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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 8

Attached our latest inspector newsletter sharing experience and feedback.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2019

CIC 2019 focusing on emergency systems and procedures - questionnaire now available

With the joint press release dated 1 August 2019, the Paris and Tokyo MoUs published the questionnaire for this year’s Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC). The Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Riyadh and Vina del Mar MoUs will perform this CIC as well.

The questionnaire contains ten technical questions and one administrative question, and the CIC is focusing on the importance of regular training for different emergency scenarios as well as the proper maintenance of technical systems to ensure the readiness of crew equipment in case of any emergencies. It aims to reduce the high number of detainable deficiencies, in particular related to emergency generators, emergency fire pumps, and records of drills.



The PSC’s Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) 2019 on emergency systems and procedures will start on 1 September 2019. Its focus will be to verify the readiness of crew and emergency equipment in case of emergency. Now the questionnaire has been published.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2019

Does your BilgMon 488 Bilge Alarm / Oil Content Meter operate properly?

Recently, Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Port Canaveral Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) identified MARPOL deficiencies related to the 15-ppm Bilge Alarm system of the Oily Water Separators (OWS) onboard four separate ships. They discovered that the entries in the Oil Record Book (ORB) did not correspond to the Bilge Alarm Data being displayed by the bilge alarm / oil content meter.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 7

Attached our latest inspector newsletter sharing experience and feedback.

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Posted: Aug 1, 2019

New requirements for authorized service providers regarding life-saving appliances

From 1 January 2020 new rules regarding the maintenance, examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats will come into force. The new requirements are described in Resolution MSC.402(96) and provide regular inspections of:

  • Lifeboats (including free-fall lifeboats), rescue boats and fast rescue boats.
  • Launching appliances as well as on-load and off-load release gear for lifeboats, rescue boats, fast rescue boats and davit-launched life rafts.
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