What is a regional port State control agreement?

A formal agreement (usually called a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU) between regional port State Administrations on the use of harmonised port State control inspection procedures and the sharing of inspection data, designed to eliminate the operation of sub-standard foreign ships in the region covered by the MoU.

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What regional port State control agreements are in operation?

Can a Port State Control Officer also enforce national regulations of the port State which deal with non-convention matters?