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 a vessel in February 2018 due to non-compliant sulphur content of bunker fuel used.
The Antigua and Barbuda flagged Magnus F was detained at Rotterdam port for five days and released on 26 February, 2018.
The 9,931 gross tonnage (GT) box carrier is owned by Freese Shipping GmbH & Co KG.
Paris MOU conducts more than 18,000 inspections on international ships in participating ports checking on international safety, security and environmental standards, and that crew members have adequate living and working conditions.
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.
Manifold Times earlier reported a total of three vessels being detailed in January over sulphur violations.
Photo credit: Port of Rotterdam
Published: March, 2018
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