Lists of flag States ranked according to the number of detentions of ships flying their flags following port State control inspections in the Paris MoU region during the last three years. The Black List lists flag State with a significantly worse-than-average detention record, the White List lists flag States with a significantly better-than-average detention and the Grey List lists flag States with a detention record which is neither significantly better-than- average nor significantly worse-than-average. The lists are published on 1 July annually in the Paris MoU Annual Report.

 

The owner and the master will be liable on conviction on indictment, to a fine, and on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (£5, 000) and to such additional fine as the court thinks fit to impose, having regard to the extent to which the earning capacity of the ship was increased by reason of the contravention, but subject to a maximum amount of £1, 000 for each complete centimeter of overloading, I. e. £5, 000 plus £1, 000 per centimeter.

Banning applies to all ship types and is based on the number of detentions of a ship in a specified period. (1) If a ship flies a flag on the Paris MoU Black List it will be banned after more than 2 detentions in the previous 36 months. (2) If a ship flies a flag on the Grey List it will be banned after more than 2 detentions in the previous 24 months.