Tokyo MOU announces results of concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation
The concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation was carried out in the Tokyo MoU region from 1 September 20 17 to 30 November 2017. Within the campaign, Tokyo MOU member A uthorities verified vital points of compliance in accordance with SOLAS Ch. Von 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).