Back to overview 1ST OF JULY 2001

2000 Annual Report

Several initiatives by the Paris MOU will enhance efforts to eradicate substandard shipping in the 21st century. Increased transparency and more selective targeting will make it more difficult for sub-standard ships to operate in the region and at the same time should ease the burden on bonafide shipping. An enhanced targeting system introduced in 2000 has resulted in more inspections of high priority ships, in particular of ships registered with flag States considered as very high risk, and in a greater number of detentions.