The Paris MoU Committee approved at its 56th meeting the 2022 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs).
White, Grey and Black (WGB) List
hese lists will take effect 1 July 2023.
The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high or very high risk. It is based on the total number of inspections and detentions during a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.
Regarding the “White, Grey and Black List” for 2022, a total number of 67 flags are listed:
- 39 on the “White List”
- 18 on the “Grey List”
- 9 on the “Black List”.
In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore giving the most relevant comparison, the total number of flag States on the list was 68, of which 41 on the “White List”, 16 on the “Grey List” and 13 on the “Black List”. The comparison with 2019 shows a shift of some flag States from the White to the Grey list. The number of flag States on the “Black List” decreased by four.
- Denmark: 1,121 Inspections / 9 Detentions
- Italy: 802 Inspections / 7 Detentions
- Greece: 617 Inspections / 5 Detentions
Recognized Organization Performance List
For several years the Committee has closely monitored the performance of Recognised Organisations (ROs), acting on behalf of flag States. To calculate the performance of ROs, the same formula to calculate the excess factor of flag States is used.
A minimum number of 60 inspections per RO is needed before the performance is taken into account for the list. In 2022 there were 32 ROs recorded on the performance list.
Compared to last year’s performance level, the RO performance level has a similar level as last year, with only one RO performing “low”.
- ABS: 5,764 Inspections / 1 Detentions
- DNV AS: 22,014 Inspections / 24 Detentions
- Lloyd’s Register: 10,740 Inspections / 19 Detentions