredited as a Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

EOPPEP is the statutory body for the development and implementation of the Hellenic Qualifications Framework (NQF) in correspondence with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). EOPPEP is the National Coordination Point for EQF in Greece (NCP).



Accreditation by E.S.Y.D

LiberoAssurance has been accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D) which has been appointed as the National Accreditation Body of Greece.

E.SY.D is one of the founding members of EA. The European Accreditation Bodies have founded the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), one of the main goals of which is to promote the international recognition of both the accreditation provided by its members and the accredited services by maintaining reliable multilateral agreements (MLAs).





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