Three foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during October 2021 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.
To remind, 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 in October 2021
ATHENS GLORY: The Cyprus -flagged vessel was detained on 21st October 2021 at DP World Gateway, London, found with 32 deficiencies with 6 grounds for detention. Eventually, the vessel was released on 29th October 2021.
Detentions carried on from previous months
POSEIDON: The Iceland-flagged ship was detained on 19th July 2018 at Hull, found with 10 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2021.
TECOIL POLARIS: The Russian-flagged ship was detained on 6th June 2018 at Immingham, found with 27 deficiencies with 6 grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2021.
CIEN PORCIENTO: The unregistered general cargo ship was detained on 4 March 2010 at Lowestoft, found with 30 deficiencies with 7 grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2021.