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Iran briefly detains Hong Kong chemical tanker

A Hong Kong-flagged tanker was briefly detained in Iran before being freed, as armed Iranian guards in speedboats directed the vessel into its waters while it was sailing through the Gulf of Oman.

Philippines detain ship for non-compliance with coronavirus measures

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the investigation of Panama-flagged cargo vessel ‘MV Harmony 6’, after its captain allegedly declared false information of its port clearance details amid intensified maritime security measures against the coronavirus.

Switzerland and Nigeria to submit their dispute to tribunal

Switzerland and Nigeria agreed to submit their dispute to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for the arrested tanker issue of San Padre Pio. Specifically, both parties shake their hands and came on a agreement for the submission on 3 December, as ITLOS stated.

Russia returns seized vessels to Ukraine

On Monday, November 18th, Russia handed back the three Ukrainian naval ships it captured last year. The handover took place in the Black Sea, off the coast of Crimea and was confirmed by the two countries’ foreign ministries.

Global PSC Scorecard: Detentions of 2019 First Semester

Many operators monitor specific KPIs, but these are not necessarily make the difference; it is not only the detention ratio, but country, port, age, and ship type that matter. Analyzing more than 33,500 inspections and related data from RISK4SEA – the online intelligence platform providing PSC inspection analytics & benchmarking – the global KPIs for the first semester of 2019 show 1.88 deficiencies per inspection, in comparison to the last running quarter which was 1.76. The detention rate is 2.46%, and the clean inspection rate is 52%.

Foreign flagged vessels detained in the UK in September

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during September there were four new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four foreign flagged ships remained under detention during August 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.


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