2015-03-19 Port State Control

Port State Control – What you need to know about PSC in Europe
  Preceded by the Annual General Assembly of the Club


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The Propeller Club is pleased to announce an evening talk by Richard W. J. Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MoU on Port State Control.

Port State Control (PSC) in Europe: After the entry into force of the MLC2006 last year, there will be more focus on the “human element” on board ships. Concentrated Inspection Campaigns will focus on hours of rest for watchkeepers (2014), crew familiarization on board (2015) and working and living conditions (2016). At the same time more attention and priority will be focussed on those flags and recognized organizations which are consistently underperforming. Good performance should also be recognized and credited. Industry partners such as banks and insurance companies can also play a major role.

Richard W.J. Schiferli: Born in Den Helder (the naval port of the Netherlands) in 1952, Richard Schiferli received a nautical education at the merchant marine academy of Den Helder, graduating in 1973. Over the years, Schiferli served in consecutive deck officers’ ranks on board passenger ships of the Holland America Line. In 1982 he obtained the highest degree of competency as captain on merchant vessels (Master Mariner unlimited tonnage foreign going). In 1984 Schiferli left his sea-going career to join the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management as a surveyor for the Shipping Inspectorate. In this capacity he was involved in flag State surveys of merchant vessels and fishing vessels, as well as port State control inspections under the provisions of the Paris Memorandum. After serving several years in the policy department of the former Directorate General for Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Schiferli joined the international secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control as Deputy Secretary in 1989. In 1997 Richard Schiferli was appointed as head of the Paris MOU secretariat and is responsible for the effective operation of the agreement between all 27 maritime Administrations, training of Port State Control Officers and the exchange of information. He is also responsible for representing the organization in meetings of the IMO and ILO, as well as relations with flag States, recognized organizations / classification societies, industry organizations, media and the general public.

Venue: Hotel Bristol, 10 rue du Mont-Blanc, Genève
Date/time: 19 March 2015
Preceded by Annual General Meeting (18:00) and followed by conference and dinner
Participation: Members: CHF 70 / Non-Members: CHF 100
Any registration not cancelled 24 hours before the event will be billed to the person

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