During September, there were two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while three vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of three vessels remained under detention at the end of October.

New detentions

  • The Cook Islands-flagged 'Southwester' was detained on 1st October 2018 in Runcorn, after found with eighteen deficiencies, including one ground for detention. This vessel was released on 8th October 2018.
  • The Cook Islands-flagged 'Duygu' was detained on 1st October in Birkenhead,  after found with twenty-one deficiencies with five grounds for detention. This vessel was released on 3rd October 2018.

Detentions carried over from previous months

  • The Icelandic-flagged 'Poseidon', found with 10 deficiencies, two of which were detainable, was detained on 19th July 2018 at Hull. This vessel was still detained on 30th September 2018.
  • The Russian-flagged 'Tecoil Polaris' was detained on 6th June 2018 at Immingham, after found with 27 deficiencies with eight grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 30th September 2018.
  • The unregistered 'Cien Porciento' was detained on 4 March 2010 with 30 deficiencies, including seven grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 30th September 2018.