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Port State Control

Course information

Target group:

Whom the course is for: The course Port State Control is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the Port State Control procedures and inspections. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.



This training course aims at providing an overview of the Port State Control background, organisation and procedures. It includes a description of the Port State Control inspection process, the criteria for selection of ships for inspection and the most common detainable deficiencies.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

Know the background and organisation of the various Port State Control regimes around the world

Understand the Port State Control procedures, the criteria for selection of ships for inspection and the inspection process

Know the various publications issued regularly by the different Port State Control regimes 

Get familiar with the most common deficiencies which may lead to ship’s detention


PSC background and organisation



Regional Port State Control organisations

PSC procedures

Relevant instruments

Selection of ships for inspection

Inspection and selection scheme – Scope, priority and frequency of inspection

Paris MOU – New Inspection Regime (NIR) factors

PSC inspection process

Initial inspection

Clear grounds for more detailed inspection

More detailed inspection

Ship detention

Banning of ships

Publication of information

Detainable deficiencies

Examples of detainable deficiencies

Under SOLAS Convention

Under Load Lines Convention

Under MARPOL Convention

Under Chemical and Gas Codes

Under STCW Convention

Under ILO Conventions

Statistics from various PSCs


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded: 

A Certificate of Port State Control, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Port State Control is obtained after completion of the course and passing the online test.


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no