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UK Detains 3 Foreign Flagged Ships in July

Pic: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Shailaja A. Lakshmi

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during July, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.

It also informed that four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as THETIS. This allows the ships with a high risk rating and poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.

Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised.

If any of their deficiencies are so serious they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained.

All deficiencies should be rectified before departure, it said.

When applicable, the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on Mandatory Surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high speed passenger craft services, MCA said.

Ships detailed in July include Bahamas-flagged Thornbury, Netherlands-flagged DOUWE-S, Germany-flagged Maris, Russian Federation-flagged grey listed Kuzma Minin and a tanker Tecoil Polaris, Iceland-flagged Poseidon, and an unregistered general cargo vessel Cien Porciento owned by Open Window Inc.

Aug 11, 2019

 

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