Who boards a ship to carry out Port State Control?
A Port State Control Officer (PSCO) is a qualified officer, authorized to carry out port State control inspections in accordance with the relevant international instruments and local laws. A Port State Control Officer is authorized by the Maritime Authority of the port State and acts under its responsibility. All PSCO’ s must carry an identity card, issued by their maritime authorities.
Code of Good Practice provides guidelines regarding the standards of integrity, professionalism and transparency expected of all PSCOs in the Abuja MoU region.