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

Annual Report for 2021

We are pleased to present the twenty-first issue of the Annual Report on Port State Control in the Black Sea region which is published under the auspices of the Port State Control Committee of the Black Sea MoU.

Port State Control is of particular importance to the BS MoU member Authorities due to the role of shipping in the region’s trade, the sensitivity of the Black Sea basin and its coastline to environmental damage. PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2021, a year the Covid-19, Pandemic continued to affect countries around the orld. However, over the past year, maritime transport defied the Covid-19 disruption.

Notice to PSCOs No.15 – Guidance for PSCO on the IGF Code

The IGF Code takes effect on 1 January 2017 upon entry into force of amendments to chapters II-1, II-2 and the appendix to the annex of the Convention.
Unless expressly provided otherwise this Code applies to ships to which part G of SOLAS chapter II-1 applies. (Part G is added to SOLAS by Res.MSC.392(95)).

Interim Guidance on Repatriation of Seafarers due to the Conflict in Ukraine