Key Highlights From The Indian Ocean MoU PSC Annual Report 2023


The Indian Ocean MoU published its annual report for 2023, reporting a total of 5785 inspections. Out of these 5785 inspections, 3021 inspections had deficiencies and the total numbers of deficiencies were 13346.

Detention Percentage Increased

According to the Indian Ocean MoU, in 2023, serious deficiencies led to the detention of 247 ships and needed to be rectified before the ships’ departure; the overall detention percentage for the year was 4.27%. There has been a 14.28% increase in the total number of inspections in 2023, compared to those inspected in 2022, the detention percentage has also increased from 3.93% recorded in 2022.

Bulkers Had Most Inspections

Bulkers had the most number of inspections with 2908, out of which 1428 found deficiencies. Containerships come in second with 779 inspections, 435 inspections with deficiencies. Finally, general cargo ships reported 697 inspections, 461 of which found deficiencies.

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Source: IOMOU