We are pleased to present the thirteenth issue of the Annual Report on Port State Control in the Black Sea region which is published under the auspices of the Port State Control Committee of the Black Sea MOU. Port State Control is of particular importance to the BS MOU member Authorities due to the role of shipping in region’s trade, the sensitivity of the Black Sea basin and its coastline to environmental damage. Thereby BS MOU member Authorities have dedicated considerable resources to having a rigorous port State control program of the highest standard.
This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2013. During this period the BS MOU member Authorties conducted a total of 5,080 initial inspections, representing 10.26% increase as compared with 4,607 initial inspections in 2012. The regional inspection rate is 63.62% which is 1.70% increase compared with 2012. A total of 184 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 3.62% which is 1.05% decrease as compared with 215 detentions in 2012. During 2013 a total of 19,022 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.74; resulting in a 0.15 deficiency point improvement.