The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) has barred an elderly general cargoship from its ports after it fell foul of inspectors once again.

The 1,500-dwt Diamant (built 1985) has been banned for a year after its detention in Termini Imerese, Italy, on 21 September.

This was the third detention in the Paris MOU region within the last three years and also its second ban.