Malta One Of Five Flags Responsible For Half U.K. Ship Detentions

Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Malta, which registered the tanker that broke up off France in December, is among five flags responsible for nearly half of all ships detained in the U.K. last year, Britain's Coastguard said. Ships registered with the flags of Malta, Cyprus, Panama, St Vincent and Grenadines and Russia accounted for 62 of the 129 detentions made by British port inspectors in 1999, the agency said. Vessels are detained when they are found to have deficiencies ranging from structural problems to faulty equipment or a lack of safety certificates. Malta says its shipping register did everything within its power to ensure the Erika was properly regulated. The European Commission has pledged to use talks with prospective members Cyprus and Malta to win guarantees they would tighten standards for ships operating under their flags.
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0834 sec (12 req/sec)