7.2.1 The audit interim report is a formal report
of the audit findings submitted to the Member State. The Member State's
corrective action plan should be based on the audit interim report.
The audit interim report forms the basis for the preparation of the
audit final report and is superseded by the audit final report when
7.2.2 The audit interim report should be available
only to the audited Member State, the Secretary-General and the audit
team. The contents of the audit interim report should be the following:
Scope, objectives and activities of the
Maritime activities of the Member State
.1 flag State
.2 coastal State
.3 port State
Possible recommendations for follow-up
7.2.3 Any disagreement with the audit team's interim
report may be recorded in writing by the Member State and shall be
annexed to the interim report.
7.2.4 Every endeavour shall be made by both the
Member State and the audit team to avoid disagreement over the audit
findings. At any stage, the Member State should notify any concerns
to the audit team with respect to the validity and/or interpretation
of any audit findings. Diverging opinions regarding the audit findings
between the audit team and the Member State should be discussed and,
if possible, resolved. If not resolved, all opinions, including those
annexed to the interim report, should be annexed to the final report.
The objective is to resolve all such disagreements.