This article is based on 183 819 port state control inspections from various port state control regimes for the time frame 1999 to 2004. Using binary logistic regression, we establish the differences of port state control inspections across several regimes, even though theory predicts there should be no significant differences in treatments of vessels. The results indicate that the differences towards the probability of detention are merely reflected by the differences in port states and the treatment of deficiencies and not necessarily by age, size, flag, class or owner as perceived by the industry and regulators. The analysis further shows that some differences can be found across ship types and regimes and that there appears to be room for further harmonization in the area of port state control.

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Keywords econometric models, port inspections, port state control
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Knapp, S., & Franses, Ph.H.B.F.. (2007). A global view on port state control: econometric analysis of the differences across port state control regimes. Maritime Policy and Management: an international journal of shipping and port research, 34(5), 453–482. doi:10.1080/03088830701585217