Back to overview 2ND OF MARCH 2017

M/V “HEKMEH” – IMO: 8901597 refused access to the Paris MoU region

The above named vessel was detained in port Constanta (Romania) on 21st February 2017. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of  Belize, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.

Therefore under the provisions of section 4 of the Paris MoU,  the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MOU region, except a port and anchorage of the ship's flag State. This refusal of access will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorized 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,  which allow access to a specific port and anchorage in the event of force majeure or overriding safety considerations, or to reduce or minimize 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.