Caribbean MOU to stage first coordinated crack down

AUGUST 7, 2013 — The UK P&I Club reports that the Port State Control agencies of states within the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will launch a new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) that will start on September 1,2013 and will last for three months

The CIC is the Caribbean MOU's first inspection campaign and will focus on ensuring that vessels visiting Caribbean MOU countries are fully compliant with MARPOL Annex I, regulation 14 which covers the operability of oil filtering equipment systems and the arrangements for handling sludge.

During the regular PSC inspection, officers will inspect the vessel’s oil filtering equipment, IOPP Certificate, Oil Record Book, maintenance records and other documents in order to verify compliance with the MARPOL Regulations.

The 15 member Caribbean MOU's Secretariat is hosted by Jamaica.