ship detentions

Ships detained in Paris MoU region in December

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.

UK: Foreign flagged ship detentions in December

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

Paris MoU: Deadline for submission of 2019 detention review cases

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. 

Ships detained in Paris MoU region during November

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.

Iran detains vessel for fuel smuggling in Strait of Hormuz

According to Bloomberg, Iran detained a vessel, along with the crewmembers onboard the vessel, which was transmitting smuggled fuel near the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz. The detained tanker, intercepted close to Abu Musa island, was transferring 1.3 million liters of smuggled fuel, or the equivalent of just 8,000 barrels.

Russian ship still detained in UK after grounding off Falmouth

The Russian cargo ship ‘Kuzma Minin’ that ran aground off Cornwall a year ago is still kept under detention in UK, according to the latest update on list detentions by UK MCA. The ship was detained shortly after grounding off Falmouth in December 2018.

UK: Foreign flagged ship detentions in November

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

High risk routes for drug smuggling

North informs that recent incidents of criminals using cargo ships to smuggle narcotics have highlighted specific routes that are being targeted by smugglers. Namely, one route is Barranquilla to Altamira, as there has been a notable increase in the finding of cocaine on vessels trading from Colombia to Mexico. In most of the cases, bulk carriers have been targeted. The drugs, in the form of packaged cocaine were buried within the cargo and were only discovered during discharge operations.

Foreign flagged vessels detained in the UK in October

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

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