Three vessels refused access to the Paris MoU region
M/V “VOLGO BALT 193” was detained in port of Azov (Russian Federation) on 16 July 2018. M/V “SORMOVSKIY 32” was detained in port Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation) on 29 July 2018. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. Ships fly the flag of Comoros which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.
Therefore under the provisions of section 4 of the Paris MoU, Article 16 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC, ships 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 ships are authorized to leave ports and anchorage.
As this is the first refusal of access order the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.
M/V “RAWAN” was detained in Limassol (Cyprus) on 23 April 2018 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.