SAFETY | Reefers lead detentions

One in ten reefers inspected in the Tokyo MOU last year was detained, according to a new report.

According to the Tokyo MOU’s annual report 9.81% of reefer inspections resulted in a detention during 2009, the highest of any vessel class.

General cargo ships were second on the offenders’ list with 9.05% of inspections finishing with the vessel being held.

Both general cargoships and reefers did, however, see a slight reduction in the detention rate from a year ago.

Bulk carriers also showed a year-on-year improvement with the detention rate slipping from 6.09% to 5.65%.

At the opposite end of the scale only 2.70% of all tanker inspections resulted in detentions, down from 4.22% in 2008.

The worst offenders were Sierra Leone and North Korea: more than 20% of the inspections on board ships registered on both flags led to detentions.

Overall, 1,336 ships flying 58 different flags were detained in the Tokyo MOU in 2009 — 192 less than in 2008.

Source: Tradewinds

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