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Foreign flagged ships detained in UK in July 2019

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during July, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, whereas four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

Two ships detained in Singapore for breaching US sanctions

Two ships transporting Iranian LPG or liquid gas, involved in Iran-China deliveries, were reportedly detained in Singapore on July 22 and 24. The detentions come under US sanctions, banning exports of Iranian oil and gas. The two vessels are no longer listed as ‘under Sheriff’s arrest’. Specifically, on the ships seems to have been released, while the other one is still at port.

Cargo ship detained in Paris MoU region

The Paris MoU announced detention of the general cargo ship ‘Lizori’ in Russian Port of Eysk on 19 July 2019. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of Moldova which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.

US to sell North Korean seized vessel

The US Marshals Service that has under custody the North Korean-owned vessel, Wise Honest, is under discussions on selling the seized vessel, as they have been ordered by a federal court. Yet, it is to be decided whether the Otto Warmbier family will receive the sale proceeds.

Ukraine authorities seize Russian tanker

Ukraine seized a Russian tanker moored in a river port near the Black Sea, in retaliation for Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian vessels and arrest of 24 sailors in November 2018. According to Ukraine’s SBU security service, the country seized the Russian tanker ‘Nika Spirit’ in Izmail.

Foreign flagged ships detained in UK in June 2019

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during June, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, whereas four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

Ships detained in Paris MoU region during June

The Paris MoU has issued its list of detentions for June 2019, containing information about ships detained in the region during the month under review. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released.

UK MCA detains cargo vessel due to unpaid wages

As BBC reports, a cargo ship has been detained in Leith port in Edinburgh due to non-payment of wages to Russian seafarers onboard the vessel. The UK MCA confirmed that it found deficiencies to the Cook Islands-flagged Alexander Tvardovskiy.

Vessel and crew still detained in Ghana from 2017 due to economic dispute

Since 2017, two Ghanaians and 11 Indian nationals have been detained, along with the DLB Sea Horizon vessel at the Sekondi Naval Base in Ghana due to a payment dispute. Reports say that WAG SPV, the American owner of the Panamanian vessel, had to pay the port charges accrued over the period, an amount in the region of $1.5 million.

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