MCA Detains Five Vessels in June

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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that five foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during June 2013 after failing a Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Latest monthly figures show that there were two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports during June 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 3.18% this is a slight decrease from May’s twelve month rate.

Three of the detained vessels were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list, one was registered with a flag state on the grey list and one was unregistered.

Ships Detained in June 2013

Date and Place of detention: - June 5, Tilbury
Vessel Name: - Mel Pride (Bulk Carrier)
GT: - 20319
IMO No: - 9196307
Flag: - Liberia
Company: - D & S Ship Management SA
Classification Society: - Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognized Organization: - Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognized Organization for ISM: - Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Summary: - 12 deficiencies including three grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Tilbury 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 the implementation of the ISM Code on board the vessel. Also the pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements were unsafe and the operational readiness of lifesaving appliances was not to an acceptable standard due to the gripes being seized.
Other deficiencies included: garbage stowed in the foscle; a sink drain was split on ‘C’ deck; filters were missing on F/O tank vents and the hatch securing levers were seized or missing.
The engine room fire nozzle was seized and life jackets were not ready for use. Additional training during the next voyage was to be provided.
The vessel was released on June 6, 2013.

Date and Place of detention: - June 20, 2013, Hull
Vessel Name: - Sereno (General Cargo Vessel)
GT: - 3828
IMO No: - 8917728
Flag: - Netherlands
Company: - Kornet & Zonen BV
Classification Society: - Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognized association: - Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognized Organization for ISM: - Bureau Veritas (BV)
Summary: - 18 deficiencies including four grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Hull 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 the implementation of the ISM Code on board the vessel. In addition there were oily deposits in the engine room, there was insufficient cellulose film on board to provide three emergency generator starts and the Chief Engineer was unable to demonstrate the secondary means of starting the emergency generator.
Other deficiencies included: the air compressor in the sewage treatment plant was inoperative; passage planning was not carried out quay to quay; the print quality on the NAVTEX printer receiving marine safety information is failing; insufficient log entries recorded for GMDSS tests and Admiralty Chart 104 was not on board. In addition the pilot ladder was damaged, the free-fall lifeboat was not properly maintained, no power supply was provided for rescue boat compass light and lifeboat and rescue boat equipment was missing or inoperative.
There was a lack of crew familiarity with fire drills, there was no evidence of periodic testing of the emergency generator auto start facility and the handset in the steering gear room is a non-approved type.
The vessel was released on June 29,  2013.

Detentions Carried Over from Previous months
Date and Place of detention: - September 9, 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)
Recognized Organization: - Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Summary: - 17 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 maneuvered 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 June 30, 2013.

Date and Place of detention: - November 8, 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: - 12 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 June 30, 2013.

Date and Place of detention: March 4, 2010 – Lowestoft
Vessel Name: - Cien Porciento (General Cargo)
GT: - 106
IMO No: - 8944446
Flag: - Unregistered
Company: - Open Window Inc
Classification Society: - Unclassed
Recognized Organization: - Not applicable
Recognized Organization for ISM: - Not applicable
Summary: - 30 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 June 30, 2013.

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