In particular, during April, there were two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of three vessels remained under detention at the end of April.

One of the new detentions involved the Italian-flagged oil/chemical tanker 'Ghetty Bottigliery', due to a total of fifteen deficiencies found onboard, with two ground for detention. The detainable deficiencies related to fire drills and ISM Code.

The second detention involved the Bahamas-flagged general cargo ship 'Celtica Hav', which was 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 Bahamas-flagged 'Anna', the Panamanian-flagged 'K Dadayli' and 'Sea Trident', as well as the unregistered 'Cien Porciento' remained under detention in April. 'K Dadayli' was released in 3 April, while the three others remained under detention as of end of April.