(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MoU Committee approved at its 56th meeting the 2022 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from the 1st of July 2023. Cyprus is among the top 10 best performers.
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 during a 3-year rolling period for flags with at
least 30 inspections in the period.
The “White List” represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record.
Flags with an average performance are shown on the “Grey List”. Their appearance on this
list may serve as an incentive to improve and move to the “White List”. At the same time
flags at the lower end of the “Grey List” should be careful not to neglect control over their
ships and risk ending up on the “Black List” next year.
Regarding the “White, Grey and Black List” for 2022, a total number of 67 flags are listed:
- 39 on the “White List”
- 18 on the “Grey List”
- 9 on the “Black List”.
In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore giving the most relevant comparison, the total number of flag States on the list was 68, of which 41 on the “White List”, 16 on the “Grey List” and 13 on the “Black List”. The comparison with 2019 shows a shift of some flag States from the White to the Grey list. The number of flag States on the “Black List” decreased by four.
For several years the Committee has closely monitored the performance of ROs acting on
behalf of flag States. To calculate the performance of ROs, the same formula to calculate
the excess factor of the flags is used. A minimum number of 60 inspections per RO is needed before the performance is taken into account for the list. In 2022, 32 ROs were recorded on the performance list.
Compared to last year’s performance level, the RO performance level has a similar level as last year, with only one RO performing “low”.
- ABS: 5,764 Inspections / 1 Detentions
- DNV AS: 22,014 Inspections / 24 Detentions
- Lloyd’s Register: 10,740 Inspections / 19 Detentions
From the 1st of July 2022 the new performance lists will be used for calculating the Ship
White, Grey, Black List and Excess Factor Calculator:
Click below to download the 2022 Paris MOU, Flag and RO performance lists:
Source: Paris MOU
For the 2021 Paris MOU performance list for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs), click HERE
For the 2020 Paris MOU performance list for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs), click HERE
For the 2019 Paris MOU performance list for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs), click HERE
For the 2018 Paris MOU performance list for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs), click HERE