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Paris MOU detained two ships over bunker non-compliance

21 Jun 2018

The Paris MOU, a 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 two vessels in May 2018 due to non-compliant sulphur content of bunkers and the quality of marine fuel oil.

  • Liberia-flagged Arica (IMO 9399741) of NSC Shipping GmbH & Cie KG was detained for three days at Rotterdam port and released on 19 May, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used.
  • Malta-flagged Happy Venture (IMO 9153707) of Lamda Maritime SA was detained for 11 days at Gdynia port and released on 25 May, 2018 over quality of fuel oil and ten other deficiencies.

The detention of Arica and Happy Venture was the first within the last 36 months.

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.

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Published: 21 June, 2018

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