Number of deficiencies
According to the report, Argentina found the most deficiencies in its PSC controls, with 1,204, of which 881 were rectified, a percentage of 73.17%. Colombia comes second with 965 deficiencies and 691 rectifications (71.61%). Chile and Brazil come to complete the top 4. Namely, Chile found 725 deficiencies, with 497 rectifications (68.55%), with Brazil reporting 1655 deficiencies and 1095 rectifications (66.16%).
Main deficiencies reported
Regarding the types of deficiencies found, Vina Del Mar notes that the top one has to do with auxiliary engine, with 5.21%. After that comes freeboard marks with 4.09%, and garbage with 3.86%.
The top-10 deficiencies found, are the following:
- Auxiliary engine - 5.21%;
- Freeboard marks - 4.09%;
- Garbage - 3.86%;
- Nautical publications - 2.24%;
- On board training and instructions - 2.14%;
- Gauges, thermometers, etc - 2.01%;
- Propulsion main engine - 1.91%;
- Generador de Emergencia - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator - 1.66%;
- Garbage management plan - 1.45%;
- SOPEP - 1.43%.
Inspections by most relevant types of ships
Regarding specific types of vessels, the report indicates that bulk carriers had the most inspections with 4,407, with 2,379 deficiencies found. What is more, 14 detentions took place, marking a percentage of 0.18%.
Container ships experienced 1,204 inspections, with 482 deficiencies found, which led to a total of 4 detentions (0.05%).
707 inspections took place on cargo ships, recording 536 deficiencies and 11 detentions (0.14%), while 951 inspections occurred on chemical/product tankers. 387 deficiencies were found, leading to 2 detentions (0.03%).
Inspections by ship age
As far as ships' age is concerned 2,814 inspections took place on vessels of 6-10 years of age, with 14 detentions being reported (0.50%).
Ships between 0-5 years experienced 2,398 inspections, which led to 6 detentions (0.25%).
The top three closes with vessels of 11-15 years, on which 1,402 inspections occurred, and 7 detentions were reported (0.50%).
In order to mitigate the deficiencies found, the following recommendations were the most common:
- Master instructed to rectify deficiencies before departure - 2,423;
- Rectify deficiencies within 14 days - 1,582;
- Rectify deficiencies at next port - 424.
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