The Paris MoU adopts New Inspection Regime (NIR)

The Paris MOU issued a press release on 17 May 2010, stating that the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control held its 43rd Committee Meeting in Dublin on 10-14 May. The meeting adopted the New Inspection Regime (NIR), which will enter into force on 1 January 2011. The NIR is a risk-based targeting mechanism, intended to reward quality shipping with a smaller inspection burden and concentrate on high-risk ships.

The past inspection record of the ship as well as the ship’s age and ship type will influence the targeting. Full implementation of the system will rely on collection of port call information. The NIR will be supported by a new information system “THETIS” which will replace the current SIReNaC system located in St. Malo, France.

For full details on NIR please refer to ECM Europe news dated 11 February 2010.


Paris MOU Press Release 17 May 2010


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