Marine Link
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tokyo MOU: Concentrated Inspection Campaign On Safety Of Navigation

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 13, 2018

Photo: Tokyo MOU

Photo: Tokyo MOU

 The concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation was carried out in the Tokyo MoU region from 1 September 2017 to 30 November 2017.

 
Within the campaign, Tokyo MOU member Authorities verified vital points of compliance in accordance with SOLAS Ch. V on all types of foreign merchant ships.
 
During the CIC, member Authorities inspected a total of 6,720 vessels, of which 36 (0.54%) were detained as a direct result of the campaign. In total 157 (2.34%) ships were detained during the campaign.
 
The highest number of inspections were carried out on ships flying the flags of Panama 1,876 (27.92%), Hong Kong (China) 650 (9.67%), the Marshall Islands 610 (9.08%) and Liberia 543 (8.08%).
 
The highest number of CIC inspections relating to ship types were conducted on bulk carriers 2,360 (35.12%), followed by general cargo/multipurpose vessels 1,333 (19.84%) and container vessels 1,186 (17.65%).
 
CIC related detentions by flag States with the highest number of detentions were Panama 9 out of 1,876 inspections, Liberia 4 out of 543 inspections, and Belize 4 out  of 173 inspections. Flags with the highest detention percentage during the CIC were the United Republic of Tanzania (33.33%; 1 detention out of 3 inspections), Pakistan (25.00%; 1 detention out of 4 inspections) and Cook Islands (14.29%; 1 detention out of 7 inspections).
 
The most notable deficiencies found during the campaign were related to the passage plan for the voyage 338 (21.82%), followed by exhibition of navigation/signal lights 304 (19.63%) and recognition of stages of remote audible alarm of BNWAS 168 (10.85%).
 
Final analysis of the results of the campaign will be considered by the Port State Control Committee in November 2018 and, moreover, a report of the CIC will also be presented to the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III). 
 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Aug 2018 - The Shipyard Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News