The Paris MoU Committee adopted its new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from the 1st of July 2021.
he “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.
Compared to last year’s performance level, the RO performance level has slightly improved. More specifically, out of 369 detentions recorded in 2020, 37 (10%) were considered RO related (15% in 2019).
It is noteworthy that, unlike in the past 3 years, no more ROs are categorised as very low performing
said the Paris MoU.
Regarding the “White, Grey and Black List” for 2020, a total number of 70 flags are listed: 39 on the “White List”, 22 on the “Grey List” and 9 on the “Black List”. In 2019 the total number of flag States on the list was also 70 of which 41 on the “White List”, 16 on the “Grey List” and 13 on the “Black List”.
In the top three of the white list we find:
- Marshall Islands
Namely, from 2018 to 2020 1,199 inspections took place on Danish ships, leading to 12 detentions. Regarding Norway, 1,559 inspections occured leading to 18 detentions, while for Marshall Islands 4,280 inspections took place, with 65 detentions.
Moving on to the grey list, we find in the top three:
- Saudi Arabia
- Republic of Korea
71 inspections were carried out onboard Estonian ships, with 1 detention, while for Saudi Arabian ships 54 inspections took place, leading to 1 detention also. Finally, 68 ships were conducted in Korean, leading to 2 detentions.
Finally, in the black list, we find the worst scoring countries. Namely:
- Sierra Leone
39 inspections took place on ships carrying the Tuvalu flag, leading to 6 detentions. As for Siera Leone ships, 312 inspections were carried out, with 33 detentios. Lastly, 276 inspections were conducted onboard Tanzanian ships, leading to 30 detentions.