Key points

  • After a slight decrease of the total number of inspections last year, the number has increased in 2017 to 17,916. The average of number of inspections per ship of 1.17 times per year, equals 2016.
  • The increase of the detention percentage from 3.42% in 2015 to 3.84% in 2016 has stabilised this year at 3.82%.
  • The number of deficiencies have stabilised over the past 3 years: 41,820, 41,874 and 40,742 in 2017.
  • The level of detainable deficiencies has also stabilised this year to 3,706 (to 3,781 in 2016).
  • Compared to 2016, the number of detentions is the same; 685 detentions. The average detention rate in 2017 is 3.82%. In 2016 the detention rate was 3.84%.
  • Notable in 2017 was the increase in the number of refusal of access in 2017; 33 compared to 20 in 2016.