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Monday, December 11, 2017

Equasis 2006 Statistical Review available

The 2006 Equasis Statistical Review has been released providing an analysis of data as contained in the Equasis database, including key figures of the world merchant fleet and its safety performance.

 

The structure of the 2006 report is similar to the 2005 version and again covers: fleet population, classification societies, P&I, port state control, trade associations, industry vetting programmes and shipping companies. Statistical analysis is based on size and type of ships.

 

The fleet on the Equasis database is still dominated in terms of number by small and medium sized ships of up to 25,000 GT. Many of the smallest ships are not subject to international conventions on safety and pollution prevention because of their size or because they do not trade internationally. In terms of tonnage, the large and very large categories represent 72% of the whole fleet, dominated by oil and chemical tankers (62%).

 

The Equasis fleet over 500GT consists mostly of ships classed by IACS members (67% by number and 86% by tonnage). Results of the statistical analysis show that those ships with IACS class were less likely to be detained in 2006 (3.27%) than those with non-IACS societies (13.33%) or whose class has not been recorded (9.04%).

 

It can be seen that 58% of the Equasis fleet over 500GT is covered by one of the members of the International Group of P & I Clubs (IG). This rises to 88% by tonnage. Results of the statistical analysis show here that those ships covered by IG insurers were less likely to be detained in 2006 (2.71%) than those with non-IACS societies (10.49%).

 

Furthermore, the report also reviews trade associations and industry vetting programmes including INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, Green Awards, Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) and the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF).

 

Table 1 Inspection and Detention Rates 2005-2006 (>500GT) – Trade Associations and Industry Vetting Programmes

 

 

2005

2006

 

Inspection

Detention

Inspection

Detention

INTERTANKO

1.89

1.7%

1.45

1.4%

INTERCARGO

2.72

4.7%

2.37

2.1%

Green Awards

1.72

0.0%

1.49

0.0%

CDI

2.09

1.7%

1.56

1.6%

OCIMF

1.64

1.2%

1.34

1.6%

Source: Equasis Statistical Review 2005 and 2006

 

The 2006 inspection rates (inspections compared to number of vessels) seem to have reduced for all compared to 2005. And for all except vessels in the OCIMF programme the detention rate has reduced.

 

Table 2 Inspection and Detention Rates 2005-2006 (>500GT) – INTERTANKO Members vs Non-Members

 

 

Inspection Rate

Detention Rate *

 

2005

2006

2005

2006

 

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

Member

Non-Member

Medium

1.81

0.61

1.50

0.63

2.7%

4.7%

2.0%

3.5%

Large

2.25

1.63

1.65

1.17

1.2%

0.9%

1.3%

1.5%

Very Large

1.43

1.11

1.05

0.76

0.6%

0.2%

0.6%

0.4%

Total

1.89

0.79

1.45

0.71

1.7%

3.1%

1.4%

2.8%

Source: Equasis Statistical Review 2005 and 2006

 

* Detentions in Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU and USCG divided by the total number of inspections

** Medium Ships 500GT to 25000GT / Large Ships 25000GT to 60000GT / Very Large Ships >= 60000GT

 

The figures in the report again suggest that that medium, large, and very large ships covered by one of the trade associations and industry vetting programmes are inspected more frequently than those ships not covered by the associations.

 

The overall detention rate of the INTERTANKO vessels in the Equasis database is much lower (1.4%) than non-Intertanko members (2.8%), despite being subjected to twice as many inspections.

 

The review can be downloaded on the Equasis website – click here  

 

Contact: Chantal Cheung Tam He