The ship risk profile forms the basis of the classification of a ship as a low risk ship, a standard risk ship or a high risk ship.
High risk ship (HRS)
A high risk ship is a ship with five or more points according to the following factors:
Is the ship a chemical, gas or oil tanker, a bulk carrier or a passenger ship? - 2 points
Is the ship older than 12 years? (Irrespective of type) - 1 point
Is the flag on the black list in the areas ”very high risk”, ”high risk” or ”medium to high risk”? - 2 points
Is the flag on the black list in the area ”medium risk”? - 1 point
Is the performance of the ship's recognised organisation ”low” or ”very low”? - 1 point
Is the performance of the shipping company ”low” or ”very low”? - 2 point
Has the ship been detained twice or more times during the last 36 months? - 1 point
Low risk ship (LRS)
The flag must be on the white list.
The flag State must have been subjected to the mandatory IMO audit.
The performance of the ship's recognised organisation must be high.
The ship's recognised organisation must have been recognised by the EU.
The performance of the shipping company must be high.
The ship must have been inspected within the Paris MoU at least once during the last 36 months, and the number of defects and non-conformities recorded in each inspection during the last 36 months must be five or fewer.
The risk profile may change from day to day.
The Paris MoU database is updated every night and, thus, the inspections reported could result in changes to a ship's risk profile from day to day.
The ship's risk profile is decisive for the inspection intervals.
On the webpage of the Paris MoU, you can find a calculator which can - once the ship's data are inserted - calculate the ship's risk profile.