Friday, November 12, 2010


The New Inspection Regime (NIR) of the Paris MoU on port State control will enter into force on 1 January 2011 for all 27 Member States. The NIR includes a targeting system assigning a risk profile to each ship visiting ports in the region. It will require certain information for any ship arriving and leaving ports or anchorages in the Paris MoU region to be made available to the new PSC information database.

Ship Risk Profile

The Target Factor will be replaced by the Ship Risk Profile. The Ship Risk Profile classifies ships into Low Risk Ships (LRS) and High Risk Ships (HRS). If a ship is neither Low Risk or High Risk it is classified as Standard Risk Ship (SRS).

The Ship Risk Profile is based on the following criteria, using details of inspections in the PMoU area in the last 3 years:

- type of ship;

- age of ship;

- performance of the flag of the ship

(including undertaking Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS);

- performance of the recognized organization;

- performance of the company responsible for the ISM management;

- number of deficiencies;

- number of detentions.

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