The Indian MOU has issued its Annual Report on the Port State Control in the Indian Ocean region (IOMOU) for 2016.
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 6010 inspections were carried out in 2016. Out of these 6010 inspections, 3393 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 14830.
Serious deficiencies noted by the PSCOs led to the detention of 370 ships and needs to be rectified prior to the ships…
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