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Detained Vessels (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Detained Vessels (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email for further assistance.

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 Aug-01 Aug-02
Total   19     15
Vessel detentions percent change from same month previous year 5.56 -21.05

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: