Nader Pasandeh, Director General of Maritime Affairs of Ports and maritime Organization, announced that Iran is ranked int he second position in Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, after having inspected 577 foreign flag ships in 2018.
The Director General in light of the report noted that the factors that resulted to Iran's second place are:
- Extensive inspection and control of foreign ships last year;
- Preparation of inspection instructions in accordance with the requirements of international Conventions;
- Dispatching Iranian instructors to three international specialized training courses
In the meantime, as shown above, Iran marked a 10% of 577 inspections for year 2018. Australia is placed first, having 2922 inspections, reaching the 51%.
A total of 5697 inspections were carried out in 2018. Out of these 5697 inspections, 2856 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 11847.
The average number of deficiencies per inspection in 2018 (2.07) has slightly decreased The information given in the following tables and charts represents the port State control activities of Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France, India, Iran, Kenya, Myanmar, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Sudan. The remaining member Authorities are trying to overcome the challenges in carrying out their PSC inspection activities compared to the previous year (2.30).
Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (IOMOU) began its activities in 1998 with 15 member states with the aim of promoting maritime safety and the conservation of the marine environment. The ultimate goal is to identify and eliminate substandard ships from the region.