Maritime Cook Islands has given a “cancellation notice” to a Cook Islands-flagged general cargo ship which has been barred from European ports for failing to turn up at a repair yard after a safety inspection.
The Paris MOU on Port State Control said the 6100-dwt
Balkan 1 (built 2011) was detained in the port of Oristani in Sardina Italy on
June 6 and left 11 days later, according to Trade Winds Global Shipping News.
Maritime Cook Islands co-chief executive officer Moeroa
Mamanu-Matheson said the vessel has been detained twice this year and following
the recent detention, a Cancellation Notice has been issued.
Mamanu-Matheson said that they have no information on
the type of cargo it carried.
According to Baltics Shipping, Balkan 1 is a general
cargo vessel built in 2011 by Huaxia Shipping Business in Wuhan, China. Its
gross tonnage is 4878 tons.