Ten Reasons the Merchant Marine is Failing


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Port State Control is done by the Port State, not the Flag State, thus any PSC on an American flag vessel is done by a foreign entity in a foreign port:
http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/MSAS/Pages/PortStateControl.aspx

When USCG inspect a US flag vessel in a US port or anywhere, it is as the Flag State Authority.
Here is the definition of Flag State Control as issued by MPA Singapore:
https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/singapore-registry-of-ships/flag-state-control/flag-state-control-inspections

And the difference of the two in terms of ILO’s MLC’06 , which USA is not a signatory to, but have to comply with when US ships visit foreign port:

Here is a list of the Classification Societies that is approved by USCG to perform inspections on their behalf and which inspections they are approved for:
https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/.../5p/5ps/.../ClassSocietyAuths.pdf?ver=2017