Reason of Banning from the Paris MoU region:

1. In accordance with section 4.1 of the Paris MOU, ships are banned after multiple detentions: these ships will be refused access to any port in the region of the Memorandum for a minimum period. The refusal of access following multiple detentions will become applicable as soon as the ship leaves the port or anchorage. 

2. In accordance with section 4.2 of the Paris MOU, ships which jump detention or fail to call at an indicated repair yard are banned: these ships will be refused access to any port in the region of the Memorandum. 

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4.1 and 4.2, access to a specific port may be permitted by the relevant authority of that port State in the event of force majeure or overriding safety considerations, or to reduce or minimize the risk of pollution, provided that adequate measures to the satisfaction of the authority of such State have been implemented by the owner, the operator or the master of the ship to ensure safe entry. * Please note that the particulars of the ships on this list are only updated by the banning authority. The main identifier of a banned ship is the IMO number.

When a ship is “banned” and then sold to another Party, does this transaction automatically cancel the “banned” status or does the status continue?

A ban is a measure imposed on an individual ship. Once banned, a transfer of company, flag or change in other involved parties does not revoke a ban or otherwise shorten the applicable periods mentioned.