The United Kingdom has once again achieved White List status under the Paris MoU Port State Control regime.
At its 55th meeting, the Paris MOU Committee approved the 2021 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognised Organisations. The “White, Grey and Black Lists”, which represent the full spectrum of flags, will take effect from 1 July 2022.
The UK has maintained a spot on the White List, which represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record.
Ratings are based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a three-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period. There are 40 flags on the White List for 2021, an increase of 1 compared to 2020 and equal to the 2019 results.
Dan Vivian, Commercial Director for the UK Ship Register, said it was good news for all those who had worked hard to maintain UK standards.