The IOMOU Secretariat is based at Goa in India. The secretariat is governed by and accountable to the Committee of the IOMOU on Port State Control. It services the Committee meetings and assists the Committee in its activities. The Port State Control, aims to verify whether foreign flag vessels calling at a port of a state, comply with applicable international maritime conventions. When vessels are not found in substantial compliance with applicable laws or relevant convention requirements, the PSC system impose actions to ensure that they are brought into compliance. Ships to be inspected are selected on the basis of criteria outlined in the MOU and a non-discriminatory policy is observed.