The Paris MoU Committee endorsed the results of 2017 inspection and confirmed new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs), which will take effect from 1 July 2018.
The performance lists also known as “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” measure flags with a high performance and flags with a poor performance what could be considered as high or very high risk flags. It is calculated on the total number of inspections and detentions over a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.
Ship Risk Profile form 1 July 2018 contains a total number of 73 flags. 40 of them are listed on the “White List”, 20 – on the “Grey List” and 13 – on the “Black list”. Previous year this register counted the same number of flags; 42 – on the “White List”, 19 – on the “Grey List” and 12 – on the “Black List”.
The “White List” represents flags with a consistently high performance record. Compared to last year’s result, the number of flags on the “White List” has decreased. The Republic of Korea has improved its result and moved back to the “White list” after one year on the “Grey List”. Poland also has got in the “White List”.
This year “Grey List” has a total number of 20 flags. Last year 19 flags were recorded on the “Grey List”. New on the “Grey List” are the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the United States of America, which were on the “White List” last year.
Ukraine is a new on the “Black List”.
On 1 July 2018 the performance lists will be used for calculating the Ship Risk Profile. Flags on the “Grey List” and “Black List” will be inclined to get more heavy-handed banning measures which are in force since 1 January 2011. More information can be found in the 2017 Annual Report, which will be published in July 2018. These lists will also be published on the Paris MoU website.