Port State Control statistics – Is vetting inspections necessary to yachts?
The release of the Paris MOU annual report shall ring a bell to the superyacht market. Surprisingly enough, besides the budgets for maintenance and refits, the well paid crew and the heavy management contracts in the most luxurious segment of the market, commercial yachts hit both the highest % score and the biggest increase since the past year in the Paris MOU detentions.
What could be the reasons behind such a failure and why the commercial yachts are not at the other end of the Paris MOU statistics? How can a charterer secure that the yacht he chartered maintains its standards as per the standard MYBA Agreement Clause 2 wording?
Similar to the shipping industry quality practises, independent vetting inspections on commercial yachts could be the solution to safeguard charterers rights for yachts conformity under the Clause 2.
The Paris MoU annual report for 2017 on Port State Control, revealed a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017. In 2017 the top 5 detention rates for ships with a significant number of inspections are for: – commercial yachts (7.7%), – general cargo/multipurpose ships at 7.7% (up from 7.2% in 2016); – heavy load (4.3% up from 1.2%), – bulk carrier at 3.0% (down from 3.4%) and at the same score other special activities and – Ro-Ro passenger ship at 2.2%. The combination carrier (16.7%) shows a large percentage as well, but it is a score of one detention related to 6 inspections. Best performing ship types are NLS tankers with a zero detention rate and tug (1.2%).