IMO Regional Workshop on Port State Control

A five-day regional workshop on Port State Control with special focus on maritime security measures was held successfully from 24 to 28 October 2022 in Mombasa.

The workshop, convened by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is part of the Project on Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of safety and navigation authorities in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) region; strengthen capacity and knowledge of Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) in conduct of port State control inspections in support of the control provisions of relevant conventions and instruments; and main-stream consistency in the conduct of these inspections, the recognition of deficiencies of a ship, its equipment, or its crew, and the application of control procedures.

The workshop, was opened by the Acting Director of Maritime Safety, Mr. Luke Samba on behalf of Director General John Omingo of the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), brought together 18 participants from Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and the United Republic of Tanzania.

The workshop includes on-board inspection on foreign ships at the port of Mombasa to observe how the physical security measures are applied.

PMAESA was represented in the meeting by Secretary General, Col. Andre Ciseau.

This workshop follows a previous Regional Workshop on Port State Control for French-speaking countries, held in Toamasina, Madagascar, from 12 to 17 September 2022.