The Paris MOU "aims at eliminating the operation of sub-standard ships through a harmonized system of port State control". It "consists of 27 participating maritime Administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal States and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe." It was first signed in 1982 by 14 European countries.
Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control
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