An essential element in ensuring compliance with the internationally agreed ship safety regime is the reporting of incidents involving substandard ships. These reports are intended to indicate the dimensions of the problem of substandard ships and to ensure that corrective actions are taken. They are required to be forwarded by national administrations to the main committees of the International Maritime Organization. The effectiveness of the "reporting-in" system as of 1988, its second year of implementation, is examined, and the picture is found to be not very promising. Although twenty- three states had submitted reports of some kind, only five states and one territory (Hong Kong) had returned the complete and comprehensive reports that are called for. Better cooperation from national administrations in reporting infringements is clearly needed and ways of achieving this and improving the effectiveness of the system are suggested.

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    • Journal article; reportage under IMO safety regimes
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Accession Number: 00656222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM