PORT STATE CONTROL – TOKYO MOU REPORT FOR 2001

The 2001 Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific region (Tokyo MoU) sums up the developments in 2001 as follows.

The Tokyo MoU began to exchange information with the Paris MoU through an inter-regional data exchange scheme in April 2001. Port State Control officers in both regions are now able to access each other’s databases for monitoring substandard ships.

 

In 2001, the Tokyo MoU carried out 17,379 inspections on ships registered in 98 countries. During the inspections, 12,049 ships were found with deficiencies and 1,349 ships were detained because of serious deficiencies giving an overall detention rate of 7.8%. The detention rate in 2000 was 6.9% and in 1999 7.2%.

 

Tankers performed better than the overall with 2,062 tankers inspected and 117 detained giving a detention ratio of 5.7%. The tanker detention rate in 2000 was 5.1% and in 1999 5.0%. In 2001, the ship types having a higher detention ratio than the average were general dry cargo ships (15.2%) and refrigerated cargo carriers (8.5%).

 

The main deficiencies found were life saving appliances (19.5%), fire safety measures (15.8%), safety of navigation (12.6%), stability, structure and relevant equipment (9.3%), and load lines (7.5%).

 

Flags with detention ratios exceeding the three-year rolling average detention percentage of 7.3% were North Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Belize, Vietnam, Honduras, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, China, Myanmar, South Korea, Iran and Malta.

 

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