The Indian MOU has issued its Annual Report on the Port State Control in the Indian Ocean region (IOMOU) for 2022.
The port State control system aims to verify whether foreign flagged vessels calling at a port of a State, comply with applicable International Maritime Conventions. Each Authority ensures that foreign merchant ships visiting its ports comply with the standards articulated in the relevant Conventions and all amendments thereto in force. When vessels are found not to be in substantial compliance with applicable regulations laws or relevant convention requirements, the PSC system imposes actions to ensure they are brought into compliance.
A total of 5060 inspections were carried out in 2022. Out of these 5060 inspections, 2279 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 9902. Serious deficiencies noted by the PSCOs led to the detention of 199 ships and needed to be rectified prior to the ships' departure; the overall detention percentage for the year was 3.93%. Though there has been 1.32% increase in the total number of inspections in 2022, compared to those inspected in 2021, the detention percentage has decreased from 3.97% recorded in 2021.
The average number of deficiencies per inspection in 2022 (1.95) has slightly increased compared to the previous year (1.82). The information given in the following tables and charts represents the port State control activities of Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Maurius, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Yemen. The remaining member Authorities are
trying to overcome the challenges in carrying out their PSC inspection activities.
It should be noted that Australia, is a member of both the Tokyo MoU and the Indian Ocean MOU. South Africa is a member of the Abuja MoU and Indian Ocean MOU, Oman is a member of Riyadh MoU and the Indian Ocean MOU. Each, records their PSC data with both MoUs, and so when considering a world picture of statistics, this duplication of data needs to be taken into account.
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Source: Indian MOU