Paris MoU Finds Navigation Campaign Results Satisfactory

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By The Maritime Executive 07-31-2018 08:06:05

The Paris MoU has released its final report into its Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation conducted last year, saying the overall result was satisfactory.

The campaign was held from September 1 to November 30, 2017, and member states focused on compliance with ECDIS requirements, verifying the minimum standards for navigation equipment and including familiarity with the equipment. Navigation equipment has always been considered an inspection item for PSC inspections, but regulations on navigation equipment have undergone frequent changes, and deficiencies concerning navigation equipment, around 6.21 percent over a six year period, have been noted as high. 

During the CIC, a total of 4,288 inspections were carried out involving 4,217 individual ships. The overall CIC detention rate was 3.5 percent (146 ships were detained). The CIC-related detention rate was 1.1 percent (47 ships were detained). 

Ships from 87 flag states were inspected during the CIC. The highest number of ships detained for CIC-related issues were from Panama (nine), followed by the Marshall Islands (four), the Russian Federation (four) and Togo (four). The highest percentage of ships detained however were Albania (50 percent), followed by Egypt (25 percent), Ukraine (14.3 percent) and Togo (10.8 percent). 

The overall number of CIC-topic related deficiencies reported per inspection was 0.18. The Report concludes that the CIC has provided sound evidence that the industry has achieved a good level of compliance with the specific provisions inspected during the CIC of SOLAS Chapter V requirements pertaining to safety of navigation. The 1.2 percent CIC-related deficiency rate (average number of deficiencies reported per inspection) was considered “satisfactory.”