Report of the 2023 CIC on Fire Safety

From 1 September 2023 to 30 November 2023, the Black Sea MoU carried out a Concentrated
Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety throughout the region. This campaign involved all member
States of the BS MoU and was conducted in conjunction with the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda,
and other Regional PSC Regimes. The campaign was conducted under the campaign coordination
of the Maritime Administration of Türkiye. Guidelines and Questionnaires of the Paris and Tokyo
Memoranda were used.

This CIC applied to all ships and a ship was subjected to a singular CIC inspection during the
campaign period. Over the course of the campaign, a total of 1,237 inspections were carried out,
covering 1,174 individual ships. Of these, 922 inspections were carried out with the CIC
questionnaire. During the CIC, 41 ships were detained in total. 34 of these detentions are the result
of inspections with CIC Questionnaires and 15 of them were detained under the CIC scope.

A total of 91 questionnaires had at least one non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting
in 9.87 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of nonconformities was 1.41 which
means that the “unsatisfactory” answer was given to any question under this CIC.