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Friday, December 15, 2017

INTERTANKO is monitoring port state control statistics to follow the performance of tankers

We have recently received the Annual Report from the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which includes 16 Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand. It covers more than 21,000 inspections, 80,000 deficiencies and 1,171 detentions. Japan carried out the most inspections (3,513), followed by China (3,164) and Korea (2,688).

 

The flags that were subject to more than 200 inspections were:

 

Flag

Inspections

Detentions

Detention rate

Panama

6,609

302

4.6

Cambodia

1,332

215

16.1

Hong Kong China

1,213

12

1.0

Liberia

1,171

35

3.0

Korea S

1,007

17

1.8

Singapore

883

17

1.9

Bahamas

673

16

2.4

Belize

664

76

11.5

Cyprus

548

34

6.2

Marshall Island

490

13

4.6

Malta

459

21

4.6

Russia

450

11

2.4

St. Vincent&Grenadines

450

22

6.6

Antigua and Barbuda

347

13

3.8

Korea N

299

41

13.7

Greece

291

17

5.8

Malaysia

240

18

7.5

Germany

229

8

3.5

Norway

215

6

2.8

 

The ships inspected were classed by more than 60 Recognised Organisations (ROs).  Among the large classification societies, the China Classification Society had the lowest detention rate (detentions/inspection) of 1.4%. RINA fared worst with a rate of 6.5%.  Korea and China and Hong Kong (China) were the three flags that fared best; the worst flags were Honduras, Korea DPR and Indonesia.

 

Tankers had a better detention rate than average, and chemical tankers had the best rate among the tanker types.

 

 

Inspections

Detentions

Detentions/Inspections

Ship type

2005

2006

2005

2006

2005

2006

OBOs

74

53

0

0

0

4.2%

Unspecified tankers

36

43

0

3

0

4.2%

Oil

1,432

1,392

71

59

5.0%

4.2%

Gas

442

456

17

17

3.8%

3.7%

Chemical

1,116

1,075

31

23

2.8%

2.1%

All ships

21,058

21,686

1,097

1,171

5.2%

5.4%

 

Fire safety measures were the biggest deficiency category (16.3%), followed by safety of navigation (15.7%) and life-saving appliances (13.5%).

 

It is otherwise interesting to see that there were 5,423 deficiencies related to MARPOL Annex I (oil products) but there were only 48 deficiencies related to MARPOL Annex II (noxious liquid substance/vegoils), and 383 deficiencies related to MARPOL Annex VI (air emissions).

 

Moving back to Europe, a report made by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for 2005 showed that INTERTANKO members overall fared better in port state controls than the tanker average, with a detention rate of 1.7% compared to 3.1% for non-members of INTERTANKO. However while the large tankers had fewer detentions and had a lower detention rate than the smaller ones, INTERTANKO members with tankers larger than 25,000 GT came off worse than non-members.

 

The overall figures were:

 

Size cat. GT

Detentions

Inspections

Detention rate

Total

 

IO*

Others

IO*

Others

IO*

Others

IO*

Others

5-24,999

38

140

1,401

3,004

2.7%

4.7%

2.7%

4.7%

25-59,999

20

12

1,636

1,282

1.2%

0.9%

1.2%

0.9%

Above 60,000

4

1

633

638

0.6%

0.2%

0.6%

0.2%

Total

62

155

3,670

4,958

1.7%

3.1%

1.7%

3.1%

*INTERTANKO

 

Contact: Erik Ranheim