Second Indian Ship Detained By UK Coastguard After Failing Inspection

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A second Indian ship was among foreign flagged vessels under detention in UK ports after failing a Port State Control (PSC) inspection in July, the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said yesterday.

Malaviya Twenty was detained on July 4 at Great Yarmouth in the East Anglia region of England over "five deficiencies with four ground for detention".

The ship's medical certificate had expired as well as record of wages to its employees was missing.

Second Indian Ship Detained By UK Coastguard After Failing Inspection

Offshore Tug/Supply ship Malaviya Twenty - Image: Andrew Chilvers

The ship joins Malaviya Seven, both owned by Mumbai's GOL Offshore Ltd, which was held at the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland over similarly "missing" wages for its staff members and a lack of "calculation and payment of wages" record in June.

Both vessels' "seafarers employment agreement" were also invalid.

The first vessel was detained by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) union with the support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on June 15.

Malaviya Twenty was among three new international detentions in July and was still being held in the UK as of July 31.

"When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained," MCA said in a statement.

The UK is part of a regional agreement known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, under which information on all ships inspected is held centrally in an electronic database.

Source: NDTV