The general cargo ship M/V “BISLAN” was detained in Port of Azov, Russia, on 11 March 2020, Paris MoU informed. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
The Panamanian-flagged general cargo ship ‘Evora’ has been denied access to any port in the Paris MoU region over jumping detention. The ship was detained in port Tarrea Pier, Ireland on 12 September 2019 and departed from Tarrea Pier in the period from 17 – 20 January.
Paris MoU reports that it refused access to “Uranus II” vessel, as it was flying under the flag of Sierra Leone, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB List. Specifically, the vessel was detained in port Midia, in Romania, on January 28, 2020.
Paris MoU is issuing deficiencies over fire-fighting outfits, the RMI warned in a new advisory to shipping. As such, it advised that when the targeted firefighting outfits are the only ones available onboard, the fire teams should be aware of the outfit limitations.
During a three-month period, started on 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019, Paris MoU, along with other MoUs and PSC Authorities, conducted a Concentrated Inspection Campaign, on Emergency Systems. Although, the Paris MoU has not issued any report yet, key findings are available on its Inspection Database which we analyze in this article. During the CIC period, a total number of 4,336 inspections conducted, resulting to 9,968 deficiencies and 134 detentions.
The Paris MoU has issued its list of ship detentions for December 2019. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released. Due to technical issues, this list was not based on release date but on detention date.
Paris and Tokyo MoUs announced that the awareness among ships’ crews regarding the 2020 sulphur cap proved to be high, so emphasis is now placed on the fuel carriage ban requirements entering into force on 1st March 2020. Both Memoranda agreed that the requirements will be applied without exception.
In case an owner or operator declines to use the National appeal procedure but still wishes to complain about a detention decision, such a complaint should be sent to the flag State or the recognized organization (if authorized to act for the flag State), the Paris MoU informed.
The Paris MoU has issued its list of ship detentions for November 2019. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released. Due to technical issues this list was not based on release date but on detention date.
Paris MoU aspires to balance its inspections and their outcome in line with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap; Yet, Carien Droppers, Deputy Secretary General at Paris MoU commented to BIMCO that the inspections often face challenges in ensuring that the results are identical in every port.
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