INFORMAL, BUT EFFECTIVE

This is the second of two articles about the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (MOU) signed in January 1982 to establish a coordinated system for inspecting foreign merchant ships visiting the ports of the 11 maritime members of the European Community, plus Finland, Norway and Sweden. The first article outlined the regime's background, organizational structure, operational methods and enforcement options. It concluded with comments on how inspectors are discovering more--rather than fewer- -safety deficiencies as time goes on. This article looks at the level of ship inspections carried out, statistical data on deficiencies, cooperation with other interested parties and the response of the shipping industry.

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    • Journal article; Port State Control
  • Publication Date: 1988-12

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  • Accession Number: 00656480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM