Monthly PSC Report For June 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  484 324 495 1478 3103
 With Deficiencies  358 187 304 880 2089
 Without Deficiencies  126 137 191 598 1014
 Detentions  15 15 38 44 115

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

 PSC MoUs    Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
 Bulk Carrier  80 81 258 225 1068
 General Cargo Ship  243 130 60 465 818
 Chemical Tanker  35 3 19 112 190
 Oil Tanker  57 4 19 86 171
 Container Ship  23 36 74 137 462

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

 PSC MoUs    Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
 Bulk Carrier  48 40 161 136 661
 General Cargo Ship  201 91 41 352 688
 Chemical Tanker  22 2 13 57 112
 Oil Tanker  36 10 44 82
 Container Ship  16 17 39 85 300

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, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU.

 Black Sea MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  2 13.5 25.5
 General Cargo Ship  9 18.8 29
 Chemical Tanker 
 Oil Tanker  1 1 18
 Container Ship 
 Mediterranean MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  2 19 11.5
 General Cargo Ship  10 15.5 26
 Chemical Tanker 
 Oil Tanker 
 Container Ship  1 7 16
 Indian Ocean MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  21 7.76 12
 General Cargo Ship  5 11.6 20
 Chemical Tanker  2 2.5 9
 Oil Tanker  1 8 18
 Container Ship  5 8.2 10
 Paris MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  5 19.6 18
 General Cargo Ship  29 15.6 25
 Chemical Tanker 
 Oil Tanker 
 Container Ship  4 7.5 11.5
 Tokyo MoU   No. of Vessels Deficiencies/Vessel Average Age of Vessels
 Bulk Carrier  33 9.6 14
 General Cargo Ship  45 13.8 18
 Chemical Tanker  2 7 6.5
 Oil Tanker  4 6.75 10.5
 Container Ship  15 9.8 12

USCG Vessels’ Detention Information

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: General Dry Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Belize
  • Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • GRT: 9552
  • Port: Mobile, Alabama

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. PSCO found the main engine and all generators leaking excessively into the bilge. Solid oil residue with a 1/2 inch thickness is present in the majority of the bilge with up to 5 inches under the generators and main engine. The excessively leaking machinery and the overall condition of the bilge creates a signficant fire hazard.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
  • GRT: 24065
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Crew failed to follow essential shipboard procedures relating to the prevention of pollution by garbage. The vessel is fitted with a comminuter, but the Chief Cook stated the vessel’s comminuter has not been used since he embarked the vessel in August 2012. The crew discharged approximately 0.7 cubic meters of food waste overboard while transiting in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (Wider Caribbean region special area), while enroute to New Orleans.

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tankship
  • Flag: Cyprus
  • Classification Society: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
  • GRT: 27207
  • Port: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. PSCO discovered the nozzles provided for each of the fire hoses located on the 3rd deck, 4th deck and Bridge (total of 6) were missing. The crew was unaware of their location and no spares were onboard for immediate replacement or use. This condition prevented the crew’s ability to project a jet of water to any of the spaces in which the hoses are installed to protect in the event of a fire.

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tankship
  • Flag: Norway
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd
  • GRT: 14332
  • Port: Savannah, Georgia

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The PSCO discovered three live electrical wires terminated/cut and exposed and an electrical wire splice completed which did not incorporate a junction box to conform to standards underneath the cat walk above the number 5 center cargo tank, a hazardous area. Additionally, the fresh water line supplying the emergency shower station installed underneath the catwalk in the hazardous area was wrapped with an electrical heat trace (heating element/tape to prevent freezing) which was inadequately insulated.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Gas Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale
  • GRT: 6072
  • Port: Corpus Christi, Texas

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. The PSCO discovered a hole in the main water spray system line, numerous non operational deck spray nozzles and numerous deck water spray nozzles missing. During operational test of the water spray system, the cargo deck and tank domes forward of the compressor room did not receive water of adequate pressure.
  2. While conducting the deck walk, PSCO’s discovered wasted, missing, and unsecured grating throughout the vessel, over 50% of the grating in the vicinity of the cargo deck was deteriorated, restricting safe access to the bow.
  3. The PSCO identified the emergency escape door in the lower part of the engine room was seized shut and took the crew an extended amount of time and multiple tools to free the door.
  4. During operational test of the oily water separator it was discovered that the three-way valve did not close completely allowing oily mixture of more than 15 ppm to be discharge into the sea.

AMSA Vessels’ Detention Information

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • GRT: 38380
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  2. MF/HF Radio installation
  3. Emergency source of power – Emergency generator
  4. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  5. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 5367
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire detection and alarm system
  2. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  3. Emergency source of power – Emergency generator
  4. Fire-dampers

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Container Ship
  • Flag: Cyprus
  • Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • GRT: 51836
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Oil disch. Monitoring and control system
  2. Lifeboats

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: bulk carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: China Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 17431
  • Port: Kwinana, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  2. Nautical publications
  3. Voyage or passage plan
  4. Garbage
  5. Fire fighting equipment and appliances
  6. Fire fighting equipment and appliances
  7. Electrical
  8. Other (Bulk carriers)
  9. Signalling lamp
  10. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  11. Fire-dampers

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 80044
  • Port: Hay Point, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Garbage management plan
  2. Magnetic compass
  3. Lifeboats

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: bulk carrier
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: Korean Register of Shipping (KRS)
  • GRT: 79855
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Lifeboats
  2. Oil discharge monitoring and control system

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • GRT: 15243
  • Port: Townsville, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Other (Bulk carriers)
  2. Other (fire safety)
  3. On board training and instructions
  4. Personal equipment for fire safety
  5. Charts
  6. Voyage or passage plan
  7. Nautical publications
  8. Voyage or passage plan
  9. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  10. Navigation records
  11. Voyage or passage plan
  12. Compass correction log
  13. Operation/maintenance
  14. Operation of GMDSS equipment
  15. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  16. Fire fighting equipment and appliances
  17. Lights, shapes, sound-signals
  18. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  19. Other (ISM)

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Greece
  • Classification Society: Lloyd s Register (LR)
  • GRT: 31169
  • Port: Hay Point, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Charts
  2. Other (ISM)
  3. Sewage treatment plant
  4. International Sewage Pollution Prevention Cert.
  5. Other (machinery)

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 31236
  • Port: Kwinana, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire-dampers
  2. Electrical installations in general
  3. On board training and instructions
  4. Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements
  5. Other (Bulk carriers)
  6. Other (fire safety)
  7. Charts
  8. Voyage or passage plan
  9. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #10

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • GRT: 85379
  • Port: Dampier, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire-dampers
  2. Revolution counter

VESSEL #11

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 39727
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  2. Magnetic compass
  3. Nautical publications
  4. Machinery space openings
  5. Other (fire safety)
  6. Gangway, accommodation-ladder
  7. Covers (hatchway-, portable-, tarpaulins, etc.)
  8. Lifeboats

VESSEL #12

  • Vessel Type: bulk carrier
  • Flag: Thailand
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 16725
  • Port: Useless Loop, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Voyage or passage plan
  2. Nautical publications
  3. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  4. Records of rest
  5. Other (load lines)
  6. Obstruction/slipping, etc.
  7. Manholes/flush scuttles
  8. Steam pipes and pressure pipes
  9. Sanitary Facilities
  10. Sewage treatment plant
  11. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #13

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • GRT: 9618
  • Port: Fremantle, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Lifeboats
  2. Fire-dampers
  3. Fire-dampers
  4. Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements
  5. Personal equipment for fire safety
  6. Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition
  7. Stowage and provision of liferafts
  8. Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition
  9. Embarkation arrangement survival craft
  10. Other (fire safety)
  11. Rescue boats
  12. Lifeboats
  13. On board training and instructions
  14. Record book of engine parameters
  15. Technical files and if applicable, monitoring manual
  16. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #14

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • GRT: 33331
  • Port: Fremantle, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Charts
  2. Voyage or passage plan
  3. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  4. Remote Means of control (opening,pumps,ventilation,etc.) Machinery spaces
  5. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  6. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  7. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  8. Freeboard marks
  9. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  10. Cargo & other hatchways
  11. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  12. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #15

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Isle of Man (GB)
  • Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • GRT: 22409
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

Records of rest

  1. Compass correction log
  2. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  3. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  4. Fire-dampers
  5. Access/structure
  6. Rescue boat inventory
  7. Jacketed high pressure lines and oil leakage alarm
  8. Resources and personnel

VESSEL #16

  • Vessel Type: Container Ship
  • Flag: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • GRT: 18326
  • Port: Darwin, NT

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Records of rest
  2. Shipboard operations
  3. SOPEP
  4. Garbage record book
  5. Lifeboats
  6. Electronic charts (ECDIS)
  7. Other (mooring)
  8. Lights, shapes, sound-signals
  9. Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage
  10. Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage

VESSEL #17

  • Vessel Type: Gas Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 44493
  • Port: Westernport, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Sewage treatment plant
  2. Lifeboats
  3. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  4. Means of escape
  5. Fire detection and alarm system
  6. Emergency Escape Breathing Device and disposition
  7. Other (fire safety)
  8. Other (fire safety)
  9. Other (food)
  10. Provisions quality
  11. Other (machinery)
  12. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #18

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 84448
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Other MARPOL Annex V
  2. Shipboard operations
  3. Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  4. Survey report file

VESSEL #19

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong, China
  • Classification Society: Lloyd s Register (LR)
  • GRT: 51208
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Covers (hatchway-, portable-, tarpaulins, etc.)
  2. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  3. Other (load lines)
  4. Emergency, lighting,batteries and switches
  5. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  6. Electrical
  7. UMS – alarms
  8. Sewage treatment plant
  9. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  10. Other (alarms)
  11. Resources and personnel

VESSEL #20

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 48020
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Garbage
  2. Shipboard operations
  3. MF/HF Radio installation
  4. MF Radio installation

VESSEL #21

  • Vessel Type: bulk carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong, China
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  • GRT: 11751
  • Port: Townsville, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  2. Machinery space openings
  3. Voyage or passage plan
  4. Nautical publications

VESSEL #22

  • Vessel Type: Container Ship
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • GRT: 41483
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Records of rest
  2. Shipboard operations
  3. Food personal hygiene
  4. Nautical publications
  5. Other (fire safety)
  6. Other (SOLAS operational)

VESSEL #23

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • GRT: 40485
  • Port: Hay Point, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Lifeboats
  2. Garbage
  3. Fire-dampers
  4. Electrical
  5. Stowage and provision of liferafts
  6. Operation of Fire protection systems
  7. Means of escape
  8. Sewage treatment plant
  9. Emergency preparedness

MCA Vessels’ Detention Information

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • GRT: 20319
  • Port: Tilbury

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. 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 the implementation of the ISM Code on board the vessel.
  2. The pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements were unsafe.
  3. The operational readiness of lifesaving appliances was not to an acceptable standard due to the gripes being seized.
  4. Garbage stowed in the forecastle.
  5. A sink drain was split on ‘C’ deck.
  6. Filters were missing on F/O tank vents.
  7. The hatch securing levers were seized or missing.
  8. The engine room fire nozzle was seized and life jackets were not ready for use.
  9. Additional training during the next voyage was to be provided.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Vessel
  • Flag: Netherlands
  • Classification Society:  Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • GRT: 3828
  • Port: Hull

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. 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 the implementation of the ISM Code on board the vessel.
  2. There were oily deposits in the engine room.
  3. There was insufficient cellulose film on board to provide three emergency generator starts.
  4. The Chief Engineer was unable to demonstrate the secondary means of starting the emergency generator.
  5. The air compressor in the sewage treatment plant was inoperative.
  6. Passage planning was not carried out quay to quay.
  7. The print quality on the NAVTEX printer receiving marine safety information is failing.
  8. Insufficient log entries recorded for GMDSS tests.
  9. Admiralty Chart 104 was not on board.
  10. The pilot ladder was damaged.
  11. The free-fall lifeboat was not properly maintained.
  12. No power supply was provided for rescue boat compass light.
  13. Lifeboat and rescue boat equipment was missing or inoperative.
  14. There was a lack of crew familiarity with fire drills.
  15. There was no evidence of periodic testing of the emergency generator auto start facility.
  16. The handset in the steering gear room is a non-approved type.

VESSEL #3

Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 3660
  • Port: Liverpool

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.
  3. The engine room was very oily in some areas.
  4. The five year service on the immersion suit in the engine room had expired.
  5. 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.
  6. The deck officer was not familiar with launching the starboard life raft by davit.

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: RMRS
  • GRT: 1972
  • Port: Birkenhead

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.
  5. There was insufficient fruit and vegetables on board.
  6. The crew showers and toilets were dirty and the shower curtains missing and the laundry washing facilities were inadequate.
  7. The lifejacket lights were out of date; the aft deck was slippery underneath the deck generator and several fire doors were tied open.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Unregistered
  • Classification Society: N/A
  • GRT: 106
  • Port: Lowestof

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.
  3. The sanitary water system was inoperative and there was no fresh running water to the galley, pantry and shower room.
  4. There were no nautical publications and charts were incomplete for the operational area.
  5. Insufficient provisions for the intended voyage and medicines were out of date.
  6. 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.

 Transport Canada Vessels’ Detention Information

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Italy
  • Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • GRT: 22147
  • Port: Grand-Anse

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Launching arrangements for survival craft (Related to Recognized Organization)

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type:
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping
  • GRT: 17814
  • Port: Bécancour

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire pumps and its pipes
  2. Emergency fire pump and its pipes

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: Bureau Veritas
  • GRT: 16807
  • Port: Baie-Comeau

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency fire pump and its pipes

The above 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:

Comments

  1. Abdul Razak Abdul Aziz says:

    Fantastic compilations.Thumbs up.

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