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INSB Class improves performance in Paris MoU Listings 2014


The Paris MoU on Port State Control has published its Flag and RO Performance Lists 2014 (includes 3 year period 2012-2014).

To calculate the performance of the Recognized Organizations, a formula is used to calculate the excess factor. A minimum number of 60 inspections per RO are needed before the performance is taken into account for the list. In 2014 37 ROs are recorded on the performance list.

Compared with last year's performance level, INSB Class has improved its overall excess factor to 0.55 (0.74 for 2011-2013) by scoring 667 Inspections with 14 RO related cases being attributed, result which places the society closer to the high performance rank.

It is noteworthy that INSB Class –for several years – continued its trend to score the highest number of total inspections received within the Paris MoU region, surpassing all ROs ranked in the medium category. (i.e. 667 Inspections for 2012-2014 and 694 for 2011-2013).

Beginning 1 July 2015, the performance lists will be used for calculating the ship risk profile and flags on the Grey List and Black List are subject to the more stringent banning measures in force since 1 January 2011.

INSB Class has a solid focus and commitment to continuously improve its performance and make its way to the High performance rank of the Paris MoU region in the near future.

Within its proactive role for verification compliance and reduce risk of detention, INSB Class has previously published a dedicated PSC-On Board Maintenance Check List for assisting crew to identify and address safety elements that are often over-looked during routine onboard checks.