Unexpected factors

Unexpected factors could indicate a serious threat to the safety of the ship and the crew or to the environment but the need to undertake an additional inspection is for the professional judgement of the Authority.

These factors include:

  • Ships reported by pilots or relevant authorities which may include information from Vessel Traffic Services about ships’ navigation,
  • Ships which did not comply with the reporting obligations,
  • Ships reported with outstanding deficiencies (except those with code 16 (within fourteen days) and code 17 (before departure)
  • Previously detained ships (3 months after the detention),
  • Ships reported by the master, crew member or any person or organization with a legitimate interest in the safe operation of the ship, shipboard living and working conditions or the prevention of pollution,
  • Ships operated in a manner to pose a danger,
  • Ships reported with problems concerning their cargo, in particular noxious or dangerous cargo,
  • Ships where information from a reliable source became known, that their risk parameters differ from the recorded ones and the risk level is thereby increased,
  • Ships carrying certificates issued by a formerly Paris MoU recognized organization whose recognition has been withdrawn since the last inspection in the Paris MoU region.