Table 4-10 U.S. Port State Control Report, 2000

Table 4-10
U.S. Port State Control Report, 2000

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Year Vessel detention statistics
Vessel detentions Distinct vessels visiting U.S. ports Percent
1995 514 7,846 6.55
1996 476 7,608 6.26
1997 547 7,686 7.12
1998 373 7,880 4.73
1999 257 7,617 3.37
2000 193 7,657 2.52
2001 173 7,842 2.21

NOTE: Distinct Vessel Arrivals are the number of ships (300 GT or greater) that make at least one visit to a U.S. port in 2000. For example: A vessel that makes 12 U.S. port calls in 2000 would be counted as 1 distinct vessel arrival.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Port State Control, 2000 Port State Control Report, December 2001, available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/psc/miscpages/annualrpt00.doc.

  • The number of different vessels visiting U.S. ports rose slightly from 1999 to 2000, and the number of detained vessels declined. Of the 51,871 port calls made by 7,657 individual vessels from 95 different Flag States, 11,767 exams were conducted and 193 vessels were detained.
  • Vessels are detained when deficiencies are identified that present a significant risk to the vessel, its crew, or the marine environment.