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Nord Fast

Britain’s Maritime Maritime & Coastguard Agency, MCA, has issued its September list of ten detained ships. It would appear that a drunk master was not the biggest threat to seafarers aboard the Singapore-registered chemical tanker Nord Fast.

It is the usual depressing account of shameful ships on which the lives of seafarers appear to be of little value.

Nord Fast, managed by Executive Ship Management Pte Ltd, was detained in Fawley Southampton for two days because the port lifeboat could not be launched as the winch was seized; in addition the LRIT conformance report was not on board.

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