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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Global Star departs despite detention

Global Star, which MCA inspectors described as the worst ship they had ever seen left Weymouth
despite being told to stay put. It arrived in Weymouth low on fuel, but the captain was unable to pay,
but the ship eventualy did refuel. To run out of fuel is a major non-conformity and the ship was
subject to Port State Control.

The Global Star was given a detention order but it jumped that order and has continued on
its journey. It is believed the ship left early on Jan 15 morning.

Because the ship has been given detention orders from other ports in the past, it will be banned
from any future visits in Europe. But as was heading to be scrapped, the crew probably took the
decision that it didn’t matter. 14 crew members were on board the vessel when it left.

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