Information on enforcement
|Please give details on how your State implements the
enforcement provisions of the Code for the implementation of mandatory
|Please provide examples of enforcement action taken by your
State against ships entitled to fly its flag, companies and/or seafarers
during the preceding twelve months.
|Please provide details on how statistical information is
obtained and how trend analyses are conducted to indicate problem areas
within your State's fleet.
|Please describe briefly your State's procedures for dealing
with ships entitled to fly its flag that have been detained by port State
Recruitment and training of surveyors
|Please describe or specify your State's recruitment criteria,
qualifications and processes for surveyors and other staff engaged in
flag and port State duties.
|Please describe or specify your State's initial training
requirements for new entrant surveyors as well as in-service training
requirements for experienced surveyors.
|Please describe or specify your State's management
arrangements defining the responsibilities, authority and
interrelationship of surveyors and other staff engaged in flag and port
|Please describe or specify your State's criteria, e.g.
qualification, experience and training, for the appointment of line
managers of surveyors.
Information on recognized organizations (ROs)
|Please list the ROs/nominated surveyors authorized to act on
your State's behalf.
|Please specify whether there is a written agreement with each
RO, in accordance with MSC/Circ.788-MEPC/Circ.325, and if so, please
attach a copy.
|In the absence of a written agreement in accordance with
MSC/Circ.788-MEPC/Circ.325, please specify scope of the authorization(s).
A matrix indicating which functions (plan approvals, surveys,
certification, exemption and equivalent arrangements) have been delegated
to the RO should be provided.
|How does your State verify and monitor the performance of its
|Details of audits carried out by your State to monitor its ROs
within the preceding two years should be provided, as well as any planned
audits and other oversight and guidance procedures applied by your State
|Please indicate the resources allocated to verification and
monitoring of RO performance.
Information on investigation and analysis of marine casualties and
|Please describe or provide your State's relevant national
legislation relating to investigation and analysis of marine casualties
and pollution incidents, as appropriate.
|Please describe your State's organizational structure for
casualty investigation and provide an organigram illustrating the
national set-up. This should also include a description of how the
impartiality and independence of investigators are ensured, against both
internal and external influences.
|Please describe how your State analyses human element
contributions to accidents and how the analyses are used in order to
improve safety and pollution prevention. Please provide examples of
established databases, if appropriate.
|Please describe how your State carries out the required reporting to
Information on port State control (PSC) activities
your State carry out port State control?
|Please provide a brief description of the relevant sections of
your national legislation permitting port State control to be undertaken
on foreign ships visiting your ports.
|Does your State belong to one or more regional port State
|If yes, specify which regional regime(s) and provide further
information on the nature of its participation in that or those
particular PSC regimes.
|If no, briefly describe your State's procedures for carrying
out port State control.
|Please describe the arrangements which your State has put in
place to enable port State control interventions to be transmitted
“forthwith” to all parties concerned.
|How many PSC inspections have been carried out by your State
over the last two years and how many have resulted in detentions?
|Number of PSC inspections:
|Number of detentions:
|Does your State have reception facilities for ship-generated
wastes under MARPOL 73/78?
|If yes, please list and describe them and state whether they
are adequate in the context of the requirements of the
Information on coastal State activities
|Please describe your State's national legislation implementing
the ”force majeure” provisions of SOLAS article IV.
|Please describe your State's arrangements for promulgating
navigational warnings and dangers to navigation.
|Please describe your State's arrangements for the
establishment and maintenance of any navigational aids within waters for
which it has responsibility and how information relating to these is
|Please describe any measures your State has put in place which
encourage the collection of meteorological data and what use is made of
|Please describe your State's arrangements for coast watching
and for the rescue of persons in distress.
|Please describe your State's arrangements for investigating
reported incidents of pollution.
|Please describe your State's shipping and pollution prevention
legislation as applicable to its EEZ.
|Are there any Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs)
established within your State's jurisdiction?
|If yes, what are the associated
|Please describe any maritime traffic routeing schemes or
restricted areas enforced within waters for which your State has
responsibility, and which have not been adopted by the IMO.
|What IMO maritime traffic routeing system or restricted area
does your State enforce within waters under its jurisdiction and how is
|What ship reporting systems or VTS systems adopted by IMO, if
any, are in force in your State?
what national legislation does your State establish sanctions for
violations of mandatory IMO instruments within its jurisdiction?
methodology does your State employ to enforce its maritime legislation on
ships of any flag within its territorial waters?
|Please describe your State's arrangements for:
|hydrographic services; and
|ship reporting systems.
|Please describe any measures undertaken by your State to
evaluate its effectiveness in implementing IMO mandatory instruments
which are applicable to it as a coastal State (e.g. exercises to test
counter-pollution measures, rescue of distressed persons, etc).
Information on reporting requirements
|Please describe your State's system for developing (including
information gathering) and submitting mandatory reports to IMO.
Evaluation and review
|Please describe how you measure the performance of your
maritime administration (i.e. benchmarking the port State control
detention rates of ships in your registered fleet; consolidating the
results of your inspections of your registered ships; evaluating casualty
statistics on your registered fleet; evaluating the effectiveness of the
communications and information processes supporting your managerial
structure; evaluating annual loss statistics; and using performance
indicators and their effectiveness in determining whether staffing,
resources and administrative arrangements (including financial and
technical) are adequate to meet obligations under mandatory IMO
|Please describe the methods by which the results obtained from
evaluation and review influence your future policies to promote
Information about management systems
|Does your State use a recognized quality management system,
e.g. ISO 9001:2000, for part or all of its activities?
|If yes, relevant documentation should be copied and submitted
together with this questionnaire.
|Does your State use other management systems, e.g. internal
contracts between management and subdivisions, external contracts between
the organization to be audited and its superiors of either a political
and/or administrative nature or any other proprietary management
yes, copies of contracts or other relevant documentation (in an
appropriate language) should be submitted together with this
Scope of the audit
your State wish some of the areas included in the Code for the
implementation of mandatory IMO instruments to be excluded from
the audit (reasons for this could be that it is not a contracting party
to some international instruments or has acceded only recently to a