Annual PSC report shows slight rise in vessel detentions

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has released the U.S. Port State Control (PSC) Annual Report for 2022, with the vessel detention rate increasing slightly from the previous year.

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

A few key findings discussed in the report are:

• In 2022, the Coast Guard conducted 8,706 SOLAS safety exams with 78 detentions.
• The annual detention rate increased from 0.73 percent to 0.89 percent.
• The three-year rolling average detention ratio decreased from 0.87 percent to 0.80 percent.
• Data for the year shows the number of detentions related to fire safety increased while those related to lifesaving systems decreased.
• The number of recognized organizations that were associated with detentions increased from seven in 2021 to eight in 2022.

Click here to view the 2022 report. Click here to view past reports.

– Coast Guard Maritime Commons

U.S. Coast Guard photo
By Rich Miller