Maritime News – The detention list includes 45 vessels, from which 50% are general cargo vessels.
The Paris MoU region and the Tokyo MoU performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS, last year, an the Paris MoU has released its initial findings, saying the results are encouraging.
The campaign was held from September 1 to November 30, 2017. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards for navigation equipment, including familiarity with the equipment.
Least compliant were recordings on appropriate up to date electronic charts and back up arrangements (96.2 percent) and complete passage plan for the voyage berth to berth(96.3 percent).
The Paris MOU, an port state control organisation consisting of 27 participating maritime administrations covering the waters of the European coastal States and the North Atlantic basin, has detained three vessels in January 2018 due to non-compliant sulphur content of bunker fuel used.
Marshall Islands-flagged Al Jasrah of United Arab Shipping Management was detained for a day at Rotterdam port on 5 January 2018.
Russian Federation-flagged chemical tanker Araz River of Palmali was detained at Rotterdam port for five days and released on 20 January 2018.
The Malta-flagged boxship Max Winner of OSM Ship Management was detained for two days at Rotterdam port and released on 10 January 2018.
Paris MOU conducts more than 18,000 inspections on international ships in participating ports checking on international safety, security and environmental standards, and that crew members have adequate living and working conditions.
The current 27 member States of the Paris MoU are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.