Port state control organisation Paris MOU, consisting of 27 participating maritime administrations covering the waters of the European Coastal States and the North Atlantic basin, detained a bulk carrier in February 2019 due to the sulphur content in marine fuel.
Panama-flagged bulk carrier Centennial Harmony (IMO 9590838) of Phil-Bright Ocean Ship Management, chartered by Tata Steel, was detained for three days at the Port of Narvik in Norway and released on 27 February over sulphur content of fuel used.
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.
There were no detentions due to sulphur content in marine fuel by ports under the Paris MOU in January 2019.
A list of detentions over marine fuel related by Paris MOU ports in 2018 can be found below:
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Photo credit: MarineTraffic / Peter Beentjes
Published: 22 March, 2019
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