NL 244/20 | PMA - Additional Requirements for the Implementation of US Pre-Ports Arrival Checklist (MMC-381)

Νοε 19, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: Immediate

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about the implementation of additional assessment requirements in order to decrease the detention numbers of vessels calling in the United States of America (U.S) ports that may be subject to Port State Control (PSC) inspections.

More specifically, USCG has implemented an initiative called QUALSHIP 21 through which high-quality vessels should be recognized and rewarded for their commitment to safety and quality. Therefore, a checklist has been issued by PMA with the purpose of assisting ship-owners, operators, technical managers, Designated Persons Ashore (DPA) and vessels’ masters to identify weak items that can result as a ground for detention through Port State Control Inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Pre-ports arrival checklist for Panama flagged vessels can be found here.

Merchant Marine Circular 381 can be found here, in full detail.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

November 19th, 2020 - PHRS Head Office