Results of CIC on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS (2017)
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS jointly with the Tokyo MOU between 1 September 2017 and 30 November 2017. During the CIC, member States focussed on compliance with areas specified by the CIC including ECDIS requirements during PSC inspections. This report documents the results of the campaign for the Maritime Authorities of the Paris MoU. Results for the Tokyo Maritime Authorities will be reported separately. The objective of the CIC was to check the conformity of safety regulations for ships and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. Navigation equipment has always been considered an inspection item for PSC inspections. Regulations on navigation equipment have undergone frequent changes, and deficiencies concerning navigation equipment - around 6.21% over a six year period – have been noted as high. During the CIC, a total of 4,288 inspections were carried out involving 4,217 individual ships. The overall CIC detention rate per individual ship was 3.5% (146 ships were detained). The CIC-topic detention rate was 1.1% (47 ships were detained). A total of 32.2% of the detentions were related to
the CIC-topic. The overall number of CIC-topic related deficiencies reported per inspection was 1.1%. Ships from 87 flag States were inspected during the CIC, of which 63 flag States (72.4%) did not have any CIC-topic related detentions. Of those that did, the highest number of ships detained were Panama (9), followed by the Marshall Islands (4), the Russian Federation (4), and Togo (4). The highest percentage of ships detained however were Albania (50%), followed by Egypt (25%),
Ukraine (14.3%), and Togo (10.8%). The overall number of CIC-topic related deficiencies reported per inspection was 0.18. The Report concludes that the CIC has provided sound evidence that the industry has achieved a good level of compliance with the specific provisions inspected during the CIC of SOLAS Chapter V requirements pertaining to safety of navigation. The 1.2% rate for CIC-topic deficiency rates (average number of deficiencies reported per inspection) is overall satisfactory.