Detentions Surprise for Paris MOU

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Aug 012014


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 »

Pirating Panama

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Dec 102010

MV Panama - but flagged with Liberia

On the afternoon of 10 December, the MV Panama was pirated by 2 armed skiffs with a total of 5 pirates on board.  A rocket propelled grenade was used during the attack which occurred approximately 80 nautical miles east of the Tanzanian/Mozambique border.

This extreme Southerly attack in the Somali Basin is a further example of the constantly expanding area of pirate activity.

MV Panama is a Liberian flagged container ship, operated by a US based company, with a crew of 23, all from Myanmar.  She was en route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to Beira, Mozambique, when the attack occurred. There is no news of the condition of the crew and EUNAVFOR is monitoring the situation.

Santa Alina/MOL Utility SBO Deaths “Senseless” – BSU

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Feb 062010

Fixing handrails in place while containers were being swung led to a fatality

Germany’s BundesBundesstelle für Seeunfalluntersuchung, Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, BSU, has described the deaths of two workers in two separate incidents “Senseless” and forcefully says employers should define the necessary qualification requirements for occupational safety and establish and enforce directives that ensure all persons are properly qualified to discharge their duties and responsibilities in the area of safety and health.

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