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What are ship detention lists?

Ships can be detained as a result of a port State control inspection by our safety surveyors. We publish detention list reports on ships that do not comply with our port State control requirements.

Port State control is a key element in maintaining a safe international marine transport industry. Despite the extensive political and public debate around maritime safety, some sections of industry continue to jeopardise life, property and the environment by operating unsafe ships and using less-competent crews.

We conduct an extensive port State control program in an open, objective, and accountable manner. These inspections are undertaken in line with the authority contained within the International Maritime Organization conventions on ship safety and pollution prevention, and the provisions of the Australian Navigation Act 2012 and marine orders.

Each month we publish details of ships detained after inspections by our Port marine surveyors. 

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Last Updated: 

10 November 2017