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UK detains nine foreign ships

13 October 2017

The UK authorities detained nine foreign-flagged ships during September 2017 after they failed port inspections. The total included two new detentions. 

The Marshall Islands-flagged Go Electric was detained in Aberdeen, Scotland after it was found to have 19 deficiencies, with eight grounds for detention, including missing wages for crew, lack of cleanliness, poorly maintained galleys and lack of adequate nutritional food for the crew. The Faroe Islands-flagged Mornes had 16 deficiencies, with three grounds for detention, including damages to the structure and lack of international safety management (ISM).

Other ships continuing in UK detention include the India-flagged Malaviya Seven, whose lack of pay for the crew was exposed by the ITF last October, and the Turkish-owned, Panama-flagged Reggae, Tahsin and Seccadi vessels, where the ITF found “slave-like conditions” for the crew, who were abandoned by the owner without wages or provisions.



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