Australia’s maritime regulator has given a rare public rebuke to a top ship manager over its port-state-control detention record.

V.Ships Greece was described as having a “poor record recently” by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after one of its vessels received a lengthy ban from Australian ports.

AMSA said the ship manager had a port-state-control detention rate of 16% compared with 6% for all foreign vessels, but it is unclear over what time frame this applied.