|The Marine Department has a
responsibility to ensure that non-Hong Kong registered ships
visiting Hong Kong comply with the requirements of various
international maritime conventions. To discharge this function,
officers of the Department carry out PSC inspections on ships
visiting Hong Kong in accordance with provisions of IMO Resolution A.1138(31) and Tokyo MOU Port State Control Manual. There are no fees for the
initial inspections. If serious deficiencies are noticed,
the ship will be detained under the PSC regime, and the ship's
agent/owner, classification society and flag State will be
notified of the detention as well as the requirement for rectification.
Generally, serious deficiencies affecting the seaworthiness
of the vessel and/or the safety of the crew and/or causing
damages to the marine environment are required to be rectified
prior to the ship's departure. Inspection visits for establishing
that deficiencies have been rectified are charged at an hourly
rate on work done.