Top priority factors and unexpected factors

​​​​Top priority factors are the following

  • Ships suspended or withdrawn by the classification society for safety reasons since the latest inspection in the EU or the Paris MoU region.
  • Ships that have been reported by another member State. 
  • Ships that cannot be identified in the inspection database.  
  • Ships that have been involved in a collision, grounding or stranding on its way to the port.
  • Ships that have been accused of contravening the provisions on the discharge of harmful substances or waste water. 
  • Ships that have manoeuvred in a manner that is irregular or unsafe and, thus, have not observed the navigation practice and the procedures adopted by the IMO.​

Unexpected factors are the following

  • Ships that have not observed the current version of the IMO recommendation on navigation in the entrances to the Baltic Sea. 
  • Ships with certificates issued by a previously recognised organisation whose authorisation has been withdrawn since the latest inspection in the Community or in the Paris MoU region.
  • Ships that have been reported by pilots or port authorities and, thus, present a safety-related or environmental risk. 
  • Ships that do not meet the relevant reporting requirements as stipulated in article 9 of the PSC directive as well as in directive 2000/59/EC (on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues) and 2002/59/EC (monitoring directive) and, if relevant, regulation (EC) no. 725/2004 (on enhancing ship and port facility security).
  • Ships that have been reported by the master, the crew or others with an interest in the ship being operated properly in terms of safety, the environment and working conditions.
  • Ships that have previously been detained more than three months ago.
  • Ships for which outstanding defects and non-conformities have been reported, except for ships for which the defects and non-conformities must be remedied within 14 days after departure or before departure.
  • Ships for which problems have been reported related to the cargo, especially harmful and dangerous goods.
  • Ships that have manoeuvred in a manner that has presented a risk to persons, property or the environment.
  • Ships where information from a reliable source has shown that the ship's risk profile differs from the registered parameters and that, consequently, the risk level is higher than presumed.


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