port state control

We can assist and prepare your vessel prior a Port State Control (PSC) inspection.  Our know-how and expertise on PSC matters has given us the necessary capability to support and help you avoid possible deficiencies that may result in detention.

In case your vessel is facing a problem during a PSC inspection, Dromon can liaise with the PSC Officers to:

  • ensure uniformity of interpretation of class and statutory requirements
  • assist in the rectification of reported hardware deficiencies or other discrepancies
  • review the propose actions with respect to safety management system non-conformities

Every year we are releasing two publications on PSC matters. Our PSC Publications include an analysis of frequent deficiencies and other related information. Moreover, our #PSC_Notifications include up to date news from port state control authorities to be always informed.

Our Flag and Port State Control Department has developed a checklist to help you prepare your ship for such a PSC inspection.

Visit the pages below to download these documents.


PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme

DBS Port State Control (PSC) Preventive Inspection Scheme aims to:

  • eliminate the number of deficiencies on board our fleet;
  • identify in advance of a PSC inspection any possible deficiency and therefore reduce the likehood of a detention; and
  • follow up deficiencies/ recommendations imposed by our Surveyors or PSC Authorities during previous inspections.

Ships certified by DBS

Eligible to the scheme is every DBS ship that calls a port of a PSC Authority of Paris MoU, Black Sea MoU and Med MoU and has been detained in 2017.  A ship that has been registered in our PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme will remain for one (1) calendar year subject to the fact that it has not suffered further detention(s).

What the scheme involves

DBS PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme requires an occasional survey on board the ship every four (4) months at a convenient port of call.  During our attendance the Surveyor:

  • will use our PSC Checklist that can be found here;
  • will identify possible deficiencies as well as detainable deficiencies; and
  • review corrective actions for deficiencies imposed during previous schedule surveys and/or PSC inspections.

Any identified deficiency during a PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme survey will be recorded at the official survey status report of the ship.  Owners/ Managers will be able to review the list of deficiencies through ERETES platform.

In case the due date of the ship for a PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme survey falls within the window of a schedule survey (for e.g. annual/ intermediate surveys etc.) then the schedule surveys will be carried out.  The required PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme survey will follow four (4) months after the date of completion of the scheduled surveys.

Compliance schedule and effective date

Owners/ Managers will be informed and follow up the date that the ship is due for PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme survey through ERETES Platform.  Under surveys tab, Owners/ Managers will be able to review the date that each ship is due for PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme survey.

Our PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme commences on 01 July 2017.

Owners/ Managers will be informed by DBS Head Office which ships have been registered under the scheme and can follow up the due date of the occasional survey through ERETES platform.  It is important to note that the occasional survey must be completed fifteen (15) days before or after the due date shown in the survey status report.  A window of 30 days is provided for the ship to be at convenient port of call for the occasional survey to be completed.

As stated above, in case a ship does not suffer further detentions for one (1) calendar year, the ship will automatically be removed from the scheme and Owners/ Managers will be informed.

Ships not certified by DBS

Owners/ Managers/ Operators of ships not certified by DBS that require to be registered under our PSC Preventive Inspection Scheme, we may facilitate this service.  Through our network of surveyors/ auditors we can conduct occasional surveys in all major ports ensuring ongoing compliance.  In addition, we can provide access to our online ERETES platform to review the results of the inspections and follow up.

Please contact DBS Port and Flag State Inspections Department through psc@dromon.com to find out how we may assist you in reducing deficiencies on board your fleet and register your vessels under our scheme.


PSC Publications

Visit our website to download the latest publications

IMO Guidelines for ISM Code inspections

Read our circular on IMO guidelines to PSC officers

DBS PSC Inspection Checklist

Download our latest PSC inspection checklist


Visit our PSC notifications page

Frequent deficiencies per PSC Authority

Download our Circular on frequent deficiencies imposed by Paris, Tokyo and Black Sea MoUs

PSC Authorities

 Paris MoU

Visit the Paris MoU website

US Coast Guard MoU

Visit the US Coast Guard MoU website

Black Sea MoU

Visit Black Sea MoU website

Mediterranean MoU

Visit the Mediterranean MoU website

 Tokyo MoU

Visit Tokyo MoU website

Caribbean MoU

Visit Caribbean MoU website