As UK MCA highlighted, the vessel will not sail and depart the port, unless the MCA has re-inspected the vessel and is satisfied that the efficiencies have been rectified.

Specifically, amongst the deficiencies found, the MCA also revealed that the vessel was missing valid international safety management (ISM) and ship security (ISSC) certificates.

It will remain in Leith until the seafarers' wages are paid and other identified deficiencies are rectified.

In addition, UK MCA is closely collaborating with the owner and the ship's captain to solve the issues that resulted from the inspection.


According to BBC, it is not the first time that the vessel 'Alexander Tvardovskiy', which was formerly flagged in Russia, has faced troubles in UK waters.

Specifically, in August 2012, the vessel collided with dredger UKD Bluefin and another general cargo vessel, Wilson Hawk, off Immingham in North East Lincolnshire.