167 - 12/00 - Port State Control Irregularities

A Member’s ship was recently visited in Abidjan by a Port State Control team of five people. In addition to carrying out an inspection of the vessel, the navigating officers were gathered together and tested on the use of the GMDSS equipment. Detailed questioning took place until errors were found. The sum of US$500 was then demanded for this issuance of a ‘clean’ certificate.

Members are advised to report any similar experiences to the managers, so that an approach to the authorities in question can be considered.

Source of information: 

External via Loss Prevention Dept

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