The ship flying the flag of St. Vincent and The Grenadines was detained in Ravenna, Italy in the beginning of July for the third time in the last three years on the grounds of multiple previous detentions.
The detentions arise from the outstanding debt of the ship’s operator AGR Shipping, seated in Riga, Latvia.
The decision was made since the flag of St. Vincent and The Grenadines is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.
” The ship will be refused. This refusal will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorized to leave this port and anchorage,” Paris MoU’s press release read.
As this is the first refusal of access order, the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.
According to the latest data on the vessel’s location, the ship is anchored in Nemrut its final destination being Izmir, Turkey.