The U.S. Coast Guards identifies vessels not in compliance with International Conventions through examinations and boardings. If a vessel is not compliant, appropriate action is taken to eliminate any threat that vessels may pose to U.S. waters, ports, and citizens.
|Vessel detentions percent change from same month previous year||-21.43||54.55|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Examples of threats can include: oil leaks, improper repairs to lifeboats, inability to demonstrate proficiency in a fire drill, or failure to maintain document control.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gm/pscweb/detentions.htm