IMO vide Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.8 has informed that a video meeting was held by IMO with various Port State Control regimes with a view to promote harmonized action, assistance and a pragmatic approach with respect to PSC inspections at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. A joint Statement was issued as set out in Annex 1 of the attached Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.8.
Circular Letter No.4204-Add.8/ Annex 2 summarized the outcome of the meeting, including statements and/or relevant temporary guidance Issued by following PSC regimes:
i. USCG: Vessel Inspection, Exams, and Documentation
ii. The Acuerdo De Viña Del Mar (Latin American Agreement on PSC): Provisional Guidance to fact the impact of Covid-19 with regard to IMO Conventions and MLC 2006
iii. The Caribbean MoU: Guidance for dealing with impact of the outbreak of the Covid-19
iv. Indian Ocean MoU: Guidance for dealing with impact of the outbreak of the Covid-19 related to relevant IMO Conventions and MLC 2006
v. Mediterranean MoU: Med MoU on PSC Circular regarding COVID-19 Pandemic
vi. Paris MoU: Guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19
vii. Tokyo MoU: (i) Guidance for dealing with impact of the outbreak of the Covid-19, and (ii) Revising the Guidance for dealing with impact of the outbreak of the Covid-19
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