It provides guidelines for Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) regarding the Inspection of Ships under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. It includes information on conducting inspections, identifying deficiencies, and taking follow-up actions.
Key points include:
Introduction: The ISM Code's importance and application are established. PSCOs conduct ship inspections to ensure compliance with ISM requirements.
Inspection of Ship: Steps for conducting inspections are outlined, including pre-boarding preparation, initial inspection, clear grounds, more detailed inspection, and expanded inspection.
Follow-Up Action: Different types of deficiencies (technical, operational, ISM-related) and their corresponding follow-up actions (correction, safety management audit, detention) are explained.
Reporting: Technical and operational deficiencies are recorded individually. ISM-related deficiencies are marked in the report and may require corrective actions.
Example PSC Inspection Report: Examples of how ISM-related deficiencies are reported, including ISM codes, actions taken, and additional comments.
The document is issued by the Port State Control Committee and provides clear steps for PSCOs to follow during the inspection process.