Nautical inspectors from around Europe and Africa attended a two-day seminar hosted by the Roosendaal office of International Registries, Inc. (IRI) from 18-19 October 2022. The seminar provided port State control (PSC) and operations updates, regional and global fleet operation data, and an opportunity to provide direct information and feedback between the teams. Team members from Hamburg, Houston, London, and Roosendaal presented on inspection and technical topics, including: an in-depth look at methane; PSC trends and updates from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding, United States Coast Guard/QUALSHIP 21 program and PSC Germany; and safety inspection reports. Day two of the seminar focused on case studies and an open forum discussion on the challenges faced during inspections.
These seminars provide a critical platform for the information sharing, analysis, and discussion of trends, and the development of best practices across the region and the world that is critical to providing high-quality flag State support and services. Fifteen countries were represented at the meeting, which was held as a hybrid event. In-person attendees came from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. IRI’s Fleet Operations and Technical teams hold nautical inspector seminars across the world to ensure high-quality service and support across the fleet. Earlier this year, a regional seminar was held in Mumbai, India, as well as Fort Lauderdale, United States.