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Maritime And Coastguard Agency (National): 7 foreign ships under detention in the UK during August 2010

News   •   Sep 09, 2010 14:18 BST

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 7 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during August 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Latest monthly figures show that there were 4 new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during August 2010 and 3 vessels under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 3.8% this is slightly up from July’s twelve month rate.

During the month of August 160 Port State Control inspections were carried out in the UK. A total of 60 vessels had no deficiencies raised against them, 71 had between one and five deficiencies, 23 had between six and ten deficiencies, 5 had between eleven and twenty deficiencies and 1 vessel had more than twenty deficiencies.

Out of the detained vessels 4 were registered with flag states listed on the Paris MOU white list, 1 was registered with a flag state on the grey list 1 was registered with a flag state on the black list and 1 was unregistered.

1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson's Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (95/21/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) publishes full details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.

2. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the MCA. Where a ship is found to be deficient or lacks the required documentation, MCA surveyors can take a range of actions leading to detention in serious cases. The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as SIReNaC. This allows the ships of flags with poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.

3. Detained ships have to satisfy surveyors that remedial work has been carried out before they are allowed to leave port.

4. When applicable the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on Mandatory Surveys for the safe operation of regular Ro-Ro ferry and high speed passenger craft services (1999/35/EU).

Notes on the list of detentions

- Full details of the ship.

- The accompanying detention list shows ship’s name, the flag state and the ship’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it.

- Company.

- The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate or the party otherwise believed to be responsible for the safety of the ship at the time of inspection.

- Classification Society.

- The list shows the Classification Society responsible for classing the ship and not necessarily the party issuing and/or carrying out surveys for certificates relevant to the defect found.

- Recognised Organisation.

- The "organisation" - responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates, (on behalf of the Flag State).

- Defects.

- The list gives a summary of the main grounds for detention and includes information where the ship has been released to sail to another port for repairs.

Vessels detained in August included:

A 21,870 GT. Bulk Carrier was detained in Tilbury because the charts and publications were out of date, the water tight doors were defective and the emergency fire pump was inoperative. Due to the number of deficiencies found, a major non conformity was identified with respect to the maintenance of the ship and equipment which was not according to SMS.

SHIPS DETAINED IN AUGUST 2010

Date & Place of detention 04/08/2010 - Southampton

Vessel Name: HUELIN ENDEAVOUR (General Cargo)

GT: 499

IMO: No:8215807

Flag: Eire

Company: Lee Shipping Co

Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Bureau Veritas (BV)

Summary: 20 deficiencies, 5 grounds for detention.

The vessel was detained in Southampton for 6 days because stability calculation records were found not to have been fully completed for voyages since 26th May 2010 and stability calculations prior to that date did not demonstrate compliance with relevant requirements. In addition there was insufficient navigational record keeping during previous passages and the passage planning was inadequate. Other deficiencies identified included: the medical certificate of fitness for the bosun had expired in June 2010 and the recently signed on 2nd Engineer’s COC had expired; the lifeboats were not properly maintained and not ready for immediate use; and the GMDSS logbook evidence for daily and weekly checks was not fully completed. The number and nature of the deficiencies relating to the maintenance, the safety and environmental policy and the resources and personnel showed that the ship was not being maintained according to ISM.

The vessel was released on 09/08/2010.

Date & Place of detention: 11/08/2010 Southampton

Vessel Name: FLEX DARWIN (General Cargo)

GT: 2,999

IMO No:9195925

Flag:Antigua & Barbuda

Company: Osterstroms Logistics

Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Summary: 17 deficiencies 2 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained in Southampton for 2 days because the charts had not been properly updated since April 2009 and the passage planning had not been prepared as required by SMS. In addition the development of plans for ship board operations was not according to SMS. Other deficiencies identified included: the compass was unreadable over approximately 50° arc on the aft part of the bowl and the compass error log had not been completed which was in contravention of the master’s standing orders; the GMDSS shore based maintenance agreement had expired on 27/07/2010: and the muster lists did not indicate the person responsible for the maintenance of life saving and fire fighting equipment.

The vessel was released on 12/08/2010.

Date & Place of detention: 16/08/2010 Port of Tyne

Vessel Name: PLEIADES SPIRIT (Ro-Ro Cargo)

GT: 60,330

IMO No 9409326

Flag: Panama

Company: World Marine Co Ltd

Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)

Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)

Summary: 8 deficiencies 5 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained in the Port of Tyne for 2 days because the vessel was using low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) in the generators and auxiliary boiler 12 hours after berthing which was in contravention of an EU directive. The hours of rest for the master and the officers were not available for August and not all of the crew were meeting the hours of rest requirements on 24th / 25th July 2010. In addition there was no enclosed space entry permit in accordance with the regulations for crew cleaning the ME scavenge space. Other deficiencies identified were the self closing fire doors in the purifier rooms had non approved hold backs and there were no acknowledgements to any external DSC test calls for the last 3 weeks.

The vessel was released on 17/08/2010.

Date & Place of detention: 23/08/2010 Tilbury

Vessel Name: FEROI (Bulk Carrier)

GT: 21,870

IMO No:8220101

Flag:  Jamaica

Company: Ferodi Shipping Ltd

Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) & Lloyds Register (LR)

Summary: 24 deficiencies 5 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained for Tilbury for 4 days because: the charts had expired; the water level indicator was broken; the fire pump was inoperative and the chain locker water tight doors were inoperative. A major non conformity was identified with respect to the maintenance and equipment due to the number and nature of deficiencies found on board. Other deficiencies found included: the hospital toilet was inoperative; the crew shower facilities were unusable the instructions for the main engine emergency starting were missing; the emergency escape from the engine room was not marked and the inflatable liferafts were not properly marked the id was incorrect.

The vessel was released on 26/08/2010.

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Date & Place of detention: 26/07/2010 Swansea Docks

Vessel Name: SIAM PROJECT (RO – RO Cargo)

GT: 9019

IMO No:8100571

Flag: Singapore

Company: Jutha Maritime Public Company

Classification SocietyRegistro Italiano Navale (RINA)

Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

& Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)

Summary: 22 deficiencies 4 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained in Swansea Docks for 10 days because the emergency fire pump was inoperable; the fire and abandon ship drills were sub-standard and the resources and personnel were not according to SMS. A major non conformity was identified with respect to the maintenance and equipment which was not according to SMS. Other deficiencies found included: The fire suit in the accommodation required rubber gloves that have the correct electrical resistance and the batteries in the torch needed replacing; the rope on the port and starboard embarkation ladders was rotten at the anchor point and the launching instructions for the port lifeboat were ripped; the safety chains were missing from the liferafts and the engine room aft door could only be opened internally.

The vessel was released on 04/08/2010.

Date & Place of detention: 30/07/2010 Tilbury

Vessel Name: PAMAKARISTOS (Bulk Carrier)

GT: 21941

IMO No 8323214

Flag: Malta

Company: Anbros Maritime SA

Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)

Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)/ American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Recognised Organisation for ISM: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Summary: 26 deficiencies 7 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained in Tilbury for 8 days because the emergency generator flaps were unable to be closed; the engine room intake flaps were seized and the starboard casing after flap was holed; the engine room bilge pump was not able to pump to the bilge holding tank; the fore peak tank vent was holed and the port chain locker sounding cap was missing. Major non conformities were identified in respect of the maintenance and equipment and the development of plans for ship board operations. Other deficiencies identified included: the engine room stores hatch permanently secured open; the sheave wheels of the port and starboard lifeboats were seized; the records of rest for the captain, chief and second engineer were missing and the records of rest for the chief officer was false. The number and nature of the deficiencies indicated a breakdown of the planned maintenance and a lack of crew familiarity and a breakdown of training which not according to SMS.

The vessel was released on 06/08/2010.

Date & Place of detention: 04/03/2010LOWESTOFT

Vessel Name: CIEN PORCIENTO (General Cargo)

GT: 106

IMO No: 8944446

Flag: Unregistered

Company: Open Window Inc

Classification Society: Unclassed

Recognised Organisation: Not applicable

Recognised Organisation for ISM: Not applicable

Summary: 30 deficiencies 7 grounds for detention

The vessel was detained in Lowestoft because the main fire pump was inoperative and there was no alternative fire pump outside the machinery space. There were insufficient liferafts, the sanitary water system was inoperative and there was no fresh running water to the galley, pantry and shower room. There were no nautical publications and charts were incomplete for the operational area.

Other deficiencies found were insufficient provisions for the intended voyage and medicines were out of date. In addition the following items were found to be missing:

distress flares; line throwing appliances; lifebuoys; life jackets with lights; immersion suits; satellite EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon); fire extinguishers and the fire hose nozzle.

The vessel was still detained at 31/08/2010.

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