We are pleased to present the tenth 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 2011.
During this period the BS MOU member Authorties conducted a total of 4,657 initial inspections, representing 5.5% decrease as compared 4,929 initial inspections in 2010. The regional inspection rate is 69.88%. A total of 249 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 5.35% which is 0.45% decrease as compared with 286 detentions in 2010. During 2011 a total of 19,255 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 4.13; resulting in a 0.22 deficiency point improvement.