During the period of June 9-18, 2018, Ukraine will pass the audit of the International Maritime Organization.
During the audit international auditors will visit Kyiv, Odesa and Yuzhne and will check the fulfilment of obligations on flag state, port state and coastal state by Ukraine.
A number of organizations and enterprises such as Ukrtransbezpeka, the State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine, SE "Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority", SE "Classification Society Register of Shipping of Ukraine", SE "Marine Search and Rescue Service", the Inspectorate for Training and Certification of Seafarers and SE "CSP "Yuzhnyi" headed by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine will accompany auditors and report on their activity.
On the 14th of June the State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" will present to the auditors' team information on maritime search and rescue, coordination of search and rescue operations, GMDSS communications and long-range identification and tracking of ships.
After the audit IMO the draft interim report will be prepared and it will include findings and deficiencies found. And the provisional final report will be submitted on the last day of the audit.
IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) is a basic document for passing of the IMO audit by Ukraine. It foresees full and complete fulfilment of provisions of such international documents as: International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974; International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, amended by the Protocol 1978 and by the Protocol 1997 to it; International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and the Protocol 1988 to it; Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972; International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969; International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978.
In its turn the III Code could be considered as an instruction with clarifications and description of provisions for port, flag and coastal state adherence that will promote the successful IMO audit passing.