Upon Further Inspection

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Sector New Orleans Port State Control examiners conduct an exam aboard the bulk carrier Maritime Unity. Sector New Orleans conducted 997 examinations and screened 5,361 vessels in the year of 2013.

Port State Control is the inspection of foreign ships in other national ports by port state control officers inspectors for the purpose of verifying that the competency of the master and officers on board, and the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international and that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with applicable international law.

The goal of the Port State Control program is to identify and remove substandard ships from U.S. waters.

Through the Port State Control program, the Coast Guard verifies that foreign flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters comply with applicable international conventions, U.S. laws, and U.S. regulations.