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Tokyo and Paris cooperate for port safety

Paris - Tokyo and Paris Mou, two regional state initiatives for port State control, will focus on the review of emergency systems and procedures in a joint campaign from 1 September

Paris - Tokyo and Paris Mou, two regional state initiatives for port State control, will focus on the review of emergency systems and procedures in a joint campaign from 1 September.

The main objectives of this so called Concentrated inspection campaign, are to ensure that: ships are capable of responding appropriately and promptly to emergency situations in order to preserve human lives, protect the marine environment and minimize damages to ships; necessary measures are taken by responsible stakeholders, such as shipping companies and ship managers having a direct influence on the safety of ships and by raising their awareness of the importance of ship emergency systems; emergency systems installed on board can be properly operated and effectively managed in any emergency situations; and master and crew of the ship understand their assigned roles and duties in case of emergency and enhance their familiarity with the situations so that they can act immediately when circumstances arise.

The inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from 1 September 2019 and ending 30 November 2019. A ship will be subject to one inspection under this CIC during the period of the campaign.

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