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Seven new foreign flagged ships detained in UK ports during October 2022


The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that seven foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during October 2022 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

To remind, inspections of foreign-flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious, they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained. All deficiencies should be rectified before departure.

Ships detained in October 2022

#1 VS SALOME: The Malta flagged vessel was detained on 01 October 2022 at Teesport, found with 20 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention. Eventually, this vessel was released 10 October 2022.

#2 MAERSK NIAGARA: The Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained on 06 October 2022 at Southampton, found with 6 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention. This vessel was released 07 October 2022.

#3 ISABELITA: The Norway flagged vessel was detained on 08 October 2022 at Teesport, found with 14 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention. The vessel was released 22 October 2022.

#4 AL MOTHANNA: The Jordan flagged vessel was detained on 15 October 2022 at Immingham, found with 10 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention. The vessel was released on 23 October 2022.

#5 VS LARA: The Malta flagged vessel was detained on 24 October 2022 at Teesport, found with 28 deficiencies with 1 grounds for detention. The vessel was still detained 31 October 2022.

#6 HR PEARL: The Antigua and Barbuda flagged vessel was detained on 24 October 2022 at Great Yarmouth, found with 14 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention. The vessel was still detained 31 October 2022.

#7 AMAX AVENUE: The Marshall Islands flagged vessel was detained on 31 October 2022 at Fawley, found with 3 deficiencies with 1 grounds for detention. The vessel was still detained 31 October 2022.

Detentions carried over from previous months

#1 TORO: The Liberia flagged vessel was detained on 05 July 2022 at Royal Portbury, found with 69 deficiencies with 12 grounds for detention. This vessel was released to a Repair Port 4 October 2022.

#2 CLYDE: The Panama flagged vessel was detained on 24 September 2022 at Royal Portbury, found with 25 deficiencies with 5 grounds for detention. This vessel was released 05 October 2022.

#3 AMO: The Mongolia flagged vessel was detained on 24 September 2022 at Teesport, found with 22 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention. This vessel was released on 07 October 2022.

#4 MERIC: The Palau flagged vessel was detained on 30 September 2022 at Newport (Gwent), found with 27 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention. This vessel was released on 08 October 2022.

#5 SHEARWATER: The Comoros flagged vessel was detained on 30th June 2022 at Leith, found with 7 deficiencies with 4 grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2022.

#6 POSEIDON: The Iceland flagged vessel was detained on 19th July 2018 at Hull, found with 10 deficiencies with 5 grounds for detention. This vessel wasstill detained on 31st October 2022.

#7 TECOIL POLARIS: The Russian Federation flagged vessel was detained on 6th June 2018 at Immingham, found with 27 deficiencies with 6 grounds for detention. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2022.

#8 CIEN PORCIENTO: The Sweden flagged vessel was detained on 4 March 2010, Lowestoft, found with 30 deficiencies with 7 grounds for detentions. This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2022.



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