AMSA has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier AC Sesoda for deliberately underpaying its crew by more than AUD $118,000, which the ship’s operator attempted to conceal from authorities.
European Union naval authorities recently detained a merchant vessel that was carrying jet fuel from the United Arab Emirates to Libya, on suspicion that was violating a United Nations arms embargo.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that nine foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during June 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection, while there were five new detentions.
Riyadh MoU issued its annual PSC report, recording a slight drop of 0.22% in the number of inspections, but an increase of 16.12% on the number of inspections with deficiencies as well as an increase of 39.13% in the number of detentions through 2019.
Caribbean MoU issued its annual PSC report, noting a total of 11 ship detentions and 1027 deficiencies in 2019. Fire safety measures was the highest deficiency recorded, followed by Life Saving Appliances.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently detained a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship for serious and repeated safety and pollution prevention related failures.
The Paris MoU has published its 2019 Annual PSC Report, revealing a decrease in detention percentage to 2.94% (from 3.17%). The number of detainable deficiencies has decreased again to 2,995 from 3,250 in 2018. ISM was the main detainable deficiency area in 2019.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier TW Hamburg from Australian ports for 12 months, after finding evidence that the crew was underpaid.
Following the container loss incident of the MSC Palak in Algoa Bay about a week ago, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) released the vessel.
Following the inspection of six cruise ships by the UK Maritime and Coastguard, the surveyors detained five of the vessels over concerns for crew welfare.
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