Port Hedland PSC Inspections vs Calls – 2021 Overview

This RISK4SEA Report about Port Hedland PSC Inspections vs Calls: 2021 Overview includes ship type & age detention analysis, ships inspected vs ships called and top 5 deficiency codes.

Key figures
Ship Type & Age Detention Analysis
Ships Inspected vs Ships Called
Top 5 Deficiency Codes
Key Findings
  1. Port Hedland is a challenging port, with a Detention Rate significantly higher than the Global Average.
  2. Mostly middle aged (11-15 years old) Bulk Carriers were detained during 2021.
  3. The inspection rate vs ship called is 23%. However, for the most common ship type visiting Port Hedland -Capesize Bulk Carriers- the inspection rate drops to 20%.
  4. General cargo Ships showed the highest Detention Rate (7.5%) with a rather medium inspection percentage (45%) in respect of ships calls.
  5. Smaller size Bulk Carriers (Handysize, Handymax, Supramax) have an inspection rate three (3) times higher than other Capes. 7 out of 10 ships of such types calling Port Hedland are subject to inspection.
  6. From 764 Managers who managed ships calling at the Port, 264 Managers had ships that were inspected, while 65% of managers, managing more than 1,600 ships in total, had no ships inspected.
  7. Deficiency Code 10116 – Nautical Publications was the most common finding during inspections followed by 03108 – Ventilators, air pipes, Casing.

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