Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has released a Port State Control (PSC) report to inform interested stakeholders of inspections and detentions during 2020-2022.
According to the ministry, as envisaged by SEAchange2030, SDM encourages a proactive culture of quality on Cyprus flagged ships with the aim to prevent future detentions and, to this end, it provides systematic information to shipowners and ship managers on:
- Port State control concentrated inspection campaigns; and
- The outcomes of the analysis of deficiencies and non-conformities reported in the framework of:
i. Port State control inspections;
ii. Annual reports of the Memoranda of Understanding on port State control;
iii. Flag State control.
- In 2020 & 2021 the number of Port State Control Inspections decreased due to Covid-19 pandemic;
- The Covid-19 pandemic, even though still is an on-going situation, does not seem to have a significant impact on ships safety standards;
- Most detentions occurred in Australia and USA;
- Ships aged between 5 to 15 years and over 25 years are more vulnerable to detention;
- Bulk Carriers and General Cargo Ships are more vulnerable to detention;
- Most detainable deficiencies in Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU and US Coast Guard were reported in deficiency category Fire Safety, Life Saving Appliances and ISM.
Most common deficiencies
As mentioned above, fire safety is the most common deficiency over area the last three years. Fortunately, last year the percentage was lower than 2021 but fire deficiency remains by far the most common. Furthermore, there is a significant rise in MLC, 2006. Certificate and documentation deficiencies almost tripled compared to 2021.
Bulk carriers and general cargo took the lead in deficiencies in 2022. Container ships saw a significant drop from being the most common in 2021 to being moderate in 2022.
Detentions per MoU
Paris MoU saw both the most inspections (751) and the most detentions throughout both the last year and the previous two. Tokyo MoU showed some increased activity in 2020 but dropped significantly in 2021.
Surprisingly, there were far more deficiencies in vessels 10-15 years old than in vessels over 25. The difference is unpreceded as in 2021 and 2020 there was no comparison, vessels over 25 years of age were the most popular in detentions.
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