Tokyo MoU reached an inspection rate of 78% in 2002

According to the Annual Report of the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control, 19,588 inspections were carried out on ships registered in 93 countries, during which 13,760 ships were found with no deficiencies.

According to the Annual Report of the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control, 19,588 inspections were carried out on ships registered in 93 countries. During the inspections, 13,760 ships were found with no deficiencies. Tokyo MoU estimates that the total number of ships operating in this region in 2002 were 25,202 making the inspection rate 78%. 1,307 ships were detained because of serious deficiencies found on board making the average detention rate of ships inspected 6.67%. Tokyo MoU notes that 33% of the deficiencies found were for life-saving appliances and fire safety measures.

Oil tankers, combination carriers and chemical tankers accounted for 12% of the types of ships inspected. In 2002 oil tankers and combination carriers had a detention percentage of 8.18%, which is above the average of 6.67%. A number of smaller tankers flying the North Korean flag were detained in 2002, which has brought up the average for tankers.

Chemical tankers had a detention rate of 3.82%, well below the average.

The following flag states had a detention rate above 12%: North Korea (59.64%), Bolivia (42.86%), Cambodia (25.33%), Indonesia (21.53%), Belize (19.58%), Honduras (15.95%), Egypt (15.38%), Vietnam (13.19%), Cayman Islands (13.04%), Tonga (12.5%) and Turkey (12.31%).

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