The US Coast Guard posted the 2016 Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) in the United States. Detentions, which had been rising in the past, now showing decline.
Vessel Arrivals and Examinations Increased, Detentions Decreased
In 2016, a total of 9,859 individual vessels, from 83 different flag administrations, made 81,877 port calls to the United States. The Coast Guard conducted 9,390 SOLAS safety exams and 8,818 ISPS exams on these vessels. The total number of ships detained in 2016 for environmental protection and safety related deficiencies decreased from 202 to 103. The total number of ships detained in 2016 for security related deficiencies slightly decreased from 11 to 8.
Flag administration safety performance for 2016 increased, with the overall annual detention rate dropping from 2.18% to 1.09%. The three-year rolling detention ratio also decreased from 1.67% to 1.63%. The flag administrations of Honduras…
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