In order to provide some clarity regarding Port State Control, EMSA published a Q&A answering the most frequent questions on the ban list and on the banning procedures.
Switzerland and Nigeria agreed to submit their dispute to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for the arrested tanker issue of San Padre Pio. Specifically, both parties shake their hands and came on a agreement for the submission on 3 December, as ITLOS stated.
On Monday, November 18th, Russia handed back the three Ukrainian naval ships it captured last year. The handover took place in the Black Sea, off the coast of Crimea and was confirmed by the two countries’ foreign ministries.
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.
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