AN expedition cruise ship has been detained at Greenock after inspectors found various deficiencies.
The 12,800-tonne Ocean Atlantic arrived at the Ocean Terminal on Sunday and was board by Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) experts.
An MCA spokesperson said: “The MCA’s survey and inspection team inspected the vessel Ocean Atlantic (IMO number 8325432) on 22 May under the Paris MOU [memorandum of understanding ] Port State Control regulations and the vessel has been detained.
“It was detained as a result of deficiencies covering a variety of international convention requirements, including but not limited to, maintenance of fire-fighting equipment, crew familiarisation with drills, load line requirements, pollution prevention requirements, and Maritime Labour Convention requirements.
“MCA inspectors will reinspect when invited to do so by the company, and when the vessel is ready to demonstrate compliance with the requirements.”
Ocean Atlantic is listed as having capacity for 214 passengers.
The ship left Greenock on Wednesday and anchored off Fairlie.