The port State control system aims to verify whether foreign flagged vessels calling at a port of a State, comply with applicable International Maritime Conventions. Each Authority ensures that foreign merchant ships visiting its ports comply with the standards articulated in the relevant Conventions and all amendments thereto in force. When vessels are found not to be in substantial compliance with applicable regulations laws or relevant convention requirements, the PSC system imposes actions to ensure they are brought into compliance.
A total of 6010 inspections were carried out in 2016. Out of these 6010 inspections, 3393 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 14830.
Serious deficiencies noted by the PSCOs led to the detention of 370 ships and needs to be rectified prior to the ships departure; the overall detention percentage for the year was 6.16 %. There was decrease in total number of inspections in 2016, compared with those in 2015 whereas, the detention percentage increased from 5.59 % recorded in 2015.
The average number of deficiencies per inspection in 2016 (2.46) has slightly increased compared to the previous year (2.38).
The information given in the following tables and charts represents the port State control activities of Australia, Bangladesh, France, India, Iran, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan, & Yemen. The rest of the member Authorities are trying to overcome the challenges in carrying out their PSC Inspection activities.
It should be noted that Australia, is a member of both the Tokyo MoU and the Indian Ocean MOU. South Africa is a member of the Abuja MoU and Indian Ocean MOU, Oman is the member of Riyadh MoU and the Indian Ocean MOU. Each record their PSC data with both MoUs and so when considering a world picture of statistics, this duplication of data should be taken into account . A joint CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements was held jointly with the Tokyo MoUs in 2016. The consolidated report on CIC activities in the Indian Ocean region is provided in this Annual Report.
Further information may be found in the following report: