This report is the second part of a PhD project entitled "The Econometrics of Maritime Safety – Recommendations to Enhance Safety at Sea" which is based on 183,000 port state control inspections and 11,700 casualties from various data sources. Its overall objective is to provide recommendations to improve safety at sea. The second part looks into the probability of detention across several port state control regimes while the third part looks at the effect of inspections on casualties as well as the evaluation of target factors. Using binary logistic regression, a method can be established that visualizes the differences of port state control inspections across several regimes. 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. The analysis further shows that there is room for further harmonization in the area of port state control.

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Keywords PSC regimes, deficiencies, inspectors background, logit models, port state control inspections, probability of detention across regimes
JEL Econometric Methods: Single Equation Models; Single Variables (jel C2), Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities (jel L9), Railroads and Other Surface Transportation: Autos, Buses, Trucks, and Water Carriers; Ports (jel L92), Transportation: Demand; Supply; Congestion; Safety and Accidents (jel R41)
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Series Econometric Institute Research Papers
Journal Report / Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Knapp, S, & Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (2006). The Global View on Port State Control (No. EI 2006-14 UPDATED). Report / Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from