Sweden, DNV GL Top Paris MoU Lists
The Paris MoU has released its new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations citing Sweden as top performer followed by the United Kingdom, France, Denmark and Norway.
The White, Grey and Black List is based on inspections and detentions over a three-year rolling period for flags. The new list has 43 flags on the White list, 19 on the Grey List and 11 on the Black list.
The White List represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record. New on the White List are Portugal and Spain, which were on the Grey List last year.
Flags with an average performance are shown on the Grey List. New on the Grey List are India and Switzerland, which were on the White List last year.
Saint Kitts and Nevis has fallen from the Grey List to the Black List. The poorest performing flags are the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Moldova, Togo, Comoros and Cook Islands.
The best performing Recognized Organizations, authorized to undertake vessel survey, certification and approval functions on behalf of states, were:
• DNV GL AS
• Det Norske Veritas
• American Bureau of Shipping
• Lloyd’s Register
• Korean Register of Shipping.
The lowest performing Recognized Organizations were:
• International Register of Shipping
• Universal Shipping Bureau Inc
• Bulgarian Register of Shipping.
This year fewer organizations were placed in the very low and low performing parts of the list.
On July 1, 2016, the performance lists will be used for calculating the ship risk profile, and flags on the Grey List and Black List will be subject to the more stringent banning measures.