The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that four foreign flagged ship remained under detention in UK ports at the end of October after failing Paris MOU Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
nspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, deficiencies may be raised. Depending on the inspection findings, the vessel may be liable for detention in these cases.
Ships detained in October 2023
#1 RO QUEEN
The Malta (white list) flagged vessel was found with fifty deficiencies with ten grounds for detention on 11 October 2023 at Avonmouth. This vessel was still detained 31 October 2023.
#2 GARNET ACE
The Panama flagged vessel was found with twenty three deficiencies with two grounds for detention on 13 October 2023 at Royal Portbury. This vessel was released on 19 October 2023.
The Portugal flagged vessel was found with twenty-four deficiencies with six grounds for detention on 16 October 2023 at Royal Portbury. This vessel was released on 23 October 2023.
The Panama flagged vessel was found with twenty-two deficiencies with seven grounds for detention on 28 October 2023 at Southampton. This vessel was still detained 31 October 2023.