Paris MoU PSC Annual Report for 2012

According to Paris MoU Annual Report for 2012 Thailand and the United States of America moved from the “Grey List” to the “White List”. Syrian Arab Republic and Ukraine moved from the “Black List” to the “Grey List”. There are now 45 flags on the “White List”, 2 more compared with last year. France is now leading the list, followed by Germany and Hong Kong. Several flags have made a significant move upwards on the “White List” in the top 10: France, Hong Kong (China), Greece, Norway and Bahamas. Other flags have made a significant move downwards in the “White List” and are no longer in the top 10: United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Singapore.

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PSA Norway Safety Order to Statoil over Heimdal Leak

During early February the Norway Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) issued an order to Statoil following an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak incident on the Heimdal field. The hydrocarbon leak occurred in connection with testing of two emergency shutdown valves on the HMP1 drilling, production and living quarters platform on the Heimdal field on 26 May 2012.

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NKK Class Annual Report on PSC for 2012

This year’s NKK annual Port State Control (PSC) report summarizes deficiencies identified by PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. Last year due to several new conventions or amendments such as the ISPS Code, the Bulk Carrier Safety initiative, and air pollution prevention, etc. have come into force, the extent of PSC inspections has been further increased.

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