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UK detains nine foreign vessels

17 February 2017

Nine foreign-flagged ships were detained in UK ports during January 2017 after they failed port inspections. These included five ships that were newly detained.

The Marshall Islands-flagged Sea Emperor was detained for not having paid wages to the crew; it had eight further deficiencies.

The Antigua and Barbuda-flagged BBC Coral was found to have 19 deficiencies, including seven grounds for detention. These included an invalid maritime labour certificate and missing maritime labour compliance, as well as missing machinery guards and entry to dangerous spaces not as required.

The Cook Island-flagged Salix had 10 deficiencies and was detained because of defects in its oil filtering equipment, covers not properly maintained and no international safety management (ISM) as required.

The Antigua and Barbuda-flagged Fanfare had six deficiencies and was detained because of damaged lifeboats, a deficient emergency generator and no ISM.

The Netherlands-flagged Skyline Barge 17 had six deficiencies and was detained because of missing loadlines, loading documents and international anti-fouling certificate.

The India-flagged Malaviya Seven continues to be detained in Scotland after it was arrested for non-payment of wages to crew.




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