Back to overview 9TH OF OCTOBER 2020

Virtual Paris Mou 53rd Committee Meeting, coping with COVID-19 circumstances

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 53rd Committee meeting by virtual means from the 28th of September to the 2nd of October 2020. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Brian Hogan.

One of the priority elements discussed was the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on port state control. The port calls and number of inspections decreased substantially in the period from March to June as a consequence of restrictive measures resulting from COVID-19. However, port state control efforts have increased since June.

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