ECDIS Concentrated Inspection Campaign Agreed
The Paris MoU held its 50th Committee meeting in Gdansk, Poland, in May, with members agreeing to conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on ECDIS in partnership with the Tokyo MoU.
The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS). The CIC will be carried out from September to November 2017, and the questionnaire will be published in August.
The 2016 Concentrated Inspection Campaign on the Maritime Labour Convention was considered a success. The general conclusion was that the results show a proper implementation of the MLC requirements on board the ships inspected.
Additionally, the Paris MoU is reviewing the methodology for calculating flag and recognized organization performance, used for the targeting of ships for inspection, and a move away from the current White-Grey-Black List system is expected in the near future.
The Committee adopted the 2016 Annual Report, including the White, Grey and Black List and the performance list of recognized organizations. The lists will be published in early June and used for targeting purposes from July 1, 2017.
The annual report notes that the number of ships which have been refused access to the Paris MoU region after multiple detentions has increased from 11 to 20. Five ships have been refused access for the second time.