M/V “MILTON” – IMO: 7607467 refused access to the Paris MoU region
The above named vessel was detained in port Tsiggeli (Greece) on 20th February 2017.
During a more detailed inspection a total of 16 deficiencies were found of which 6 were clear ground for detention:
- Stowage and provision of life rafts and rescue boats were not as required
- Corroded decks
- Inoperative echo sounder
- Fire pumps and its pipes not as required
- Propulsion main engine not as required
This 21 year old ship flies the flag of Albania which is grey on the current Paris MOU BGW list. This is the third detention in the Paris MOU region within the last 24 months. As this is the first refusal of access order, the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.
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.