U.K. Coastguard Holds Three Foreign Ships

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 28, 2013

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

Latest monthly figures show that although there were no new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports during July 2013, three vessels remained under detention from previous months. They remained under detention at the end of July.

The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months was 3% - a slight decrease from June’s 12 month rate.

Two of the detained vessels were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list. The other was unregistered.

Although there were no new detentions in July, several carried over from previous months. All three vessels (listed below) were still detained at July 31, 2013.

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, 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 three months – also, there was no evidence that the freefall lifeboat had been freefall launched within the last six months. Additionally, the deck officer was not familiar with launching the starboard life raft by davit.

Date and Place of detention: - November 8, 2010 Birkenhead
Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
GT: - 1,972
IMO No: - 938937
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. Additionally, the lifejacket lights were out of date, the aft deck was slippery underneath the deck generator and several fire doors were tied open.

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 out of date medicines. The following items were also 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.


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