Three more vessels were detained in UK ports during September 2016 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection, the country’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) informed.
Apart from the three newly detained ships, four ships remained under detention from previous months.
Vessels detained earlier include Malaviya Twenty, Sea Trident, Southern Star and Cien Porciento.
Three out of seven vessels were released by the end of September, while four ships remained under detention, according to the MCA.
The ships detained in September include Crown Opal, Partagas and Paquis.
The Panama-flagged reefer vessel Crown Opal was detained on September 24 in Portsmouth and released a day later.
Another vessel, the Malta-flagged bulk carrier Partagas, was detained also on September 24 in Port Talbot.
The third ship, the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Paquis, was put under detention on September 27 in Immingham and released two days later.