The guide should be used by the vessel’s crew prior to arrival into port. The categories and items identify ed in this guide are items that have been identify ed as top Port State detention items on used in conjunction with the normal pre-port arrival and departure checks required by international regulations and in conjunction with on board routine maintenance programs.
If any of the items identify ed in this guide are not in good working condition, the crew should take appropriate steps to remedy the situation prior to arrival into port. The guide is organized according to major categories as well as items identify ed by Port State Control (PSC) as areas of concern.
For each major category the top items have been identify ed for your easy reference.