Port State Control. New Orleans Industry Day 2014 22 May 2014 LCDR Nick Neely. Systems. Actual. Network. Overview. Purpose & Goals Statistics Marine Safety Net Targeting Notice of Arrival Issues Exam Issues Policy Updates Resources Questions. Program Purpose & Goals.
Port State Control New Orleans Industry Day 2014 22 May 2014 LCDR Nick Neely
Systems Actual Network
Overview • Purpose & Goals • Statistics • Marine Safety Net • Targeting • Notice of Arrival Issues • Exam Issues • Policy Updates • Resources • Questions
Program Purpose & Goals • Eliminate substandard Foreign Vessels from U. S. waters. • Identify high risk vessels. • Encourage responsible companies.
Summary Statistics • 156 Millions Tons of Foreign Cargo between Port of South LA and Port of New Orleans (ACOE, 2012) • 52.5 M Import / 103.5 Export
Maritime Safety Net Layer Entity 1 Owner / Operator / Crew 2 Flag State 3 Class Society / Recognized Security Org 4 Port State Control
Risk-Based Targeting Risk = Likelihood X Impact Severity
Risk-Based Targeting • ID safety risks of Vessel • PSC History • Vessel type / age • Management & Oversight • ID Cargo specific safety risks • Assign Priorities • 1 (PI), 2 (PII), Non-Priority (NPV) • ID security risks of Vessel • Assess prior to entry / Controls
Issues – Notice of Arrival • In 2013, 13.7% of vessels had poor NOAs • VRP for tank is new • Multiple submissions vs. updates
Detention “An intervention action taken by the port State when the condition of the ship or its crew does not correspond substantially with the applicable conditions to ensure the ship will not sail until is can proceed to sea without presenting a danger to the ship or persons on board, or without presenting an unreasonable threat of harm to the marine environment.” - Procedures for Port State Control, 2011
Issues - Detentions • Disabled • Hyper-mist • Quick-closing valves • Familiarity • Garbage Management • Security • High-level review • OCMI
Issues - Detentions Hypermist • Manual mode / off, or • Main supply valve closed, or • Manifold valves closed
Issues - Detentions Blocked Fuel Valves • Wood, bolt, etc. • Fire control issues
Issues - Detentions Garbage Management Plan • Wider Caribbean Region Special Area • Discharged food waste without being comminuted • Plan did not allow • Not for garbage discharge, for familiarity with plan
Issues - Detentions Security & Access Control • Not following SSP for logging visitors • Non-crew on board • No security watch-stander • SSO not familiar w/ SSP • Restricted Areas unlocked
Issues – Clearing Deficiencies • Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) • Why • What is good • What is not good • Lack of Company review / approval • Lack of Class / Flag review, as required • Lack of causal analysis • Lack of specific corrective actions or preventive actions • CG Review
Policy Updates • Notice Of Arrival • Required format updated 22 Apr 14 • Includes dedicated field for VRP & NTVRP Plan numbers • Marine Inspection Notice 01-14 – Concentrated Inspection Campaign • 1 Sep to 30 Nov • Emphasis on SOLAS Chapter II-2 and FSS Code
Policy Updates - VRP • Vessel Response Plans • NOA submission of VRP Control Numbers for both tank and non-tank vessels. • Must include plan for responding to a worst case discharge (WCD) and a substantial threat of such a discharge. • New CG approval required; old plans not accepted
Policy Updates - VGP • Vessel General Permit • Effective 19, December 2013 • Applies to all commercial vessels longer than 79 feet. • Impose strict limits on incidental discharges (including lubricants) for vessels operating within three nautical miles of U.S. coastlines. • USCG is taking no action at this time, address all questions to the EPA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Updates – Ballast Water • In order to discharge ballast water, the vessel must: • Install a CG approved BWMS meeting 33 CFR 151.2030 requirements, or • Exchange +200 NM from shore*, or • use an Alternative Management System (AMS) as provided under 151.2026, or • Ballast exclusively with water from a U.S. public water system, or • Discharge to a treatment facility.
Policy Updates – Ballast Water • Ballast water exchange is only a temporary option until the first scheduled dry docking after the applicable 2014 or 2016 date. • After which, vessel is required to meet the discharge standard.
Policy Updates – Ballast Water • An AMS that meets 151.2026 [foreign BWMS w/ CG approval] if installed prior to the discharge standard compliance date. • Can not use an AMS +5 years after scheduled date. • Many approved alternative systems; see Homeport.
Policy Update – Ballast Water • Extensions (33 CFR 2036) • Must be made at least 12 months prior to scheduled implementation date.
Resources • https://homeport.uscg.mil • Missions Port State Control • Missions Environmental Ballast Water Management Program • Missions Environmental Vessel Response Plan Program • USCG HQ Policy: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgcvc/cvc2/ • Notice of Arrival: http://www.nvmc.uscg.gov/
Questions? Port State Control / Arrivals Branch Phone: (504) 365-2361 or -2362 E-mail: email@example.com