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Port State Control Regions

 

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Paris MOU (blue), Tokyo MOU (red), Indian Ocean MOU (green), Mediterranean MOU (dark green), Acuerdo de Vina del Mar (yellow)[1], Caribbean MOU (olive), Abuja MOU, ABUJA(dark red), Black Sea MOU (cyan) and Riyadh MOU (navy).

 

Regional Control provides fast and reliable communications between the States in the region, and between regions is imperative.

 

South Africa is signatory or member of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding(IOMoU) and the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West and Central African Region(Abuja MoU). The IOMOU has the Indian Ocean Computerized information System (IOCIS), while others have their own and, ABUJA MoU has the Abuja MoU Information System (AMIS)

 

Port State Inspection Fees and Penalties

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

 

  1. The objective of the Authority is to carry out port state control to eliminate substandard ships from the region and threat they post to life, property and the marine environment.
  2. Under SAMSA’s eight different ports we have 28 Inspectors which are also flag state surveyors in those ports, performing duties on Maritime Safety.

 

Table 1 Fees and Penalties

 

                   PORT STATE CONTROL INSPECTION FEES AND PENALTIES

Type of Inspection

Yes

No

If Yes, State Reasons

Fees for Initial Inspection

 

X

 

Fees for Re-Inspection

X

 

Applied as a deterrent

Is there national law/regulation on fees

X

 

DETERMINATION OF CHARGES, 2017

 

Table 2 – 10-year summary of inspection, detentions and deficiency rate

 

 

NIR STATISTICS

Priority-wise PSC inspections carried out by South Africa from 01.01.2020 to 08.04.2020 w.r.t NIR implementation

Inspecting
Authority
No. of
Inspections (N)
Priority I (*) ​ ​Priority II No Priority (NP)
Target
(70% of N)
Actual%age target
achieved
ActualActual
South Africa (ZA)765356 (74%)105.663 (4%)17 (22%)

Note : NIR is implemented from 01.01.2019.
          (*) Target for Priority I PSC inspections is 70% (IOCM22) w.r.t NIR implementation.  

 20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Total inspections321234230222284310282217317353359
Total detentions313874767722
Detention %0.935.563.483.151.412.262.133.232.210.570.56
Deficiencies per inspection0.61.81.51.30.81.10.70.80.60.60.3

 

Summary of inspections for 2019

 

Port State Control (PSC) activities undertaken by the authority and relevant Observations arising from the inspection figures for 2019. 

In 2019, SAMSA inspectors carried out 359 initial port state control (PSC) inspections and recorded 142 deficiencies. They also carried out 33 Follow-up inspections. 

Of the 359 ships inspected, 2 ships had deficiencies serious enough to warrant detention. The detention rate decreased from 0.57% in 2018 to 0.56% in 2019.

There was a 34.2% decrease in the number of deficiencies from 216 deficiencies in 2018 to 142 deficiencies in 2019


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