Surveys and Inspections highlights
- A total of 253 vessel and company inspection visits were made by IOM surveyors during 2017, with 131 non-conformance notices (NCNs) issued.
- 98% of NCNs were closed within their agreed time limits.
- Shipboard Operations, Maintenance of Ship and Equipment and incorrect or missing Documentation continued to be among the most common reasons for non-conformities.
- Whilst the number of NCNs issued continue to fall, the number of deficiencies reported remain fairly static.
- The main reasons for deficiencies were related to fire safety issues accounting for 19% of the overall figures.
- Although showing an improvement compared to 2016, within the MLC reported deficiencies, crew accommodation, food and catering and seafarers health protection are by far the major issues.
- When a deficiency is raised by a surveyor the owner/operator will be given three options to rectify the issue;
- To be rectified prior to departure and Ship Registry advised
- To be rectified within specified period and Ship Registry advised
- To be rectified and Ship Registry advised before full term certificates can be issued
In all cases, it is the ship owner’s/operator’s responsibility to notify the Ship Registry as soon as the deficiency has been repaired or if an extension is required to the specified period.
- There were a total of 10 detentions during 2017 of which:
- 5 in the Tokyo MoU Region,
- 3 in the Paris MoU Region and
- 2 in the USCG Region and the Black Sea MoU Region.
The most common related deficiencies by code numbers raised by PCS inspectors during 2017 are illustrated here:
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