Caribbean MoU published its annual PSC report, recording a total of 293 ship inspections, 492 deficiencies and 7 ship detentions in 2020. Fire safety measures was the highest deficiency recorded, followed by Life Saving Appliances.
Over 2020, the CMOU Member States carried out a total of 293 inspections on ships registered under 44 flags, which is a decrease of 489 or 63% over the previous year. The Netherlands carried out the most inspections with a total of 98, followed by Jamaica with 88. Of those Member States reporting inspections, St. Kitts & Nevis and British Virgin Islands had the lowest recorded inspections with 1. In addition, the zero inspections noted in the table are Members that did not report any inspections in the system.
In 2020, the number of deficiencies identified totalled 492 deficiencies, whereas in 2019, a total of 1027 deficiencies were recorded showing a decrease of 52.09%. The Netherlands (BES Islands) had the highest number of deficiencies recorded with a total of 250 deficiencies, followed by Jamaica with 65 and France with 58.
Out of the 492 deficiencies recorded, fire safety measures was the highest deficiency recorded with a total of 83 or 16.87% followed by Life Saving Appliances with 67 deficiencies recorded or 13.62% and Ship’s Certificates and Documents with a total of 58 or 11.79%. Fire Safety Measures also was the category with the highest percent of total deficiencies.
In 2020, 7 ships were detained because of detainable deficiencies found on board. The total number of detentions of the ships inspected decreased as compared with 2019, which had 11 detentions, reflecting a decrease of 36%. Antigua and Barbuda recorded the largest number of detentions with 4, followed by France, Jamaica & St. Lucia with 1.
By Flag State
- Liberia had the highest number of vessels inspected with 35 vessels out of a total of 293.
- St. Kitts & Nevis and Togo had the highest number of detentions with 2 out of 7 or 29% of the detentions each.
By Vessel Type
- In 2020, the CMOU saw 48.46% of all vessels inspected having deficiencies.
- Combination carriers have the highest percentage of inspections with a deficiency percentage of 100% of all inspections were found with deficiencies.
- This was followed by the category of vessels Other with 83.33%.
- Other Vessels accounted for the most detentions for the period with 3 (43%) out of the total of 7 this was followed by General Cargo with 2 detentions.