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Table 4-11

U.S. Coast Guard Examinations by Registry Flag—Top 20 Ranked by Examinations
(Descending), 2001
Distinct 1999-2001
Examinatio vessel Detentions detention
Flag ns arrivalsa Detentions ratio (%) ratio (%)
Total 10,711 7,842 173 2.21 2.70
Panama 2,741 1,717 40 2.33 3.78
Liberia 1,220 959 12 1.25 1.60
Cyprus 783 516 13 2.52 3.21
Bahamas 727 567 16 2.82 2.07
Malta 644 437 13 2.97 3.63
Norway 503 376 2 0.53 0.73
Greece 412 361 4 1.11 1.32
Antigua and Barbuda 333 185 6 3.24 3.05
Singapore 310 235 2 0.85 2.52
Netherlands 228 175 1 0.57 0.20
Hong Kong 201 170 3 1.76 1.61
Germany 193 162 1 0.62 0.80
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 192 124 7 5.65 6.11
Philippines 172 113 1 0.88 2.28
Marshall Islands 160 147 5 3.40 1.60
Denmark 133 142 1 0.70 0.45
Turkey 127 75 6 8.00 6.77
Russia 106 70 0 0 3.27
Cayman Islands 105 63 2 3.17 3.03
Italy 92 79 0 0 0.92
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Numbers represent unique vessels. Each ship is counted only once, regardless of the number of times
it visits U.S. ports.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Port State Control, 2000 Port State
Control Report, December 2001, available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-
m/psc/miscpages/annualrpt00.doc.
• The three-year rolling ratio of detentions to individual vessels dropped from 3.55 percent for the 1998
to 2000 period to 2.7 percent for the 1999 through 2001 period, suggesting that the quality of vessels
visiting U.S. ports is improving. Panama, which represents a growing percentage of visiting vessels (22
percent), accounted for 26 percent of all detained vessels.

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