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Annual Report for 2019

We are pleased to present the nineteenth 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 nvironmental 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.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2019. During this period the BS MOU member Authorties conducted a total of 6,036 inspections, representing slight 15.6 per cent increase as compared with 5,214 initial inspections in 2018. The regional inspection rate is 75.31% which is 7.26 per cent decease as compared with 2018. A total of 212 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 3.51% which is 0.25 per cent decrease as compared with 283 detentions in 2018.

Preliminary results of the CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

From 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo and Paris MOUs as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results
During the CIC period a total of 1,530 inspections were carried out involving ships. Of these inspections 1,175 inspections were performed using the CIC questionnaire. The data from BSIS indicates that 17 ships were detained for issues related to the CIC (a detention rate of 1.6%).

Annual Report for 2018

We are pleased to present the eighteenth 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.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2018. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 5,214 inspections, representing slight 2.0 per cent increase as compared with 5,112 initial inspections in 2017. The regional inspection rate is 72.33% which is 1.26 per cent increase as compared with 2017. A total of 278 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 5.33% which is 1.77 per cent decrease as compared with 283 detentions in 2017.

Preliminary results of the CIC on MARPOL Annex VI

Port State Control Officers in the BS MOU region performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL ANNEX VI, in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2018. The campaign was conducted under the campaign coordination of the Republic of Turkey Maritime Administration. Paris and Tokyo MOUs guidelines and questionnaire were used.
During the campaign, a total of 781 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 781 individual ships. Of this quantity 55 ships were detained without detentions were being within the CIC scope.

A total of 139 questionnaires had at least a non-compliance to any of the requirements, resulting 17.8 per cent of CIC inspections. The overall average per cent of non-conformities was 6.62 which means that “unsatisfactory” answer was given to a question on 6.62 % of occasions.

Annual Report for 2017

We are pleased to present the seventeenth 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.

This PSC Annual report covers the period between 1st January and 31st December 2017. During this period the BS MOU member Authorities conducted a total of 5,112 inspections, representing 0.9 per cent increase as compared with 5,066 initial inspections in 2016. The regional inspection rate is 71.1% which is 1.3 per cent increase as compared with 2016. A total of 283 detentions were warranted to ships found with serious deficiencies. This represents a detention percentage of 5.54% which is 23.58 per cent increase as compared with 229 detentions in 2016.