The Committee considered the report of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The CIC was performed from September to November 2018. The conclusion was that the overall compliance with MARPOL Annex VI was satisfactory. The Committee also reminded the industry to make sure that a fuel change-over procedure is provided onboard and used as required and that bunker delivery notes are kept onboard for at least of three years.

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Moreover, the Committee approved the questionnaire for the CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures to be conducted jointly with the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding on port state control. The CIC aspires to ensure compliance with the requirements for the preparation of emergency equipment and the crew’s ability to respond to emergency situations. The CIC will be carried out from September to November 2019 and the questionnaire will be published in August.

In addition, the Committee discussed the issue of access to PSC data by third parties and agreed this would need more consideration at the next Committee meeting. The Committee reinstated that inspection data on individual ships is still available on the Paris MoU website.

What is more, the Committee adopted the 2018 Annual Report, including the White, Grey and Black List and the performance list of recognised organizations. The lists will be published in early June and used for targeting purposes from 1 July 2019. The Annual Report will be published in July this year. The Committee noticed a significant reduction in the number of vessels which have been detained in the Paris MoU region, decreasing the detention percentage from 3.87% in 2017 to 3.15% in 2018.

Furthermore, decisions were made regarding new methodology to calculate flag state performance based on the average detention rate and recognised organization (RO) fleet performance based on detainable deficiencies. When the new methodology is applied, performance tables will be listed alphabetically and categorized as high, medium and low performance.