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UK detains 10 foreign ships

11 August 2017

The UK authorities detained 10 foreign ships during July 2017 after they failed port inspections. The ships included three new detentions.

The Cyprus-flagged Cap Ferrat was found to have 14 deficiencies, with 10 grounds for detention – these included lack of hygiene, lack of fire training drills, unsafe passages and gangways, and inadequate life-saving appliances.

The Marshall Islands-flagged Aristidis had eight deficiencies and was detained for six of these, including inadequate fire doors, lack of training and familiarity with life-saving appliances and no international safety management (ISM)

The Panama-flagged Ocean Vantage was found to have 13 deficiencies and was detained because of inadequate controls of machinery and no ISM.

Foreign ships that continue to be in UK-detention include the India-flagged Malaviya Seven, whose lack of pay for the crew was exposed by the ITF last October, and three further ships – the Panama-flagged Reggae, Tahsin and Seccadi – where the ITF found “slave-like conditions” for the crew, who were left without wages and provisions by the Turkish owners, Voda Shipping.


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