The US Coast Guard’s Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released by the Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
, mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, its lowest through the last five years.
The foresaid report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS).
Vessel Arrivals and Examinations Increased, Detentions Decreased
In 2016, a total of 9,859 individual vessels, from 83 different flag administrations, made 81,877 port calls to the United States. The Coast Guard conducted 9,390 SOLAS safety exams and 8,818 ISPS exams on these vessels. The total number of ships detained in 2016 for environmental protection and safety related deficiencies decreased from 202 to 103. The total number of ships detained in 2016 for security related deficiencies slightly decreased from 11 to 8…..(Read More) Source: Safety4sea