The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) will launch an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code. The inspection campaign will be held from Monday 13 June to Friday 1 July 2022 (first period) and from Monday 1 August to Friday 19 August 2022 (second period).
The inspection campaign is additional to the regular Concentrated Inspection Campaigns and is held in a different time of the year due to the seasonal voyage plans of the ships sailing to the Polar area.
A ship will be subject to only one inspection related to this campaign during this period. Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will use a predefined questionnaire to assess whether the information and equipment provided onboard complies with the relevant conventions.
Of course, Polar Code elements in SOLAS and MARPOL will also be taken into account.