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Paris MOU highlights Sept and Oct marine fuel related detentions

21 Nov 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, detained vessels in September and October 2018 due to marine fuel related issues.


  • Antigua and Barbuda-flagged bulk carrier Stellar Pacific (IMO 9316995) of Stellar Navigation Ltd was detained for ten days at Antwerpen and released on 25 September, 2018 over its fuel change over procedure


  • Antigua and Barbuda-flagged general cargo and multipurpose vessel Celebration (IMO 9258997) of Trim Denizcilik ve Gemi Is Ltd was detained for six days at Bremen and released on 25 October, 2018 over its fuel change over procedure and emissions of sulphur oxide
  • Malta-flagged commercial yacht Callista (IMO 1005241) of an unknown company was detained for 23 days at Imperia(p-m) and released on 3 October, 2018 over Sulphur content of fuel used
  • Panama-flagged oil tanker C. Spirit (IMO 9643269) of SK Shipping Co Ltd-KRS was detained for 2 days at Le Havre (GPM) and released on 11 October, 2018 over its fuel change over procedure

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.

The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and Paris MoU on Port State Control has launched a three-month joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI, effective 1 September to 30 November, 2018.

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Published: 21 November, 2018

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