Black Sea MOU Detains 6 Ships for Rest Hours Violation

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 15, 2015

Rest Hours data under inspection

Rest Hours data under inspection


Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest 2014 carried out between 1 September 2014 and 30 November 2014 in the Black Sea MOU region shows the following preliminary results of the questions related to the verification both deck and engine room watch-keepers’ hours of rest.

6 ships have been detained in the Black Sea MOU region during the course of the CIC through deficiencies relating to STCW Hours of Rest. The most notable non-conformities observed were lack of correctly recorded records related hours of rest (7.33 %), followed by lack of watch schedule posted in an accessible area (1.75 %) and endorsement of the daily hours of rest records for each watch keeper (1.48 %).

During the course of the campaign six member Authorities carried out a total of 1,146 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 21 ships were detained with 6 (28.57%) of detentions were being within the CIC scope.

A total of 168 non-conformities have been recorded as a result of the campaign out of 1,146 questionnaires submitted.

421 (36.74%) inspections concerned general cargo/multi-purpose ships, followed by bulk carriers with 399 (34.82%) inspections, oil tankers with 112 (9.77%) inspections and chemical tankers with 77 (6.72%) inspections.

5 (83.33%) of the ships detained for CIC-related deficiencies were general cargo/multipurpose ships. Also 1 (16.67 %) of the ships detained was a commercial yatch.

The CIC questionnaire indicated that “unsatisfactory” answer was given to a question on 1.66% of occasions.

Most inspections were carried out on board ships flying the flags of Malta with 160 (13.96%) inspections, Panama with 149 (13.00%) inspections, Turkey with 102 (8.90%) inspections and Liberia with 87 (7.59%) inspections.

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