During 2017, a total of 5674 inspections recorded in the Indian MoU region. Out of these, 3017 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 13099. Serious deficiencies led to the detention of 281 ships and needed to be rectified prior to the ships departure.
PSC Annual Report
Throughout 2017, there were 31,315 inspections in the Tokyo MoU region, involving 17,369 individual ships registered under 99 flags, according to Tokyo MoU 2017 annual report. Out of these, there were 18,113 inspections where ships were found with deficiencies. The detention percentage has decreased continuously.
In its PSC Annual Report for 2017, USCG revealed an annual detention rate of 0.99%, the lowest ever in the US, unveiling however an increase in detentions related to fire fighting and MARPOL Annex I deficiencies. The report also informed that deficiencies related to BWM compliance significantly increased in this period.
The USCG released the US Port State Control Annual Report for 2017, revealing an annual detention rate of 0.99%, the lowest ever in the US. However, the report showed a rise in detentions related to fire fighting, for the fourth straight year. Similarly, MARPOL Annex I deficiencies, which had been on the decline over the past several years, rose slightly in 2017.
AMSA issued its PSC report results for 2017, indicating a significant fall in the detention rate in Australian ports to 5.3%. This result is the lowest since 2006 – with a detention rate of 4.5%. This result is also reflected in the average number of deficiencies per inspection remaining at a low of 2.3%. This outcome was last recorded in 2004.
Paris MoU issued its 2016 Annual report on Port State Control, which shows a significant increase in the refusal of access (bans) within the region. In 2016, the bans were 20, compared to 11 in 2015, while the number of detentions and detainable deficiencies has also increased.
ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control, aiming to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC, as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2016.
Overall, statistics from 2013 to 2016 show an increase in the number of detentions and deficiencies per inspection. This demonstrates the increased confidence of port State inspectors arising from the trainings offered by the IMO and other regional MoUs, Abuja MoU comments.
In latest ‘Signals’ publication, the North of England P&I Club includes an analysis of the results of the Paris and Tokyo MoU PSC Annual Reports (for 2015), which shows significant improvement in the number of vessels being detained and the number of deficiencies being recorded.
The USCG Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, the lowest through the last five years. The report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under the SOLAS, the MARPOL, and ISPS Code.
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