The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has launched a special inspection on bulk carriers from 15 June to 31 December 2017. The inspection will be carried out in conjunction with the Port State Control (PSC) inspection and Flag State Control (FSC) inspection.
- In an effort to help ensure the safety of life at sea, bulk carriers above 15 years of age and more than 10,000 gross tonnage engaged on international voyages shall be targeted for inspection with priority.
- The inspection of bulk carriers converted from tankers without the special inspection will not be limited by time windows. Except in special cases, bulk carriers converted from tankers must undergo PSC inspection at the first port of call after the campaign starts (an updated list of ships can be found on the PSC data centre website).
- The inspection shall be carried out as per standard inspection window of the Tokyo MOU…
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