Port State Control



By the end of this course, participants will be able to

  • explain how port state control authorities target ships for inspection
  • identify deficiencies which are more likely to lead to a detention
  • describe how crew members should conduct themselves during a port state control inspection
  • outline the typical sequence of a PSC inspection and what actions to take if a detainable deficiency is identified
  • suggest ways of improving the effectiveness of the management system to be better prepared for an inspection

Course Content

  • Legal Infrastructure and Definitions
  • Adaptation and Preparation for Inspection in the Company
  • Port State Control
  • Questions and Answers Encountered in the Inspection
  • Situations Cause Ships to Be Detained
  • Statistics and Graphics

Course Duration

Depending on the participants’ background and knowledge of the subject. Average time is 1.5 hours for CBT module and practical exercise.

Course Requirement

Port state control (PSC) is an inspection regime for countries to inspect foreign-registered ships in port other than those of the flag state and take action against ships that are not in compliance

  • MSC-MEPC.4/Circ.4

This course is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 3.09

Additional information

Ship Type

Bulk, Chemical Tanker, Container, Gas Tanker, General Cargo, LNG, Oil Tanker, Passenger, RORO, Tug

Target Group

Deck Management, Deck Operational, Engine Management, Engine Operational, Shorebased Personnel




English, Turkish



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