An abandoned ship is still moored without anyone claiming her nearly 13 years after being impounded by port authorities.

The small tanker Cien Porciento was detained in Lowestoft in March 2010 after failing a safety inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Inspectors found the main fire pump did not work, she had too few lifeboats on board, no fresh running water, and life jackets and distress flares were missing.

MCA papers state her owner at the time of the inspection was Open Window Inc. but since then, no one has come forward to claim the 106-ton vessel, which was built in 1913.

Port authorities have previously put it up for sale in a effort to dispose of it.

However it was one of eight foreign flagged vessels that remained under detention in UK ports at the end of November.

The MCA data shows that a second ship was also detained up the coast in Great Yarmouth.

Cargo ship HR Pearl, registered in Antigua and Barbuda, was impounded on October 24 after failing safety checks, but was released on November 8.