The United States Coast Guard has released its first annual Coast Guard Domestic Vessel Inspection Annual Report on Flag State Control in the United States, which provides regulatory compliance statistics for the current fleet of U.S. flag vessels.
The Report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2017 calendar year. In 2017, the Coast Guard’s fleet of responsibility contained 12,189 vessels with active COIs. There were 905 Marine Inspectors (MIs) assigned to field units who conducted 18,424 inspections. This year's report will serve as a baseline to study trends, identify key performance indicators, and bring attention to issues in the fleet.