2013 Annual Report on PSC

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Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU  Secretary General

Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General

“Consolidating Progress”

With a total number of 28 ships refused access to Paris MoU ports during 2013, this was the highest number recorded since 2005. Although it was anticipated that the number of banned ships would rise, an increase of 87% compared to last year was not anticipated. Most ships have been banned for multiple detentions (17), while a significant number (9) were banned for failing to call at an indicated repair yard. Over a 3 year period the flags of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Moldova, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Togo have recorded the highest number of bannings.

Here follows the report: 

2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON PORT STATE CONTROL

Considered to be the worldwide index for flag performance, the Paris MoU “White,
Grey and Black Lists” indicate further improvements towards quality shipping.

Last year Thailand and the United States of America were congratulated for their
efforts to move up to the White List. This year Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and
Switzerland moved from the “Grey List” to the “White List”. A very successful
achievement and an example for other flags that, through determined actions and
political courage, changes can be made. Georgia, Lebanon, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Libya and Albania moved from the “Black List” to the “Grey List”.

There are now 46 flags on the “White List”, 1 more compared with last year. France
is leading the list, followed by Norway and Sweden. Several flags have made a
significant move upwards on the “White List” in the top 10: Norway, Italy, the
United Kingdom and Finland. Other flags have made a significant move
downwards in the “White List” and are no longer in the top 10: Bahamas and
Greece.

Recognized Organizations are delegated by flag States and carry out most of the
statutory surveys on behalf of flags. For this very reason it is important to monitor
their performance. The best performing RO over the period 2011-2013 is Lloyds
Register, followed by American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas.
Korean Register of Shipping has dropped out of the top 5 and has been replaced
by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.

The worst performing RO is INCLAMAR. For several years a joint submission with
the Tokyo MoU to IMO has addressed the correlation between flags and ROs
working on their behalf. For the first time this information has been published in the
Annual Report. The combination of the Republic of Moldova with Dromon Bureau
of Shipping and Maritime Lloyd (Georgia), as well as Togo with International Naval
Surveys Bureau, and Sierra Leone with Phoenix Register of Shipping resulted
each in a 9% detention rate over a 3-year rolling period.

The introduction of the New Inspection Regime in 2011 has also had an impact on
the 2013 figures. A decrease in total number of inspections has continued, as well
as the total number of deficiencies. Compared to 2012 the detention percentage
has slightly increased to 3.8%. Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United
Kingdom contribute most to the overall inspection efforts in terms of percentage.

With a total of 28 ships refused access to Paris MoU ports in 2013, this was the
highest number recorded since 2005. Although it was anticipated that the number
of banned ships would rise, an increase of 87% (from 15 in 2012) compared to last
year was not anticipated. Multiple detentions was the most common reason for
banning in 2013.

With 1, 188 inspections and 154 detentions the ships flying a “black listed flag“
score a detention rate of 12.96%. For ships flying a “grey listed flag” the detention
rate is 7.64% (851 inspections, 65 detentions) and ships flying a “white listed flag”
2.82% (15, 551 inspections and 439 detentions).

The full 2013 Annual Report has been published on www.parismou.org.

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