Paris MoU issued its 2016 Annual report on Port State Control (PSC), which shows a significant increase in the refusal of access (bans) within the region.
- in 2016, the bans were 20, compared to 11 in 2015.
- the detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%
- the number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015
- the number of inspections carried out was 17,840, this is slightly less than in 2015 (17,877)
- the 5 most frequently recorded deficiencies in 2016 were “ISM” (4.4%), “fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions” (2.6%), “nautical publications” (2.5%), “charts” (2.2%) and “oil record book” (1.7%). These are consistent with 2015.
In 2016 Port State Control, Officers in the Paris MoU region have performed a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2016. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board and thereby creating more awareness. The Paris MoU is satisfied with the overall result. A total of 3674 questionnaires for the CIC have been completed during regular inspections. The campaign resulted in 42 detentions (1.1%) directly linked to the MLC, 2006 requirements.
It is noted that, over the past three years:
- Most ships have been banned for multiple detentions (46)
- Five ships have been banned for a second time.
- A significant number of ships (five) were banned for failing to call at the indicated repair yard.
- The one remaining case involved a ship which “jumped the detention”, by sailing without authorisation.
- The flags of the Republic of Moldova, the United Republic of Tanzania and Togo have recorded the highest number of bannings.
Looking at the Paris MoU “White, Grey and Black List” the overall situation regarding the quality of shipping seems to be stabilising. Although some flag States have changed lists, the total amount of 42 flags on the “White list” is similar to 2015 (43).
Further information may be found by reading the official report: