Annual Reports Archive

Annual Report for 2016

We are pleased to present the sixteenth 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. PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.
At the 17th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Sochi, Russian Federation, April 2016, the BS MOU decided to introduce a new inspection scheme incorporation of expanded inspection to initial and more detailed inspection from 1st January 2017 to harmonize further its inspection scheme with the Paris MOU, to the highest level.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2016. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 5066 initial inspections, representing 1.4 per cent increase as compared with 4,997 initial inspections in 2015. The regional inspection rate is 69.80% which is 0.22 per cent
increase as compared with 2015. A total of 229 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 4.52% which is 5.05 per cent increase as compared with 218 detentions in 2015. During 2016 a total of 18,266 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.61; resulting in a 0.01 deficiency point decrease.

Annual Report for 2015

We are pleased to present the fifteenth 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. PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.
At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the BS MOU decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships for inspection from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the leading memorandas, namely Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, to the highest level.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2015. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 4997 initial inspections, representing 1.9 per cent decrease as compared with 5,092 initial inspections in 2014. The regional inspection rate is 69.58% which is 0.2% increase as compared with 2014. A total of 218 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 4.36% which is 44.4% increase as compared with 151 detentions in 2014. During 2015 a total of 18,094 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.62; resulting in a 0.02 deficiency point increase.

Annual Report for 2014

We are pleased to present the fourteenth 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.
PSC inspections are conducted to ensure that foreign ships visiting the Black Sea ports are seaworthy, do not pose a pollution risk, provide a healthy and safe environment and comply with relevant international regulations and within the scope of the member Authorities’ national governing laws and regulations.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2014. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 5,092 initial inspections, representing 0.24 per cent increase as compared with 5,080 initial inspections in 2013. The regional inspection rate is 69.41% which is 5.80% increase compared with 2013. A total of 151 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 2.97% which is 0.65% decrease as compared with 184 detentions in 2013. During 2014 a total of 18,350 deficiencies were recorded. The average number of deficiencies per inspection was 3.60; resulting in a 0.14 deficiency point improvement.

Annual Report for 2013

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.

Annual Report for 2012

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.