The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance announced the release of the US Port State Control Annual Report for 2019, presenting its key findings for the year that passed.
The Indian Ocean MoU shared its preliminary results on the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency System and Procedures that took place in the region from 1 September 2019 and 30 November 2019. During that period, IOMOU authorities detained a total of nine ships for issues related to the CIC.
Tokyo MoU shared preliminary results from its concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on emergency systems and procedures that was carried out in the region from 1st September 2019 to 30 November 2019. During the CIC, authorities inspected a total of 7,174 vessels, of which 55 (0.77%) were detained as a direct result of the campaign.
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.
Many operators monitor specific KPIs, but these are not necessarily make the difference; it is not only the detention ratio, but country, port, age, and ship type that matter. Analyzing more than 33,500 inspections and related data from RISK4SEA – the online intelligence platform providing PSC inspection analytics & benchmarking – the global KPIs for the first semester of 2019 show 1.88 deficiencies per inspection, in comparison to the last running quarter which was 1.76. The detention rate is 2.46%, and the clean inspection rate is 52%.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during September there were four new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four foreign flagged ships remained under detention during August 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during August there was one new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four foreign flagged ships remained under detention during August 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.
CHIRP recently published its 56th edition of Maritime Feedback focusing on several reports concerning safety onboard and accidents as examples to avoid similar situations in the future. This report discusses a DPA’s perspective when auditing to sibling vessels.
MV Lita, the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier, was detained for nine days due to the fact that Belgian Authorities that inspected the vessel discovered dozens of safety breaches and deficiencies against the crews’ working conditions.
ClassNK issued its annual PSC report revealing a total of 384 PSC detentions through 2018, representing about 4.5% of the total number of ships in the NK fleet. The number of PSC detentions for 2017 was 426. Further, detention ratio of the NK fleet in 2018 is about 4.6%.
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