ship detentions

Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during May 2020

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during May 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection, while there were zero new detentions.

UK MCA reports zero detentions in April 2020

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during April 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection, while there were zero new detentions.

List of banned ships in Indian Ocean MoU region

The Indian Ocean MoU issued a list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve two ships in Australia, three in Iran, and one in Myanmar. 

Key measures to reduce PSC detentions on Panamanian Vessels

The reviews of the 2019 Panamanians vessels performance, shown an increased number of detentions in some regions. Therefore, the Panama Maritime Authority issued revised marine circular to provide advice on how to reduce Port State Control (PSC) detentions of Panama flagged vessels, with the cooperation of recognized organizations, shipowners and ship operators as well as other interested parties. 

USCG domestic report: 111 Flag State detentions in 2019

USCG issued its 2019 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report, summarizing statistics regarding inspections and enforcement of regulations on US-flagged vessels. The number of vessel inspections increased by 1,423 and the average number of deficiencies identified per inspection increased from 1.26 to 1.48 in 2019.

Cargo ship detained in Paris MoU region

The general cargo ship M/V “SKYLARK 1” was detained in Port of Kastelli Kissamou Crete, Greece, on 13 May 2020. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.

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