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 two vessels in December 2018 due to the sulphur content in marine fuel.
Singapore-flagged container ship APL Changi (IMO 9631981) of CMA CGM International Shipping was detained for two days at Le Havre (GPM) and released on 30 December, 2018 over sulphur content of fuel used.
Antigua and Barbuda-flagged chemical tanker Falstria Swan (IMO 9367217) of Uni-Tankers was detained for five days at Le Havre (GPM) and released on 27 December, 2018 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.
The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and Paris MoU on Port State Control 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: 23 January, 2019
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