T O K Y O M O U S E C R E TA R I AT

Ascend Shimbashi 8F 6-19-19, Shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0004 Japan Tel: +81-3-3433-0621 Fax: +81-3-3433-0624 E-mail: secretariat@tokyo-mou.org Web site: www.tokyo-mou.org

PRESS RELEASE RESULTS OF THE CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN (CIC) ON HARMFUL SUBSTANCES (MARINE POLLUTANTS) CARRIED IN PACKAGED FORM
The members of the Tokyo MOU undertook a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on the harmful substances (marine pollutants) carried in packaged form (MARPOL Annex III, SOLAS VII and the IMDG Code) from September to November 2010. During this period 4,079 CIC inspections were carried out of which 589 (14.4%) are ships either carrying or loading marine pollutants and of which 542 are container ships. Each inspection asked 11 questions covering documentation and certification, emergency procedures, stowage and securing and carriage of Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form as prescribed in MARPOL Annex III, the IMDG code and Chapter VII of SOLAS. Of the ships carrying or loading Marine Pollutants; 10 detentions were recorded as well as numerous less serious deficiencies. The detention rate is 1.7% of ships that were carrying or loading marine pollutants. During the CIC a total of 305 instances of non-compliance were noted. The most significant problem areas related to documentation, with 178 (58.4%) instances noted, and cargo marking, stowing and securing, with 127 (41.6%) of instances noted . “While in general we are pleased with the low number of detentions, these problem areas are a cause of ongoing concern as failure to properly declare, mark, stow and secure Marine Pollutants carried in Packaged Form increases the risk that such materials may be released into the environment.” said Mr. Mitsutoyo Okada, Secretary, Tokyo MOU Secretariat. The results of the Campaign will be further analysed and presented to the Committee of the Tokyo MOU for consideration. 7 February 2011

Shimbashi Minato-ku.org Web-site: www.tokyo-mou.org .Contact Tokyo MOU Secretariat Ascend Shimbashi 8F 6-19-19. Tokyo Japan 105-0004 Telephone: +81-3-3433 0621 Facsimile: +81-3-3433 0624 E-mail: secretariat@tokyo-mou.

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