The Indian MoU published its annual report for 2021, reporting a total of 4993 inspections. Out of these inspections, 2197 had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 9131.
erious deficiencies noted by the Port State Control officers (PSCOs) led to the detention of 198 ships and needed to be rectified prior to the ships’ departure.
The overall detention percentage for the year was 3.97%. There is 5% increase in total number of inspections in 2021, compared with those in 2020, and the detention percentage decreased from 4.58%recorded in 2020.
In addition, the average number of deficiencies per inspection in 2021 (1.82) has slightly decreased compared to the previous year (1.95).
Bulkers had the most number of inspections with 2675, out of which 1136 found deficiencies leading to 117 detentions. Containerships come in second with 605 inspections, 290 inspections with deficiencies and 22 detentions. Finally, general cargo ships reported 528 inspections, 328 of which found deficiencies, causing 24 detentions.
As for the nature of deficiencies, fire safety issues are on top with 1332 deficiencies, followed by safety of navigation with 1177, and water/weatherteight conditions coming in third with 640 deficiencies.