PARIS MOU LAUNCHES HARMONISED VERIFICATION PROGRAMME (HAVEP) ON PASSENGER SHIPS

PARIS MOU LAUNCHES HARMONISED VERIFICATION PROGRAMME (HAVEP) ON PASSENGER SHIPS

In May 2012 the Paris MoU

Port State control committee

agreed to organize a

Harmonised Verification

Programme (HAVEP) on

passenger ships safety. The

HAVEP has commence on

January 1, 2013 and ending

on December 31, 2013.

The HAVEP aims to ensure that in the event of shipboard emergency the crew can organise themselves into an effective team to tackle the emergency as well as the officers and crew can effectively communicate with each other and shore based support and rescue services. Additionally, the HAVEP aims to ensure that the Master is in control and information is following to/from the command centre and in the event of the situation getting out of hand the crew and passengers can safely abandon the ship.

The HAVEP excludes passenger ferries and passenger high-speed craft.
WHAT THE HAVEP WILL INCLUDE?
The HAVEP will concentrate on the following items:
 Fire drill;
 Passenger muster and evacuation;
 Abandon ship drill;
 Testing the emergency source of power; and
 Operation of watertight doors.

During the HAVEP the Master shall ask the local Coastguard / Coast Radio station to participate in the exercise. Additionally, the Company may also be asked to participate. If passengers are onboard it is up to the discretion of the Master whether they should be encouraged to attend the passenger muster and abandon ship drill.
Paris MoU has prepared a questionnaire with items to be checked during the HAVEP.


Press release

CONTACT ADDRESSES OF RESPONSIBLE NATIONAL AUTHORITIES Flag State contact points for port State control

CONTACT ADDRESSES OF RESPONSIBLE NATIONAL AUTHORITIES
Flag State contact points for port State control



ANNEX 1 Printed: 05/01/2013

CONTACT ADDRESSES OF RESPONSIBLE NATIONAL AUTHORITIES
Flag State contact points for PSC matters, Casualty investigation services and Ships' inspection
services (including Secretariats of Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control)


ANNEX 2 Printed: 05/01/2013

LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINTS

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECEIPT, TRANSMISSION AND

PROCESSING OF URGENT REPORTS ON INCIDENTS

INVOLVING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING OIL

FROM SHIPS TO COASTAL STATES