Port State Control Checklist

Guidance for Reducing Port State Detentions


This quick reference checklist guide is based on data gathered from ABS vessels that have been involved in port state interventions or detentions. The guide should be used by the vessel’s crew prior to arrival into port. The categories and items identified in this guide are items that have been identified as top Port State detention items on board ABS classed vessels.

This guide should be used in conjunction with the normal pre-port arrival and departure checks required by international regulations and in conjunction with on board routine maintenance programs. If any of the items identified in this guide are not in good working condition, the crew should take appropriate steps to remedy the situation prior to arrival into port.

The guide is organized according to major categories as well as items identified by Port State Control (PSC) as areas of concern. For each major category the top items have been identified for your easy reference. 


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