AMSA issued its PSC report results for 2017, indicating a significant fall in the detention rate in Australian ports to 5.3%. This result is the lowest since 2006 – with a detention rate of 4.5%. This result is also reflected in the average number of deficiencies per inspection remaining at a low of 2.3%. This outcome was last recorded in 2004.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry issued its annual report for 2017, presenting data provided by the Registry’s survey and inspection activity throughout the year. The report revealed that the number of non-conformance notices decreased, but the number of ship deficiencies remained at the same levels. Most deficiencies concerned fire safety and MLC-related issues.
On 01 January 2001 the USCG implemented the QUALSHIP 21 initiative to identify high-quality ships and provide incentives to encourage quality operations. Furthermore, the E-Zero was launched on 01 July 2017 for ships enrolled in the QUALSHIP 21 program that meet strict additional environmental requirements.
The Liberia Maritime Authority said that it has recently experienced an increase in PSC inspections, while, on the contrary, they have reported a decrease in PSC detentions, due to their requirement to receive Advance Notice of Arrival for vessels calling on ports in Australia, China, Europe and the USA, which helps to ensure compliance and report problems.
HHLA reports increase of containers handled in 201917/02/2020
Watch: Ferry vessel struggles to berth under storm Dennis17/02/2020
IMO meets to ensure enforcement of carriage ban17/02/2020
- Maritime Health
Coronavirus case confirmed after passengers disembark Westerdam in Cambodia17/02/2020
Germany to develop grid simulator for wind turbines17/02/2020
India greenlights structural overhaul of major ports17/02/2020
Search operation in the UK finds body of missing seafarer17/02/2020
Europe must double its wind installation for Green Deal17/02/2020
Green groups pressure IMO to ban ships carrying HFO in Arctic17/02/2020
Two thirds of maritime schools in Philippines could close for failing to comply with STCW17/02/2020