Flag States Rally To Support Seafarers Abused By Pirates

Flag states rally to support seafarers abused by pirates by Will Watson [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile it is anecdotally known that seafarers are suffering brutal abuse at the hands of pirates operating in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Guinea and other areas, there has been no central repository for information relating to this pattern of brutality… until now. Last year, the … [Read more...]

American Flag Turns Gray – New Paris MOU Rankings Target US Ships

In an official statement the Paris MOU writes: At its 42nd meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2008 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2009. The “Black List” for 2009 contains 21 flags States, two more than last year. The 2008 … [Read more...]

Ship Detentions by Flag State

While this does not take into account size of respective fleets (click here for that information) the following graph shows the number of detentions recorded by Paris MOU with respect to Flag State. … [Read more...]