Three car carriers were detained in the UK last month after falling foul of port state control inspections.

One vessel, the 750-ceu Ro Queen (built 1995), was found to have 50 deficiencies during an inspection in the port of Avonmouth at Bristol, south-west England.

Ten of these deficiencies were sufficient for the Levant Ship Management-owned vessel to be detained, according to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), including faults with the main engine and oil record book that were found to be “not as required”.