CIC on Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery

Marinelink.com
Friday, August 02, 2013

A Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on “Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery” has been announced by the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU and will commence on 1st September 2013.


The 45 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control (PSC) will begin a joint concentrated inspection campaign with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1. The duration of this inspection campaign will be three months, ending on 30th November 2013.


Members should note that other PSC MoU’s will also carry out a CIC on the same topic during this period. During this campaign Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will verify applicable documents and confirm the safety of propulsion and auxiliary machinery, especially the working order and maintenance of the main engines, auxiliary engines, auxiliary equipment and their related alarm systems and controls. Special attention will be given to familiarity of the crew with safety and emergency procedures with regard to these systems.


When deficiencies are found, actions by the Port State may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify within a certain period, to detention of the ship until deficiencies have been rectified. Members are therefore advised to inform Masters and Chief Engineers of the following recommendations in order to adequately prepare for a PSC inspection and to avoid the potential risk of detention.

 

Recommendations

The recommendations listed below address the requirements that will need to be satisfactorily demonstrated during the course of the inspections to be undertaken in this CIC:

  •    Making sure that instructions and manuals for ship machinery essential to safe operation, are written in a language understood by the ship`s personnel.
  •    If the ship operates with periodically unattended machinery spaces (UMS mode), demonstrating that the vessel has been provided with documentary evidence of fitness.
  •   The Oil Mist Detectors or any other automatic shut-off arrangements for the main engine and auxiliary engines must be operating satisfactorily.
  •   The protective arrangements for machinery to minimize danger to persons with regard to moving parts, hot surfaces, electrical shock and other hazards must be in place.
  •   The propulsion machinery and essential auxiliaries will be checked for safe operational condition
  •   There should be a satisfactory level of cleanliness of the Engine Room spaces and bilges. In this respect it is advisable for any machinery leakages either to be rectified or for an action plan for rectification to be in place.
  •   The general standard of housekeeping is likely to be observed and this should be at a satisfactory level.
  •   The PSCO might check the spares inventory (especially in relation to critical equipment) as part of the ISM requirements under the clause 3.3 (i.e. the availability of adequate resources)
  •   The safe working order of the Main or Auxiliary Boilers and Boiler Feed Systems will be checked
  •   The emergency sources of power and lighting should be in satisfactory working order. This may include testing of the emergency generator or batteries for their safe operation.
  •   The bilge pumping arrangements will be checked and should be in good working order
  •   The ballast and cargo pumping arrangements will be checked and should be in good working order
  •   PSCOs may wish to witness an emergency steering drill and crew should therefore familiarise themselves with the operation of the equipment.
  •   The inspector may also wish to witness an emergency operational drill in relation to the main engine for the same reason.
  •   The record of drills record may be inspected for verification purposes and should therefore be maintained and kept up to date.
  •   The PSCO may test the emergency fuel stop system for the main engines to confirm safe operation, and might check records for any maintenance
  •   Crew working practices may well be observed to ensure familiarisation with the safe operation of the machinery and equipment on-board
  •   Maintenance records/logs might be checked for verification purposes
  •   Safety instructions (and posters) should be posted at the relevant locations for the safe operation of different machinery and equipment.

 

Members should note that most of the foregoing requirements are also requirements of the ISM Code.


Hours of rest and work under the STCW Convention and MLC are not part of this campaign and these are likely to be addressed in forthcoming CIC’s in 2014. Nevertheless it is recommended that the vessel should also be ready to show/provide related documentation on demand.

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

Legal

Yachting Malta PPP Sets Sail

Yatching Malta Ltd (YML) - a new public private partnership (PPP) between the government and the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) was formed with the aim of putting Malta on "the global yachting map".

'Run to Remember' by USCG Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced this year’s

Salvage, Wreck Removal Beset with Chronic Problems

The basic nature of maritime casualties, salvage and wreck removal has evolved rapidly over the last few years. Ships and offshore constructions have become more technologically elaborate,

Ports

Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion

Long Beach, LA Collaborate to Improve Cargo Flow

Executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies

Australian Reef Pilots Under New Ownership

Australian marine pilotage company Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) has been bought by a consortium of its employees.   ARP, which services shipping through the Great Barrier Reef,

Marine Power

Indonesia Partners with China on Maritime

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation during the formers visit to China.   The joint

Wärtsilä's' New Plant in Brazil

Following an investment of 20 million euros, Wärtsilä's' new unit will produce and test motor generators and thrusters   Wärtsilä's first unit at Porto do Açu in São João da Barra (RJ),

Kvichak to Build Catamaran Research Vessel

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. was recently awarded a contract for construction of a 60’ aluminum catamaran research vessel for the California Department of Water

News

Indonesia Partners with China on Maritime

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation during the formers visit to China.   The joint

China Strengthens Maritime Ties with Pak

The Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong has pledged to deepen maritime security and military technology cooperation during

Cruise Giant Carnival to Expand its Fleet

The world's largest cruise ship company Miami-based Carnival Corp. has signed agreements with German and Italian ship builders to build nine new ships over a four-year period, starting in 2019.

Marine Equipment

China Strengthens Maritime Ties with Pak

The Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong has pledged to deepen maritime security and military technology cooperation during

Carnival to Add Nine Ships to Cruise Fleet

Carnival Corporation enters into strategic partnerships to add nine cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019; shipbuilders Fincantieri

Ecochlor Presents BWTS Case Study at CMA

Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study yesterday at CMA Shipping 2015 in Stamford, Conn. The case study covered

Maritime Safety

Indonesia Partners with China on Maritime

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation during the formers visit to China.   The joint

Greek Ferry Runs Aground in the Aegean

A Greek ferry ran aground on the Aegean island of Kassos overnight, the AP is reporting.      None of the 227 passengers and 55 crew were injured and a tug

US Will Work to Ensure Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Remains Open

The U.S. military will work with Gulf and European partners to ensure the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the tip of the Red Sea remains open to commerce despite fighting and instability in Yemen,

Government Update

US Will Work to Ensure Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Remains Open

The U.S. military will work with Gulf and European partners to ensure the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the tip of the Red Sea remains open to commerce despite fighting and instability in Yemen,

Kenya Ready to Start Work at Northern Port

Kenya is ready to begin work on the first three berths at a long-delayed port on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, President Uhuru

No More State Funds, Russia Warns its Ship Builders

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin came down heavily on country's shipbuilders criticizing them for doing a poor job to implement instructions from the

Surveyors

Virtual Aids to Navigation Mark Research Equipment

Vesper Marine will provide its Virtual Aid to Navigation technology to the French company CGG, a  geoscience company that provides geological and geophysical survey

US-built Survey Vessel Delivered to Fugro

Newbuild shallow draft survey vessel Fugro Americas was delivered to Fugro on March 18, 2015. Built by Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors in Louisiana, with supervision by Fugro Marine Services Custom,

Boskalis Increases Holding in Fugro

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. informs it has increased its holding in Fugro N.V. to 25.1%, stressing that the move is not a step toward making an offer.   “Boskalis

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair
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: 0.2002 sec (5 req/sec)