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Paris MOU detains five vessels over bunker sulphur compliance

17 May 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 five vessels in April 2018 due to non-compliant sulphur content of bunkers.

  • Hong Kong-flagged YM Wellness (IMO 9704623) of Seaspan Ship management was detained for three days at Rotterdam port and released on 28 April, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used.
  • Portugal-flagged President Truman (IMO 9538658) of CPO Containerschiffreederei was detained for two days at Bremerhaven port and released on 30 April, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used and ISM.
  • Singapore-flagged NYK Virgo (IMO 9312810) of NEOM Maritime Singapore was detained for a day at Rotterdam port and released on 5 April, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used.
  • Cyprus-flagged Arethousa (IMO 9232060) of Olympia Ocean Carriers was detained for five days at Rotterdam port and released on 4 April, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used.
  • Bahamas-flagged Hood Island (IMO 9059640) of Trireme Vessel Management was detained for eight days at Saint Petersburg port and released on 17 April, 2018 over violations of lifeboats, sulphur content of fuel used, ISM, fire doors/openings in fire?resisting divisions, and fire?dampers.

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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Photo credit: Port of Rotterdam
Published: 17 May, 2018

 

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