Paris MOU publishes its 2002 interim report and Black-Grey-White list

The Paris MoU has now issued its 2002 interim report and Black-Grey-White list indicating the total number of inspections and deficiencies recorded for vessels of the various Flag States.

The Paris MoU has now issued its 2002 interim report. The 20th anniversary of the Paris Memorandum was marked by a number of events which will determine action for the years ahead. Two major inspection campaigns on STCW certification and ISM implementation identified “much room for improvement”. Amendments to the memorandum also give more strength to enforcement, including the introduction of the "three strikes and out" rule for substandard vessels.

Alan Cubbin, Chairman of the Port State Control Committee, said: "With the introduction of more selective targeting, expanded inspections and new banning provisions, the Paris MoU is moving towards a zero tolerance policy".

The report indicates that the total number of inspections increased substantially in 2002 and was 5.8% higher than in the previous year. Detentions on the other hand decreased for the second year running and now only constitute 7.98% of total inspections. There has been a slight increase, 1.0%, in the total number of deficiencies recorded (69,079) during PortState control inspections.

The 2002 Annual report of the Paris MoU will be published in July 2003.

Further details can be found in the Press Release.

The Paris MoU has also published its 2002 Black - Grey - White list indicating the total number of inspections and deficiencies recorded for vessels of the various Flag States, which can be viewed here. 

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