Rust Buckets

Gulpers
1st November 2005, 20:29
"The organization
The Paris MOU consists of 22 participating maritime Administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal States and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe.

Our mission
The Paris MOU aims at eliminating the operation of sub-standard ships through a harmonized system of port State control.

What we do
Annually over 18.000 inspections take place on board foreign ships in the Paris MOU ports, ensuring that these ships meet international safety, security and environmental standards, and that crew members have adequate living and working conditions."

The above extract is taken from the Paris MOU website.

For some examples of sub standard vessels which ply the high seas, have a look at this link. Just click on the vessels' names to open. Unbelievable! :@

http://www.parismou.org/ParisMOU/Caught+in+the+Net/xp/menu.4270/default.aspx

Derek Roger
1st November 2005, 20:33
I hope the Vital Spark is not there !!! Derek

Gulpers
1st November 2005, 20:36
Derek,

She is a Gin Palace compared to some of these!

thunderd
1st November 2005, 23:13
It's hard to believe that people could treat ships and crews like that....a real eye opener.