Port State Control Inspections – Just Published


Our bookstore “STAVRIDAKIS E. NIKOLAOS“, one of the oldest in Piraeus with a long-   term tradition and experience on maritime publications,is proud to announce to you the publication of a Book entirely in English, titled “PORT STATE CONTROL INSPECTIONS”, which provides in a comprehensive way, Key information about the range of issues related to PARIS MOU regime on port state control inspections.Furthermore a very detailed guide-check list covering all the areas of all categories ships under the international conventions of SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW  MLC 2006, etc.is included, which can be used as aPreparatory instrument for a successful PSC inspection or as a guide for routine Maintenance on board the vessels.

Also the most essential rules of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006(working and living conditions – employment agreements-complaints-medical certificates etc.), of the seafarers on Board the ships, are fully presented in this book.In general the aim of this book is To assist theseafarers to conduct their duties in a better way in order to make them able to identify on time the serious deficiencies that can lead to the detention of their ship and to rectify them by themselves prior to the PSC officer’sVisit onboard,avoiding inthis way the detention of their ship withthe well Known negative consequences.

Any amendment will be notified to you immediately.

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Procedures for port state control


Inspection systems

Inspections of ships

Annual inspection commitments

Postponement of inspections Exceptional circumstances

Selection scheme for inspections

Notification of arrival of ships

Initial and more detailed inspections

Expanded inspections

Access refusal measures for certain ships

Report of inspections

Rectification and detention of the ships

Criteria for detention of a ship

Accidental damage

Application of main criteria

Right of appeal

Follow-up to inspections and detentions

Reports from pilots and port authorities

Inspection database

Reimbursement of costs



  1. List of certificates and documents
  2. Expanded inspections of ships
  3. On board maintance check list
  4. Examples of clear grounds
  5. Provisions concerning refusal of access to ports/anchorages within the Community
  6. Banning notification in case of multiple detentions
  7. Inspection report [FORM A]
  8. Inspection report [FORM B]
  9. Notification of detention of a ship
  10. Notice of detention for master

10a. Notification of release of a ship

  1. List of deficiencies that they may warrant the detention of a ship
  2. Photos of deficiencies identified during PSC
  3. Detainable defects in Australian ports

13A. Detainable defects in INDIA

13B. Detainable defects in USCG

  1. Codes for action taken
  2. Functionalities of the inspection database
  3. Publication of information related to inspections, detentions and refusal of access
  4. White-grey-black lists 2010-2012 of Paris Mou.
  5. Design of ship risk profile
  6. Time window of periodic inspections
  7. Selections scheme for inspection
  8. MLC 2006 [Working and Living conditions of seafarers on board ships]