Table 3-10 Port State Control Statistics

Table 3-10
Port State Control Statistics

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Year (Jan 1-Dec 31st) Distinct arrivals Safety related detentions Annual detention ratio 3-Year average detention ratio Major ISPS control actions Rolling average ISPS control action ratio
1996 7,608 476 6.26%      
1997 7,686 547 7.12% 6.64%    
1998 7,880 373 4.73% 6.02%    
1999 7,617 257 3.37% 5.08%    
2000 7,657 193 2.52% 3.55%    
2001 7,842 172 2.19% 2.69%    
2002 7,106 178 2.50% 2.40%    
2003 7,673 153 1.99% 2.22%    
2004 7,241 176 2.43% 2.30% 92  
2005 7,850 127 1.61% 2.00% 51 0.89%
2006 8,178 110 1.35% 1.78% 35 0.80%

NOTES: In 2006, a total of 8,178 individual vessels, from 80 different flag States, made 678,668 port calls. United States Coast Guard conducted 10,136 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and 9,053 International Ship and Port Facility security exams. The SOLA exams resulted in 110 detentions, a 13 percent decrease, and the security exams resulted in 35 major control actions, a 31 percent decrease, while distinct arrivals grew by 328, a 4 percent increase.

SOURCE: Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Port State Control in the United States, Annual Report 2006