Ship Inspection by Port State Control—Review of Current Research

Ran Yan, Shuaian Wang

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Port state control (PSC) is an international regime to inspect the foreign ships coming to the port state in order to ensure that they are compliant with various international conventions. In this study, we conduct a review of the literature related to the PSC inspection in four areas: factors influencing the PSC inspection results, inspected ship selection scheme, effect of PSC inspection, and suggestions to improve PSC inspection. We found that both ship factors and non-ship factors would influence the PSC inspection outcomes, and the PSC inspection could improve the safety level of maritime industry and protect marine environment. Meanwhile, there is still room to improve the PSC inspection, including adopting more efficient methods to select high-risk ships, constructing combined databases and harmonization the PSC inspection authorities. It is expected that more research in improving and summarizing the PSC inspection will emerge in the coming years. We believe that this review can shed light on the development of PSC-related studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Transportation Systems 2019
EditorsXiaobo Qu, Lakhmi C. Jain, Robert J. Howlett, Lu Zhen
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811386824
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2nd KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2019 - St. Julians, Malta
Duration: 17 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Conference2nd KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2019
CitySt. Julians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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