The Paris MoU published results of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. The overall detention rate was 0.2% for CIC-topic deficiency rate (average number of deficiencies reported per inspection), which is a satisfactory result, Paris MoU said.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry issued its annual report, presenting data provided by the Registry’s Port State Control (PSC) activity throughout 2018. The report noted a total of nine detentions of Isle of Man vessels during 2018. Less than a third of vessel inspections resulted in reported deficiencies.
The Black Sea MoU issued its annual PSC report, noting a a detention percentage of 5.33% in 2018. A total of 278 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies, representing an 1.77% decrease as compared with 283 detentions in 2017.
Paris MoU denied M/V AKASYA 1 access in its region, and detained the vessel in port of Oristano, Italy, on May 21, 2019. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 24 months. The ship flies the flag of Comoros which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has ordered Russia to ‘immediately’ release 24 Ukrainian sailors who were seized along three naval ships off Crimea in November. Meanwhile, Moscow claims the sailors violated its maritime border.
In January 2008, three crew members of the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ‘Padre’ told a local seafarer’s charity that they feared for their safety onboard. Thorough inspection shortly after identified key safety issues and the ship was detained immediately, while ISM certification was withdrawn.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency detained the crude oil tanker ‘MT Saiq’ over lack of anchoring permit, on May 21. The vessel was anchored off Pulau Jarak since May 16, and failed to submit a permit to anchor. After the detention, the ship and all of its 25 crewmembers, along with their Captain were detained as well.
In April 2018, the Department of Homeland Security of USCG released its annual report concerning the PSC performance of U.S. flagged vessels. The report includes deficiency and detention rates for each type of inspected vessel, as well as performance metrics for Recognized Organizations that perform work on the Coast Guard’s behalf.
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) conducted its 52nd Committee meeting in St. Petersburg, Russian, from 13-17 May 2019. The Committee reviewed the work of the Paris MoU of the last year, also taking into account the declaration of the 3rd Joint Ministerial Conference, and took decisions for the upcoming period.
The US Coast Guard has detained several Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)-flagged ships operating in the US during the first quarter of 2019, for purportedly failing to follow, or fully implement, a Safety Management System (SMS), the RMI announced.
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