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Port State Control: Officers in West and Central Africa trained on New Inspection Regime


Port State Control Officers in West and central Africa have been trained on the
New Inspection Regime at a training workshop to promote further coordination of
regional Port State Control (PSC) activities.

The
training which included a practical PSC inspection at the Apapa port, took
place in Lagos, Nigeria from March 7-16 with officials coming from 18 West and
Central African countries.

Port
State control is the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify
that the ships’ condition, equipment and manning comply with international
regulations.

The
International maritime Organisation (IMO) said the NIR was developed by the
Paris MoU and adopted by Abuja MoU for enhanced port State control inspections.

The
workshop was hosted by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA) and jointly organized by IMO and the MoU on port State control for
West and Central Africa.

The
workshop got sponsorship from the European Union, and IMO’s William Azuh and
Mara Luciano were facilitators at the workshop.

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