How to use the Interactive Flag State Performance Table

This Table summarises factual information in the public domain that might be helpful in assessing the performance of flag states. Sources are shown in the footnotes overleaf.

Positive performance indicators are shown as green squares on the Table.

Like all statistics, the Table needs to be used with care. Where a flag state is missing a single positive indicator, in itself this does not provide a reliable measurement of performance. For example, a flag state might be unable to ratify a Convention due to confict with domestic law but might nevertheless implement its main requirements. Equally, a flag state may not be listed on a Port State Control ‘white list’ because it does not make any port calls in that PSC region.

However, if a large number of positive indicators are shown as being absent, this might suggest that performance is unsatisfactory and that shipping companies should ask further questions of the flag state concerned. 

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