Paris MoU Bans Vessel Skipping Repair Yard

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An earlier detained vessel was refused access to the Paris MoU regions due to non-compliance of rules.

What happened?

The vessel ‘MV Rawan’ was detained in Limassol (Cyprus) on 23 April 2018. It left the Port on 25 July 2018 but failed to call at the repair yard in Alexandria, Egypt as agreed.

The vessel was allowed to sail for a single voyage from Limassol to Alexandria for cargo discharge and then to proceed to ‘Egyptian Ship Repairs & Building & Co.’ repair yard (Alexandria) as per Flag authorization dated 20 July 2018.

Refused access to Paris MoU regions

In accordance with the provisions of section 23(4) of Merchang Shipping (Port State Control) Laws of 2011 and 2015 (Law 95(I)/2011) as amended of the Republic of Cyprus, Section 4.2 of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control and Article 21.4 of the EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC as amended, it was advised that the above named vessel will be refused access to any port and anchorages in the Paris MoU region, except a port and anchorage of the ships flag State, until you have provided evidence to the satisfaction of this administration that the ship fully complies with all applicable requirements of the Convention.

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Source: Paris MoU

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