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This course, based on IMO Model Course 3.09, is designed for Government technical officials, particularly ship surveyors, masters, chief officers, chief and second engineers, who are authorized or to be authorized by their relevant Governments to execute port State control (PSC) in accordance with the relevant provisions of IMO conventions. The course presents a comprehensive introduction to relevant IMO instruments, focuses on port State control procedures and practices and emphasizes the harmonization of PSC activities worldwide in order that the participant will be capable of carrying out PSC inspections including, inter alia, verifying ships’ certificates, identifying deficiencies, preparing PSC reports and reporting to concerned parties while ensuring that the ships are in compliance with the provisions of relevant international maritime conventions, ships’ officers are properly certified and that the safety management system and ship’s security requirements are correctly applied and implemented.


Participants who successfully complete the course will be in a position to:

• emphasize the responsibility of the flag State to exercise control over its ships and explain the role of a port State in supplementing such control;

• identify and use the legal instruments available for port State control; and

• identify and properly report deficiencies to the flag and to IMO, as appropriate.

Entry Standards:

The course is open to government technical officials from maritime administrations who have responsibility for the control of foreign ships in their territorial waters or to those who may be planning to undertake such responsibilities subject to confirmation from their nominating authority. A good working knowledge of the English language is also required.

Maximum Intake:

20 Students

For those interested to benefit from the accomodation proposed by the Academy, please write to


From 08 to 18 October 2024


Italian Shipping Academy-
IMSSEA premise
Villa Figoli des Geneys,
via Olivette 40, Arenzano (Genoa, ITALY)

Deadline for submitting the applications for fellowships:

02 May 2024

Tuition Fee:

1100 €


57 HRS


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Provisions for PSC in IMO Conventions
SOLAS, Load Lines, Tonnage 69, COLREG, STCW, Minimum Safe Manning (IMO resolution A.1047(27))
MLC 2006
Approved Manuals on Board Ship, PSC on operational requirements (IMO resolution A.1155(32) and relevant conventions)
PSCOs Profile and Professional Qualifications
Action of PSC Deficiencies under IMO Conventions (IMO resolution A.1155(32) and relevant conventions)
Main elements of conventions' requirements
ISM Code and ISPS Code
Other conventions (e.g. AFS and BWM)
Regional Agreement on PSC, Common Practice for PSC Inspection Procedures and Ships of Non-Parties (IMO resolution A.1155(32))
Inspection of Ships, Document Examination and Certificates Required under IMO Conventions (IMO resolution A.1155(32) and relevant conventions)
Violations, deficiencies, reporting
Field trip on board


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