Banned for 3 months
The first ship has been banned under the new inspection regime of the Paris MOU, the international organization press release said.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis flagged MV ARES II falls under sanctions of the new inspection regime of Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. The vessel is banned from the Paris MoU for 3 months. Statutory certificates were issued by International Register of Shipping in November 2010.
The new inspection regime (NIR) of Paris MOU came into force on 1 January 2011. The regime introduces a mandatory 100-percent inspection of ships. NIR imposes more stringent requirements vs previous regime both to vessels making calls at ports of EU and shipping companies and flag States.