Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control Joint concentrated inspection campaign on STCW
SIERRA LEONE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION would like to inform its collaborators and clients that the member authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control have announced the launch of a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW from the 1st of September 2022 until the 30th of November 2022.
Shipowners and Ship managers are advised to confirm that:
-the number of seafarers serving on board and their certificates are in conformity with the relevant provisions of STCW Convention and Code and the applicable safe manning requirements as determined by the Flag State Administration.
-all seafarers serving on board, who are required to be certificated in accordance with STCW Convention, hold an appropriate certificate or a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Flag State Administration.
-the seafarers on board hold a valid medical certificate as required by STCW Convention.
-the watch-keeping schedules and hours of rest indicate compliance with the requirements of STCW Convention and Code.
Please also refer to the press release found in the below link by the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control that also includes a checklist that we strongly suggest using to confirm compliance with the STCW requirements prior the beginning of the campaign.
We encourage owners/managers to contact us for any queries or doubts they may have.