Britain’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency, MCA, has announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during December 2009 after failing Port State Control, PSC, inspection. Of 132 PSC inspections only 45 ships had no deficiencies, the rest having a wide range, many of which presented fundamental hazards to seafarers. It is, as usual, a sorry set of examples of the lack of concern aboard and at management level for the safety of seafarers.
Out of the detained vessels, 5 were registered with flag states listed on the Paris MOU white list, 1 was registered with a flag state on the grey list and 2 were registered with flag states on the black list
Here’s the sorry list: