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2023 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

April 1, 2024

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2023.

This marks another year of PSC activities, with our annual report aimed at providing the global maritime industry key statistics and trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations such as the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

A few key findings discussed in the report are:

• In 2023, the Coast Guard conducted 8,278 SOLAS safety exams with a total of 101 detentions.
• The annual detention rate increased from 0.89 percent to 1.22 percent.
• The three-year rolling average detention ratio increased from 0.80 percent to 0.94 percent.
• Data this year shows the number of detentions related to fire safety and lifesaving systems decreased over last year.
• The number of recognized organizations that were associated with detentions increased from nine in 2022 to fifteen in 2023.

You can view the 2023 report and past reports by clicking here.

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