28th Annual Port State Control Course

28th Annual Port State Control Course
Sun, 24. April 2016 - Fri, 29. April 2016
Holiday Inn Hotel - Southampton


The IMB Port State Control Course presents the latest developments and amendments to the major conventions, regulations and codes including SOLAS, MARPOL 73/78 and its annexes, the IMSBC, HSC, BCH, IBC and IMDG codes. In addition, the course also looks at the new IMO codes for bulk carriers and timber deck cargoes, fishing vessel safety protocols, CSC, new regulations for port state control, the International Container Inspection programme.

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Course aims & benefits

The IMB Port State Control Course is in its 28th successive year and is recognised and respected internationally as a comprehensive five day event providing a unique blend of classroom teaching as well as practical ship and port visits.

The course provides detailed guidelines on the main PSC conventions, including the implementation of the new MLC, the revised PSC procedures, documentation and certification.

It looks at the problems faced by those involved in ship inspections and how they can best be managed.

Lectures on specialised vessels and communication systems give delegates a unique insight into the workings of these systems, thus enriching their knowledge in how to better conduct an inspection.

Opportunity is provided to discuss issues and raise questions and concerns in an informal and lively atmosphere.

Why attend the course


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Who should attend the course?

The course will benefit all those directly related to a Port State Control inspection including, but not limited to: Port State Officers, Port Facility Security Officers, personnel from Maritime Administrations, part and harbour masters, P&I clubs, flag and class surveyors and representatives of regional MOUs.

The course will also be beneficial to ship owners, operators, CSOs, DPAs, marine superintendents and masters.

In the past, the course has been attended by representatives from:-

Albania, Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, cameroon, Croatia, denmark, Estonia, Finland, Gambia, grenada, Iceland, India, Kenya, Kuwait, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sudan, Tanzania, trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, UAE, UK, USA, West Indies, Yemen.


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