Safety of navigation deficiencies have topped the Indian Ocean MOU list of deficiencies for the fourth consecutive year.
The MOU’s overall detention rate has declined, with 379 ships detained in 2014 giving an overall detention rate of 6.26 percent. This is down from 7.07 percent in 2013.
The statistics are available in the newly-released sixteenth annual report. Statistics for the year ending December 31, 2014 indicate a total of 6,059 inspections were carried out with 3,469 inspections finding deficiencies. The total numbers of deficiencies were 16,856.
Safety of navigation deficiencies outnumbered both fire safety and life-saving appliance deficiencies.
Bulk carriers were found to be the vessel type with the most deficiencies.
Deficiencies by Recognized Organization were topped by ClassNK by number (not percentage).
As of December 2014, there are seventeen countries which have become parties to the Memorandum. These are: Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, Eritrea, France (La Reunion), India, Iran, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen.
The Indian Ocean MOU report is available here.