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EMSA

Component 2 – Port State Control

Description

Port State Control activities are much more effective when organised on a regional basis. Therefore harmonised approach to PSC activities in the beneficiary countries will enhance the maritime safety standards in the region and will prevent distortion of the competition between operators and ports. The Mediterranean Sea littoral beneficiaries, with the exception of Libya and Palestine, perform PSC within the framework of the MEDMOU. The activities under this component will be directed towards further improvement of the technical requirements, criteria and standards applicable in the MEDMOU through practical training for the PSC officers and further enhancing the coordination and harmonisation between the MEDMOU members.

Expected output

• proposal to MEDMOU Committee for the establishment for a mandatory training scheme for PSCOs;
• following the adoption by the MEDMOU Committee, implementation of the mandatory training scheme for MEDMOU PSCOs through the project;
• provision of EMSA tools (RuleCheck and MaKCs);
• technical and operational support for the approximation to the acquis of related PSC legislation.