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Paris MoU deficiency codes now available

Effective on July 1, 2011 Paris MOU released the deficiency code list, effective on July 2011.Follow a review regarding the release of the associated deficiency coding, the Paris MOU concluded at its meeting in May 2011 that the deficiency codes may be publicly released.To view the deficiency code list, click here.Source: Paris MOU

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Bermuda shipping register is the safest

According to a European port state control organisation Bermudas shipping register has the best three-year safety record, according to a European port state control organisation. The Paris MoU rates registries each year,based on the number of inspections and detentions in a rolling three-year period.According to a story in Lloyds List, the organisation uses a three-tier classification, of white list for the safest, a grey list for those with average track records and a black list for those considered to carry medium or high risk. The white list of 42 registries for the 2008-2010 period was topped by Bermuda, which recorded 270 inspections and zero detentions.Second-placed Germany had 1,388 inspections and 14 detentions. Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Finland, China and the Isle of Man made up the rest of the top ten.Bottom of the table was North Korea, just behind Libya, Togo and Sierra Leone. Bermuda is part of the Red Ensign Group of shipping registries. The UKs Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) gave the Islands Department of Marine Administration and the Department of Marine and Ports a glowing endorsement after they visited in late 2008.At that time, assistant director of corporate governance and risk at MCA, Andrew ...

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M/V “Chloe” banned after multiple detentions

The 6th banning under the New Inspection Regime On 18 May 2011 the M/V "Chloe" (ex Claudia Trader) with IMO number 8223098 has been banned after multiple detentions.The ship was detained in Koper port in Slovenia on 12-05-2011. This was the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of Panama.Therefore under the provisions of the section 4 of the Paris MoU the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MoU region.As this is the first refusal of access order for this ship, the ship will be refused access for a period of three months. This is the 6th banning under the New Inspection Regime.Source: Paris MOU

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Paris MOU announces new target list

18 flags are on the black list, 24 on the grey list, and 42 on the white list At its 44th meeting, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2010 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and recognised organisations. The new lists will take effect from 1 July 2011.The black, grey and white (BGW) lists present 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 over a three year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.The BGW lists for 2010 comprise a total number of 84 flags. 18 are on the black list, 24 on the grey list, and 42 on the white list. In 2009 the number of flags listed totalled 82 flags, with 24 on black, 19 on grey and 39 on white. Most flags that were categorised as very high risk in previous years remain so in 2010. The poorest performing flags are DPR Korea, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Togo, Sierra Leone and Montenegro. New on the black list are the flags of Tanzania United Republic and Azerbaijan ...

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M/V Mansour M banned after multiple detentions

The ship detained in Elefsis port in Greece On 30 April 2011 the M/V Mansour M with IMO number 7600586 was banned after multiple detentions. The ship was detained in Elefsis port in Greece on 27-04-2011. This was the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of Moldova. Moldova is listed on the 'black list' of the Paris MoU BGW list Therefore under the provisions of the section 4 of the Paris MoU the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MoU region.As this is the first refusal of access order for this ship, the ship will be refused access for a period of three months. This is the 5th banning under the New Inspection Regime. Check the Paris MoU banning listSource: Paris MOU

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Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System can prevent fatigue

Fatigue is one of the key safety risks facing seafarers On April 3rdh, 2011, bulkcarrier "Shen Neng 1" hit a coral reef off the Australian west coast. In its final report on the grounding the Australian Transport Safety Bureau put forward that the chief mate was fatigued, affecting his performance as Officer of the Watch (OOW).Fatigue is one of the key safety risks facing seafarers, and watchkeepers in particular.The ATSB urged ship operators to comply with international requirements and properly manage the hours of work and rest of watchkeepers. And the report stated that a succession of quite simple and small errors on the part of a tired crew led to the ships grounding, a problem that rests with the flagstate of a ship, as they are the party that decides what is the minimal safe manning of a ship(based on IMO resolution A.890(21).Normally, this IMO resolution sets out high standards, but flagstates do not follow this IMO-resolution, leading to very lowsafe manning crew numbers on ships. An example: Panama-flagged VLCCs may sail with a captain and two mates, and thats perfectly legal.Serious shipping companies make their own assesment of necessary crew levels onboard; but other companies just go with ...

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PANAMA-Suspension of the occasional inspection

English version With reference the article "Panamanian flag versus Paris PSC MoU" related to sanctions against ship detained by the Paris MoU, thePanama Maritime Authorityhave recently issued an English version of the below-linked Resolution No. 106-24-DGMM, suspending the Occasional Inspection on board Panamanian-flagged vesselsolder than20 years for which next port of arrival is a country which is a member of the Paris MOU.Source: BIMCO

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First ship penalized under Paris MoU NIR

Banned for 3 months The first ship has been banned under the new inspection regime of the Paris MOU, the international organization press release said.The Saint Kitts and Nevis flagged MV ARES II falls under sanctions of the new inspection regime of Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. The vessel is banned from the Paris MoU for 3 months. Statutory certificates were issued by International Register of Shipping in November 2010.The new inspection regime (NIR) of Paris MOU came into force on 1 January 2011. The regime introduces a mandatory 100-percent inspection of ships. NIR imposes more stringent requirements vs previous regime both to vessels making calls at ports of EU and shipping companies and flag States.Source: Portnews

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