Back to overview 12TH OF AUGUST 2019

M/V "LUTUF” - IMO 9109653 refused access to the Paris MoU region

The above named vessel - detained in port Catania (Italy) – left the port on 2 August 2019 to Tuzla (Turkey) without complying with the conditions determined by the Italian PSC Authority. In particular the named vessel did not respect the limitation “within the 20 miles from shore” as per single voyage permission, class and statutory conditional certificates issued by RO. The ship flies the flag of the Republic of Cameroon.

Therefore under the provisions of section 4 of the Paris MoU, Article 16 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC, 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.

Your attention is drawn to the provisions of Section 4.4 of the Paris MOU, Article 21.6 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC1, 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.