Merchant shippingPort State Control
Vessels flying a foreign flag have to comply with international rules and regulations such as SOLAS, MARPOL, ILO, etc.
Port State Control inspections are carried out based on the National Port State law (Wet Havenstaatcontrole), which is based on the European Directive 2009/16/EC.
Port State Control inspections are harmonised in Europe through the Paris Memorandum of Understanding.
The purpose of Port State Control is to ban substandard vessels (vessels that are not in compliance with the international standards).
Port State Control resorts in the Netherlands at the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) in Rotterdam.
The Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate can be reached at:
Telephone: +31 (0)70 456 46 50 (Port State Control)
Telefax : +31 (0)10 202 35 20
E-mail : psc@ILenT.nl
When you dial one of the telephone numbers during after office hours or in the weekend, the answering machine will provide the number of the pager of the inspector on duty. You will be contacted shortly after dialling that number.