Paris MOU – Top detainable deficiency is wages

There are total 27 member countries under Paris MOU,  categorised in white, Grey and black list, white being on top and black at lower side due to standard of vessel.
Paris MOU released 2014 MLC figures, below is the summary of result of inspection carried out in the year 2014.
Slide1With 1,286 inspections and 151 detentions the ships flying a “black listed flag“
score a detention rate of 11.74%. For ships flying a “grey listed flag” the detention
rate is 6.27% (814 inspections and 51 detentions) and for ships flying a “white
listed flag” 2.43% (16,175 inspections and 393 detentions).

Ups and downs of the countries status –                                                                                  Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland flags – moved to White list.                             India moved from the “Grey List” to the “White List”.⇑                                                         Lithuania, Poland and Thailand moved from the “White List” to the “Grey List”.               Spain, Belize moved from the “Grey List” to the “Black List”.                                               There are still 10 flags on the “Black List”.
Top category of deficiency are –   Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest 626 cases,(0.27%)
Shipboard working arrangements 212 cases (0.13%)
Ropes and wires 202 cases (0.04%)
Maximum hours of work or minimum hours of rest 200 cases,( 0.09%)                              Top MLC detainable deficiency are- Wages 52 cases (20.08%).                                                                                                                                                     Manning specified by the minimum safe manning doc – 24 cases(9.27%)                          Seafarers’ Employment Agreement (SEA) – 22cases- (8.49 %)                                             Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest -15 cases (5.79%)
Top 3 ROs – Best performing RO over the period 2012-2014 was DNV GL followed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

See the infographic Infographic Paris MOU region 2014.

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