Detentions Surprise for Paris MOU

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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. Continue reading »