Port State Environmental Inspections

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

City: Rotterdam

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

  • Aug-05-2024

    Rotterdam

  • Oct-07-2024

    Rotterdam

  • Dec-02-2024

    Rotterdam

Dates in Other Venues

  • July-08-2024

    London

  • July-08-2024

    Athens

  • July-15-2024

    Istanbul

  • Aug-12-2024

    Dubai

  • Aug-19-2024

    Hamburg

  • Sep-02-2024

    Athens

  • Sep-09-2024

    London

  • Sep-16-2024

    Istanbul

  • Oct-14-2024

    Dubai

  • Oct-21-2024

    Hamburg

  • Nov-04-2024

    Athens

  • Nov-11-2024

    London

  • Nov-18-2024

    Istanbul

  • Dec-09-2024

    Dubai

  • Dec-16-2024

    Hamburg

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Focus on IMO Environmental Conventions and PSC Role

  • IMO Environmental Conventions: Brief on fundamental conventions and their maritime impact.
  • Port State MOUs: Overview of global Port State MOUs and their enforcement role.
  • Legal Basis for PSC Inspections: Legal framework for environmental inspections by PSC.
  • Marpol Convention: Discussion on Marpol's key issues and compliance certification.
  • PSCO Compliance Role: Clarifying PSCO's responsibilities in upholding Marpol Annex VI emissions standards.
  • Bunker Convention: Essentials of the Bunker Convention and its evolving requirements.
  • Port State Policies and AFS Convention: Examination of individual nation's actions and AFS paint type requirements.
  • Implementation Schedules: Outline of convention implementation schedules and their reflection in national laws and PSC MOUs.

PSC Inspections and Administration of Marpol

  • PSC Environmental Detentions: Understanding the criteria for detentions related to environmental issues and the reporting process.
  • Marpol Administration: Exploring the roles and responsibilities at various levels – ship, company, flag state, port state – including safety, firefighting, and personal survival, as well as the involvement of classification societies and other professional bodies.
  • Amendments in Marpol: Techniques for keeping up-to-date with the latest Marpol amendments and preparing for PSC inspections.
  • Identifying Pollution and SOPEP Activation: Strategies for spotting pollution incidents and effectively mobilising the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP).

Non-Conformities and Technology in Environmental Standards

  • Major & Minor Non-Conformities: Identifying and categorising non-conformities in discharge standards.
  • Discharge Records Verification: Techniques for matching discharge records with filtration printouts.
  • Rectification Actions: Strategies for rectifying non-conformities.
  • 'No More Favourable Treatment' Paradigm: Understanding this principle in the context of environmental compliance.
  • Technology Approvals: Exploring the approval processes for new safety and survival technologies.
  • National Pollution Sanctions: Overview of sanctions for pollution cases.

MOU Data Sharing and Emissions Assessment

  • Environmental Compliance Data: Sharing and analysing MOU environmental compliance data.
  • Vessel Environmental History: Assessing a vessel's ecological history profile.
  • PSC Emissions Campaigns: Decision-making process for concentrated emissions campaigns.
  • MARPOL Emissions Risk Assessment: Examining processes and risks associated with emissions.
  • Sampling and Monitoring: Procedures for collecting safety management information, including oil, ballast water, and emissions samples.

Interactive Inspection Case and Feedback

  • PSC Environmental Inspection Exercise: An interactive tabletop exercise on realistic PSC environmental inspection scenarios.
  • Case Studies of Non-Compliance: Discussing non-compliance cases with Marpol, AFS, and Bunker conventions.
  • Delegates Feedback & Experience Sharing: Collecting feedback and experiences from delegates.
  • Open Discussions and Presentations: Facilitating discussion sessions and presentations by delegates.