As stated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the primary responsibility for ships' standards rests with the Flag State but Port State Control (PSC) provides a "safety net" to catch identify sub-standard ships. Many studies in the literature show that the PSC is a very important tool not only to improve the safety of ships and their performance but also to enhance the maritime safety and marine environmental protection. To date, there have been nine regional agreements established on PSC and the most important one of those is the Paris MoU. In this study, it is aimed to carry out an evaluation of the PSC performance of the Turkish flagged merchant ships in the Paris MoU. With this aim, the “Excess Factor (EF)” has been used as a primarily indicator for carrying out an overview of PSC performance of the Turkish flagged merchant ships in Paris MoU. Additionally, “Detention Rate” has been also used as a secondarily indicator in order to compare the detention rates of the Turkish flagged ships with the average detention rates (inc. all ships inspected) in the Paris MoU. As a result of the study, it has been observed that the Turkish flagged ships have a good PSC performance in the Paris MoU from the view of both indicators and it can be further improved with future targets.
|Journal Section||Research Article|
|Publication Date||November 1, 2020|
|Application Date||May 9, 2020|
|Acceptance Date||May 19, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 6, Issue 1|