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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


The comprehensive Paris MOU Annual Report for 2000 reflects PSC developments post-Erika. In light of these developments, the Paris MoU carried out a concentrated campaign on older tankers, agreed to revise its targeting factor giving a priority rating for inspection, produced a “Black, Grey & White List” of Flag State performance, measured the performance of Classification Societies and developed a new information system and web site.

Significant future targets were also established i.a.:

  • The launch of a campaign targeting all vessels on ISM compliance, in co-operation with the Tokyo MoU beginning 1 July 2002
  • A stringent check on STCW documentation
  • The development of guidelines on inspecting electronic chart systems
  • An improved recording of inspections
  • A better targeting of classification societies with poor performance
  • The possibility of establishing a reward system for quality vessels, and the recording of charterers
  • The establishment of a comprehensive training programme for PSC officers

Facts and Figures:

During 2000, the overall inspection rate (28.6% of ships calls) was slightly increased compared to 1999 (27.6%). Countries such as France (12.2%) and Ireland (14.6%) fell for the second year running , and were far short of meeting the overall 25% inspection target in the region.

On average 3.6 deficiencies were found per inspected vessel. This was a slight increase on the 3.3 figure for 1998 and 1999. A slight increase was also observed in detentions as a percentage ratio of inspections. The ratio was 9.5% compared to 9.15% for 1999 and 9.06% for 1998.

Regarding Flag State Performance, newcomers in the very high-risk category were Bolivia and Sao Tome & Principe. The best performers were Finland, UK, Sweden, Germany and Ireland.

Tanker detentions as a percentage of inspections increased from 6.8% in 1998 and 6% in 1999 to 7.8% in 2000. However, the tanker sector
(chemical, tanker and combination carriers) still performed well in comparison  with other shipping segments.  Looking at the class related detentions as a percentage of inspections (more than 10 inspections), IACS’ members performed significantly better than the non-IACS’ members. Among the IACS’ members, GL, ABS and DNV were the best performers.

Contact: Theodore Plessas

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Useful links:

Paris MoU  Annual Report 2000