Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2023


( This annual report summarizes the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2023. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year.

Year 2023 is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Tokyo MOU. During the past three decades, the number of member Authorities has doubled and the number of inspections conducted annually has increased by four times since the inception of the Tokyo MOU. The Tokyo MOU has been uniquely successful in developing and implementing comprehensive technical cooperation programs in which more than 4,000 PSC officers in the region have participated.

The Tokyo MOU, through its effective and successful operation, has played important role for the elimination of substandard shipping in the region, which has been proved by the decreased trend of casualty rate and its strong correlation with the detention rate, a key effectiveness indicator for PSC inspections.


In 2023, 30,887 inspections, involving 18,298 individual ships, were carried out on ships registered under 101 flags. Out of 30,887 inspections, there were 18,806 inspections where ships were found with deficiencies. Since the total number of individual ships operating in the region was estimated at 27,544, the inspection rate in the region was
approximately 66% in 2023


A ship is detained when the condition of the ship or its crew does not correspond substantially with the applicable conventions. Such strong action is to ensure that the ship cannot sail until it can proceed to sea without presenting a danger to the ship or persons on board, and/or without presenting an unreasonable threat of harm to the marine environment.

In 2023, 1,334 ships registered under 71 flags were detained due to serious deficiencies having been found onboard. The detention rate of ships inspected was 4.32%.


Where conditions on board are found that are not in compliance with the requirements of the safety measures doubled compared to the previous year. In addition, categories of
deficiencies on life-saving appliances, propulsion and auxiliary machinery, MARPOL Annexes I, IV and VI increased substantially in 2023.


For even more details, view the full Tokyo MOU 2023 Port State Control report by clicking on below image.



Source: Tokyo MOU



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