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Port State control simplified guidance

26 November 2014

The main purpose of Port State Control (PSC) should be “to identify and eliminate ships which do not comply with internationally accepted standards". PSC is a growing initiative in the maintenance of shipping standards across the world and PSC inspections are becoming an increasingly important fact of life for all ships.

United States Coast Guard Port State Control Inspections

26 November 2014

Foreign vessels operating in United States waters are subject to inspection under Title 46 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Chapter 33. Reciprocity is accorded to vessels of countries that are parties to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In addition, certain provisions of the pollution prevention and navigation safety regulations (33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 154-156 and 164, respectively) apply to foreign vessels operating in the United States waters.