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Comparative analysis of the impact of new inspection regime on port state control inspection

Yang, Z, Yang, Z and Teixeira, AP (2020) Comparative analysis of the impact of new inspection regime on port state control inspection. Transport Policy, 92. pp. 65-80. ISSN 0967-070X

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As an administrative measure to ensure maritime safety, Port State Control inspections are implemented and regarded as an important line of defence in coping with potential maritime accidents. To reinforce its role, a New Inspection Regime (NIR) was developed and put into practice by Paris MoU in 2011. It is widely recognized that the implementation of NIR has transformed and modernized the PSC inspection system in the Paris MoU region, stimulated the vessel qualit, and further improved vessel quality. In this paper, the influence of the implementation of NIR on the PSC inspection system and vessel quality is revealed for the first time. Based on inspection data and records collected from the Paris MoU online database, a comparative analysis between the ‘Pre-NIR’ (time before the implementation of NIR) and ‘Post-NIR’ (time after the implementation of NIR) periods is conducted from two perspectives. A macroscopic approach is first adopted to characterise the overall changes in inspection results and inspected vessels' quality through a statistical analysis of extrinsic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as detention rate and deficiency rate. Then, a microscopic analysis is conducted to assess the influence of the NIR on intrinsic attributes of the vessels and of the inspection results based on Bayesian Network models derived from Pre-NIR and Post-NIR periods. The findings of this research systematically reveal the aspects from which the NIR improves the PSC inspection system, vessel quality and maritime safety. It will generate significant impact on and contribution to the promotion and stimulation of the adoption of NIR in more ports and regions to improve safety at sea in the whole world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning, 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Subjects: V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: Maritime & Mechanical Engineering (merged with Engineering 10 Aug 20)
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:08
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.04.009
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13160
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