UK flagged fishing vessels detained
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has detained five UK-flagged fishing vessels in the space of two weeks which were found to have been non-compliant with multiple areas of legislation in the Merchant Shipping Act.
Today (31 July), vessel Olivia Jean was detained by MCA surveyors at Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire. Earlier this week (Monday 27 July), Camm Bounteous was detained in Brixham and Noordzee was also detained at the same location on Tuesday (28 July).
Last week, ships Camm Courageous and Sea Lady were also found to be in breach of legislation and both detained at Shoreham.
All five of these vessels are owned by Annan-based fishing company TN Trawlers Ltd.
Inspections carried out by the MCA found that each vessel had breached the Merchant Shipping Act on a range of issues.
All vessels currently remain in detention.