Flag administration safety performance

USCG targets Flag Administrations for additional PSC examinations if their detention ratio scores higher than the three-year rolling average detention ratio and if an Administration is associated with more than one detention in the past three years.

Flags receive two points if their detention ratio is between the overall average and up to two times the overall average and seven points if their detention ratio is two or more times the overall average for all flag administrations.

Flags with only one detention in the past three years are removed from the targeted flag list.

The overall Flag Administration performance has increased again this year with the three-year running detention ratio decreasing slightly from 1.40% to 1.06%.

  • Decreased slightly with the overall annual detention rate increasing from 0.98% to 1.16%
  • However, the three-year rolling detention ratio decreased from 1.39% to 1.06%.
  • The flag administration of Thailand was the only administration removed from USCG Targeted Flag List for 2018.

Flag administration security performance

The Coast Guard targets flag administrations for additional security examinations based on their three-year Control Action Ratio (CAR) score.

Flag administrations receive two points on the Coast Guard’s vessel security targeting matrix if their three-year CAR scores above 1.50% but less than 3.00%.

Additionally, flag administrations receive seven points if their CAR is greater than 3.00%.

  • Decreased slightly resulting in the annual Control Action Ratio (CAR) increasing from 0.06% to 0.09%
  • The three-year rolling average CAR has dropped from 0.10% to 0.08%.
  • Additionally, for the third straight year, there were no flag administrations listed on ISPS/MTSA targeted matrix.