VESSEL DETENTIONS

VESSEL DETENTIONS

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Detained Vessels (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Detained Vessels (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)   

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 Oct-01 Oct-02
Total     11    17
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