The above named vessel was detained in CONSTANTA On 08-01-2016 This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of MOLDOVA which is black on the current Paris MoU BGW list. Therefore under the provisions of section 4 of the Paris MOU, Article 16 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC(1) the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MoU region(2), except a portand anchorage of the ship's flag State. This refusal of access will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorised to leave this port and anchorage. As this is the first refusal of access order the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.Your attention is drawn to the provisions of Section 4.4 of the Paris MoU, Article 21.6 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC1 which allow access to a specific port and anchorage in the event of force majeure or overriding safety considerations, or to reduce or minimise the risk of pollution or to have deficiencies rectified, provided that adequate measures to the satisfaction of the competent authority of such State have been implemented by the company or the master of the ship to ensure safe entry. 1 references to be used when applicable to the banning state 2 The members of the Paris MOU are Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, lceland, lreland, ltaly, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
M/V ‘’SIMONE“ (ex “YONG GI”)
M/V “YONG GI” flying the flag of REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE, with IMO number 8035104, called at the anchorage area of the port of Kalamata (Greece) on 15th of January 2015. Due to the fact that the ship was not responding to the several VHF calls from the local Port Authority, a unit from the local coast guard branch visited the vessel in order to execute an appropriate check. The district PSC office of Kalamata was informed by the master of the vessel that the ship suffered damage to the steering gear during her voyage from the port of Bar (Montenegro) to an unknown destination. The PSC office was also informed by the coast guard unit about the overall substandard condition of the vessel. During the inspection 40 deficiencies were found, of which 28 were considered ground for detention. As a conclusion to the above and due to the fact that the overall condition of the vessel was obviously substandard, the ship was detained. On 21st May 2015, after re-inspection of the vessel and the submission of all the relevant documents to the responsible PCS office, by the responsible parties (Flag State, RO), the detention was lifted. The majority of the deficiencies (36 of 40) that were found during the first visit had been rectified. For the remaining deficiencies appropriate actions taken were set to ensure rectification. The ship departed from the port Kalamata on 22nd May 2015 after being under detention for more than four months.
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