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TitlePSC Pocket Checklist
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In conjunction with:

Reducing the risk of Port State Control detentions

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In conjunction with an industry partner, the UK P&I Club, we have
compiled this checklist following analysis of deficiencies found by
Port State Control officers on ships classed by Lloyd’s Register.

To help reduce the risk of your ship being detained,
as a minimum, we would strongly recommend that you
include the items on the chart on page 4 as part of your
final checks prior to voyage and port entry. These checks
will help to ensure that the items continue to conform
to international convention requirements. It is strongly
advised that all other items in this checklist are checked
on an ongoing basis.

For convenience, the deficiencies have been listed by distinct
areas on a ship. This means that each crew member can take
responsibility for their own area. The checklist is re-usable.

This is the first in our series of pocket checklists to help
you comply with international convention requirements. For
information about the other checklists in the series please visit or

Latest news on classification and regulatory matters which
affect you, including port state control, is published in our
Classification News bulletins. To subscribe to this service go


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Lloyd’s Register, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective officers, employees
or agents are, individually and collectively, referred to in this clause as the ‘Lloyd's
Register Group’. The Lloyd's Register Group assumes no responsibility and shall not
be liable to any person for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the
information or advice in this document or howsoever provided, unless that person
has signed a contract with the relevant Lloyd's Register Group entity for the provision
of this information or advice and in that case any responsibility or liability is
exclusively on the terms and conditions set out in that contract.

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3. Life-Saving appliances, continued

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Correctly mounted
Hydrostatic Release
Unit (HRU) on an
inflatable liferaft

Incorrectly mounted
HRU on an inflatable
liferaft. The painter
should be attached
to the HRU

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1. ���� Fire doors
– able to close tight and in good condition

2. ���� Fire fighting equipment
– available, in place and in good working order

3. ���� Fire control plan
– in place and up to date

4. ���� Signs, indications (weathertight doors, fire
detectors, fire dampers, ventilation)
– all in place and as required

5. ���� Emergency lighting and batteries
– functioning correctly and in place

6. ���� Sanitary facilities
– equipment in place, clean and functioning


4. Accommodation

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Sanitary facilities
not fit for use

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The targeting of a ship by Port State Control officers is mostly
determined by the factors listed below. Answering yes to some
or all of these questions will increase the likelihood of your
ship being inspected.

1. ���� Is your ship registered with a flag on the MOU
black list of flags?

2. ���� Are your ship’s classification certificates issued
by a ‘non-recognised organisation?

3. ���� Is your ship more than 10 years old?

4. ���� Has your ship’s flag State NOT ratified all

5. ���� Is your recognised organisation’s class
deficiency ratio above average?

6. ���� Has your ship NOT entered a port in the region
during the last 12 months?

7. ���� Has your ship NOT been inspected in the last 6

8. ���� Has your ship been detained during the last 12
months (one or more detentions significantly
increases the likelihood of an inspection)?

9. ���� Have any deficiencies been found during Port
State Control inspections of your ship within
the last 12 months?

10. ���� Are there outstanding deficiencies from the last
inspection of your ship?

8. Appendix: Port State Control
target criteria

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Port State Inspections Revision 1
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The Lloyd’s Register Group is an independent risk management
organisation that works to improve its clients’ quality, safety,
environmental and business performance throughout the world. Our
expertise and activities cover shipping, railways, other land-based industries
and oil and gas. Working from around 250 offices we employ some 8,000
personnel. We operate independently of any government or other body.

Lloyd’s Register is a trading name of the Lloyd’s Register Group of entities.
Services are provided by members of the Lloyd’s Register Group. For further
details please see our website:

To order additional copies of this pocket Checklist and others in the
series, please visit

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One of the world’s largest P&I mutuals, the UK P&I Club currently insures
over 170 million gross tons of owned and chartered ships in 60 countries.

The Club publishes loss prevention material through a wide range of
media on topics such as hazardous cargo in containers, human error,
personal injury and maritime security.

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