National Appeal Procedure
In accordance with the provisions of the Memorandum, the company of a ship or its representative will have a right of appeal against a detention taken by the Authority of the port State. The port State control officer should properly inform the master of the right of appeal.
The shipmaster should be advised to use the official national procedure if they wish to appeal against a detention order. For information and reference, the basic appeal procedures of the Indian Ocean MOU member Authorities are provided below.