Shipping: Inspections

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency that four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports in March after failing Port State Control inspection, who is responsible for paying (1) port, and (2) other, charges incurred by those ships during the detention period.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The ship operator (owner or manager) has the responsibility for paying all costs incurred while the ship is under detention.

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