Introduction of PSC and FSC
The ground for creating and developing
international conventions was provided following personals' injuries, financial
losses and environmental pollutions caused by marine incidents. In marine
regulations these conventions consider certain rights for countries regarding
ship registration, free shipping in seas and safe traffic in coastal waters
besides assigning some responsibilities to them. The responsibilities of
applying convention terms and supervising on their execution process are on
part of the Flag State.
Although the operators and flag states
are the main officers for the safety of ships and their accordance with marine
regulations, due to the weakness of some countries and owners in the execution
of these regulations, Port State Control provides services as an important
executive mean with the aim of saving people's life, protecting huge global
transportation capital and bringing a clean marine environment.
In summary, PSC is considered as the
investigation of foreign ships entering a port by a country's certificated
officers of marine department in order to make sure that the ships are in
accordance with the international regulations and to boost marines' and ports'
safety levels by removing non-standard ships.
Consequently, Ports and Maritime
Organization as the government agent of Islamic Republic of Iran in the Global
Maritime organization is responsible to execute ship safety standards. It has
assigned the supervising responsibility to the independent governmental
department of Flag and Port State Control. This department is also seeking to
achieve the above-mentioned goals by creating FSC & PSC where some
experienced and professional officers are employed in the north and south
Port State Control in Anzali Port
Looking at other countries in Caspian
Sea region, one shall confess that due to the weak performance and ignorance of
regional countries in the establishment of an active Port State Control and
applying more strict supervisions, there are many ships which are far from the
requirements mentioned in marine conventions which can obviously result in
environmental pollutions. Based on the above-mentioned matters, technical and
safety investigations in Iranian ports of Caspian Sea alone cannot be a great
help in boosting ships' safety and responding to the pollution caused by them.
Therefore, the creation of regional agreements of control and investigation
among the countries in Caspian Sea region would be beneficial for the
improvement of the quality of these controlling and investigations and for the
accurate execution of international requirements.
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