Namely, during May, there were four new detentions in a UK port, while three vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of four vessels remained under detention at the end of May.

New detentions in May

One of the new detentions involved the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier 'Poavosa Wisdom', found with 6 detainable deficiencies, related to missing or not updated charts and nautical publications. This vessel was released on 24 May 2018.

The second involved the St. Kitts and Nevis-flagged general cargo ship 'Atlantic' found with 19 deficiencies, 17 of which were ground for detention.  This vessel was still detained on 31 May 2018.

The third is about the Panamanian-flagged general cargo ship 'Mikhail Dudin', found with 8 deficiencies. One of them was ground for detention and related to wages. This vessel was released on 11 May 2018.

The fourth detention was on the Cook Islands-flagged general cargo ship 'Ocean Spirit'. 19 deficiencies were found onboard, with four ground for detention. This vessel was released on 16 May 2018.

Detentions carried over from previous months

The Bahamas-flagged general cargo ship 'Celtica Hav' was detained on 4 April 2018 at Swansea after found with three deficiencies -two of which were ground for detention. The detainable deficiencies related to hull damage impairing seaworthiness and voyage/passage plan.

The Panamanian-flagged research vessel 'Sea trident' was detained on 17 June 2016 at West Cowes, due to 17 detainable deficiencies.

The unregistered bunkering vessel 'Cien Porciento' was detained back in March 2010, in Lowestoft, due to 30 deficiencies, including 7 grounds for detention.