The Paris MoU on Port State Control organization has detained nine vessels this week, starting from Monday, July 10.
The vessels in question are general cargo/multipurpose ships Rms Laar, Starshina Derov Ng, Burhan Dizman 3, Akela, Lucky Brother, Oney Z, Hak and Titan as well as bulk carrier Ken Goh.
The 2,200 dwt Rms Laar, which flies the flag of Antigua & Barbuda, was arrested in Pasaia, Spain. As of today, the ship’s AIS data shows it is still moored in the Bay of Biscay.
The second vessel, the 1971-built Starshina Derov Ng, was detained in the port of Azov, Russia. According to its AIS tracking data, the 3,286 dwt ship is currently stopped in the Azov Sea.
Furthermore, the 7,000 dwt Burhan Dizman 3 was put under detention in Constanta, Romania, where it is still moored.
Detained in Antwerpen, Belgium, the 2007-built Akela is still moored in the region.
The fifth vessel, the Palau-flagged Lucky Brother, was arrested in Brindisi, Italy. The ship has not been released yet.
Oney Z and Hak, which fly the flags of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, are detained in Split, Croatia and Monfalcone, Italy, respectively. As of today, the two vessels remain under detention.
The Moldova-flagged ship Titan was banned from the region in Volos, Greece.
Additionally, the 31,900 dwt bulker Ken Goh was arrested in the port of Kavkaz, Russia. The Vanuatu-flagged ship is currently at anchor in the region.
The organization has not disclosed the reasons for the vessels’ detentions.
Earlier in July, three more vessels were banned from the region. They include Roma, St. Gregory and Acorus.
The Paris MoU is comprised of 27 participating maritime administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal states and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe.
World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Shipspotting