2018 Paris MoU Annual report “Consistent Compliance”

In Paris MoU’s just released annual report, it was stated that in 2018 there were 24 Refusal of Access Orders (ban) issued, down from 32 in 2017. Refusal of access (banning) has been used 77 times since 2016. The detention percentage has decreased to 3.15%, from 3.87% the previous year. The number of detainable deficiencies decreased to 3,171 from 3,883.

The number of inspections carried out was 17,952, up from 17,923 in 2017. Over the past three years 73 ships have been banned for multiple detentions and four ships were banned “failing to call at an indicated repair yard”. Of the 73 banned ships, 10 were banned for a second time.

Over a three year period the flags of Comoros, the United Republic of Tanzania and Togo recorded the highest number of bannings.

The overall situation regarding the quality of shipping seemed to be stabilizing. The total amount of 41 flags on the White List was one higher than the previous year. The number of Grey List flags fell year on year to 18 from 20. The Black List contained 14 flags, up one year on year.

Members with the largest number of inspections were Spain, the UK, Italy, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Germany and France. Together they accounted for 52% of the total number of inspections in 2018.\

With 1,098 inspections and 145 detentions the ships flying a Black-listed flag had a detention rate of 13.2%, down from 16.9% in 2017.

For ships flying a Grey-listed flag the detention rate was 6.4%, down from 7.4% in 2017.

Ships flying a White-listed flag had a detention rate of 2.3% compared with 2.5% in 2017.

The five most frequently recorded deficiencies in 2018 were:

  • ISM (4.73%)
  • fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions (2.62%)
  • nautical publications (2.01%)
  • charts (1.72%)
  • oil record book (1.64%).

The first four are consistent with 2016. Relatively the total number of the top five has slightly increased from 12.6% in 2017 to 12.7% this year.