Deficiencies found on board ClassNK registered ships from many port states in 2014
ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2014.
ClassNK has included a breakdown of deficiencies which shows that lifeboats, emergency fire pumps, and fire-dampers continue to be the major items where most detainable deficiencies are found. The ClassNK report also provides detailed analyses on PSC detentions by flag state, port state, ship type, ship size, and ship’s age as well as a summary of major amendments made to international conventions such as the SOLAS Convention. These amendments have further widened the scope of PSC inspections, a trend that will undoubtedly continue as the rules applied to ships increase and diversify.
Trends of Detainable ISM Deficiencies per Region
(a) Paris MoU
- The number of detainable ISM deficiencies has increased significantly in 2013 and 2014. The rate of increasing in each year is 75% and 60.7%, respectively.
- For 44 out of 45 detainable ISM deficiencies with Code 15150, the description of the nature of deficiency was “The deficiencies marked (ISM) are objective evidence of a failure or luck of effectiveness of implementation of ISM.” That is to say, in most cases, hardware (structure, equipment, etc.), documentary (charts, nautical publications, records, etc.) and/or operational (drills, etc.) deficiencies became objective evidences of the detainable ISM deficiency.
(b) Tokyo MOU
- Although there are differences among the port states, in general the number of detainable ISM deficiencies has been increasing.
- Detainable ISM deficiencies have been frequently raised with Code 15106 “Development of plans for shipboard operations” in recent years. 23 detainable ISM deficiencies were raised with this code in 2014.
- In 2014, the number of detainable deficiencies with Code 15109 “Maintenance of the ship and equipment” has significantly decreased to 6.
- In 2012 and 2013, the number of detainable ISM deficiencies was 4 and 2, respectively. In 2014, the number has increased to 15, which is larger than the number (10) in 2011.
- However, the total number of detainable ISM deficiencies is not sufficient for analysis on tendency of the deficiencies.
Deficiencies by Category
Figure below shows the number of deficiencies by category for the three years from 2012 through 2014 in Tokyo MoU
Figure below shows the number of deficiencies by category for the three years from 2012 through 2014 in Paris MOU (Please click to enlarge)
For further information, please read ClassNK Annual Report on PSC for 2014
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