Coast Guard Detains Motor Vessel

Marinelink.com
Friday, September 20, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard detained motor vessel Stargold Trader to its berth in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, until the safety deficiencies found onboard are corrected by the vessel’s crew.

 

Port State Control officers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, discovered the discrepancies during a routine inspection of the 618-foot Panamanian flagged vessel.

 

A majority of the safety discrepancies were related to fire hazards, which included excessive oil leaks within engine room machinery and disrepair of the vessel’s primary firefighting system.


Eight of 19 firefighting hoses failed inspection and were unable to take the water pressure of the vessel’s fire pump. In addition, multiple leaks and failing repairs were observed in the vessel’s fire main piping.


In the engine room, the vessel’s incinerator and auxiliary boiler were actively leaking and accumulating flammable liquids near the hot machinery.


On deck, the steel trunk from one of the vessel’s watertight cargo holds was found to be severely deteriorated and the hold’s watertight integrity compromised. A mooring line holding the vessel’s bow to the pier was rotten and in danger of parting.


The Stargold will remain in port and restricted from going to sea until the violations have been corrected.


The purpose of the Coast Guard’s Port State Control program is to identify and eliminate substandard foreign vessels from operating in U.S. waters.


“The Coast Guard is committed to rigorously enforcing U.S. and international safety, security and environmental standards in our waterways,” said Capt. Bruce Jones, Coast Guard captain of the port. “The economic vitality and security of our region depends on the efficient operation of the Columbia River’s maritime transportation system. A vessel’s failure to meet the minimum safety standards established under the International Safety of Life at Sea Convention can threaten that efficient operation.”


The vessel, operated by Golden Management Company, plans to correct the deficiencies prior to loading copper in Vancouver, Wash., and departing for Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

More MERUS Rings for MS Rotterdam

Pronomar has installed two additional MERUS rings on board Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam, this time in the wellness area for the steam generators.   The

Wärtsilä, CME Offer ‘Scrubber Finance’

Funding concept promotes installation of scrubber systems by offering financing to shipowners, with returns taken from fuel price spread   In a move intended

Alphatron Marine VSAT Systems for 11 Workboats

Alphatron Marine has signed a lease contract with Seacontractors for no less than 11 vessels to provide satellite hardware and data solution packages.   Alphatron

Bulk Carrier Trends

First LNG-powered EcoLiner Launched

Europe’s greenest inland vessel debuts Damen group innovations   Damen Shipyards Group launched the first LNG-powered Damen EcoLiner inland shipping tanker

Drop in Cocoa Bean Size Worries Ivorian Exporters

Dry weather in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast has caused a sharp drop in bean size and will delay the start of the April-to-September mid-crop by nearly two months,

Are Megaships Game Changers?

Bragging rights for the world’s largest container ship have changed hands four times in as many months and keep on shifting again, says a report in the Bloomberg.

Environmental

First LNG-powered EcoLiner Launched

Europe’s greenest inland vessel debuts Damen group innovations   Damen Shipyards Group launched the first LNG-powered Damen EcoLiner inland shipping tanker

St. Lawrence Seaway Opening Date Pushed Back

Tthe opening date for the St. Lawrence Seaway 2015 navigation season has been delayed following review and consideration of factors and conditions affecting safe

Drop in Cocoa Bean Size Worries Ivorian Exporters

Dry weather in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast has caused a sharp drop in bean size and will delay the start of the April-to-September mid-crop by nearly two months,

News

OTC Names Technology Award Winners

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which takes place May 4-7 in Houston, has announced 17 technologies that will receive the Spotlight on New Technology SM Award.

Jack W. Fisher Passes Away at 73

Jack W Fisher, president of JW Fishers Mfg. passed away at home after a brief illness on February 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.   The JW Fishers business was started because Fisher,

Global LNG-Asia Prices Creep Higher on Japanese Demand

Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices edged higher as scattered demand from Japanese buyers and others helped stem the recent decline in prices, traders said on Friday.

Coast Guard

USCG Petty Officer Convicted, Sentenced

A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced during a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa, 32, was sentenced to reduction to E-1,

India's Naval Help to Small Indian Ocean Nations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned senior officials in the Ministry of Defence with a task to “identify” and “support” maritime needs of smaller nations

Bulker Loses Power, Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot

Maritime Safety

Jack W. Fisher Passes Away at 73

Jack W Fisher, president of JW Fishers Mfg. passed away at home after a brief illness on February 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.   The JW Fishers business was started because Fisher,

Piracy Still a Big Threat in the Indian Ocean

Underestimating the security risk in the Indian Ocean could put ships in danger once again, says maritime security company MAST Ltd.   “Whilst recent reports

St. Lawrence Seaway Opening Date Pushed Back

Tthe opening date for the St. Lawrence Seaway 2015 navigation season has been delayed following review and consideration of factors and conditions affecting safe

Vessels

More MERUS Rings for MS Rotterdam

Pronomar has installed two additional MERUS rings on board Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam, this time in the wellness area for the steam generators.   The

First LNG-powered EcoLiner Launched

Europe’s greenest inland vessel debuts Damen group innovations   Damen Shipyards Group launched the first LNG-powered Damen EcoLiner inland shipping tanker

Zamakona to Deliver Tuna Freezer Vessel

Zamakona Yards to deliver tuna freezer vessel Jai Alai to the Echebastar Group   This Saturday, March 7, Zamakona Shipyards in Santurce will deliver its construction number 737,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3094 sec (3 req/sec)