航运业中常被提及的话题就是海上、陆上的安全问题。为了保证我们的船队、船员和业务都能达到规则制定者的严格水准，许多规则和公约都因此生效。 为了保证能达到这些标准，需要签发大量的证书来证明船舶、船员、业务及岸上人员已经达到国家、地区和国际的标准。 船上的证书包括从油污污染应急计划和船舶安全计划到造船证书和保险证书。其他的证书包括注册证书、国家船舶登记证书和验船证书。
Safety at sea and on shore is an important factor in the maritime industry. To ensure that our fleets, crews and businesses meet the specific requirements set by the regulators, many codes and conventions are in force.
What is it?
To make sure these standards are met there is a large amount of certification required to prove that a ship, its crew, businesses and shore-side staff meet the national, regional or international requirement.
On-board ships, certificates can range from emergency pollution plans and ship security plans to construction certificates and certificates of insurance. Other certificates can cover the certificate of registry (specifying the nation registry of the vessel, and certificates of survey) as well as the certificate of class which is issued by the Classification Society
What does it do?
In order to trade and, more importantly get customs' clearance at each of its ports of call, the ship will have to maintain and carry on board at all times, a complete set of certificates.
A Port State Control (PSC) inspection is a general practice that is carried out by port authorities around the world. The PSC inspectors make random inspections of ships calling at their ports, making sure that the ship are in proper condition and are following the rules that have been put in place by international maritime authorities.
A Port State Control (PSC) survey not only includes inspection of machinery, equipment, and ship’s structure, but also involves verifying of several ship certificates and documents.