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Cargo ship banned from Paris MoU region

The general cargo ship M/V “BISLAN” was detained in Port of Azov, Russia, on 11 March 2020, Paris MoU informed. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.

Philippines detain ship for non-compliance with coronavirus measures

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the investigation of Panama-flagged cargo vessel ‘MV Harmony 6’, after its captain allegedly declared false information of its port clearance details amid intensified maritime security measures against the coronavirus.

Australian authorities release Yang Ming container ship

Australian authorities released from arrest the Liberian-flagged container ship ‘YM Eternity’, the Taiwanese-based owner Yang Ming informed, only a day after the ship was arrested at Port Botany over pollution dept. 

Yang Ming vessel arrested over pollution debt

AMSA informed that the sister ship of the YM Efficiency, which lost 81 shipping containers off the coast of Newcastle and Port Stephens in June 2018, has been arrested in Sydney for a pollution debt that could reach as high as AUD $20 million.

Paris MoU denies access to vessel in port Midia, Romania

Paris MoU reports that it refused access to “Uranus II” vessel, as it was flying under the flag of Sierra Leone, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB List. Specifically, the vessel was detained in port Midia, in Romania, on January 28, 2020.

Ships detained in Paris MoU region in December

The Paris MoU has issued its list of ship detentions for December 2019. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released. Due to technical issues, this list was not based on release date but on detention date.

UK: Foreign flagged ship detentions in December

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during December there were three new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while seven foreign flagged ships remained under detention during December 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

Paris MoU: Deadline for submission of 2019 detention review cases

In case an owner or operator declines to use the National appeal procedure but still wishes to complain about a detention decision, such a complaint should be sent to the flag State or the recognized organization (if authorized to act for the flag State), the Paris MoU informed. 

Ships detained in Paris MoU region during November

The Paris MoU has issued its list of ship detentions for November 2019. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released. Due to technical issues this list was not based on release date but on detention date.

Iran detains vessel for fuel smuggling in Strait of Hormuz

According to Bloomberg, Iran detained a vessel, along with the crewmembers onboard the vessel, which was transmitting smuggled fuel near the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz. The detained tanker, intercepted close to Abu Musa island, was transferring 1.3 million liters of smuggled fuel, or the equivalent of just 8,000 barrels.

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