Sunday, 31 March 2013

BANK HOLIDAY VISITORS WARNED TO WATCH OUT FOR INCOMING TIDES

Falmouth Coastguard are warning visitors to the coast to watch out for incoming tides after six people were cut off by tonight in two incidents on the Cornish coast.

The first call for help was received at 7pm from two people who had been cut off by the tide at Zacrys Island, Newquay. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Falmouth sent the Newquay Coastguard Rescue Team and the RNLI Lifeboats from Newquay to the scene. When they got to Zacrys Island it became clear that the sea conditions made a boat rescue difficult and so the Royal Navy Rescue helicopter from Culdrose was asked to winch the couple to safety. The helicopter landed them on the cliff top from where they were taken for a medical check-up.
The second call was received by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Falmouth just one minute later. A person had been heard calling for help by a member of the public at Gooden Heane Cove, Portreath. Portreath Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to the scene where they found that four people had been cut off by the tide. The Coastguard rescue team rescued all four by lifting them to the safety of the cliff top using rope rescue techniques.
Coastguard Watch Officer Richard Williams said:
“We have spring tides at the moment that come in faster and further than usual. For this reason people out and about enjoying the Cornish coastline need to be especially careful to plan their trip.
“Always check the weather and tide timetable before you set out on your walk and wear appropriate clothing for the unseasonably cold weather. If you do get cut off call 999 Coastguard.” 
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Saturday, 30 March 2013

MAN RESCUED FROM MUD IN LULWORTH COVE

Portland Coastguard is warning members of the public to be aware of the dangers of becoming stuck in mud in the Lulworth Cove area after a man became stuck up to his waist in mud this afternoon.

Portland Coastguard received a call from a member of the public at 3.00 pm this afternoon, reporting that the man, who is in his early twenties, was stuck in mud. Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to the scene and the Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched. The Dorset Fire and Rescue Mud Team also attended the scene.

Whilst the Coastguard Rescue Team attended to the casualty, the Fire and Rescue Mud Team worked on extricating the man using water lances. Once he was freed, he was taken back across the cove by the inshore lifeboat to an awaiting ambulance.

Ros Evans, Portland Coastguard Watch Manager says:

“As the inshore lifeboat left Lulworth Cove to return to Weymouth they reported that a number of people were walking over exactly the same area of mud. I urge people to be very careful in the Lulworth Cove area to avoid patches of mud. Becoming stuck in mud is a cold, wet and distressing experience. If you do become stuck, spread your weight as much as you can and try to stay as calm as possible. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."


KAYAKER RESCUED OFF RHOSCOLYN

Two kayakers, one of whom was rescued from the sea off Rhoscolyn this afternoon, have been praised for being well equipped and prepared for emergency situations.

Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public at 12.20 today reporting that a kayaker was in difficulty in the water, off Rhoscolyn. Shortly afterwards, the Coastguard received a mayday broadcast from the kayaker, requesting assistance.

The Trearddur Bay RNLI Lifeboat was launched, the rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was scrambled and the Holyhead Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to the scene. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene, it quickly located one kayaker and rescued him from the water. He was then airlifted to hospital, suffering with the effects of hypothermia. The other kayaker was found shortly afterwards. He had managed to swim to shore and was safe and well.

Mark Craddock, Holyhead Coastguard Watch Manager says:

“The kayakers were very well prepared and followed all of the correct procedures to ensure that rescuers would be able to locate them quickly should they run into difficulties. Earlier this morning, before the incident, they had been in contact with us and had given us a traffic report so that we knew how many kayakers were out on the water and where they intended going. They were equipped with a hand held VHF radio which meant that they were able to make a mayday broadcast from the water and to alert the Coastguard about their rapidly deteriorating situation. Time was of the essence particularly as the water is probably only about eight or nine degrees at this time of the year.”

Thursday, 28 March 2013

MV DANIO SUCCESSFULLY RE-FLOATED FROM FARNE ISLANDS

The MV DANIO, which ran aground on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast almost two weeks ago, has been successfully re-floated.

Checks are still being made but so far there are no reports of any pollution.

At 04.30 on Saturday 16 March, the MV DANIO reported to Humber Coastguard that they had run aground on the Farne Islands. Seahouses RNLI all-weather lifeboat attempted to tow the vessel off the rocks at high water but to no avail. Attempts to re-float the vessel were hampered by difficult weather conditions, but at approximately 03.00 this morning (Thursday 28 March) the vessel was re-floated.

Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention said:

"I am delighted that the salvors have successfully re-floated the ship without any damage to the environment. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to all concerned with the operation. In particular I would like to thank Titan Salvage for their professionalism in carrying out the operation in the extremely difficult weather conditions experienced since the grounding.

“In addition the operation could not have taken place without the support of the ship owners, insurers, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the RNLI and the local boats who assisted with their local knowledge of the area and exceptional seamanship skills. Finally I would like to thank the north-east of England Environment Group and the National Trust for their advice and support throughout the operation.

"The temporary exclusion zone around the site of the grounding has now been removed."

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

TWO PEOPLE RESCUED AFTER LANDSLIDE ON SOUTH DEVON BEACH

Two people and a dog have been rescued after being cut off by a landslide.
 
Brixham Coastguard was contacted just before 10.30 this morning, and told that two women, one of whom is six-months pregnant, and a dog were stranded at Ness Cove near Shaldon. The landslide had covered Smuggler’s Tunnel, which is used to access the beach.
 
The Teignmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and Teignmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat were sent to the scene. It was soon established that the sea conditions were too rough and it was too close to rocks to extract them safely via the lifeboat. The cliff was too unstable to carry out a cliff rescue using cliff rescue equipment and there were further difficulties in using a rescue harness with the pregnant lady. The fire service was requested to attend and they used an extended 30 ft ladder to get the two women and their dog to safety. They were then handed over to paramedics to be checked over.

The fire service has since examined the landslide area using a thermal imaging camera along with a rescue dog and confirmed that no other people are at risk.
 
The wind at the time was blowing a north easterly, with gusts up to force 6 (25–30 mph).
 
Peter Davies, Rescue Coordination Centre Manager at Brixham Coastguard said:

"Some sections of the coast around the UK are particularly vulnerable to cliff falls and landslips. Her Majesty’s Coastguard is again advising the public to take great care when walking on cliff paths or along beaches, and take note of any warning signs in place.

"In fact, just a few minutes before this incident we had received a report of another landslip at South Milton near Thurlestone, South Hams. No persons were at risk.
 
"If you get into difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

Saturday, 23 March 2013

EIGHT CREW TOWED TO SAFETY IN GALE


The RNLI Lifeboat from Whitby towed a crew of eight to safety through a Gale today after their boat’s steering and engine failed on the way from Holland to Scotland.

At 10.40am today Humber Coastguard received a radio call from the skipper of the sailing vessel ‘Warnhw’ a former pilot vessel. The skipper informed the Coastguard that they had steering and engine failure and they were making their way to Whitby steering by hand.

Because the easterly Force 8 winds would make it difficult for the vessel to navigate into harbour on its own, Humber Coastguard decided that the vessel really needed assistance and so the RNLI All-Weather lifeboat from Whitby was sent to attach a tow to the ‘Warnhw’. Because of the conditions in Whitby a decision was made to tow the vessel to Tees Harbour.

At just after 2.30pm Whitby lifeboat was joined by the RNLI All-weather lifeboat from Hartlepool. They also attached a tow-line to the ‘Warnhw’ and helped bring the vessel safely in to Tees Harbour.

Graham Dawson Coastguard Watch Manager said:
”The weather conditions weren’t ideal for this vessel’s journey from Holland to Scotland but the situation became a lot more challenging when technical problems struck. The skipper did exactly the right thing by calling us on the radio to let us know about his situation before the vessel got in to real difficulty.
 
“If you are planning a voyage check weather and tides before you head out and consider postponing your journey if the elements are against you.”

Thursday, 21 March 2013

INJURED PORTUGUESE FISHERMAN RESCUED OFF PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

A Portuguese fisherman has been taken to hospital after suffering a head injury on board a fishing vessel approximately 30 nautical miles west of St. Ann's Head.

Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was contacted by the French authorities just before middaytoday to say a fisherman needed to be evacuated.

Watch keeping staff at Milford Haven MRCC tried to make contact with the vessel, but this was made difficult as those on board spoke little English. A member of staff from the MRCC who spoke French, managed to pass on some information.

The RAF search and rescue helicopter from Chivenor was sent to the scene but weather conditions proved too tricky for a winchman to be lowered on to the vessel to recover the casualty. The RNLI all-weather lifeboat from Angle was then requested to launch to meet with the vessel, which was asked to head closer to land to try to find calmer waters. HMS Echo also went to assist. RAF Chivenor returned to the scene and was able to airlift the casualty and take him to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

The wind at the time was blowing a south easterly gale force 8 (39-46 mph), with rough seas.

Barrie Yelland, Watch Manager at Milford Haven MRCC, said:

“Due to the weather conditions, this was a challenging rescue for all involved. It was made all the more difficult as those on board the fishing vessel couldn't speak English.”

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

CAR IN WATER AT KING HARRY FERRY

A search and rescue operation was launched by Falmouth Coastguard this afternoon after a car went into the water at the King Harry Ferry crossing in Cornwall.

At 4pm Falmouth Coastguard were informed that a vehicle had gone into the water on the Philleigh side of the King Harry Ferry.  Reports indicated one person was still in the vehicle. Falmouth and Portscatho Coastguard Rescue Teams began a search along with the inshore and all weather RNLI lifeboats from Falmouth.   The Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter from Culdrose was also on scene.

Divers went on scene to help locate the vehicle underwater and while search and rescue teams continued a search of the water and shore line, Fire and Rescue units winched the vehicle out of the water.  The lady occupant of the vehicle was recovered from within the car at 6pm and was transferred to hospital by helicopter. 

CORNISH FERRY COMPANY AND SKIPPER FINED OVER SAFETY BREACHES

A ferry company and a skipper have today been ordered to pay a total of £12,030 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to several breaches of maritime safety legislation at Truro Magistrates Court.

The Falmouth Marine Office of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) received a complaint from a member of the public claiming that the Flushing Ferry MIRANDA had been carrying more passengers than permitted on the 30 April 2011. Upon arriving at the Prince of Wales jetty, Falmouth, footage was recorded on a mobile phone of a passenger vessel discharging 28 passengers and crewed alone by Gareth Hudson. No mooring lines could be seen securing the vessel to the shore. An investigation by the Enforcement Unit of the MCA determined that the passenger total onboard was within the numbers permitted on the MIRANDA's Passenger Certificate. However it did highlight other problems. 39-year-old Hudson from Perranarworthal, did not hold the appropriate qualification, a Boat Master License (BML), and was alone. The terms of the Passenger Certificate required two suitably qualified crew onboard. The video also showed that the MIRANDA was not secured to the jetty while the passengers disembarked.

On the
10 August 2011, Falmouth Marine Office received two separate complaints from members of the public claiming that the MIRANDA was again overloaded with passengers with Mr Hudson acting as sole crew. Subsequent investigations showed that the numbers onboard were within the terms of the vessels Passenger Certificate, but again Mr Hudson was the skipper acting as sole crew on the MIRANDA and that he had not gained the required qualification, i.e. BML. The vessel was also seen tying up with a single mooring.

The company Flushing Ferry Ltd had pleaded guilty to two charges of employing an unqualified skipper under Merchant Shipping safety legislation. They were fined £2,500 and ordered to pay costs totalling £3,015.

Gareth Hudson had pleaded guilty to a total of six charges covering sailing as skipper while unqualified, sailing without sufficient crew and conduct endangering ships and person. He was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay costs totalling £3,515.

Mr Tony Heslop, the MCA's Area Operations Manager (S&I) South West Area said:

"It is essential that a vessel is properly secured alongside so that passengers can safely get off and on. Properly qualified crew in the correct numbers is also essential to ensure the safety of the travelling public."

ELEVEN FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING FEBRUARY 2013

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

Latest monthly figures show that there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports during February 2013 and eight vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only six vessels remained under detention at the end of February. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 3.55% this is slightly down from January’s twelve month rate.
 
Out of the detained vessels six were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list, two was registered with a flag state on the grey list, two 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 February 2013.
 
Date and Place of detention: - 14 February 2013 Sunderland
Vessel name: - KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKIY (General Cargo/Multi Purpose)
GT: - 2319
Imo No: - 9057305
Flag: - Russian                                                                
Company: -   North-Western Shipping Co.
Classification Society: - Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation: - Germanischer Lloyd (GL) & Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMR)
Summary: - Twenty deficiencies including four with grounds for detention.
 
The vessel was detained in Montrose and then moved to Sunderland. Thirteen 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. Also the rescue boat could not be launched due to motor being inoperable; the fire main was leaking through flange joint on the main deck; as the funnel was corroded there was no remote means of closing off ventilation.
 
Other deficiencies identified included crew not being able to connect/disconnect loops on main panel of the fire detection system; bridge extinguisher indicated low pressure. Insulation around the auxiliary engine pipes flange was corroded and two air pipes were corroded; numerous floor plates were loose or detached from frames and there was a detached rail and stanchion leading to the main deck; with several lights inoperable in various compartments. Visibility on the navigation bridge was obscured due to staining of the glass and the magnetic compass was not readable.
 
Several records and plans were not found as they should be including garbage record book, placards, cargo securing manual, passage plans and nautical publications.  Food segregation was inadequate as food was found in a non food store. There was also a security related defect.
 
The vessel was released on the 21 February 2013.
 
Date and Place of detention: - 15 February 2013 Liverpool
Vessel name: - GAS ICE (Gas Carrier)
GT: - 2985
Imo No: - 9008469
Flag: - Malta                                                                      
Company: - Brave Maritime Corp Inc.
Classification Society: - Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation: - Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - Lloyds Registery (LR)
Summary: - Fifteen deficiencies including four with grounds for detention.
 
The vessel was detained in Liverpool as ten 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. Also the fire detection and alarm system was inoperative as the fire detector head was defective, there was a fault with the emergency fire pump and the detection system had no approved means of testing manual call point. The free fall life boat had not been manoeuvred in the water every three months as required and several emergency lights on deck were not working.
 
There were several fire deficiencies identified included there being defective cabling on the vent fan for the high pressure Co2 room; the spray curtain for accommodation, lagging on engine exhaust and insulation to the thermal heater was defective.
 
Other deficiencies identified included there being various types of on board training and instructions which were not as required. There was a lack of familiarity for the davit raft aft and there was no securing point at the bowsing line. The vessel had several defective light shades and the legal documentation for hours of work and rest were not as required.
 
The vessel was released on the 17 February 2013.
 
 
Date and Place of detention: - 26 February 2013 Newlyn ( Cornwall)
Vessel Name: - JULIETTE PRIDE II (Tug)
GT: - 151
IMONo: - 4903389                                                          
Flag: - Tanzania
Company: - N/A
Classification Society: - N/A
Recognised Organisation: - Contarina
Recognised Organisation for ISM: - N/A
Summary: - Thirteen deficiencies including twelve grounds for detention
 
The vessel was detained in Newlyn as lifejackets had lights missing and the HRU had expired; there were insufficient immersion suits. The fire fighting equipment and appliances had expired; there was insufficient pressure in the fire pumps and pipes and the bunker tanks air pipes had no gauzes; the engine room and engine room bilges had excessive oil. The Minimum safe manning document and certificates for the master and officers were not as required along with nautical publications. Many lights on board were inoperative and the charts on board were not as expected.
 
The vessel was still detained at 28 February 2013 and is now banned as it jumped detention from port.
 
 
DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
 
Date and Place of detention: - 24 January 2013 Newlyn ( Cornwall)
Vessel Name: - JULIETTE PRIDE I (Tug)
GT: - 151
IMONo: - 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.
 
Other deficiencies identified included immersion suits were not on board; the safe manning document had expired; the fore peak ballast tanks were full and 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 28 February 2013 and is now banned as it jumped detention from port.
 
Date and Place of detention: - 25 January 2013 Sunderland
Vessel Name: - COURBET (Tug)
GT: - 467
IMONo: - 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 released 14 February 2013
 
Date and Place of detention: - 29 January 2013 Berwick
Vessel Name: - RIVER KING (Multi Purpose)
GT: - 794
IMONo: - 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 28 February 2013
 
Date and Place of detention: - 30 January 2013 Liverpool
Vessel Name: - NORMANDIE (Cargo Ship)
GT: - 25719
IMONo: - 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 released 02 February 2013
 
 
Date and Place of detention: - 30 January 2013 Portland
Vessel Name: - SALIX (General Cargo Ship)
GT: - 2120
IMONo: - 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 released 04 February 2013
 
Date and Place of detention: - 9 September 2011 Liverpool
Vessel Name: - DYCKBURG
GT: - 3,660
IMONo: - 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 28 February 2013.
 
 
Date and Place of detention: - 8 November 2010 Birkenhead
Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
GT: - 1,972
IMONo: - 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 28 February 2013.
 
Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010Lowestoft
Vessel Name: - CIEN PORCIENTO (General Cargo)
GT: - 106
IMONo: - 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 28 February 2013.