ISSN: 2147-2955 / E-ISSN: 2148-9386
ARDL Bound Testing Approach for Turkish Flagged Ships Inspected under Paris Memorandum of Understanding [JEMS Maritime Sci]
JEMS Maritime Sci. Ahead of Print: JEMS-75436

ARDL Bound Testing Approach for Turkish Flagged Ships Inspected under Paris Memorandum of Understanding

Selen Uygur1, Fırat Bolat2
1Oceangoing Watchkeeping Officer
2Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty, Department of Marine Engineering

Paris memorandum of understanding (MoU) publishes White, Grey and Black list, which presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high or very high risk, for each year. At this point, increasing the flag performance is a phenomenon that can be achieved by eliminating the deficiencies and detentions in the ships. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine performance of Turkish-flagged ships under Paris MoU port state control (PSC), to determine what the deficiencies of the ships are, and to make suggestions for measures which Republic of Turkey as the relevant flag state may take about it. Accordingly, the PSC data of Turkish flagged ships between 2013-2020 in the EMSA THETIS have been analyzed. Comparison and descriptive distributions for data of Turkısh flagged ships have been performed by creating cross tables of distribution of ships type, inspection type, age of ships, detention ports and detention decisions. Autoregressive Distributed Lag Bound Test has been carried out for understanding whether deficiencies on the ships and age of ships significantly affect detention decision of ships at port under Paris MoU. Consequently, while deficiencies on the ships affect significantly decision of the detention of ships, it is rejected that age of ships significantly affect it under Paris MoU.

Keywords: Flag Performance, Port State Control, Memoranda of Understanding, Europe and the North Atlantic Region, Paris Memorandum of Understanding



Corresponding Author: Fırat Bolat, Türkiye
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