Classification Society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. From January to December 2019, the report identified 394 PSC detentions relating to 371 ships classed by NK.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during May 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection, while there were zero new detentions.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during April 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection, while there were zero new detentions.
The Indian Ocean MoU issued a list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve two ships in Australia, three in Iran, and one in Myanmar.
Following the inspection of six cruise ships by the UK Maritime and Coastguard, the surveyors detained five of the vessels over concerns for crew welfare.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) detained a vessel at Port Hedland and advised them to fix three crew-related deficiencies prior to departure.
The reviews of the 2019 Panamanians vessels performance, shown an increased number of detentions in some regions. Therefore, the Panama Maritime Authority issued revised marine circular to provide advice on how to reduce Port State Control (PSC) detentions of Panama flagged vessels, with the cooperation of recognized organizations, shipowners and ship operators as well as other interested parties.
USCG issued its 2019 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report, summarizing statistics regarding inspections and enforcement of regulations on US-flagged vessels. The number of vessel inspections increased by 1,423 and the average number of deficiencies identified per inspection increased from 1.26 to 1.48 in 2019.
Following preliminary results published in January, Black Sea MoU has now issued its final report on CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures, that took place from 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019.
The general cargo ship M/V “SKYLARK 1” was detained in Port of Kastelli Kissamou Crete, Greece, on 13 May 2020. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
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