Strengthening Integrity and Transparency During Port State Control Inspections
The maritime industry recognises that the work of port State control has greatly contributed to improved maritime safety and security, and the prevention of marine pollution. However, integrity and transparency risks are present in the port State control (PSC) system which is now regularly reported by the industry. The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has prepared the following report to enhance the objectives of the PSC system through the Code of Good Practice and to assist PSC Officers to conduct their inspections to the highest of professional standards. Through this report, MACN wishes to collaborate with the industry and all the PSC MoU’s to enhance standards for PSC inspection procedures in respective regions.
MACN 2021 Annual Report
As we celebrate The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s (MACN) ten years of growth, and reflect on the last 12 months’ work, we cannot ignore the enormous and ongoing repercussions of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime supply chain crunch, and the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia. These events have led to seismic changes in the maritime operating environment, a renewed focus on anti-corruption as part of foreign policy, strict sanctions now being implemented, and a focus on companies’ ethical conduct and tangible ESG reporting.