The Paris MoU Committee approved the 2019 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs). A total of 70 flags are in this year’s list, including 41 on the “White List”, 16 on the “Grey List” and 13 on the “Black list”. These lists are in effect from 1st July 2020.
In response to the situation with regard to COVID-19, the members States of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have decided to postpone the CIC for 2020. This year, the CIC would have focused on stability (in general).
The general cargo ship M/V “SKYLARK 1” was detained in Port of Kastelli Kissamou Crete, Greece, on 13 May 2020. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) modified its previously drafted guidelines concerning the outbreak’s impacts.
Paris MoU has developed temporary guidance for its Member Authorities during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance recognises that there is a need to apply flexibility under these special circumstances.
The general cargo ship M/V “BISLAN” was detained in Port of Azov, Russia, on 11 March 2020, Paris MoU informed. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
The Panamanian-flagged general cargo ship ‘Evora’ has been denied access to any port in the Paris MoU region over jumping detention. The ship was detained in port Tarrea Pier, Ireland on 12 September 2019 and departed from Tarrea Pier in the period from 17 – 20 January.
Paris MoU reports that it refused access to “Uranus II” vessel, as it was flying under the flag of Sierra Leone, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB List. Specifically, the vessel was detained in port Midia, in Romania, on January 28, 2020.
Paris MoU is issuing deficiencies over fire-fighting outfits, the RMI warned in a new advisory to shipping. As such, it advised that when the targeted firefighting outfits are the only ones available onboard, the fire teams should be aware of the outfit limitations.
During a three-month period, started on 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019, Paris MoU, along with other MoUs and PSC Authorities, conducted a Concentrated Inspection Campaign, on Emergency Systems. Although, the Paris MoU has not issued any report yet, key findings are available on its Inspection Database which we analyze in this article. During the CIC period, a total number of 4,336 inspections conducted, resulting to 9,968 deficiencies and 134 detentions.
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