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2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019.

This marks another year of PSC activities with our annual report aimed at providing the global maritime industry key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations, such as the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS).

A few key findings discussed in the report are:

  • In 2019, the Coast Guard conducted 8,622 SOLAS safety exams with a total of 97 detentions and seven ISPS control actions.
  • The annual detention rate of 1.12 percent is a slight decrease over last year.
  • The three-year rolling average detention ratio increased slightly from 1.06 percent to 1.08 percent.
  • Data this year shows the number of detentions related to fire safety and lifesaving systems remained similar to the past few years.
  • MARPOL Annex I deficiencies increased over last year’s totals.
  • The number of recognized organizations that were associated with detentions increased from twelve in 2018 to fourteen in 2019.

You can view the 2019 report and past reports on the Port State Control website.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.