9.3 Role of the port State
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9.3 Role of the port State

 The port State assumes a role in verifying compliance with international maritime conventions by the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to check that the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international regulations and that the ship is manned and operated in compliance with these rules. The port State functions also in respect of recycling of ships as a supplement to flag State control, when it executes port State control.

9.3.1 Port State control procedures for ships destined for recycling

  9.3.1.1 Ships destined for recycling are subject to current port State control procedures, as any other ship, in accordance with applicable international regulations.

  9.3.1.2 Co-ordination between the port State and the flag State is encouraged to ensure the ship meets all relevant IMO requirements, and any other applicable requirements, at all times.

9.3.2 Implementation

 Port States should:

  • .1 promote the widespread use of these IMO Guidelines within the industry; and

  • .2 co-operate with flag States and recycling States to facilitate implementation of the Guidelines.


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