The upcoming issue of Tanker Shipping & Trade carries a powerful indictment of Port State Control.
In a hard hitting piece, Palau International Ship Registry chief executive officer Panos Kirnidis focuses on the “dubious and questionable port state control (PSC) inspections that have resulted in Palau International Ship Registry being placed on the Paris MoU blacklist.”
He writes: “There needs to be a more serious look at how PSC operates in some parts of the world. Political influences can play a damaging part in PSC detentions. Add into this volatile mix corruption and sheer incompetence in some parts of the world, and it is not hard to see why there needs to be a tighter control on PSC and the economic and management issues that are directly affected.”
These important issues will be pursued at November’s Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference, Exhibition and Awards in London. Session two will see senior representatives from the Liberian Registry, IRI. Malta Ship Registry and Cyprus present and be challenged on the key issues of the day.
Ship registration is an integral part of the business. Meaning this is a discussion no owner or operator should miss.
Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only. This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort. Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.
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Source: Tanker Shipping & Trade