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.