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USCG: QUALSHIP 21 status during 2018

In its annual PSC report for 2018, the US Coast Guard (USCG) provided an update on its QUALSHIP 21 program. The report informs that the program ended calendar year 2018 with an enrollment of 2,213 vessels, compared to 2,013 last year. 

Indian Ocean MoU: Ship detentions decrease in 2018

Indian Ocean MoU issued its annual PSC report for 2018, informing that a total of 252 ships were detained in the region, bringing the overall detention percentage for the year at 4.42 %. This number represents a decrease compared to the 4.95 % recorded in 2017.

USCG: BWM compliance in the US in 2018

In its recently-published annual PSC report for 2018, the US Coast Guard said it identified a total of 119 BWM deficiencies, while it imposed operational control restrictions on 17 vessels due to the severity of BWM deficiencies/noncompliance.

USCG: Slight increase in ship detentions in 2018

Following release of its Domestic Vessel Annual Report, the US Coast Guard now issued its annual PSC report for 2018, informing of a slight increase in the number of detentions, with a detention rate of 1.16%, compared to last year’s 0.99%.

Tokyo MoU: Ship detentions drop in 2018, ISM remains key cause

A total of 934 ships registered under 63 flags were detained due to serious deficiencies onboard in the Tokyo MoU region in 2018, according to Tokyo MoU annual report on PSC. The number of detentions, the detention rate and number of under-performing ships continued to decrease in 2018. ISM remained prevalent cause of detention. 

2020 sulphur cap: Preparing crews for PSC spot sampling

In light of the 2020 sulphur cap, the frequency of PSC taking spot samples of a ship’s fuel oil to verify its sulphur content is expected to increase significantly after 1 January 2020 and shipowners should prepare their ships and crew accordingly. 

Liberian flag added to USCG QUALSHIP 21

The US Coast Guard has included the Liberian flag in its QUALSHIP 21 (QS21) roster for 2019-2020. QS21 recognizes vessels and flag states which have successfully met specified safety and quality requirements and regulations when calling at ports in the US. 

USCG: More than 25,000 deficiencies reported in 2018

The US Coast Guard launched its Domestic Vessel Annual Report, collecting data from the USCG’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2018 calendar year. 

Iran is placed 2nd on IOMOU report for ship inspections

Nader Pasandeh, Director General of Maritime Affairs of Ports and maritime Organization, announced that Iran is ranked int he second position in Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, after having inspected 577 foreign flag ships in 2018.


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