Port State Control
Port State Control
To provide Government Representatives with the foundational knowledge to establish/improve respective Port State Control Programs through effective examinations. Training topics include: port state control purpose and concepts; code of conduct; vessel targeting processes; basic application of International requirements to foreign vessels for hull, machinery, fire protection, lifesaving equipment, communications, navigation equipment and systems, safe management, maritime security, and a variety of additional systems; and practical guidelines on how to examine foreign vessels for compliance and control actions. The course is delivered through lectures, in-class exercises, and typically includes a field trip to a vessel.
By the end of the course, students should:
- Fully understand the latest international development in legal, policy, management, and technological aspects of Port State Control.
- Be able to apply knowledge and skills to conduct PSC inspections.
- Determine appropriate enforcement actions by PSC Officers
- Gain practical experience on a PSC inspection.
- Understanding Port State Control Purpose
- Applicable Conventions
- Required Documentation
- Conducting Inspection of Ships
- Successful Tips and Tricks of Port State Control Officers
- Enforcement Action by the Port State
- Practical Application (if available through host nation)
Teaching & Learning Methods
- Group Activities
- Field Trip (if available through host nation)
Who should attend
• Newly assigned PSC Officers, personnel working alongside or managing PSCO’s, and personnel re-entering PSC Officer position. • Government Maritime Administration Representatives.
Additional segments on ship registries & IACS, among other PSC related topics available upon request.
Course may be expanded to 10 days for more in-depth review of material for PSC Officers.