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.
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 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 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.
Paris and Tokyo MoUs announced that the awareness among ships’ crews regarding the 2020 sulphur cap proved to be high, so emphasis is now placed on the fuel carriage ban requirements entering into force on 1st March 2020. Both Memoranda agreed that the requirements will be applied without exception.
Paris MoU aspires to balance its inspections and their outcome in line with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap; Yet, Carien Droppers, Deputy Secretary General at Paris MoU commented to BIMCO that the inspections often face challenges in ensuring that the results are identical in every port.
Paris MoU issued its annual PSC report, noting that the detention percentage of 3.15% in 2018 has significantly decreased compared to the 3.87% in 2017. The number of ships that received a banning order has also decreased from 32 in 2017 to 24 this year. ISM was again at the top of the five most frequently recorded deficiencies in 2018.
The Paris MoU Committee approved the 2018 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will apply from 1 July 2019. The list is based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in that period.
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) conducted its 52nd Committee meeting in St. Petersburg, Russian, from 13-17 May 2019. The Committee reviewed the work of the Paris MoU of the last year, also taking into account the declaration of the 3rd Joint Ministerial Conference, and took decisions for the upcoming period.
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