Paris MoU announces new port state control target lists

At its 41st meeting last month, the Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) approved the 2007 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for Flag States and Recognised Organisations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2008.


The Black List for 2007 contains 19 Flag States, three more than last year. The 2007 White List contains 38 Flag States, one more than last year.


New on the Black List is Sierra Leone - in previous years this flag did not have enough inspections. Brazil has disappeared from the Black List because less than 30 inspections were recorded.  Jamaica, Mongolia, Panama and Ukraine moved from the Grey List to the Black List. A hard core of Flag States still remain on the Black List. Most of the flags that were considered “very high risk” in 2006 have retained this ranking. The poorest performing flags are still Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bolivia and Albania.


India, Ireland, the Russian Federation and Vanuatu moved up from Grey to White. Netherlands Antilles and Saudi Arabia moved down from White to Grey. Cook Islands is new on the Grey List.


The White List” represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record. France, Bermuda (UK) and China are placed highest in terms of performance.


The Paris MoU also agreed on the performance listing of Recognised Organisations (ROs). These organisations have been delegated with statutory responsibilities by Flag States.  This table uses the same method of calculation as the Flag State table but counts only those detentions, which the Paris MoU considers to be directly related to a statutory survey carried out by the RO.


Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd and Registro Italiano Navale are the highest- performing ROs. Korea Classification Society (Korea, DPR), International Register of Shipping (USA) and Shipping Register of Ukraine have shown the lowest performance.


To access the Target list click here  


To access the full press release from The Paris MoU click here


Contact: Howard Snaith