Port State Control


Port State Control (PSC) is the scheme of compulsory inspection of foreign ships in other national ports by PSC officers (inspectors) for the purpose of verifying that the competency of the master and officers on board, and the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international conventions and that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with applicable international law.

History of PSC

History of PSC
1970’s Some countries such as the US and Australia began inspecting the ships entering their ports.
1980’s European countries agreed on Paris MOU to enforce uniform and effective PSC.
1990’s International conventions justify PSC. And each region adopts more strengthened PSC with regional MOUs such as Tokyo MOU.
2000’s Port authorities share and interchange the PSC data such as the ship owner and cargo owner to indirectly control the inappropriate vessels.

Characteristics of PSC of Ulsan Port

  • Higher portion of tanker ships such as chemical product vessels and crude oil vessels are inspected.
  • The deficiency rate is relatively high compared to other domestic ports.
  • Deficient vessels are separately managed in accordance with Ulsan Port’s PSC result in addition to the criteria for priority inspection targets of Tokyo MOU.
  • The PSC result and related information of a vessel is provided upon the request by the personnel of the vessel.

PSC related sites