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Liberian Registry climbs higher on Paris MOU White List

The Liberian Registry has once again been included on the White List of low-risk flags in the 2019 Annual Report of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control, covering the European region, rising from 17th overall in 2018

Morocco obtains 110-mln-USD loan for ports sector

Morocco on Thursday obtained a loan of 110 million U.S. dollars to develop its ports sector. The loan deal was signed here between the Moroccan Ports Agency (ANP) and the French Development Agency (AFD), a joint statement of ANP and AFD

Crew Crisis To Trigger Ship Detentions And Diversions

Around 200,000 seafarers still can’t get home due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Expired and extended crew contracts are piling up. Now, some port inspectors are beginning to balk and detain arriving vessels. “We are not just talking about a humanitarian crisis.