UK – 10 foreign vessels under detention from September

By Finans

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has informed that 10 ships failed the Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
Latest data reveals that there were 6 new cases of detention of international flagged vessels in UK ports since September 2012 and 4 of the ships remained under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last year was 3.37%.
None of the vessels is blacklisted in any list.
Examinations of international flagged vessels in UK waters are made by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Where a vessel is found to be deficient or lacks the needed papers, Maritime and Coastguard Agency inspectors can take a range of actions leading to detention when there is serious negligence.
The United Kingdom is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as Thetis. This allows the vessels of flags with bad detention records to be targeted for future inspection.