We are pleased to present the seventh 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. The annual report outlines recent activities on port State control in the Black Sea region, as well as international perspectives on port State control and includes the statistical port State inspection data conducted by the member Authorities of the BS MOU during the year 2008.
2008 was another active year for port State control in the Black sea region; 5161 inspections carried out on foreign ships which resulted in 329 detentions. This represents a detention percentage of 6.37% which is a decrease of 1.79% when compared the previous year's detention percentage of 8,16%. The average number of defeciencies found per inspection is also decreased.