Port State Control
Port State Control (PSC) is a component of the international ship regulatory regime which allows for the inspection of foreign flagged ships visiting Antigua and Barbuda ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of the IMO conventions.
The Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control
Antigua and Barbuda is signatory to the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (CMOU), which ensures inspections are closely coordinated with other regional member States to eliminate the operation of substandard ships within the Caribbean.
Port State Control Inspectors
ADOMS Inspectors are authorized to conduct PSC Inspections in accordance with IMO Convention obligations and the requirements of the CMOU. These Inspections are carried out randomly to help improve safety and for the protection of the marine environment.