UK detains eight foreign ships
10 March 2017
The United Kingdom detained eight foreign-flagged ships during February 2017 after they failed inspections.
Two newly detained ships included the Cyprus-flagged Cemgulf, which was found to have six deficiencies, including four grounds for detention (including inoperative lifeboats and not frequent enough ship drills), and the Norway-flagged Hoegh St Petersburg, which had three deficiencies and was detained because its emergency generator was not up to standard.
The India-flagged Malaviya Seven remains detained in Aberdeen, Scotland on five grounds, including non-payment of wages to crew – a case that the ITF has been fighting on behalf of the crew members affected. The Panama-flagged Sea Trident is also still detained for not making good 17 deficiencies that were grounds for detention.