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How the deficiencies found at the time of inspection are dealt with?

Courses of action a PSC officer may impose on a ship with deficiencies are:
1. Deficiencies can be rectified within 14 days for minor                      infractions.
2. Under specific conditions, deficiencies can be rectified when the      ship arrives at the next port.
3. Deficiencies must be rectified before the ship can depart the port.
4. Detention of the ship occurs.

The main criteria for detention is that the ship is deemed unsafe to proceed sea and the deficiencies on the ship are considered serious by the inspector.These deficiencies must be rectified before the ship may sail again.

Generally the major deficiencies are:
1. Certification of the crew.
2. Safety.
3. Maritime Security.
4. Maritime pollution and Environment.
5. Working and living conditions.
6. Operational.
7. Management.


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