Paris, Tokyo MoUs announce CIC on ECDIS

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The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) held its Committee meeting in Gdansk, Poland, from May 22 to 26, with members agreeing to conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) in partnership with the Tokyo MoU.

The CIC will focus on navigation safety, including electronic chart display information systems (ECDIS). The Black Sea MoU will also participate in the same CIC campaign.

The campaign will be carried out for three months, from 01 September to 30 November 2017, and the questionnaire will be published in August.

During the meeting, high importance was given to the report of the CIC on the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006. The CIC was carried out from September to November 2016 and the general conclusion was that the results show a proper implementation of the MLC requirements on board the ships inspected.

Also, the methodology for calculating flag and recognized organization (RO) performance, used for the targeting of ships for inspection, is being reviewed.

The committee adopted the 2016 annual report, including the White, Grey and Black List and the performance list of recognized organizations and informed that the lists will be published in early June and used for targeting purposes from July 1, 2017. Moreover, the annual report will be published by the end of July this year.

The annual report notes that the number of ships which have been refused access to the region after multiple detentions has increased from 11 to 20. Five ships have been refused access for the second time.