Applicability: shipowners, ship operators, ship managers and ship masters. 

The Member Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) are launching a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety, taking place from 1 September to 30 November 2023.

The Member Authorities of the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control and the Member Authorities of the Acuerdo Vina Del Mar 1992 will launch their own Concentrated Inspection Campaigns on Fire Safety to run simultaneously with the joint campaign by the Paris and Tokyo MOUs.

The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of fire safety for shipowners and their crews and to verify compliance with fire safety requirements under the relevant IMO Conventions and Codes:

  • Firefighting systems and equipment comply with requirements.
  • Equipment is properly maintained and in an operational condition.
  • Masters and ship’s crews are familiar with fire safety procedures. 

CIC inspection

A ship will be subject to only one inspection under the CIC during the campaign period  this will take place as an additional part of regular PSC inspections. 

If deficiencies are found, actions required may include ensuring that the deficiency is rectified immediately or within a specified period of time, deficiencies may result in detention of the ship.

What shipowners and operators should do now

Ships should always be maintained to ensure safe operations and readiness for PSC inspections. To help masters and officers prepare, the PSC Pocket Checklists App, developed jointly by Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club, provides a range of checklists and is available free of charge for iPhone and Android operating systems. 

Download from the App Store

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For further information

For further information or advice, please get in touch with your local Lloyd's Register office or contact

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