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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.

Preliminary results of the CIC on Safety of Navigation Including ECDIS

From 1st September 2017 to 30th November 2017, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS aimed at checking the conformity of safety regulations for ships, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Paris and Tokyo MOUs as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results.

During the campaign, a total of 983 inspections were carried out with the CIC questionnaire involving 983 individual ships. Of this quantity 59 ships were detained with 21 (35.6%) detentions were being within the CIC scope. This means that in 21 cases the navigation systems are not meeting SOLAS requirements and had deficiencies, which were serious enough to detain the ship. The overall detention rate per CIC inspection was 6.00% with a 2.14 % CIC-topic related detention rate per CIC inspection.

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.

Preliminary results CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements

From 1st September 2016 to 30th November 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Cargo Securing Arrangement. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU as well as other MOUs shows following preliminary results.

During the course of the campaign a total of 931 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 46 were detained (4.94%). The CIC inspections had no CIC-related detentions at all.

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.