The Paris MoU Committee gave to the press the “white, grey and black list” which 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 that period.

The Paris MoU Committee approved at its 56th meeting the 2022 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and recognized organizations.

Denmark has maintained its position at the top of the Paris MOU on Port State Control White List with 9 detentions only between the period of 2020 to 2022 and 1,121 inspections during that period.

Italy came second to the “White List” with 7 detentions between the period of 2020 to 2022 and 802 inspections during that period.

Greece came third to the list with 5 detentions between the period of 2020 to 2022 and 617 inspections during that period.

Netherlands, Norway, Singapore and Finland followed in the ranking of the White List of Paris MOU, with 39 inspections, 23 inspections, 27 inspections and 4 inspections respectively.

In the Black List it is included Cameroon among others, whilst in the Grey List Panama is included with 366 detentions between the period 2020 to 2022 and 5,472 inspections at the same period.

Regarding the “White, Grey and Black List” for 2022, a total number of 67 flags are listed: 39 on the “White List”, 18 on the “Grey List” and 9 on the “Black List”. In 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, the total number of flag States on the list was 68, of which 41 on the “White List”, 16 on the “Grey List” and 13 on the “Black List”. The comparison with 2019 shows a shift of some flag States from the White to the Grey list. The number of flag States on the “Black List” decreased by four.

For several years the Paris MoU Committee has closely monitored the performance of Recognised Organisations (ROs), acting on behalf of flag States.