PARIS MOU ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE METHODOLOGY
The Paris MoU Committee recently approved the 2018 inspection results and adopted the performance list of Recognized Organizations, which will take effect from 1 July 2019.
A new methodology was approved to calculate flag state performance based on the average detention rate and recognised organization (RO) fleet performance based on detainable deficiencies. When the new methodology is implemented, performance tables will be listed alphabetically and categorized as high, medium and low performance.
The number of ships detained in the Paris MoU region declined sharply over the period, as the detention percentage fell to 3.15% in 2018 from 3.87% in 2017.
The Committee considered the report of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The CIC was carried out from September to November 2018. The general conclusion was that the overall compliance with MARPOL Annex VI was satisfactory. The Committee reminds the industry to ensure that a fuel change-over procedure is provided on board and used as required and that bunker delivery notes are kept on board for a minimum of three years.
The Committee approved the questionnaire for the CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures to be carried out jointly with the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding on port state control. The CIC aims at ensuring compliance with the requirements for the preparation of emergency equipment and the crew’s ability to respond to emergency situations. The CIC will be carried out from September to November 2019 and the questionnaire will be published in August.
The Committee discussed the issue of access to PSC data by third parties and agreed this would require further consideration at the next Committee meeting. Inspection data on individual ships continues to be available on the Paris MoU website.
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