Wednesday, 6 March 2013

NINE FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING JANUARY 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during January 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Latest monthly figures show that there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports during January 2013 and three vessels remained under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was  3.64% this is slightly up from December’s twelve month rate.

Out of the detained vessels five were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list, two was registered with a flag state on the grey list, one was registered with a flag state on the black list, one was unregistered and none were registered with a flag state that was not included on the Paris MOU white, grey or black lists.

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 (2009/16/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 Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Where a ship is found to be deficient or lacks the required documentation, Maritime and Coastguard Agency 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 Thetis. 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.

SHIPS DETAINED IN January 2013.

Date and Place of detention: - 7 January 2013 Goole
Vessel Name: - BEAUMARIS (General Cargo)
GT: - 2,545
IMO No: - 9373278                                                          
Flag: - Netherlands
Company: - Unisea Shipping BV
Classification Society: - Lloyd’s Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: - Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Lloyd’s Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

Summary: - Four deficiencies including one grounds for detention

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.
Other deficiencies identified included the HRU’s in the inflatable liferafts were not connected properly; there were missing entries in the records of rest and the schedules for watchkeeping personnel were not properly completed.

The vessel was released on the 08 January 2013








Date and Place of detention: - 24 January 2013 Newlyn (Cornwall)
Vessel Name: - JULIETTE PRIDE I (Tug)
GT: - 151
IMO No: - 4904761                                                          
Flag: - Tanzania
Company: - N/A
Classification Society: - N/A
Recognised Organisation: - Contarina
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - N/A
Summary: - Seventeen deficiencies including ten grounds for detention

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

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013

Date and Place of detention: - 25 January 2013 Sunderland
Vessel Name: - COURBET (Tug)
GT: - 467
IMO No: - 8111506                                                          
Flag: - Panama
Company: - N/A
Classification Society: - Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation: - MACOSNAR
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - N/A
Summary: - Eighteen deficiencies including one grounds for detention

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.
There were several fire related deficiencies identified including there being a lack of familiarity at the fire drill; the fire control plan does not show emergency exit from steering gear alleyway; there was a hole in the engine room access door due to missing handle; access routes to rescue boats were blocked by 45 gallon oil drums and the muster list was not correct.

Other deficiencies identified included the rescue boat buoyancy chambers had no air inside and the light on the lifebuoy does not work. The bulwark stanchion was corroded; the magnetic compass contained a large bubble and the starboard upper lens was cracked; the accommodation light was missing a cover and the forecastle emergency light was not working. The tide tables were missing and passage plans along with arrival/departure charts were incomplete. The vessel only has a holding tank and there was no record of discharge and the oil record was not kept up to date; Records of hours and rest were not complete.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013

Date and Place of detention: - 29 January 2013 Berwick
Vessel Name: - RIVER KING (Multi Purpose)
GT: - 794
IMO No: - 8324581
Flag: - Belize
Company: - Marco Polo Maritime
Classification Society: - International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB)
Recognised Organisation: - International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB)
Summary: - Ten deficiencies including two grounds for detention

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.
Other deficiency identified included there was no safe means of access; securing devices were either missing or seized; the galley fridge was not working. The arrival and departures charts, the oil record book, the international anti-fouling system certificate and the ship sanitation certificate were not as required.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013

Date and Place of detention: - 30 January 2013 Liverpool
Vessel Name: - NORMANDIE (Cargo Ship)
GT: - 25719
IMO No: - 9170640
Flag: - Malta
Company: - Bertling Reederei GmbH FH
Classification Society: - Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Recognised Organisation: - Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Summary: - Nineteen deficiencies including one grounds for detention

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.
Several fire related deficiencies were identified including lack of communication during the fire drill; the oxygen acethylene bottles were not permanently secured; the engine trunking and tank top needed cleaning; various cargo hold fire detectors and cover over detectors were faulty; various fire dampers were found defective.
Other deficiencies identified were crew lack of familiarity with starting freefall lifeboat  and rescue boat designation, moor ropes were secured on drum ends; the guard rail stanchion was defective, the gangway stanchion was fractured and the saltwater pump in the engine room was leaking. The radar and the grinder in the engine room were not as expected. Several emergency lights were found to be defective. 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.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013

Date and Place of detention: - 30 January 2013 Portland
Vessel Name: - SALIX (General Cargo Ship)
GT: - 2120
IMO No: - 8520446
Flag: - Cook Islands
Company: - Furkan Shipping Investment Ltd
Classification Society: - Bulgarian Register of Shipping (BRS)
Recognised Organisation: - N/A
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - N/A
Summary: - Twenty deficiencies including one grounds for detention

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.
Other deficiencies identified included not being in accordance with Safe Manning Document as the bridge control of main engine does not work and only one engineer on board. Explosive hazards were being stored in focsl store; the main switchboard and two 440v panels left open with potential electrocution hazard. The rescue boats were found to not comply with LSA code as not correct colour and also one lifeboat missing; the stowage of rescue boat was inappropriate leading to unnecessary load and stress on boat likely to cause damage. One fire hose was found to be perforated over the whole length and another fire hose was being used to load portable fresh water. The pilot ladder was not constructed to the recognised standard and the access way to side deck/watch cover was unsafe. The vessel was unable to recover starboard anchor as cable was defective and does not fit gypsy. The provisions room and refrigerators were dirty with the presence of mouldy food; there was oil in the machinery space bilges. 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.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013


DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Date and Place of detention: - 9 September 2011 Liverpool
Vessel Name: - DYCKBURG
GT: - 3,660
IMO No: - 9195913                                                          
Flag: - Antigua & Barbuda
Company: - Werse Bereederungs Gmbh
Classification Society: - Lloyds Register of Shipping (LR)
Recognised Organisation: - Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Summary: - seventeen deficiencies including one ground for detention

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.  Other deficiencies identified included: the main engine was defective; also the engine room was very oily in some areas; the five year service on the immersion suit in the engine room had expired; 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; in addition the deck officer was not familiar with launching the starboard life raft by davit.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013.



Date and Place of detention: - 8 November 2010 Birkenhead
Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
GT: - 1,972
IMO No: - 9389370                                                          
Flag: - Panama
Company: - ER Em Denizcilik
Classification Society: - Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: - twelve deficiencies including four grounds for detention

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. Other deficiencies identified included: the crew/officers records of rest were not signed; the crew accommodation was no longer provided with steam heating; the galley needed cleaning; there was insufficient fruit and vegetables on board; 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; the aft deck was slippery underneath the deck generator and several fire doors were tied open.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013.



Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010 – Lowestoft
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: - thirty deficiencies including seven 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 (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon) (EPIRB); fire extinguishers and the fire hose nozzle.

The vessel was still detained at 31 January 2013.