The measure concerns detentions following a PSC inspection in any of the Paris MoU members States. Preventions of Operation may be issued by EU member States following an inspection according Directive 99/35/EC.
According Article 16 of Directive 2009/16/EC on PSC, any type of ship will be refused access to ports and anchorages:
A first refusal of access order can only be lifted after a minimum period of 3 months. A second refusal of access order for multiple detentions issued to the same ship can only be lifted after 12 months.
A third refusal of access order shall be issued to the same ship irrespective of the flag's performance (black or grey or white) in the case of any subsequent detention. In this case, the established minimum period before the refusal of access order can be lifted is 24 months. Only if the following conditions are met before the end of the minimum period, the refusal of access order may be lifted:
Any subsequent detention after the third refusal of access shall result in a permanent refusal of access.
Note: Directive 2009/16 entered into force on 17 June 2009 and started being applied from 1 January 2011. This Directive replaced the Directive 95/21.
Development of the 'New Information System' (THETIS) database.
Development of the interface with SafeSeaNet.
Cooperation with Paris MoU and Member States to supervise, verify and validate the development of the system.
Training to Member States of the Paris MoU.
The Agency is contributing to setting-up the new Port State Control system in line with the proposed recast Directive, introducing a new inspection regime based upon a new information system.