USCG releases their 2014 Port State Control annual report

The report provides key statistics related to enforcement of international requirements with regard to foreign flag vessels calling in US ports. Click image below to download full report. Brief analysis shown further below. Vessel Arrivals and Examinations Decreased, Detentions Increased In 2014, a total of 9,227 individual vessels, from 83 different Flag Administrations, made 79,091…

AMSA releases Annual Report on PSC for 2014

AMSA has published its Annual Report on Port State Control for 2014, a year which marked the introduction of a significant change in Australia’s response to ships and operators who perform poorly on a consistent basis. In November and December 2014 AMSA used the directions power provided in section 246 of the Navigation Act 2012 to ban…