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  • Carry out statutory unscheduled ships survey and inspections in fulfillment of Flag State obligations in accordance with the provisions of Part VII of the Ghana Shipping Act 2003, (Act 645)
  • Inspect ships in compliance with the provisions of the Abuja MOU on port State control for Ghana
  • Submit regular reports on Flag State and Port State control measures for consideration by the Director Technical Services Division
  • Investigate complaints on ship deficiencies and rectification
  • Advise on all matters pertaining to ship survey and inspection
  • Submit regular reports and recommendations for the certification of vessels
  • Participate in the conduct of casualty investigations and submit reports
  • Inspect the working and living conditions for crew on board ships
  • Perform Port State Control activities in accordance with Abuja MOU
    • Ensure safety on board ships by performing:
    • Safety survey
    • Inspections
    • Operational Controls
    • Verification of the ship owners’ safety management standards to ensure compliance by ship owners to International Safety Management Code, IMDG Codes and other codes of the IMO
    • Perform duties related to tonnage measurement
    • Collaborate with the SAR and Counter Pollution Unit to provide round-the-clock preparedness in case of accidents at sea
    • Participate in salvage operations activities
    • Conduct ship and cargo surveys as directed by the Inspectorate Manager
  • Inspect the working and living conditions for crew onboard ships in terms of orderliness, cleanliness and tidiness.
  • Inspect the vessels’ mechanical and electrical machinery are in acceptable operating condition
  • Inspect that vessels’ mechanical and electrical machinery are in acceptable operating condition
  • Inspect ships’ operating and maintenance logs and records
  • Conduct ships’ hull inspections
  • Check engine room for good order
  • Verify ship owners’ safety management standards to ensure compliance to International Safety Management Code, IMDG Codes and other codes of the IMO
  • Measure ships’ tonnage
  • Carry out vessel inspection, examination and certification for safety
  • Check that maintenance records are kept for all navigational equipment
  • Inspect corrections in all charts, pilot books, flight lists and other nautical publications
  • Check nautical publication for proper maintenance of all navigational lights, proper storage of signals rockets and other signaling equipment
  • Inspect ships’ life boats, tenders for proper maintenance
  • Check for proper functioning of ships portable firefighting equipment
  • Inspect water tight doors
  • Test fire screen doors
  • Check for compliance with basic principles to be observed in keeping navigational watch as per STCW Code Chapter VIII.
  • Inspect maintenance records of all navigational equipment
  • Test radio communication equipment for acceptable operating condition
  • Inspect operating and maintenance records of all radio communication equipment 

 

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