Paris MoU reports the detention of the vessel, M/V Regga, on October 3, 2019, marking its third detention in the last 36 months; The vessel is not allowed to enter or anchor any port within the Paris MoU region after flying under the flag Comoros.
Vessels continue to be detained by Indonesian authorities while at anchor in waters around the island of Bintan. The ships believed that they had anchored at OPL Singapore, but had in fact anchored within Indonesian territorial waters. Earlier in the year, North Clun had informed that an increasing number of vessels are being detained by Indonesian authorities while at anchor in the waters around the island of Bintan.
Three inter-island Taio Shipping Limited vessels have been detained by the Ministry of Transport in the Cook Islands, after a young boy from Auckland disappeared from a vessel last month. The seven-year was lost when on board the MV Lady Moana, travelling from Rakahanga to Rarotonga.
The Paris MoU has issued its list of detentions for August 2019, containing information about ships detained in the region. The details of detentions are entered in the information system of the Paris MoU after the ship has been released.
Despite previous announcements on Iran freeing Stena Impero, Stena Bulk reported that the vessel remains detained at anchor in Bandar Abbas. The company noted that they will continue their efforts in freeing the vessel and its crew.
The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is ‘free to leave’, said Iran’s ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad in a statement through its twitter account Monday, just over two months after Iranian forces seized the ship in the Strait of Hormuz, for alleged marine violations.
Many maritime trade unionists associated with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have expressed their support to Captain Gennadiy Gavrylov, calling on the Sri Lankan government to reassure on his safe way back home.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during August there was one 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.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) detained the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Xing Jing Hai in the Port of Brisbane, after receiving a complaint from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on Wednesday, September 11.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomed the Iranian authorities release of seven crew members from the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, but urged for a transparent solution to this matter for the release of the other 16 seafarers who remain onboard, away from their families.
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