The Professional Yachting Association has alerted its members that port states party to the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will focus on crew familiarization procedures as part of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign in 2015.
“If a Port State Control [inspection] occurs, the inspectors will want to see evidence that the yacht’s induction procedure complies with the Safety Management System in place onboard,” the Antibes-based PYA said. It expects the CIC to take place in October and November.
The Tokyo MOU is also conducting this CIC on crew familiarization as well as enclosed space entry. The Tokyo and Paris MOUs agreed in principle for a joint CIC on MLC in 2016.
–Lucy Chabot Reed