NL 155/16 | Paris MoU Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MLC 2006

Aug 09, 2016


Refers to: All Vessels
Action Date: 1st Sept. - 30th Nov. 2016

PHRS would like to inform that, according to the Press Release of July 28th 2016, Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).

The aim of the CIC is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board. This inspection campaign will be held for a period of three months, commencing from 1 September 2016 and ending 30 November 2016.

The ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to MLC,2006 will be checked in detail for compliance with the requirements during a regular Port State Control inspection.

Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will use a list of 12 selected questions to ensure that the required certificates and documentation are present, in particular those related to the seafarers on board. Additionally there are questions aimed at verification of records of the inspections of the accommodation, food and catering, and whether a safety committee has been established.

When deficiencies are found, actions by the port State may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period of time to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified. In the case of detention, publication in the monthly detention lists of the Paris MoU web sites will take place.

In the frames of the better performance of the ships against this CIC, PHRS will take the initiative to ensure compliance of all applicable ships with the relative requirements of the MLC 2006 Convention.
Therefore, all inspections which will be carried out onboard ships certified by PHRS in the period between 1 August 2016 and 30 November 2016 will require from the attending PHRS Surveyor the mandatory conduct of the CIC and the results will be brought to the attention of the ship Master, Owner/Manager for taking the appropriate remedial actions in case deficiencies may be found.

Click here to download the PHRS’ CIC Checklist.

For your further information please refer to the official Paris MOU’s Press Release and CIC Questionnaire.


Remaining at your disposal for any further clarification and/or assistance you may need.