We are pleased to present the eleventh 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 2012.
During this period the BS MOU member Authorties conducted a total of 4,607 initial inspections, representing 1.07% decrease as compared 4,657 initial inspections in 2011. The regional inspection rate is 61.92% which is 7.96% decrease compared with 2011. A total of 215 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 4.67% which is 0.68% decrease as compared with 249 detentions in 2011. During 2012 a total of 17,926 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.89; resulting in a 0.24 deficiency point improvement.