During 1989, the port State inspection system that operates within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris Memorandum) saw a noticeable improvement in terms of the inspection effort and better balance after a number of years of slightly declining inspection percentages. Some 12,459 inspections were carried out on 9,164 individual ships registered in 113 different flag States. The results of these inspections, including the ships detained and the increase in deficiencies found, are discussed. The concluding section of the article is devoted to reviewing issues that concern standardization, or the qualitative aspects of port State control. The first is the ratification base line of the States that are party to the Paris Memorandum. The second is the availability of port State inspectors and their level of training. The third concerns differences in national interpretations and emphases with regard to the implementation of international regulations.

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  • Authors:
    • Barston, R P
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

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  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00661461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM