The Maritime and Coastguard Agency of UK, announced on Friday that thirteen foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2012 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
Latest monthly figures show that there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports during October 2012 and seven vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only four vessels remained under detention at the end of October.
The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 3.4 per cent. This is slightly up from September’s twelve month rate. Out of the detained vessels ten were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list, one was registered with a flag state on the grey list, one was registered with a flag state on the black list, one was unregistered and none were registered with a flag state that was not included on the Paris MOU white, grey or black lists, a statement from the agency said.