Port State Control (PSC) is a system of harmonized inspection procedures designed to target substandard ships with the main objective being their eventual elimination. Port States are entitled to control foreign ships visiting their own ports to ensure, that any deficiencies found are rectified before they are allowed to sail. It is well known, that the responsibility for ensuring, that ship comply with the provisions of the relevant instruments rests upon the Owner, Master, Recognized Organization and the Flag State Administration. PSC Inspectors are boarding a ship without announcement and primarily check the ship’s documents for completeness and validity. If there are any grounds to believe, that the ship is substantially not conforming to the international conventions, the inspector will carry out an expanded inspection of the ship’s condition and the required equipment.

During vessel’s entrance to the port, she should be ready for PSCOs inspection at all time. Therefore, VRS has developed Detention Prevention Policy, which helps to crewmembers prepare vessel for inspection by using the “On board maintenance Check List”. VRS nominates surveyor for confirming the readiness of the vessel to Port State Control Inspection. As a part of detention Prevention Policy every 6 months most common deficiencies are published in Marine Notices. 

The below list are Memorandums of Understanding:

  • Paris MOU (Europe and North Atlantic region)
  • Black SeaMOU (Black Sea region)
  • MediterraneanMOU (Mediterranean region)
  • Indian OceanMOU (Indian Ocean region)
  • Tokyo MOU (Asia-Pacific region
  • Abuja MOU (West and Central African region)
  • Ryadh MOU (Persian Gulf)
  • Acuerdo de Vina del Mar(Latin American region)
  • Caribbean MOU (Caribbean region)
  • United States Coast Guard-USCG ( USA waters)

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