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About Riyadh MoU

In June 2004 The Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Gulf Region, known as the Riyadh MOU, was signed at a meeting in Riyadh by 6 countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE).

The Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) is an agreement to achieve safe, secure and efficient shipping in the maritime jurisdictions in the Gulf region. The Riyadh MoU is one of several regional agreements on Port State Control that have been signed by maritime authorities under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization. PSC governs the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international regulations and that the ship is manned and operated in compliance with convention standards

The Riyadh MoU commits the maritime authorities of the six Gulf States (Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia to a unified system of port state control measures and to intensify cooperation and information exchange on issues concerning Port State Control.

TheRiyadh MoU called for the establishment of a Secretariat and Information Center in Oman. The Secretariat will also house an Information Center which will record and exchange data on ships.

Governing body

Port State Control Committee

Secretariat

Riyadh MOU Secretariat

Information Center

Riyadh Information Center

The Port State Control Committee

The executive body of the Riyadh MOU is the Port State Control Committee. It is composed of the representatives of the 6 maritime authorities (The Kingdom of Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, The Sultanate of Oman and The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia). The Port State Control Committee meets once year, or at shorter intervals if necessary...

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