We are pleased to present the ninth 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 2010.
During the period between 1 January and 31 December 2010 time 4929 initial inspections carried out on foreign ships which resulted in 286 detentions. This represents a detention percentage of 5,80% which is almost same when compared with the previous year's detention percentage of 5,79%. The average number of deficiencies found per inspection decreased in 2010 (4,35) over 2009 (4,76).