What are key PSC inspection high-risk items which most of the inspectors look into and give most of the observations on?
07 Mar '18, 09:06
The following ten items are to be inspected/tested under the direct supervision of Master and CE as they are the most critical for successful inspection passing:
Emergency Fire Pump + priming arrangement
- Emergency Air Compressor
- Overall condition of lifeboat launching arrangement (davits, swivels, on-load release gear correctly reset etc.).
- Lifeboat Engines + both batteries
- Condition of vents
a) Check that there is no expired Seafarer's Employment Agreement.
b) if someone has been promoted, the contract should be under the new rank.
Rest Hours - Check that these are truly reflected in the reports (PSC inspectors are now looking for events like drills/bunkering/tank inspections etc. and correlating these with the rest hour records.
The condition of Water Tight doors and Fire Doors (no hooks allowed behind self-closing fire doors).
The condition of communication equipment and test records.
The condition of fixed firefighting systems.
07 Mar '18, 09:10