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PSC Including MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (3.09)

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 Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs Accreditation No. 2101338


Port State Control (PSC) INCLUDING MoUs Concetrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) (IMO Model Course 3.09)
PSC Procedures
  • Overview
  • Glossary
  • Legal Background – Clear Grounds in General
  • Legal Background – Clear Grounds
  • 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 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-Inspectors
  • 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 happens 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
Guidance on Detentions (GoD) - based on Resolution A.1052(27) with additional comments
  • (GoD) - Principles
  • (GoD) – Manning & Certification
  • (GoD) - Procedures
  • (GoD) – Main Criteria
  • (GoD) – During Inspection
  • Detainable deficiencies under conventions
Guidance - 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
Proposed PSC Checklist
  • Generic
  • For USA as proposed by Marshal Islands
Concentrated Inspection Campaigns - based on Concentrated Inspection Campaigns of Paris & Tokyo MoUs
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Fire Safety System arrangements
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW hours of rest
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Lifeboat Launching arrangements
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Structural Safety and International Convention of Load Lines
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Propulsion & Auxiliary machinery
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW 2010
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Tankers
  • Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MLC 2006
  • Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation
  • Launch Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
  • Launch Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Emergency Systems & Procedures
  • Launch Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Ship's Stability in General
Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Port State Control & MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) (IMO Model Course 3.09)
  • Port State Control & MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) (IMO Model Course 3.09) Certificate


Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • Terms and definitions
  • No. of slides: 219


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 26
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment Duration: 90 days (starting from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 26
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.9


Assessment methods


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% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Port State Control & MoUs Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) (IMO Model Course 3.09)





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



   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English



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150,00 €


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