This Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) summarizes deficiencies identified during PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world for the past year (2019). This report is prepared with the objective of building awareness with the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections, and as well as Safety Management System.
From January to December 2019, 394 PSC detentions were reported relating to 371 ships classed by NK.
This included cases of detention for reasons not related to class or to NK itself. The total number of ClassNK-registered ships (500 GT or over) was 8,501 at the end of December 2019.
The 371 ships detained represent about 4.4 % of the total number of ships in the ClassNK fleet.
Further, the detention ratio (Detentions/Registered number in 2019) of the ClassNK fleet in 2019 is about 4.6%.
Deficiencies related to fire safety and life-saving appliances combined accounted for about one-third of the total in 2019.
In 2019 a total of 1112 detainable deficiencies were reported relating to 394 detentions, i.e., deficiencies which were serious enough to jeopardize the ship’s seaworthiness, safety of the crew onboard, or to present a threat of harm to the environment and therefore warranted the detention of the ship.