1. Reason for amendment
The aim is to improve some insufficiency in system operation, etc. by reflecting revised international agreements, improving the condition for the qualification of PSCO (Port State Control Officer), and easing preparations for ship inspection in order to manage the safety of containers.
2. Main content
A. Reflection of the revised Agreement to the container safety management system (Article 64, Article 65, and Appendix Form 66 of the draft)
In order to reflect the revised international agreements* to domestic acts and subordinate statutes, the standard for establishment of a safety inspection method is included in the matters to be established and notified by the Minister of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs in accordance with Article 24(3) of the Act, and the documents to be submitted for approval of container inspection methods are defined as matters stipulated by international agreements.
* Instruction on the approval of container safety inspection methods under Rule 2, Paragraph 4 of the Annex Ⅰof the International agreement on the safety of containers (CSC.1/Circ.143)
B. Improvement of qualification standard for government PSCO (Article 97)
In order to ease the qualification standard for PSCO, sequential satisfaction of “academic standard and license standard” is improved to “license holders satisfying the required academic background.”
C. Easing of preparations for ship inspection (Attached Table 11 and Attached Table 15)
Preparations for inspections are eased by excluding ships using light oil products from the opening of fuel tanks and filters for Grade 1 Interim Inspection and excluding less than 5 ton ships sailing on smooth water areas and which have outdoor units from dock inspection.