Riyadh MoU to focus on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry
This year’s Concentrated Inspection Campaigns by Port State authorities will be running for three months focusing most of them on safety of navigation and ECDIS in particular. Riyadh MoU announced that its CIC will examine crew familiarisation for enclosed space entry. The Riyadh MoU CIC is aimed at verifying compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS, STCW, MLC and ILO Conventions. Paris, Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian Ocean MoUs will focus on safety of navigation
Entering and working in enclosed spaces onboard ships have long been a source of serious injuries and fatalities and a requirement to carry out enclosed space entry and rescue drills became mandatory in January 2015 (SOLAS Reg.III/19).
The purpose of the CIC is therefore to ensure that Masters, officers and crew members are familiar with the relevant equipment and have received training in carrying out their duties; raise safety awareness among crew serving on board; and ensure that ships have effective procedures and measures in place to safeguard seafarers when entering and working in enclosed spaces onboard.
The following CIC Questionnaire will be used.