>Coast Guard Detains Bulk Carrier in Baltimore, MD

>Yesterday, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore detained the 28-year old, 730-ft bulker, M/V SAGUENAY, after having found, during a routine port state control exam, conditions onboard that render the ship unsafe to proceed to sea.

Sector Baltimore is working in partnership with the flag State, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the vessel’s classification society, Lloyd’s Register, to ensure the conditions are corrected in order to protect life, property and the marine environment.

The M/V SAGUENAY is the 6th foreign flag vessel detained in the Fifth District in 2009. 32 vessels were detained and released in 2008.