Port State Control (PSC) Audit

Port State Control (PSC) is an internationally agreed regime for the inspection of foreign vessels in other national ports by PSC inspectors. These inspectors are tasked with verifying compliance of the vessel with the requirements of key international conventions and associated codes (e.g. ISM, ISPS, SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, MLC).

A PSC inspection can include the following actions:

  • Ensuring that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with applicable international law
  • Verifying the competency of the ship’s master and officers
  • Checking the condition of a vessel and its equipment.

Our maritime management consultants can perform internal audits aboard ships and yachts to help minimise the risk that a Port State Control (PSC) inspection could result in any deficiencies or even detentions.

Our specialists will support you in the preparation for a PSC inspection, follow up on any corrective or preventive actions, and compose a report with recommended improvement and lessons learned.

We can also attend onboard your detained vessel to:

  • Assist with training
  • Effectively manage deficiency rectification
  • Liaise with Port State officials

ChartCo Training & Consultancy can also undertake the role of independent experts to challenge unjustified deficiencies and detentions. This service could be of interest to Flag States as well as ship owners and operators.

Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.
Email: consultancy@chartco.com
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 714319