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Tanzania-flagged Carolyn: Banned twice

Tanzania-flagged Carolyn: Banned twice

Paris MOU expected detentions to increase in 2013 but even it was surprised when they grew by a whopping 87 per cent. Some 28 ships were refused access to Paris MoU ports, the highest number recorded since 2005.

Says the PARIS MOU: “Although it was anticipated that the number of banned ships would rise, an increase of 87% compared to last year was not anticipated. Most ships, 17, have been banned for multiple detentions, while nine were banned for failing to call at an indicated repair yard”.

Over a three year period the flags of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Moldova, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Togo recorded the highest number of bannings.

One ship, the ro-ro cargo ship “Carolyn”, flag United Republic of Tanzania, was banned twice in one year – once by Malta in February and again by Italy in November 2013.
With 1,188 inspections and 154 detentions the ships flying a “black listed flag“ score a detention rate of 12.96%. For ships flying a “grey listed flag” the detention rate is 7.64% (851 inspections, 65 detentions) and for ships flying a “white listed flag” 2.82% (15,551 inspections and 439 detentions).

 

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