>Coast Guard Ensures Bulk Carrier is Safe for Sea in Morrisville, PA

>On 24 Nov, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay detained the 23-year old, 623-ft bulker, M/V JOHN GR, after having found during a routine port state control exam conditions onboard that rendered the ship unsafe to proceed to sea. After working in partnership with the flag State, Malta, and the vessel’s classification society, Lloyd’s Register, to ensure conditions were corrected, the vessel was released on 30 Nov and permitted to sail. The M/V JOHN GR is the 7th foreign flag vessel detained in the Fifth District in 2009. 32 vessels were detained and released in 2008.