Report of the 2022 CIC on STCW

From 1 September 2022 to 30 November 2022, the Black Sea MoU carried out a Concentrated
Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW)
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 Bulgarian Maritime Administration.
Guidelines and Questionnaires of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda were used

During the campaign, a total of 1,329 inspections were carried out for 1,258
individual ships. 1,140 of them were carried out with the CIC questionnaire. During the CIC, 47 ships
were detained in total. Of this quantity, 10 of the detentions are the result of inspections without CIC
Questionnaires and 5 of these 37 ships were detained under the CIC scope.

A total of 95 questionnaires had at least one non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting
in 8.33 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of nonconformities was 1.19 which
means that the “unsatisfactory” answer was given to any question under this CIC.

PSCC23 Press Release

Constanta, ROMANIA – Representatives of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MoU), met in-person presence in Constanta, ROMANIA, for the Twenty-third session from 25 to 28 April 2023. Those who were unable to attend were given the opportunity to participate online.

The meeting was chaired by Captain Alexandar ILIEV - Deputy Harbour Master of Port Burgas, BULGARIA. Captain Cosmin Laurențiu DUMITRACHE, General Director of the Romanian Naval Authority and the Vice-Chair of the PSCC23 meeting made a welcome speech and officially declared the opening of the meeting. In his opening speech, Captain DUMITRACHE first welcomed all delegates to Constanta and stressed the vital role of port State control in ensuring a safe environment at sea for human life, ships, ports and overall, maritime related activities. Expressing that promoting and supporting cooperation is the key to our success, he highlighted that this could not have been done by one country alone and that strengthening the regional and international cooperation ensured effective mechanisms for responding to unsafe and sub-standard shipping.

The twenty-third meeting of the Port State Control Committee was attended by all the 6 member Authorities of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, Türkiye and Ukraine and observers of Moldova, the Abuja MoU, the Mediterranean MoU-represented by the delegation of Türkiye, the Paris MoU, the Tokyo MoU and the Viňa del Mar Agreement attended to the meeting. Observers of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Caribbean MoU, the Indian Ocean MoU, the Riyadh MoU, USCG and the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution were unable to attend.

Preliminary results of the CIC on STCW


Text of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region, 13th Amendment (effective from January 1, 2023).

Press Release CIC on STCW