INSIGHTS

Performing Port State control pre-inspections on motor and sailing yachts

In January 2011 the Paris Memorandum on Port State Control (the body that regulates port State inspections in European coastal waters and the North Atlantic basin) introduced the New Inspection Regime. Under the NIR the Paris MoU member States took a joint responsibility to inspect all eligible vessels, including all commercial yachts over 24metre in length, rather than just the older merchant vessels.

In response to this legislation, Manta introduced its Port State Control pre-inspection service to help prepare yacht owners, operators and crews for real inspection.

These popular mock inspections have provided invaluable training to numerous crews, helping them to prepare for the real thing – but in a safe environment.  As former PSC officers ourselves we aim to make these sessions as realistic as possible – but not at the expense of being friendly to the crew! Whilst not always a pleasant exercise, we more often than not find at least one detainable deficiency, which can then be put right with no consequences before a real PSC inspection.

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Bermuda DoC

Having just won the management of a well-known Bermuda-registered yacht, we’ve obtained an ISM Document of Compliance from The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Administration. Manta now has DoCs issued by Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands, but we welcome yachts of any size and flag to our fleet!

It seemed to sink in…

One of Manta’s Directors had a very different kind of afternoon recently, when he talked to some local primary school students about buoyancy.  Anthony’s virtual audience have been studying The Titanic at school and were unable to make any visits to local maritime museums due to the lockdown restrictions. He was happy to add some...

Another successful shipyard period

After a busy shipyard period in Trieste, one of the larger yachts under Manta’s management has entered back into service, looking magnificent with a fresh coat of anti-fouling and polished props. We like to think that it’s no fluke that this happens – planned scrupulously and managed meticulously. Guided with passion and drive on the...