Monthly PSC Report for July 2013

The tables contained in the monthly PSC report summarize the number Total Inspections, Inspections With Deficiencies and Inspections Without Deficiencies that have been conducted in the major PSC MoUs areas. The statistics that are being published each month in the Officer of the Watch blog are based in data available to the Black Sea MoU, the Mediterranean MoU, the Indian Ocean MoU, the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU. Each month’s PSC report contains also information from the USCG, the MCA, the AMSA and Canadian Coast Guard, these information are presented as reference to the type of deficiencies that are being identified through PSC inspections. A PDF version of this post is also available for download. Please click the following link in order to download OOW PSC Monthly Report for July 2013. The PDF version of this report can be also found in the OOW profile in Scribd by clicking HERE.

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Monthly PSC Inspection Overview in the Major PSC MoU Areas

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Total Inspections & Inspections Ended with Deficiencies per Type of Vessel in the Major PSC MoU Areas

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Brief Analysis of Vessels’ Detentions in the Major MoU Areas

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Regarding the number of detentions and the Total Inspections & Inspections Ended with Deficiencies tables 5 types of vessels have been chosen for the analysis:

  1. Bulk Carriers
  2. General Cargo Ships
  3. Chemical Tankers
  4. Oil Tankers
  5. Containerships

USCG Vessels’ Detention Information

OOW - PSC Monthly Report USCG 2013.08

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: ABS
  • GRT: 22400
  • Year of Build: 2012
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fixed fire extinguishing installation. The stop valve on the hypermist fixed firefighting system was found in the closed position rendering the system unavailable for immediate use in the event of a fire. The engineering crew also did not know when the system was last tested nor could they produce any records documenting the last test.
  2. Detection. The engineering crew could not produce records or procedures for testing the heat detectors in the engine room.
  3. Auxiliary Engines. The PSCO observed the manual cranking inertia starter inoperable.

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: KRS
  • GRT: 23342
  • Year of Build: 2009
  • Port: San Francisco, California

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire drills. Crew is not familiar with essential shipboard procedures relating to the safety of the ship. The crew was unable to demonstrate proficiency in performing a satisfactory fire drill as evidenced by two consecutive failed fire drills. During the fire drills, the crew did not establish proper fire boundaries as per their SOLAS training manual, did not carry the appropriate key to access the space simulated on fire, and did not properly don personal protective equipment prior to entering the space.

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: BV
  • GRT: 36958
  • Year of Build: 1984
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Garbage. Crew failed to follow essential shipboard procedures as outlined in the Garbage Management Plan relating to the prevention of pollution by garbage. The vessel is equipped with a comminuter, but the vessel’s comminuter is not used. PSCO noted that 7 entries were made into the garbage record book showing the vessel discharged 0.20 cubic meters of food waste directly overboard into the Wider Caribbean Region.
  2. Reports/analysis of non conformities. The vessel’s company provided corrective actions to take for the same garbage pollution prevention deficiencies from a Coast Guard Port State Control exam on June 10, 2013. The master/crew did not implement these corrective actions. The Master stated that he did not conduct training to implement the corrective actions and continued to discharge food waster directly overboard into the Wider Caribbean Region.
  3. Fire Fighting. PSCO Observed a 1 inch hole in the fire main at the number 3 cargo hold spraying water. In addition, PSCO also observed some leakage from the fire main near cargo hold number 5.
  4. Other(machinery). PSCO observed flexible hoses coming off of the piston lubricator vent directed to the telesco fresh water oil separator tank.
  5. Other(safety). PSCO observed a leaking soft patch on the discharge side of the number two ballast pump piping near the pump. See narrative for details

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Offshore Support Vessel
  • Flag: Vanuatu
  • Classification Society: ABS
  • GRT: 4023
  • Year of Build: 2002
  • Port: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Certificates of competency. The Chief Engineer, 2nd Officer, 3rd Officer and 3rd Engineer could not produce an appropriate Flag State certificate (license), a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Administration.

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: DNV
  • GRT: 27172
  • Year of Build: 1998
  • Port: Portland, Oregon

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire prevention. Excessive fuel oil leaks, accumulation of oil in the bilge and oil soaked lagging were observed throughout the engine room creating an unsafe condition and posing a significant fire hazard.
  2. Fire prevention. The emergency fire pump was not in proper working order and ready for immediate use. During the PSC exam, the emergency fire pump when energized was leaking water excessively into the space. Crew had to secure the emergency fire pump to avoid flooding the pumps compartment.
  3. Lifesaving Launching Appliances. The starboard and port lifeboat remote release wires were not installed as per manufacturers specifications.
  4. Means of escape. The purifier “A” class fire boundary door becomes jammed and cannot be opened by one person.
  5. Lubricating Oil Service System. Lagging throughout the engine room was oil soaked.
  6. Accommodation/Occupational Safety. All generators and the air handler fan have had guards removed.
  7. Bilge System Management. Vessel did not have adequate tank capacity on board to keep up with oil waste generation.
  8. Pollution prevention equipment. The oily water separator was inoperative.
  9. Pollution prevention equipment. The incinerator had excessive oil on the insulation causing a hazard to personnel.
  10. Lifeboat. The starboard lifeboat had cracks in the hull near the port quarter rub rail.
  11. Safety Management System. Taking into consideration the general condition of the ship found while PSCO’s were onboard, an external audit was recommended.

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 32901
  • Year of Build: 2008
  • Port: New York

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire prevention. Excessive oil leaks found throughout engine room and multiple seals leaking near hot surfaces in the purifier room. Oil-soaked lagging and oil-sprayed bulkheads were also present excessively throughout engine room. Fuel oil day tank valve stem was leaking excessive fuel oil into its containment and the fuel oil valve in line before the duplex filter to the main engine was leaking into a plastic jug. The leaks and the presence of fuel/oil throughout the engine room pose a serious risk of fire to the vessel and its crew.
  2. Maintenance of ship and equipment. Vessel was not following its Safety Management System in regards to engineering equipment and machinery maintenance as evidenced by excessive oil leaks throughout the engine room. Multiple maintenance tasks were found overdue, some for months, and were not deferred. Vessel’s crew was also not notifying the company of the lack of maintenance on board as required by the SMS. Vessel has been recommended for ISM Audit.

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: Oil Tanker
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 42469
  • Year of Build: 2004
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire prevention. PSCO observed the air supply line to the quick closing fuel shutoff valve on the HFO settling and Service tank for the main engine was disconnected, rendering the valves incapable of being remotely closed from outside the space in the event of a fire. Vessel was at the time on Low Sulfur fuel, however the valve for the HFO Settling tank was open. The second engineer provided documentation and confirmed that the previous test of remote valves was conducted on June 12, 2013 and the air supply line has been disconnected ever since.
  2. Inert Gas System. PSCO observed the high velocity pressure valve for the number 1 starboard cargo tank not seated properly, resulting in inert gas free flowing into the atmosphere.

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 1913
  • Year of Build: 1978
  • Port: Miami, Florida

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Bulkheads, corrosion. The PSCO discovered excessive wastage on aft bulkhead of engine room allowing free communication through between compartments. In addition, the PSCO discovered the wastage on the port side engine room overhead allowing the ingress of water from the deck above.
  2. MARPOL related deficiency. During an operational test of the OWS, the crew could not prove proper operation/calibration of the oil content meter.
  3. Detection. The PSCO discovered all existing smoke detectors installed in the engine room to be inoperable.
  4. Certificates of competency. The Chief Mate could not produce an appropriate Flag State certificate (license), a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Administration.
  5. Fixed fire extinguishing installation. The PSCO discovered the fixed fire extinguishing system in the engine room was inoperable and not ready for immediate use.

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 33042
  • Year of Build: 2010
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire prevention. PSCO found the quick closing fuel shutoff valve on the No. 1 heavy fuel oil service tank for the main engine and ships service generators blocked in the open position with a bolt. Valve was not capable of being remotely close from outside the space in the event of a fire.
  2. Pollution prevention equipment. PSCO noted that the date on the oil content meter was off by 4 days. When asked, Chief Engineer could not provide instruction manual for Oil Content Meter.

VESSEL #10

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Bolivia
  • Classification Society:  Compania Nacional de Registro y Inspecciones de Naves
  • GRT: 637
  • Year of Build: 1965
  • Port: Miami, Florida

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Certificates of competency. The Chief Engineer and Chief Mate could not produce an appropriate Flag State certificate (license), a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement had been submitted to the Administration.
  2. Overloading. The summer load line as applicable in Miami, Florida was found submerged by approximately six inches when vessel was departing for sea
  3. Ballast Water Managment. Vessel discharged ballast without making a notification to the Coast Guard or the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse.
  4. Cargo Stowage. PSCO found drums of oil, paint, propane on the port side rail amongst food items, refrigeration items, and other miscellaneous cargo.
  5. Cargo Stowage. Oxygen and acetylene bottles were stowed secured to port side rail.
  6. Collision/Grounding Avoidance. No portable battery for signalling lamp was found onboard.
  7. Piloting/Steering. No spare magnetic compass.
  8. Collision/Grounding Avoidance. Bridge visibility not according to international regulations.
  9. Lifebuoys. Lifebuoys (one on each side of the vessel) did not have self-igniting lights in working order.
  10. Inflatable Liferafts. Starboard side liferaft was expired.
  11. Emergency Steering. Emergency steering not tested onboard on a regular basis.
  12. Inflatable Liferafts. Hydrostatic release unit on port side liferaft expired.

VESSEL #11

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: BV
  • GRT: 33044
  • Year of Build: 2012
  • Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fixed fire extinguishing installation. PSCO noted both freshwater supply valves for the engine room’s water mist firefighting system were in the closed position rendering the system inoperable and not ready for immediate use. Vessel was certificated to operate as a periodically unattended machinery space. The Fourth Engineer stated the valves were closed to prevent the filling and draining of the fresh water tanks into each other. The PSCO noticed posted instructions which state “Water mist pump’s suction and discharge valves & system’s delivery ball valves to be always opened.”
  2. Fire Extinguishing System. Ship’s master and crew could not provide PSCO with maintenance records for the ship’s water mist fire-fighting system in accordance with manufacturer’s manual. Provide corrective action plan from company with concurrence form administration with regards to conduct and records of local water mist maintenance.
  3. Piloting/Steering. PSCO noted during bridge exam that vessel proceeded 115 miles up Mississippi River without proper charts. Vessel relied on ECDIS which was not listed on SOLAS Safety Equipment Cert Form E, and received charts upon arrival at anchorage.
  4. Piloting/Steering. PSCO noted vessel’s voyage plan listed charts for the Mississippi River when the vessel did not have them on board or available for passage. Provide corrective action plan form company with concurrence form the administration with regards to proper planning of a ship’s voyage.

AMSA Vessels’ Detention Information

OOW - PSC Monthly Report AMSA 2013.08

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 9589
  • Year of Build: 2007
  • Port: Darwin, NT

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Reserve source of energy
  2. Records of rest
  3. Garbage record book
  4. Fire pumps and its pipes
  5. Mooring
  6. Accident prevention

VESSEL #2

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 93006
  • Year of Build: 2004
  • Port: Dampier, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Emergency fire pump and its pipes
  2. Emergency source of power – Emergency generator

VESSEL #3

  • Vessel Type: Vehicle Carrier
  • Flag: Norway
  • Classification Society: DNV
  • GRT: 68871
  • Year of Build: 2007
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  2. SOLAS operational item
  3. Navigation
  4. Records of rest
  5. Provisions quantity
  6. Masters responsibility and authority

VESSEL #4

  • Vessel Type: Vehicle Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 43810
  • Year of Build: 2005
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Records of rest
  2. Electrical
  3. Navigation
  4. Working space (ILO)
  5. Jacketed high pressure lines and oil leakage alarm
  6. Fire safety
  7. 15 PPM Alarm arrangmts
  8. Fire detection and alarm system
  9. Facilities for reception of marine safety information
  10. Magnetic compass
  11. On board training and instructions
  12. Masters responsibility and authority
  13. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #5

  • Vessel Type: Oil Tanker
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 28063
  • Year of Build: 2004
  • Port: Cairns, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. On board training and instructions
  2. Safe means of access
  3. Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements
  4. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  5. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  6. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances

VESSEL #6

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification Society: DNV
  • GRT: 82306
  • Year of Build: 1996
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Lifeboats
  2. Certificates for master and officers
  3. Electrical
  4. Gas instruments

VESSEL #7

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 38881
  • Year of Build: 1998
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Freeboard marks
  2. Radar
  3. Revolution counter
  4. Speed and distance indicator
  5. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  6. Water level indicator
  7. Steam pipes and pressure pipes
  8. Fire fighting equipment and appliances
  9. Electrical
  10. Accident prevention
  11. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  12. Maintenance of Fire protection systems
  13. Fire-dampers
  14. Launching arrangements for survival craft
  15. Cargo
  16. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #8

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Italy
  • Classification Society: RINA
  • GRT: 36483
  • Year of Build: 2007
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  2. Voyage or passage plan
  3. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  4. Navigation bridge visibility
  5. Navigation
  6. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #9

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 20398
  • Year of Build: 1996
  • Port: Geelong, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Charts
  2. Magnetic compass
  3. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  4. Winches & capstans
  5. SOLAS operational item
  6. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  7. Cargo & other hatchways
  8. Jacketed high pressure lines and oil leakage alarm
  9. Fire safety
  10. MARPOL operational
  11. ISM

VESSEL #10

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: ABS
  • GRT: 66046
  • Year of Build: 1994
  • Port: Port Botany, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Sewage treatment plant
  2. INMARSAT ship earth station

VESSEL #11

  • Vessel Type: NLS Tanker
  • Flag: Cyprus
  • Classification Society: BV
  • GRT: 6292
  • Year of Build: 2005
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire-dampers
  2. Ready availability of fire fighting equipment
  3. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  4. Sewage treatment plant
  5. Emergency preparedness

VESSEL #12

  • Vessel Type: Heavy Load Carrier
  • Flag: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 17341
  • Year of Build: 2008
  • Port: Kwinana, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  2. Satellite EPIRB 406MHz/1.6GHz
  3. Endorsement by Flag State
  4. Abandon ship drills
  5. Record of drills and test steering gear
  6. Voyage or passage plan
  7. Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition
  8. Oil record book
  9. Alarms
  10. Remote Means of control (opening,pumps,ventilation,etc.) Machinery spaces

VESSEL #13

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 19885
  • Year of Build: 2002
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Charts
  2. Other safety in general
  3. Lifeboats
  4. Launching arrangements for survival craft
  5. Safe means of access

VESSEL #14

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 18462
  • Year of Build: 2011
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Log-books/compulsory entries
  2. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  3. Bulk carrier related item
  4. Launching arrangements for survival craft
  5. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  6. Cargo

VESSEL #15

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Germany
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 53324
  • Year of Build: 1996
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. MF/HF Radio installation
  2. Operation of GMDSS equipment
  3. Means of escape
  4. SOPEP
  5. Magnetic compass
  6. Embarkation arrangement survival craft
  7. Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements
  8. Electrical
  9. Fire safety

VESSEL #16

  • Vessel Type: Gas Carrier
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: BV
  • GRT: 6738
  • Year of Build: 1999
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Sewage treatment plant

VESSEL #17

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Singapore
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 25554
  • Year of Build: 2002
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Garbage record book
  2. Shipboard operations
  3. Abandon ship drills
  4. Reserve source of energy
  5. Emergency, lighting,batteries and switches
  6. Electrical installations in general
  7. Operation of Fire protection systems
  8. Lifeboats
  9. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  10. MF/HF Radio installation

VESSEL #18

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 17431
  • Year of Build: 2001
  • Port: Townsville, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  2. Stowage and provision of Lifeboats
  3. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  4. Machinery
  5. Muster list
  6. Machinery space openings

VESSEL #19

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 19738
  • Year of Build: 2003
  • Port: Geelong, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Voyage or passage plan
  2. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  3. Operation/maintenance
  4. SOLAS operational item
  5. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  6. Fire safety
  7. Provisions quality
  8. Food
  9. Protection machinery
  10. Working space (ILO)
  11. Charts
  12. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  13. ISM

VESSEL #20

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 9625
  • Year of Build: 2004
  • Port: Gladstone, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Voyage or passage plan
  2. Charts
  3. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  4. Compass correction log
  5. Alarms
  6. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform
  7. Ropes and wires
  8. Fire fighting equipment and appliances
  9. Cargo & other hatchways
  10. Document of Compliance (DoC/ ISM)
  11. Charts
  12. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #21

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Indonesia
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 2826
  • Year of Build: 1990
  • Port: Cairns, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire pumps and its pipes
  2. Bulkheads – cracking
  3. Stowage of rescue boats
  4. Safe means of access Deck – hold/tank, etc.
  5. Machinery

VESSEL #22

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Malta
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 29369
  • Year of Build: 2002
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  2. Lifeboats

VESSEL #23

  • Vessel Type: Containership
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: GL
  • GRT: 9981
  • Year of Build: 2004
  • Port: Port Botany, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Rescue boats
  2. Cold room
  3. Ventilation (Working spaces)
  4. Voyage or passage plan
  5. Operation of GMDSS equipment
  6. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  7. Fire safety
  8. Fixed fire extinguishing installation
  9. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #24

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Classification Society: BV
  • GRT: 22458
  • Year of Build: 2008
  • Port: Dampier, WA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Abandon ship drills
  2. SOPEP
  3. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  4. Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
  5. Lifeboats
  6. Lights, shapes, sound-signals
  7. Winches & capstans
  8. Mooring
  9. Cargo & other hatchways
  10. Doors
  11. Openings to cargo area, doors, … scuttles
  12. Machinery
  13. Obstruction/slipping, etc.
  14. MARPOL Annex I
  15. Cargo & other hatchways
  16. Ready availability of fire fighting equipment
  17. Anchoring devices
  18. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  19. Maintenance of the ship and equipment

VESSEL #25

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: China
  • Classification Society: CCS
  • GRT: 35886
  • Year of Build: 1994
  • Port: Gladstone, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
  2. Personal equipment
  3. Electrical

VESSEL #26

  • Vessel Type: Refrigerated Cargo Vessel
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • GRT: 1176
  • Year of Build: 1990
  • Port: Port Lincoln, SA

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Garbage management plan
  2. Sewage treatment plant
  3. Voyage or passage plan
  4. Records of rest
  5. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  6. Signs, indications
  7. Operation of GMDSS equipment
  8. Safe means of access Deck – hold/tank, etc.
  9. Insulation wetted through (oil)
  10. Placards
  11. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #27

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Italy
  • Classification Society: RINA
  • GRT: 39385
  • Year of Build: 1995
  • Port: Melbourne, VIC

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Charts
  2. Monitoring of voyage or passage plan
  3. Nautical publications
  4. Lights, shapes, sound-signals
  5. Magnetic compass
  6. Fire-dampers
  7. Ventilators, air pipes, casings
  8. Shipboard operations

VESSEL #28

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: Liberia
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 38513
  • Year of Build: 1994
  • Port: Brisbane, QLD

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Fire-dampers
  2. Lifeboats
  3. Fire pumps and its pipes
  4. Bulk carrier related items

VESSEL #29

  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Flag: India
  • Classification Society: IRS
  • GRT: 33032
  • Year of Build: 2010
  • Port: Newcastle, NSW

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. Certificates for master and officers
  2. Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
  3. Lights, shapes, sound-signals
  4. MF/HF Radio installation
  5. Compass correction log
  6. Radar
  7. Launching arrangements for rescue boats
  8. Resources and personnel

MCA Vessels’ Detention Information

OOW - PSC Monthly Report MCA 2013.08

Information Update 30 August 2013.  The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that three foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports for July 2013. Although there were no new detentions during July 2013, three vessels remained under detention from previous months. Moreover, there has been a decrease of 3% in detentions since June 2012. Two of the detained vessels were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list.

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VESSEL #1

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Classification Society: LR
  • GRT: 3660
  • Year of Build: 2002
  • Port: Liverpool

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. 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 #2

  • Vessel Type: General Cargo Ship
  • Flag: Panama
  • Classification Society: RMRS
  • GRT: 1972
  • Year of Build: 2006
  • Port: Birkenhead

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. 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 #3

  • Vessel Type: Bunkering Tanker
  • Flag: Unregistered
  • Classification Society: N/A
  • GRT: 106
  • Year of Build: 1913
  • Port: Lowestof

Summary of deficiencies:

  1. 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

OOW - PSC Monthly Report Transport Canada

For July 2013 according to the database of Transport Canada there were no detentions in ports under the authority of the Canadian Coastguard. The Paris MoU database (Canada is member of the Paris MoU) shows also that there were no records of detention for the period under review.

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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