Fully Accredited Program Port State Control (PSC) Inspections: Compliance with International Maritime Port Regulations and Safety Standards

Europe’s port state control inspections can be complicated and complex. There are over 300 ports across 23 coastal countries in Europe, making coordination and standardization of inspections difficult. In addition, each European country has its own regulations and standards for port state control, which creates complexity for inspections. Additionally, Europe has 3 regional Port State Control Memorandums of Understanding (Paris MOU, Med MOU, Black Sea MOU), each with its own procedures.

This certified program is designed to equip you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary for navigating the intricacies of PSC Inspections. You will gain expertise on a broad array of topics including regulatory frameworks like SOLAS, MARPOL, and the ISM Code, as well as regional inspection protocols from organizations like the Paris MOU, Med MOU, Black Sea MOU. Additionally, this will empower you with the knowledge to achieve full compliance during PSC inspections and avoid regulatory failures. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the critical subject areas involved in PSC inspections, including international regulations and standards enforced by port state authorities. With a focus on real-world applications, this program will provide practical guidance on implementing systems, procedures, training programs and best practices to conform with PSC requirements across regions.

Furthermore, you will learn effective strategies and techniques to prepare for and conduct PSC inspections, including optimizing document control, facilitating inspections, and responding to deficiencies. By reviewing actual case studies, you will gain invaluable insights into common pitfalls to avoid, and lessons learned from both minor and major PSC inspection failures. With an emphasis on proactive compliance, you will be equipped with the knowledge to create a robust safety culture focused on consistency, transparency and continuous improvement.

On successful completion of the program, you will earn the Certification in Port State Control Inspections and Maritime Compliance. This industry-recognized certification will not only validate your professional expertise but also attest to your comprehensive understanding of the latest international maritime regulations and safety standards. Globally recognized with lifelong validity, this certification will remain valid for your entire career and signifies your proficiency and commitment to excellence in the maritime industry.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and gain comprehensive analysis of current maritime regulations at the international (IMO) and EU/Country levels while learn in-depth understanding of Port State Control (PSC) inspections, ensuring practical maritime compliance expertise.
  • Explore a profound comprehension of the fundamental international conventions that empower Port State Control inspections, encompassing crucial frameworks and regulations that influence maritime safety and compliance standards.
  • Learn to improve Port State Control inspection outcomes with onboard maintenance, data analysis, crew training, and external inspections for accurate condition assessment.
  • Attain the industry-recognized Certification in Port State Control Inspections and Maritime Compliance. This certification will validate your expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of maritime safety regulations, proficiently conducting thorough PSC inspections, and ensuring compliance with international and European maritime standards.
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875

Accreditations

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This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

European ports are some of the busiest in the world. According to the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), European ports handle billions of tons of cargo annually. Additionally, Europe consists of numerous countries, each with its own maritime regulations and standards. This diversity makes it challenging for maritime leaders to comply with different port state control inspections and regulations.

This certified program is designed to provide you with an extensive understanding and practical competencies essential for mastering PSC Inspections in this intricate environment. Participants will delve deep into various regulatory frameworks, including SOLAS, MARPOL, and the ISM Code, and will learn to navigate the regional inspection protocols of the Paris MOU, Med MOU, and Black Sea MOU. This program not only imparts knowledge for achieving full compliance during PSC inspections but will also equip participants with strategies to avoid regulatory pitfalls.

Throughout the program, you will gain actionable guidance on implementing systems, procedures, training programs, and best practices tailored to meet PSC requirements across different regions. Participants will learn effective strategies and techniques for preparing and conducting PSC inspections, focusing on optimizing document control, facilitating inspections, and adeptly responding to deficiencies. Through the analysis of real-life case studies, this program will also offer invaluable insights into common errors and lessons learned from both minor and major PSC inspection failures. Participants will also be trained to foster a robust safety culture within their organizations, emphasizing consistency, transparency, and continuous improvement.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn the Certification in Port State Control Inspections and Maritime Compliance. This distinguished certification will demonstrate your expertise in navigating the complex regulatory landscape and compliance best practices within the field of Port State Control (PSC) governance, which will prepare you for inspections, engage with authorities to enhance safety and minimize deficiencies. Globally recognized, this certification also holds lifelong validity, testifying to your expertise and dedication to excellence in the maritime industry.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Inspection Regimes
  • PSC Documentation
  • Regional Maritime Laws
  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Deficiency Identification
  • Detention Avoidance
  • Managing Detentions
  • Appealing Detentions
  • Safety Culture Implementation
  • International Maritime Port Regulations
  • PSC Reports
  • PSC MOUs
  • PSC Directives
  • Onboard Procedures
  • PSCO Guidelines For Inspections
  • Crew Competence
  • Safety Culture
  • ISM Audit
  • Onboard Inspection Management
  • PSC Codes
  • EU PSC Directives
  • ISPS Code
  • IMDG Code
  • Flag Requirements
  • Incident Response
  • Corrective Action Planning
  • Audit Preparation
  • Safety Culture Cultivation
  • Crew Training Leadership

Your Faculty Director

Capt. Anshuman Jain
Capt. Anshuman Jain
Distinguished Expert in Marine Safety Inspections and Audits

Capt. Anshuman Jain, with over 25 years in the maritime sector, is a distinguished expert in Port State Control readiness, SIRE’s, TMSA’s, and various safety inspections, including ISM/ISPS/MLC audits. His maritime law degree enhances his proficiency in incident investigations. Jain’s rich experience includes 15 years at sea on bulkers and chemical tankers and a decade as a DPA/HSSEQ Manager, overseeing about 90 ocean-going vessels and aiding over 150 employees. He founded Marine Counsel Ltd., focusing on maritime solutions and training. His expertise is further solidified by an LLM in International Maritime Law from Swansea University, UK.

Port State Control Inspections and Maritime Compliance Program Agenda

Module 1 - The Flag We Choose Matters
Module 2 - Key International Instruments Shaping PSC Regimes
Module 3 - PSC In The EU: Historical Overview And Emerging Directives
Module 4 - Types And Timing Of PSC Inspections: Ensuring Compliance With International Conventions
Module 5 - PSCO Guidance, PSC Report Structure, And Resolving Raised Findings
Module 6 - Identifying Common PSC Findings: Conventions And Vessel Areas
Module 7 - Preparing For PSC Inspections: Common Findings And Effective Inspector Interaction
Module 8 - Vessel Detention: Triggers, Prevention Strategies, Management, And Commercial Impact
Module 9 - Enhancing PSC Performance: Trend Analysis, Crew Training, And External Inspections For Onboard Assessment
Module 10 - Identifying Common PSC Findings

How You Will Benefit

  • PSC Regime Exploration: Understand the evolution and inception of the Port State Control (PSC) regime.
  • Key Maritime Conventions: Delve into SOLAS, MARPOL, ILO MLC, LOADLINE Convention, and more for maritime safety and security.
  • Navigating PSC MOUs: Learn to use various PSC Memoranda of Understanding and their websites for regulation implementation.
  • Types of PSC Inspections: Explore different PSC inspection types and their specific purposes.
  • Inspection Timing and Frequency: Understand the scheduling, intervals, and prioritization of PSC inspections.
  • Targeting Methods in PSC: Gain insight into the methods used to target vessels for PSC inspections.
  • Stakeholder Roles in PSC: Study the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved in PSC inspections.
  • Onboard PSC Procedures: Delve into PSCO guidelines, inspection initiation criteria, and PSC codes application.
  • Addressing PSC Deficiencies: Learn strategies to effectively resolve PSC deficiencies in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Foundation of International Conventions: Master the international conventions underpinning PSC inspections.
  • Improving PSC Inspection Results: Techniques to enhance PSC inspection outcomes via onboard maintenance and data trends.
  • Crew Training for Inspections: Learn how comprehensive crew training improves onboard inspection management.

Certification in Port State Control (PSC) Inspections

Upon successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Port State Control Inspections and Maritime Compliance that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity. Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will affirm your PSC expertise to methodically track inspection trends, develop targeted corrective/preventive systems, implement sustainable policies and drive continuous improvement by leveraging regulatory feedback. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principals.

Pricing & Registration

Please select one of the locations:

Europe

Dates: 13 - 14 Aug 2024

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm British Summer Time (BST)
10:00am - 5:30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)


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By 10 Jun 2024 By 22 Jul 2024 After 22 Jul 2024
EU Delegates EUR 1,295 EUR 1,495 EUR 1,595
UK Delegates GBP 1,095 GBP 1,295 GBP 1,395

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies)

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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Port State Control (PSC) Inspections: Compliance with International Maritime Port Regulations & Safety Standards Review

The Port State Control Inspections program delivered practical and actionable insights into international maritime regulations. The sessions were well-designed, covering a range of topics crucial for ensuring compliance and safety standards. A must for professionals in the shipping industry.
I had the pleasure of attending the Port State Control Inspections program, and it exceeded my expectations. The faculty's expertise provided invaluable insights into compliance with international maritime port regulations.
The insights gained from the Port State Control Inspections program are invaluable. The faculty's deep understanding of safety standards was evident, and their engaging approach made the learning experience enjoyable. As a Maritime Environmental Compliance Specialist, I'm more confident in my role.
The Port State Control Inspections program provided a well-rounded perspective on the critical aspects of international shipping ethics and safety standards. The diverse content covered during the sessions has proven beneficial for professionals seeking to navigate the complex landscape of maritime regulations.

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