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 Panama was congratulated for its efforts to move up to the White List. This year Faroe Islands, Vanuatu, Latvia and Iran 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. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines moved from the "Black List" to the Grey List. Kazakhstan and India moved from the "White List" to the "Grey List". Dominica and Honduras moved from the "Grey List" to the "Black List".
Brian Hogan, chairman of the Committee stated: "This year was one of the most significant and busy years for the Paris MoU in recent times. The start of the year saw the introduction of the New Inspection Regime, NIR, which has transformed and modernised the port state control regime in our region. I wish to thank the port State control officers and administrators in each of our member Authorities as they are the people who ensure the success of our endeavours and they are central to the Paris MoU in achieving our goal of safer shipping."
To view the 2011 Annual Report on Port State Control, click here.
Source: Paris MOU