The Tokyo MoU is one of the most active regional Port State Control organization in the world. It consists of 21 members in the Asia-Pacific region. The main goal of the Tokyo MoU is to establish an effective PSC control system in the Asia-Pacific region through the cooperation of its members and the harmonization of their activities. This helps to eliminate substandard shipping, promote safety at sea and the protection of the sea-environment, and protect working and living conditions on vessels.
In the years 2018-2020, under the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding, 159 inspections were carried out on ships under PRS statutory supervision. Six of them ended with showing some detensions, but - as indicated in the report - our classification society isn’t responsible for any of them.
- This proves the high level of requirements imposed on shipowners by PRS. Continuous improvement of PRS's inspectors, and consequently their high competences, contribute to the safe navigation of the ships we supervise. With this, PSC doesn't show any detensions in our actions. We are constantly trying to close the following years with a zero balance of such detentions - emphasizes Grzegorz Pettke, PRS Ship Division Director.
Ships under PRS' supervision regularly undergo PSC inspection all over the world. A few weeks ago, we released a short guide to inform our customers about trending of PSC deficiencies and the possible ways on how to improve or avoid occurrence of such problems.
Full guide can find here.
The full Tokyo MoU 2018-2020 report is available here.