Monthly PSC Report For January 2013

The following tables summarize some findings from the PSC inspections conducted in the main PSC MoU areas (Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU) during last month. Data have been also gathered from various Coast Guard agencies and are presented in each month’s report. Data from other PSC MoUs (Vina del Mar, Abuja MoU, Riyadh MoU) could not be extracted at the time this report has been issued and therefore were not included.

 PSC MoUs   Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
Total Inspections  520 387 594 1554 3137
With Deficiencies  399 218 364 1140 2133
Without Deficiencies  121 169 230 414 1004
Detentions  18 27 29 68 152


2013.03.20 - Monthly PSC Report For January 2013

Total Inspections per Type of Vessel in the Main PSC MoU Areas

 PSC MoUs    Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
 Bulk Carrier  117 102 325 286 1095
 General Cargo Ship  264 188 70 522 855
 Chemical Tanker  29 4 35 138 209
Oil Tanker  50 5 33 119 168
Container Ship  15 37 65 165 444



Inspections Ended with Deficiencies per Type of Vessel in the Main PSC MoU Areas

 PSC MoUs    Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
 Bulk Carrier  79 41 202 186 680
 General Cargo Ship  233 130 58 448 719
 Chemical Tanker  21 3 19 90 127
Oil Tanker  19 3 14 60 74
Container Ship  7 14 39 119 298



Brief Analysis of the Vessels’ Detentions in the Main MoU Areas

Regarding the number of detentions per type of vessel (5 types of vessels have been chosen for the analysis below) the following data have been extracted from the Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU.

 Black Sea MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  3 20 23
 General Cargo Ship  11 15.27 34
 Chemical Tanker 
 Oil Tanker  1 5 17
 Container Ship 


 Mediterranean MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  1 18 10
 General Cargo Ship  21 15.95 31
 Chemical Tanker 
 Oil Tanker  1 11 5
 Container Ship  1 11 16


 Indian Ocean MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  15 9.6 13
 General Cargo Ship  3 6.33 16
 Chemical Tanker  3 6.33 5
 Oil Tanker  1 12 25
 Container Ship  2 12 13.5


 Paris MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  13 14.23 15
 General Cargo Ship  31 16.51 24.5
 Chemical Tanker  5 10.4 16
 Oil Tanker  2 12 17.5
 Container Ship  6 11.66  11


 Tokyo MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  42 9.71 15
 General Cargo Ship  64 12.42 19
 Chemical Tanker  8 7.25 9
 Oil Tanker  3 15 19
 Container Ship  22 10.95 13


OOW - PSC Monthly Report USCG

USCG Vessels’ Detention Information

VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Port lifeboat was not ready for immediate use. During an operational test (launching) of the portside lifeboat, the 10mm cable utilized for launching the lifeboat directly from the stowed position became entangled with the winch drum/davit cable during descent. This incident forced the winch brake to be held in the launch position (disengaged) and prevented the crewmember from physically engaging the winch brake in order to stop the lifeboats descent. Subsequently the 10mm cable and associated mounting brackets/hardware broke and allowed the brake to engage, stopping the lifeboat’s uncontrollable descent. Provide a corrective action plan from the company with concurrence from the Recognized Organization.
  2. Starboard lifeboat was not ready for immediate use. During an operational test of the starboard lifeboat, the crew was unable to start the lifeboat’s engine. Lifeboat was repaired by the crew and started after approximately 45 minutes; however the repairs completed (replacement of start solenoid) required crew members in addition to the assigned lifeboat crew and tools/supplies not readily available. Repairs were considered to be beyond minor repairs.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: China
  • Classification Society: CCS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. PSCO discovered the water supply line valve for the water mist pump and all valves for each independent zone of the hyper mist system were in the closed position. Additionally, the operating instructions posted for the hyper mist system states all manually operated valves must be in the open position at all times. The hyper mist system in this observed condition is not readily available for immediate operation as designed and approved in the event of a fire.
  2. PSCO observed the quick closing fuel shutoff valve for the heavy fuel oil service tank for the main engine and ships service generators blocked in the open position with a metal piping and hose clamps. The valve is not capable of being remotely closed from a safe position outside the space in the event of a fire occurring in the space which the tank is situated.

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: ABS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. PSCO observed the water supply line valve for the fixed fire-fighting (hyper mist) system was in the closed position and discovered the system was placed in the manual operational mode. The fixed fire-fighting (hyper mist) system in this observed condition is not readily available for immediate operation as designed and approved in the event of a fire.

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Ro-Ro-Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: International Maritime Bureau Inc.

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Any discharge into the sea of oil mixtures from a ship of 400 gross tons and above shall be prohibited exceptwhen the oily mixture is processed through the oilfiltering equipment (OWS) meeting the requirements ofMARPOL Annex 1. During an expanded exam, thePSCO discovered evidence indicating that the vessel’screw is discharging oily water mixtures (oily bilge water)collected in the engine room directly overboard/into thesea utilizing an electric pump and hose configurationwhich is not part of the Oily Water Separator (OWS).This unapproved method by-passes theinstalled/approved OWS and Oil Content Meter (OCM)and does not permit the monitoring of the effluent toensure the oil content discharged over board does notexceed 15 parts per million.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Means shall be provided to control leaks of flammable liquids. The PSCO observed excessive oil leaks on #1, 2 and 3 ships service generators diesel engines. In addition the PSCO discovered excessive fuel oil leaks on the #3 generators (diesel engines) high pressure fuel pump, collectively creating a significant fire hazard.

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Isle of Man
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. PSCO observed the quick closing fuel shutoff valve for the heavy fuel oil service tank blocked in the open position with 02 hose clamps. The valve is not capable of being remotely closed from a safe position outside the space in the event of a fire occurring in the space which the tank is situated.

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The PSCO discovered the main bus tie circuit breaker feeding the emergency switchboard circuit breaker was  inoperable. In this condition the emergency generator is not capable of automatically starting and supplying the
  2. required load quickly within 45 seconds upon failure of the main source of electrical power.

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tankship
  • Flag: Cayman Islands
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. A ship is subject to inspection concerning operational requirements under MARPOL Annex I, where there are clear grounds for believing that the master or crew are not familiar with essential shipboard procedures relating to the prevention of pollution by oil. The Chief Engineer was unaware the Oil Content Meter (OCM) [MEPC. 107(49) approved] recorded various data indicating the operational status of the OWS & its ability to recover and display the protocol for inspection by the PSCO. The PSCO noted a total of nine OWS operations recorded and signed by the officer in charge of the operation and the Master in the ORB between November 23, 2012 and January 7, 2013 were not recorded/displayed on the bilge alarm’s recording device indicating an operation/overboard discharge occurred. The accumulative amount of discharge recorded in the ORB during this time frame was: 31.52 m3. The PSCO questions the crew’s compliance with MARPOL Annex I regarding the prevention of pollution by oil and the engineering department familiarity with the operation and maintenance of the 15ppm bilge alarm as outlined in MEPC. 107(49). Provide a corrective action plan from the company with concurrence from the administration.

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Philippines
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The PSCO observed excessive fuel oil/oil leaks as follows: #1 ship service generator, fuel oil purifier viscosity feed pump seal, main engine crank case seal. In addition, the main engine heavy fuel oil supply line located in the duct keel was found with a temporary cement patch installed due to rupture. Fuel oil which escaped during the fuel line failure was allowed to accumulate and remain in bilges. The leaks observed and the collection of fuel/oil poses a serious risk of fire to the vessel and it’s crew.
  2. Objective evidence discovered during an expanded ISM exam revealed that the company/vessel failed to fully implement the requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS). The PSCO discovered: multiple seals on vital machinery/equipment severely leaking; main engine heavy fuel line ruptured with temp repairs (cement patch) in place; fuel oil which leaked in way of fuel line rupture remained in duct keel. The crew failed to document and report equipment failures and hazardous situations along with failing to follow procedures for implementing corrective actions for the associated deficiencies in accordance with the SMS. An external audit is recommended.

VESSEL #10

  • Vessel Type: Ro-Ro-Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The U.S. Coast Guard attended the vessel which was scheduled to depart at 1700 to determine the Masters condition after receiving a report from the Dundalk Marine Terminal personnel that during screening of the Master for terminal access/return to the vessel; he appeared to be intoxicated. Upon meeting with the Master, the PSCO detected an alcohol odor from the Master. An alcohol test (Breathalyzer) was performed by the Coast Guard at 1745, which indicated a blood alcohol content of .116 (U.S. legal limit .04/STCW 10 established limit .05). The PSCO determined the Master to be intoxicated and unfit for duty to perform essential shipboard procedures as it pertains to the master’s position and responsibilities. Based on the masters intoxicated state, the Coast Guard does not consider the vessel to be sufficiently and efficiently manned in accordance with the Safe Manning Document. Prior to movement, the vessel shall be provided with a certificated Master to the satisfaction of the Administration.

OOW - PSC Monthly Report AMSA

AMSA Vessels’ Detention Information

VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag:Netherlands
  • Classification Society: LR

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Safety Management System fails to ensure that PSC deficiencies are reviewed and evaluated. Ship officers unfamiliar with essential navigational procedures.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. MF/HF radio defective.

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: NLS Tanker
  • Flag: Marshal Islands
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Vessel unable to demonstrate operation of emergency generator.

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Deficiency in relation to hours of work and rest records not reflecting actual hours worked is objective evidence that the Safety Management System, as implemented on board, fails to ensure watch keepers are rested as per STCW.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Vessel does not have adequate, up to date charts for intended voyage.

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: ABS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Water ballast tank air vent closing devices defective (More than 4 locations).
  2. Side and end cleats for hatchcovers have excessive clearance. Crew unaware of maker’s recommendations.

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Flag: Marshal Islands
  • Classification Society: ABS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Defective M/F radio.

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Port and stbd engine room fan ventilation trunking fire dampers inoperative.

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: Bulk CArrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Evaluation of passage plans is not in compliance with procedures thus allowing charts intended only for use outside the 200m depth contour, to be used for navigation inside this zone.

VESSEL #10

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Free fall lifeboat windows opaque.
  2. Engine room vent dampers (no.2 and no.3) not able to close pneumatically.
  3. Engine room vent damper no.1 “open” limit switch defective.
  4. Emergency generator unable to start on primary or secondary means of starting.
  5. Emergency fire pump not ready for immediate use (2 hours to supply water to 2 hoses).
  6. The Safety Management System as implemented does not ensure emergency preparedness, as evidenced by above deficiencies.

VESSEL #11

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. No record books for main or aux engines as required by NOx technical file.
  2. Main seawater and ballast pump’s discharge lines repaired with fiberglass tape.
  3. Port and stbd engine room fan dampers defective.
  4. Port and stbd engine room fan dampers control actuators disconnected.
  5. Fixed water mist system, all section isolation valves in closed position.
  6. Unapproved modifications to shelving renders galley deep fat fryer fire extinguishing system ineffective.
  7. The company Safety Management System does not ensure effective maintenance of ship and equipment as evidenced by above deficiencies.

VESSEL #12

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Approximately 50% of hatch cleats defective, cargo hatches 2 PF,2PA,2SF.2SA.1 PF, 1PA, 1SA, and 1SF. Cleats reportedly defective for in excess of 3 months.

VESSEL #13

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Japan
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Foam injection pump for engine room fixed fire fighting system defective.

VESSEL #14

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency Fire Pump Inoperative.

VESSEL #15

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Hours of work records for master and chief engineer do not reflect actual hours worked.
  2. Magnetic compass deviations consistently in excess of 10 degrees.
  3. Senior officers unable to demonstrate operation of funnel dampers remote closing device.
  4. Hypermist system in “manual” mode and delivery valve closed.
  5. Senior officers unable to demonstrate operation of forecastle de-watering system.
  6. Free fall lifeboat engine unable to be started by either means.
  7. The Safety Management System, as implemented on board, does not adequately ensure compliance with elements 7 and 8 of the ISM code as evidenced by above deficiencies.

VESSEL #16

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Comply with conditions stipulated in Flag State dispensation letter within the prescribed time frame (on or before 04 March 2013).

VESSEL #17

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Denmark
  • Classification Society: GL

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Voyage plan not completed prior to sailing: courses not marked on appropriate charts, some essential charts for previous and forthcoming voyages not on board.
  2. Ship’s Safety Management System does not ensure that voyage planning is carried out effectively and that all appropriate charts for the voyage are on board as evidence by deficiency above.

VESSEL #18

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. MF/HF radio defective.

VESSEL #19

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: ABS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. No.1 port side topside tank three leakages noted in hold No.1 between frames 180 and 190.

VESSEL #20

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Port lifeboat on-load release defective.

VESSEL #21

  • Vessel Type: Gas Carrier
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. GMDSS batteries (reserve source of power) not operational.

VESSEL #22

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. No record of navigation from pilotage to berth.
  2. No records of monitoring of CO and oxygen levels during carriage of last coal cargo.
  3. Compass errors not being recorded as per STCW requirements.
  4. Magnetic compass – excessive deviation, no record of calibration by qualified personnel and compass quadrantal correction balls not secured.
  5. Unable to demonstrate closing of hatch covers for No.1 and No. 6 cargo holds to maintain watertight integrity.
  6. Safety Management System not effectively implemented on board as evidenced by numerous deficiencies above.
  7. VDR defective (Flag dispensation issued). However, conditions as per the dispensation not followed.
  8. Fire main punctured in way of the branch arm on the bridge deck.

OOW - PSC Monthly Report MCA

MCA Vessels’ Detention Information

VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Netherlands
  • Classification Society: LR

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Goole as the manning was not in accordance with Minimum Manning Safety Document, as the master was in custody ashore.
  2. The HRU’s in the inflatable liferafts were not connected properly
  3. There were missing entries in the records of rest and the schedules for watchkeeping personnel were not properly completed.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Tug
  • Flag: Tanzania
  • Classification Society: Contarina

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Newlyn as the lifebuoys certificate had expired; lifejackets had lights missing and the HRU had expired
  2. The certificates for Endorsement by flagstate was missing and Minimum safe manning document were not as required.
  3. Gauzes on the fuel tanks air pipes were badly corroded and large boats and machinery were not secured on deck.
  4. The navigation charts and lights were not as required. Some hydrants did not have water available for fire fighting equipment.
  5. Immersion suits were not on board
  6. The safe manning document had expired; the fore peak ballast tanks were full as no means of pumping out to empty
  7. The stability book and nautical publications were not as required
  8. There was insufficient provisions on board and the store room was unhygienic.

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Tug
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Sunderland as the radio communications were inoperative as there was no transmission and the digital readout display can not be seen.
  2. There were several fire related deficiencies identified including there being a lack of familiarity at the fire drill.
  3. The fire control plan does not show emergency exit from steering gear alleyway.
  4. There was a hole in the engine room access door due to missing handle.
  5. Access routes to rescue boats were blocked by 45 gallon oil drums and the muster list was not correct.
  6. The rescue boat buoyancy chambers had no air inside and the light on the lifebuoy does not work.
  7. The bulwark stanchion was corroded.
  8. The magnetic compass contained a large bubble and the starboard upper lens was cracked.
  9. The accommodation light was missing a cover and the forecastle emergency light was not working.
  10. The tide tables were missing and passage plans along with arrival/departure charts were incomplete.
  11. The vessel only has a holding tank and there was no record of discharge and the oil record was not kept up to date.
  12. Records of hours and rest were not complete.

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Multi Purpose Vessel
  • Flag: Belize
  • Classification Society: INSB

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Berwick as the fire fighting equipment was inoperative as the fire main was corroded through and eight deficiencies were marked as ISM, which demonstrate there was objective evidence of a serious failure, or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
  2. There was no safe means of access; securing devices were either missing or seized; the galley fridge was not working.
  3. The arrival and departures charts, the oil record book, the international anti-fouling system certificate and the ship sanitation certificate were not as required.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Liverpool as nine deficiencies were marked as ISM, which demonstrate there was objective evidence of a serious failure, or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
  2. Several fire related deficiencies were identified including lack of communication during the fire drill; the oxygen acethylene bottles were not permanently secured.
  3. The engine trunking and tank top needed cleaning.
  4. Various cargo hold fire detectors and cover over detectors were faulty.
  5. Various fire dampers were found defective.
  6. Crew lack of familiarity with starting freefall lifeboat and rescue boat designation.
  7. Moor ropes were secured on drum ends.
  8. The guard rail stanchion was defective, the gangway stanchion was fractured and the saltwater pump in the engine room was leaking.
  9. The radar and the grinder in the engine room were not as expected.
  10. Several emergency lights were found to be defective.
  11. Several certificates and records were not recorded as expected including the ECDIS, records of freefall lifeboat, compass correction log, records of rest and muster list.

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Cook Islands
  • Classification Society: BRS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Portland as fourteen deficiencies were marked as ISM, which demonstrate there was objective evidence of a serious failure, or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
  2. Not in accordance with Safe Manning Document as the bridge control of main engine does not work and only one engineer on board.
  3. Explosive hazards were being stored in focsl store; the main switchboard and two 440v panels left open with potential electrocution hazard.
  4. The rescue boats were found to not comply with LSA code as not correct colour and also one lifeboat missing.
  5. The stowage of rescue boat was inappropriate leading to unnecessary load and stress on boat likely to cause damage.
  6. One fire hose was found to be perforated over the whole length and another fire hose was being used to load portable fresh water.
  7. The pilot ladder was not constructed to the recognised standard and the access way to side deck/watch cover was unsafe.
  8. The vessel was unable to recover starboard anchor as cable was defective and does not fit gypsy.
  9. The provisions room and refrigerators were dirty with the presence of mouldy food; there was oil in the machinery space bilges.
  10. Several charts and records were found not as expected including voyage or passage plan, fitness for duty records, nautical publications and the light/smoke float on the port bridge had expired.

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: N/A
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Classification Society: LR

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Liverpool because there were a large number of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related deficiencies which were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of implementation of the ISM code on board the vessel.
  2. The main engine was defective; also the engine room was very oily in some areas.
  3. The five year service on the immersion suit in the engine room had expired.
  4. There was no evidence that the freefall lifeboat had been manoeuvred in the water within the last 3 months also there was no evidence that the freefall lifeboat had been freefall launched within the last 6 months.
  5. The deck officer was not familiar with launching the starboard life raft by davit.

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type:  General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: RMRS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Birkenhead because the engine room was very dirty, there were fuel oil leaks and a major non conformity was identified with respect to the lack of maintenance of the ship and equipment.
  2. The crew/officers records of rest were not signed.
  3. The crew accommodation was no longer provided with steam heating.
  4. The galley needed cleaning; there was insufficient fruit and vegetables on board.
  5. The crew showers and toilets were dirty and the shower curtains missing and the laundry washing facilities were inadequate. In addition the lifejacket lights were out of date.
  6. The aft deck was slippery underneath the deck generator and several fire doors were tied open.

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Unregistered
  • Classification Society: Unclassed

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The vessel was detained in Lowestoft because the main fire pump was inoperative and there was no alternative fire pump outside the machinery space.
  2. There were insufficient liferafts, the sanitary water system was inoperative and there was no fresh running water to the galley, pantry and shower room.
  3. There were no nautical publications and charts were incomplete for the operational area.
  4. Insufficient provisions for the intended voyage and medicines were out of date.
  5. The following items were found to be missing: distress flares; line throwing appliances; lifebuoys; life jackets with lights; immersion suits; satellite (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon) (EPIRB); fire extinguishers and the fire hose nozzle.

OOW - PSC Monthly Report Transport Canada

Transport Canada Vessels’ Detention Information

VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Bulk carrier
  • Flag: Marshal Islands
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. ready availability of fire fighting equipment
  2. fixed fire extinguishing installation

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Netherlands
  • Classification Society: BV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. document of compliance dangerous goods

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: DNV

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency source of power – Emergency generator
  2. Fire Dampers

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Bermuda
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency Fire Pump and its pipes (Related to Recognized Organization)

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Korea
  • Classification Society: KRS

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency Fire Pump and its pipes
  2. lifeboats
  3. ISM Related Deficiency
  4. ready availability of fire fighting equipment
  5. Fire Doors/opening in fire-resisting divisions
  6. heating
  7. Fire Dampers

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Marshal Islands
  • Classification Society: NKK

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. ready availability of fire fighting equipment
  2. Emergency source of power – Emergency generator

The following information have been gathered mainly from PSC MoUs websites as well as from various Coast Guard Authorities and may serve only as reference for the inspections being carried out each month onboard merchant vessels. The consistency of the information may differ between MoU since there are slight differences on the way each organization presents the inspection info as well as due to the fact that some countries are member in more than one PSC MoU. For more information on the inspections carried out please refer to each organization’s website.

Sources used for the development of this report:

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