The Togo-flagged ship was detained for the third time in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months, and now it will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MoU region, except a port and anchorage of the ship’s flag State.

This refusal of access will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorized to leave this port and anchorage.

Because this is the first refusal of access order, the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.

Section 4.4 of the Paris MoU, Article 21.6 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC1, aims to reduce or minimize the risk of pollution and have deficiencies repaired, provided that enough measures have been taken by the company or the master of the ship to ensure safe entry.