A recent trend of global shipping industry adopting Port State Control (PSC) system is recognized as a proficient mechanism in preventing costal traffic accident and protecting sea environment. Disadvantages of Korean shipping companies in PSC inspection are unavoidable as Tokyo MOU imposed on Korea to be a priority listed flag. Having stated above, appropriate research and prompt preparation in compliance with current PSC requirements for the Korean shipping companies have become an immediate need.
The objectives of this study are: First, to review in understanding of PSC in overall and foundation of enforcement. Second, to study interaction of international treaties regarding PSC. Third, to compare practical compliance among the countries and to open up a case study on Korean shipping companies in adopting PSC. Last, to suggest direction to the Korean shipping companies the most proficient way in compliance with the current Tokyo MOU requirement.
This study has been referenced by PSC materials, interview with shipping operators, current status of PSC analysis by each MOU, and the result of the inspections carried on the Korean shipping companies by each MOU.
Its detailed content is composed as follows 1) Change shore management system, and provide continuous & quality education to crew members
2) Form a network in sharing PSC information among the Korean shipping companies
3) Form a centralized function in which government, Korean Shipping register and shipowners can treat problems in a prompt manner
There are researches that have been focused to the government and/or enforcement sectors but this research is being focused on the proficient treatment to PSC as to the shipping corporation. To expect more researches in the ways of cooperation, and to optimize synergy effects among the adopting countries of PSC. Chapter 1. Objective of this research
2. Foundation of enforcement
3. Statistic analysis of PSC inspection by each MOU
4. Case study from the Korean shipping companies and solutions
5. Determination and Suggestion
Korean flagged vessels have become prioritized target in PSC inspection as Tokyo MOU imposed priority listed flag to Korea due to high detention rate of its fleet. Disadvantage of a priority listed flag is a burden in its proficient fleet operation.
This study suggests solutions to the disadvantages as here below