MCA Detains 9 Foreign Flagged Ships Failing PSC Inspection

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced on 8th November, that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2016 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

During October, there were five new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Four vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of four vessels remain under detention at the end of October.

  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 details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.
  2. 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 with a high risk rating and poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.
  3. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained.
  4. All deficiencies should be rectified before departure if at all possible.
  5. 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 International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it. It also shows the ship’s name and flag state at the time of its inspection.
  • Company. The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate (SMC) or if there is no SMC, then 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 only.
  • Recognised Organisation. Responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates on behalf of the Flag State
  • White (WL), Grey (GL) and Black lists (BL) are issued by the Paris MoU on 01 July each year and shows the performance of flag State.

SHIPS DETAINED IN October 2016

Vessel Name: CHRISTOPHER

  • GT: 16023
  • IMO: 9359260
  • Flag: Antigua & Barbuda (White List)
  • Company: Reederei Rudolf Schepers GMGB & Co Ltd
  • Classification Society: LR
  • Recognised Organisation: LR & DNV GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: LR
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: DNV GL
  • Date and Place of Detention: 26th October 2016 at Southampton
  • Summary: Twenty one deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
11117 – Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not properly marked No
10101 – Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Damaged No
04104 – Low level lighting in corridors Inoperative No
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required No
01324 – Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Missing No
11124 – Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not ready for use No
11117 – Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not ready for use No
12108 – Personal protection Missing No
11131 – On board training and instructions Not as required No
03102 – Freeboard marks Not readable No
10127 – Voyage or passage plan Lack of information No
07115 – Fire dampers Inoperative No
03103 – Railing, gangway, walkway and means of safe passage Damaged No
18418 – Adequate lighting – mooring arrangements Damaged No
18328 – Record of inspection Missing No
18320 – Record of inspection (food and catering) Missing No
18430 – Ship’s safety committee Missing No
01139 – Maritime Labour Certificate Not as required Yes
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
03103 – Railing, gangway, walkway and means of safe passage Damaged No
18419 – Adequate lighting – mooring arrangements Damaged No

This vessel was released on 29th October 2016

Vessel Name: SAM FALCON

  • GT: 22137
  • IMO: 9586710
  • Flag: Liberia (White List)
  • Company: Venturi Fleet Management SA
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK
  • Date and Place of Detention: 19th October 2016 at Liverpool
  • Summary: Eleven deficiencies with four grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
04110 – Abandon ship drills Insufficient frequency Yes
11113 – Launching arrangements for rescue boats Not properly maintained Yes
03103 – Railing, gangway, walkway and means of safe passage Not properly maintained No
11134 – Operation of Life Saving Appliances Lack of training Yes
02105 – Steering gear Not properly maintained No
04103 – Emergency, lighting, batteries and switches Inoperative No
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required No
18420 – Cleanliness of engine room Not as required No
18302 – Sanitary Facilities Not as required No
10101 – Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Unsafe No
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released from detention on 26th October 2016

Vessel Name: SVETLANA

  • GT: 6219
  • IMO: 9196163
  • Flag: Malta (White List)
  • Company: Victoria Maritime Trading Ltd
  • Classification Society: BV
  • Recognised Organisation: BV
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: BV
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: BV
  • Date and Place of Detention: 12th October 2016 at Cardiff
  • Summary: Twenty deficiencies with nine grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
10127 – Voyage or passage plan Not as required Yes
10111 – Charts Missing No
10111 – Charts Expired Yes
10111 – Charts Not updated Yes
10116 – Nautical publications Missing Yes
10114 – Voyage data recorder (VDR)/Simplified Voyage data recorder (S-VDR) Not as required Yes
10116 – Nautical publications Missing No
02105 – Steering gear Missing Yes
07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Yes
10199 – Other (navigation) Other No
07106 – Fire detection and alarm system Not as required No
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
07109 – Fixed fire extinguishing installation Inoperative No
10104 – Gyro compass Inoperative No
07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required No
14614 – Sulphur oxides Not as required No
18203 – Wages Not according SEA Yes
18410 – Gas instruments Not as required No
04109 – Fire Drills Lack of training No
06105 – Atmosphere testing instrument Missing No

This vessel was released on 31st October 2016

Vessel Name: DIAMONDE

  • GT: 1487
  • IMO: 8501062
  • Flag: St Vincents & Grenadines (Black List)
  • Company: Balnautic Ship Management Ltd
  • Classification Society: RINA
  • Recognised Organisation: LR & BV
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: LR
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Flag
  • Date and Place of Detention: 5th October 2016 at Wisbech
  • Summary: Twelve deficiencies with eight grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01307 – Maximum hours of work or minimum hours of rest Not adhered to No
03103 – Railing, gangway, walkway and means of safe passage Damaged No
10111 – Charts Expired Yes
10116 – Nautical publications Expired Yes
03107 – Doors Not properly maintained Yes
07105 – Fire doors/ openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required Yes
04114 – Emergency source of power- Emergency generator Not properly maintained No
07114 – Remote means of control (opening, pumps, ventilation etc.) Machinery spaces Inoperative Yes
18408 – Electrical Unsafe No
14101 – Control of discharge Not as required Yes
11104 – Rescue boats Not ready for use Yes
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 13th October 2016

Vessel Name: MALAVIYA SEVEN

  • GT: 3001
  • IMO: 9087312
  • Flag: India (Grey List)
  • Company: GOL Offshore Ltd
  • Classification Society: IRS
  • Recognised Organisation: IRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: IRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: IRS
  • Date and Place of Detention: 5th October 2016 at Aberdeen
  • Summary: Five deficiencies with five grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required Ye
07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Yes
18203 – Wages Missing Yes
01220 – Seafarers employment agreement (SEA) Invalid Yes
18204 – Calculation and payment of wages No records Yes

This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2016

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Vessel Name: PARTAGAS

  • GT: 88930
  • IMO: 9272345
  • Flag: Malta (White List)
  • Company: TMS Bulkers Ltd
  • Classification Society: ABS
  • Recognised Organisation: ABS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: DNV GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: DNV GL
  • Date and Place of Detention: 24th September 2016, Port Talbot Summary: Twenty three deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
18408 – Electrical Not as required No
18408 – Electrical Not as required No
18408 – Electrical Not as required No
18408 – Electrical Not as required No
01139 – Maritime Labour Certificate Not as required No
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) Not as required No
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) Not as requested No
11101 – Lifeboats Not properly maintained No
04103 – Emergency, lighting, batteries & switches Not properly maintained No
02105 – Steering gear Inoperative No
04109 – Fire drills Lack of training Yes
04106 – Emergency steering position com./compass reading Inoperative No
18424 – Steam pipes, pressure pipes, wires (insulation) Not as required No
18424 – Steam pipes, pressure pipes, wires (insulation) Not as required No
08107 – Machinery control alarm Malfunctioning No
18425 – Access/structural features (ship) Not as required No
07106 – Fire detection & alarm system Not as required No
03105 – Covers (hatchway, portable, tarpaulins etc.) Not properly maintained No
18317 – Food personal hygiene Not hygienic No
18319 – Food segregation Not adequate No
13101 – Propulsion main engine Not as required No
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 4th October 2016

Vessel Name: SEA TRIDENT

  • GT: 964.
  • IMO No: 7393169.
  • Flag: PANAMA (white list)
  • Company: Gardline Shipping Ltd, Great Yarmouth, UK.
  • Classification Society: Expired
  • Recognised Organisation: Expired
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC:
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC:
  • Date and Place of Detention: 17 June 2016, West Cowes
  • Summary: Seventeen deficiencies with seventeen grounds for detentions
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01101 – Cargo ship safety equipment cert Expired Yes
01102 – Cargo Ship safety construction cert Expired Yes
01104 – Cargo ship safety radio cert Expired Yes
01108 – Loadline cert Expired Yes
01117 – IOPP (International Oil Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01119 – International Sewage Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01124 – International Air Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01137 – Civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage cert Expired Yes
01199 – Other certs (Certificate of class) Expired Yes
01201 – Certificates for master and officers Missing Yes
10111 – Charts Not updated Yes
10116 – Publications Nautical Not updated Yes
11108 – Inflatable liferafts Expired Yes
11116 – Distress flares Missing Yes
07109 – Fixed fire fighting extinguishing installation Not as required Yes
07110 – Fire fighting equipment & appliances Not as required Yes
01140 – Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Missing Yes

This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2016

Vessel Name: SOUTHERN STAR

  • GT: 4450.
  • IMO No: 9212448.
  • Flag: COOK ISLANDS (black list)
  • Company: Coralot Consulting Ltd.
  • Classification Society: International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB).
  • Recognised Organisation: INSB.
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: INSB.
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: INSB
  • Date and Place of Detention: 04th April 2016, Chatham, Orpington.
  • Summary: Six deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01201 – Certificates for masters and officers Invalid Yes
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
13101 – Propulsion main engine Not as required No
01123 – Continuous synopsis record Missing No
01113 – Minimum safe manning document Not as required No
14119 – Oil and oily mixtures from machinery spaces Lack of familiarity No

This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2016.

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 DOC: Not applicable.
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Not applicable
  • Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010, Lowestoft
  • Summary: Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detention
  • This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2016.

Reference: gov.uk

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