Global Campaign Ensures Fire Safety At Sea


In a united effort to bolster maritime safety, global authorities are launching an intensive inspection campaign focusing on fire safety for ships, impacting shipowners, operators, managers, and masters worldwide. The source.

  • International Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety, led by Paris and Tokyo MOUs, prioritizes ship safety and compliance.
  • Simultaneous CICs by Black Sea MoU and Acuerdo Vina Del Mar 1992 enhance global maritime safety efforts.
  • Ships will undergo one CIC inspection during the campaign, addressing firefighting systems, maintenance, and crew fire safety awareness, with non-compliance potentially leading to ship detention.

Global Collaboration for Safer Seas

In a concerted effort to enhance safety at sea, the Member Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) have initiated a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety. Scheduled from September 1st to November 30th, 2023, this campaign is set to impact shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, and ship masters worldwide.

Expanding the Safety Net

Simultaneously, the Member Authorities of the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding and the Member Authorities of the Acuerdo Vina Del Mar 1992 are launching their own CICs on Fire Safety. This synchronized effort underscores the global maritime community’s commitment to elevating fire safety standards across the board.

Focusing on Compliance

The primary objective of this campaign is to raise awareness of fire safety among shipowners and their crews while rigorously verifying compliance with fire safety requirements outlined in the relevant IMO Conventions and Codes. Key areas of scrutiny include the condition of firefighting systems and equipment, proper maintenance, and the crew’s familiarity with fire safety procedures.

Streamlined Inspection Process

During the campaign period, each ship will undergo a single inspection under the CIC, which will be conducted as an additional component of regular PSC inspections. In case of identified deficiencies, corrective actions will be enforced promptly, with the possibility of detention for ships that fail to rectify these issues within the specified timeframe.

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