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  • 18 December 2015

    Seven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during November 2015 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported. During November, there were five new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Two vessels remained under detention from previous months and four vessels were released during […]

  • 19 December 2005

    The European Commission sent reasoned opinions

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port state control (PSC) regimes globally could move away from black, gray and white (BGW) performance lists, and focus on expanding an individual ship risk profile approach, according to Intermaritime Certification Services (ICS Class). The proposal was made at a recent workshop held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters, along with a range of recommendations […]

  • 8 July 2016

    Fire safety-related defficiencies are still the main reason ships are detained, according to the report on Port State Control (PSC) for 2015 issued by Japanese classification society ClassNK. Moreover, international safety management (ISM), emergency systems and lifesaving appliances remain major items where many detainable defficiencies are found, ClassNK said. ClassNK’s annual report also provides analyses on PSC […]

  • 22 June 2009

    The average detention percentage appears to have stabilized over the past four years at around 5%. A serious matter: in 1 out of every 20 inspections a ship is not allowed to proceed to sea. More worrying is an increasing trend in the number of deficiencies between 2005 and 2008 of 34%. This implies that […]

  • 11 November 2016

    Port State control authorities across 45 countries and 5 continents – South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia – have agreed to carry out a so-called Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) in 2018 focusing on air pollution from ships. The focus on the sulphur limit regulations will be increased through the two major port state control regimes, […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January, as required by the 2010 amendments to the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010). In a written submission […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published its Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for 2011. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is again in the top performing group with a detention ratio of 0%. In over 1,500 distinct vessel arrivals there was no determination of class responsibility in any USCG detention […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has won a contract to develop a new software application to assist port state control officers (PSCO) working within the Mediterranean MoU. The software will comprise an up-to-date database of all relevant IMO and ILO conventions and will be used by PSCOs to ensure a vessel’s compliance with the […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Again this year, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) invites shipping companies’ employees on land and on board ships to meetings about Port State Control (PSC) with the purpose of enhancing safety on board. The meetings will provide an opportunity to share experiences of Port State Control, such as best practice examples of how a company […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    Twenty-nine countries from the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding have signed a new Ministerial Declaration on Port State Control (PSC), the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) informed. The declaration, signed during the Ministerial Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, on May 3-4, 2017, is said to stipulate new goals for PSC and for cooperation on PSC. The […]

  • 6 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published its Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for 2010. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is again in the top performing group with a detention ratio of 0%. In over 1,000 distinct vessel arrivals there was no determination of class responsibility in any USCG […]

  • 8 July 2014

    The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high or very high risk. It is based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.   This year Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland moved […]

  • 23 October 2019

    Port state control organization Tokyo MOU has accepted Panama as the 21st member authority.

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard detained the 1994-built car carrier Pegasus Highway in the Port of Tacoma on Wednesday, September 9, citing safety deficiencies as the cause. A Port State Control exam team from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound conducted a routine Port State and International Ship and Port Facility Security exam aboard the 590-foot, Panamanian-flagged Ro/Ro. While aboard, […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard detained the 1994-built car carrier Pegasus Highway in the Port of Tacoma on Wednesday, September 9, citing safety deficiencies as the cause. A Port State Control exam team from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound conducted a routine Port State and International Ship and Port Facility Security exam aboard the 590-foot, Panamanian-flagged Ro/Ro. While aboard, […]

  • 20 June 2011

      On the so-called White List for 2010 Denmark has gone from a third to a seventh ranking. The list reflects the number of detentions of Danish ships in recent three years and, though Denmark recedes on the list, the figures reveal that only a few Danish ships are detained. One of the indicators of […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Ship Register has become one of only around twenty in the world to keep the United States Coast Guard (USCG) award for excellence. The register, which is administered by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), regulates and inspects the ships that sail under the UK flag. It was recognised for the USCG’s […]

  • 29 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced, yesterday, that 10 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during May 2011 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were 6 new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during May 2011 and 4 vessels remained under […]

  • 20 September 2010

    From January 1, 2011 the European Union (EU) will implement new port state control (PSC) rules. According to the European Commission, the EU countries have already harmonized port state control inspection standards. But from next January there will also be, for the first time, a full coordination of all the port state safety inspections carried […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The UK Ship Register has been recognised by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for their excellent Port State Control record, listing them as one of the few shipping flag administrations to retain the prestigious Qualship 21 for 2013. This award reduces the likelihood that UK ships will be targeted for inspection by US Port […]

  • 24 February 2017

    The US Coast Guard has set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting routine Port State Control exams onboard the vessels at the Port of Portland and the Port of Kalama on the Columbia River. The Atlantic Ruby, a 590-foot bulk carrier, […]