Analysis of Machine Deficiencies of Ships Detained Under the Black Sea Memorandum

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Ferhat O., BORAN M.

Karadeniz Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.13, no.2, pp.601-611, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.31466/kfbd.1249376
  • Journal Name: Karadeniz Fen Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-611
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Approximately 90% of the goods are transported worldwide by ships. Ensuring the safety of life and property in maritime transportation is one of the most important issues. The procedures applied to foreign flagged ships in ports in order to determine that the standards of the ships and the equipment on these ships comply with international regulations and that these rules are complied with in the operation of the ships is called port state inspection. Port state inspections are extremely important in terms of withdrawing substandard ships from transportation and preventing maritime accidents. In the research, within the framework of the Black Sea Memorandum, of which Turkey is a member, it is aimed to determine the relations between the reasons for the detention of the ships as a result of the port state inspections at the Black Sea ports due to machinery deficiencies and the ship flag, gross tonnage, ship age, classification society, the country that decided to detain, and the type of ship. For this purpose, data on the ships detained between 2016 and 2018 were obtained from the official website of the Black Sea MOU and evaluated using the IBM SPSS Statistics 22 program. According to the findings, it was determined that there was a statistically significant relationship between the reasons for detention due to machinery deficiencies and the ship's flag, ship age, ship gross tonnage, classification society and the country that made the decision to detention, but the relationship between ship type and the reasons for detention was not significant.