The 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, Tokyo MoU authorities inspected a total of 7,174 vessels, of which 55 (0.77%) were detained as a direct result of the campaign.
During the campaign, Tokyo MoU member Authorities verified vital points of compliance in accordance with Emergency systems and procedures on all types of foreign merchant ships.
In total, 216 detentions took place (2.62%), out of 8,243 inspections.
The greatest number of inspections were carried out on ships flying the flags of Panama 1,942 (27.07%), the Marshall Islands 729 (10.16%), Liberia 720 (10.03%) and Hong Kong 705 (9.83%).
The highest number of CIC inspections by ship type were conducted on bulk carriers 2,773 (38.65%), followed by container ships 1,276 (17.79%) and general cargo/multipurpose vessels 1,234 (17.20%).
CIC related detentions by flag state were as follows:
- Panama 20 out of 1,942 inspections, 1.03% detention rate
- Liberia 5 out of 720 inspections, 0.69% detention rate
- Marshall Islands 4 out of 729 inspections, 0.55% detention rate
- Vietnam 3 out of 145 inspections, 2.07% detention rate
- Togo 3 out of 65 inspections, 4.62% detention rate
- Sierra Leone 3 out of 65 inspections, 4.62% detention rate
- Other flags 17 out of 3508 inspections, 0.48% detention rate
The most notable deficiencies found during the campaign related to:
- The muster list details in accordance with the requirements: 178 deficiencies (2.48%)
- Emergency source of the electrical power supply to essential equipment: 151 deficiencies (2.10%)
- The damage control plan readily available: 137 deficiencies (1.91%)
- The steering gear system and its related emergency alarm operation: 127 deficiencies (1.77%)
- Capability of the public address system: 112 deficiencies (1.56%).
The CIC was jointly carried out with the Paris MoU.
The final report on the CIC will be considered by the Port State Control Committee in December 2020 and will also be presented to the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III).