Indian Ocean MoU Annual Report 2023

Indian Ocean MoU Annual Report 2023

This Annual Report of 2023 summarizes the port State control (PSC) activities performed by the IOMOU member Authorities based on the various ship types, flag States and Recognized Organizations etc.


It is observed from this Annual report, that there has been a marginal increase by 14.26% in the number of PSC inspections i.e., of 2023 from 5062 of 2022. That is really encouraging. Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety, which was scheduled from 01 September to 30 November 2023, in conjunction with Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, have been successfully completed with a total of 1164 CIC inspections.




A total of 5785 inspections were carried out in 2023. Out of these 5785 inspections, 3021 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 13346.


Serious deficiencies noted by the PSCOs led to the detention of 247 ships and needed to be rectified prior to the ships ‘departure; the overall detention percentage for the year was 4.27%. There has been 14.28% increase in the total number of inspections in 2023, compared to those were inspected in 2022, the detention percentage has also increased from 3.93% recorded in 2022.


The average number of deficiencies per inspection in 2023 (2.30) has slightly increased compared to the previous year (1.95).


The information given in the enclosed tables and charts represents the port State control activities of Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France, India, Iran, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, and Yemen. The remaining member Authorities are trying to overcome the challenges in carrying out their PSC inspection activities.



Source Indian Ocean MoU


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