Paris MoU Releases 2017 “White, Grey and Black” List: United States Falls to Grey as Korea, Poland Move to White

The Paris MoU has approved its 2017 port state control inspection results for 2017 and adopted its new "White, Grey, and Black" performance lists for flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs). The Paris MoU's annual “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” ranks flag states from best to worst, from flags with a high performance (White) to flags with poor performance that are … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship MV Acorus Banned from Paris MoU for One Year

The Moldovan-flagged cargo ship MV Acorus has been banned from the Paris MoU for a period of one year due to repeat offenses. The MV Acorus was detained in Piraeus, Green earlier this month during a re-inspection for lifting the refusal of access order, which was imposed in July 2017. The detention was second against the vessel in 36 months. The ship flies the flag of … [Read more...]

Port State Control Regimes Consider Doing Away with Famous ‘White, Grey and Black Lists’

The world's Port State Control regimes are considering doing away with the famous white, grey and black lists for ranking flag states' performance records from best to worst.  The proposed change is among a handful of recommendations made as a result of a recent Port State Control workshop at IMO headquarters last month that aimed to strengthen collaboration … [Read more...]

Paris MoU Planning MLC, 2006 Crackdown

The Paris MoU on Port State Control is getting ready to launch a 3-month campaign intended to crack down on sub-standard working and living conditions on board ships by verifying compliance with Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. The "Concentrated Inspection Campaign" will begin September 1 and run through November 30, 2016. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 is … [Read more...]