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USCG: More than 25,000 deficiencies reported in 2018

The US Coast Guard launched its Domestic Vessel Annual Report, collecting data from the USCG’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2018 calendar year. 

Infographic: Key figures from Paris MoU activity 2017

Following release of its PSC annual report last week, Paris MoU issued an infographic summarizing the key figures from its PSC inspections throughout 2017. The report revealed a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017; 3.82% compared to 3.84% in 2016.

ClassNK: Quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks a frequent PSC deficiency

Following release of its PSC annual report in June, ClassNK underlined a frequency in deficiencies related to defects with quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks. In most cases, quick closing valves were inoperative due to seizing of the quick closing valves, air leakage and others caused by a failure in proper onboard maintenance.

Paris MoU: Detention rate stable, bans increased in 2017

Paris MoU issued its annual report on Port State Control, revealing a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017; 3.82% compared to 3.84% in 2016. However, the report shows a significant increase in the numbers of refusal of access in 2017; 33 compared to 20 in 2016.

ClassNK reports 426 PSC detentions in 2017

ClassNK issued its PSC annual report, revealing 426 reported PSC detentions relating to 383 ships from January to December 2017. The number of ships detained represents about 4.5 % of the total number of ships in the NK fleet. Detention ratio of the NK fleet in 2017 is about 5.0%.

Ship detentions increase in Black Sea MoU in 2017

The Black Sea MoU issued its 2017 PSC Annual report, reporting a total of 283 detentions warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 5.54% which is 23.58% increase as compared with 229 detentions in 2016. A total of 5,112 inspections were conducted in 2017.

USCG – Flag State performance

In its Port State Control Annual Report for 2017, the USCG revealed that detention regarding Flag Administrations from 2015 to 2017 have decreased  slightly, as they have gown to 1.40%, from 1.59%. This indicates a better performance from Flag Administrations. Flags with only one detention in the past three years are removed from the targeted flag list.

USCG: ISPS/MTSA security compliance targeting criteria

In its PSC annual report for 2017, the USCG presented its MTSA Security Compliance Targeting Matrix. Introduced in 2002, the Maritime Transportation Security Act is the US implementation of the IMO’s International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and aims to address port and waterway security.

USCG: Flag Administrations security compliance for 2017

In its Port State Control Annual Report for 2017, USCG reports how good was the Flag Administration Security Compliance Performance. The targeting Control Action Ratio was fixed at 1.50%.  The USCG targets Flag Administrations for additional ISPS examinations if their Control Action Ratio is higher than the overall average for all flags. The countries that during 2017 had the highest Control Action Ratio are Tanzania (1.72%); Turkey (1.37); Philippines (0.82%); Saint Vincent and The Grenadines (0.71%); Bermuda (0.40%).

USCG: RO PSC compliance performance

In its Port State Control Annual Report for 2017, USCG reported a total of 9 Recognized Organization related detentions. This amount of detentions almost corresponds to the amount of detentions during 2016, which were 8, as well as to the detentions of 2015 which were 10.

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