At its 55th meeting, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2021 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs). The White, Grey and Black List will take effect from the 1st of July 2022. The “White, Grey and Black List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high, or very high risk. It is based on the total number of inspections and detentions during a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.
Regarding the “White, Grey and Black List” for 2021, a total number of 68 flags are listed:
40 on the “White List”
21 on the “Grey List”
7 on the “Black List”.
In 2020 the total number of flag states on the list was 70 of which 39 were on the “White List”, 22 on the “Grey List” and 9 on the “Black List”.
Denmark: 1,143 inspections and 6 detentions;
Netherlands: 2,597 inspections and 33 detentions;
Norway: 1,539 inspections and 18 detentions.
View the Paris MoU Flag States performance list: Paris MoU WGB list
Recognized Organization Performance List
For several years the Committee has closely monitored the performance of ROs acting on behalf of flag states. To calculate the performance of ROs, the same formula to calculate the excess factor of the flags is used.
A minimum number of 60 inspections per RO is needed before the performance is taken into account for the list. In 2021 33 ROs were recorded on the performance list. Compared to last year, the RO performance level is at a similar level. It is noteworthy that in the last two years no ROs have been categorised as performing “very low”.
Details of the responsibility of ROs for detainable deficiencies have been published since 1999. When one or more detainable deficiencies are attributed to an RO in accordance with the Paris MoU criteria, it is recorded “RO responsible”. Out of 528 detentions recorded in 2021, 64 (12%) were considered RO related (11% in 2020).
ABS: 5,633 inspections and 2 detentions;
DNV AS: 21,689 inspections and 14 detentions;
Lloyd’s Register: 10,679 inspections and 12 detentions.
View the Paris MOU Recognized Organization performance list: Paris MoU RO list