Cargo Ship Held in Seattle for Safety Violations

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 5, 2016

Containership Lowlands Kamsar has been detained by U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Seattle, Monday, after a Port State Control exam detected several safety violations.
The Lowlands Kamsar a 751-foot, Panamanian-flagged ship will remain in Sector Puget Sound's Captain of the Port zone until the violations are corrected, the Coast Guard said.
During the exam Coast Guard Port State Control officers discovered that the automatic fire extinguishing system that protects the vessel’s engine room had been disabled by the crew, additionally, the vessel’s owner, Misuga S.A., failed to ensure that appropriate corrective action was taken. 
The crew of the ship was conducting cargo operations in Seattle at the time of the exam.
Lt. Kimberly Glore, chief of Port State Control Branch, Sector Puget Sound, said, “We are continuing to monitor the Lowlands Kamsar and are working with the crew and Panamanian representatives to correct these deficiencies.”
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