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Prosecutions and Detentions

We consider all reports of significant breaches of maritime legislation. Details of our prosecutions and vessel detentions are set out in this section.

MCA surveyors also regularly inspect both foreign and UK flag commercial and fishing vessels to ensure compliance with international maritime conventions or domestic Merchant Shipping legislation. The MCA will detain non-compliant vessels when appropriate.

You can view our Enforcement Policy here