Paris MoU releases performance lists for 2016

JUNE 21, 2017 — The Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) has adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations that will take effect from July 1, 2017.

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 over a three-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.

On the White, Grey and Black List for 2016, a total number of 73 flags are listed: 42 on the White List, 19 on the Grey List and 12 on the Black list. In 2015 the number of flags listed totaled 73 flags also; 43 on the White List, 19 on the Grey List and 11 on the Black List.

The White List represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record. Compared to 2015, the number of flags on the White List has decreased by one, with the Republic of Korea joining the Grey List, which shows Flags with an average performance. This year Saint Vincent and the Grenadines moved from the Black List to the Grey List, but Palau and Vanuatu moved from the Grey List to the Black List.

For several years the Committee has closely monitored the performance of classification societies acting as Recognized Organizations, ROs, for flags. To calculate the performance of the 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 2016 there are 33 ROs recorded on the performance list. Compared with last year's performance level, a small shift in RO performance in 2016 can be noticed. This year none of the ROs have been placed in the very low performing part of the list. Four ROs have been placed in the low performing part (from one last year) and 19 ROs have been placed in the medium part of the list (from 22 last year). Details of the responsibility of ROs for detainable deficiencies have been published since

When one or more detainable deficiencies are attributed to an RO in accordance with the criteria, it is recorded as "RO responsible" and the RO is informed. Out of 683 detentions recorded in 2016, 91 or 13.3% were considered RO related.

On July 2017 the performance lists will be used for calculating the ship risk profile used by Paris MoU port state inspections.

Download the lists HERE


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