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The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris MOU and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as THETIS. This allows the ships with a high risk rating and poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.

Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious, they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained. All deficiencies should be rectified before departure.

 

Detentions carried on from previous months

  1. SIRIUS 1: The Nigeria-flagged vessel was detained on 7 November at Southampton, found with 11 deficiencies with two grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2021.
  2. SIRIUS 2: The Nigeria-flagged vessel was detained on 12 November at Southampton, after being found with 20 deficiencies with five grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2021.
  3. LIVA GRETA: The Latvia-flagged 'Liva Greta' was detained on 11th January 2020 at Birkenhead, with nine deficiencies with two grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2021.
  4. POSEIDON: The Iceland-flagged 'Poseidon' was detained on 19th July 2018 at Hull, with 10 deficiencies with two grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2021.
  5. TECOIL POLARIS: 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 31st January 2021.
  6. CIEN PORCIENTO: The unregistered 'Cien Porciento' was detained on 4 March 2010 with 30 deficiencies, including seven grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2021.

 

See also: List of ships detained in UK in December 2020