Dec 272009
 

imageNine new detentions in November, and one carried over from October, show just how little certain shipowners, some flag states, and others who should know better, care about the lives of the seafarers on their vessels and even the vessels themselves. These detentions were not matters of minor paperwork not being in order, they were matters that should not have happened and which, if not rectified, put every seafarer on them at risk.

Firefighting equipment unusable and seafarers not adequately trained, equipment for confined space entry unusable and seafarers not adequately trained, the sorry, shameful list goes on.

Latest monthly figures show that there were 9 new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during November 2009 and1vessel under detention from the previous month. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 2.8% this is slightly down from Octobers twelve month rate.

During the month of November, 127 Port State Control inspections were carried out in the UK. A total of 42 vessels had no deficiencies raised against them, 53 had between one and five deficiencies, 24 had between six and ten deficiencies, 8 had between eleven and twenty deficiencies and there were no vessels inspected that had more than 20 deficiencies.

Out of the detained vessels, 6 were registered with flag states listed on the Paris MOU white list, 4 were registered with flag states on the black list

Vessels detained in November included:
A 866 Gt. Tug was detained in Southampton because a makeshift temporary plastic hose had been rigged in the settling tank and the valve at the bottom was found open with the other end capped and fitted with a tap valve, The vessel which had 19 deficiencies in total had 2 ISM major non conformities identified in respect of the falsified hours of rest; and the lack of maintenance of the ship and equipment. The vessel which had been subject to a port state control inspection in October had failed to correct the previously identified deficiencies which included the false records of rest.

SHIPS DETAINED IN NOVEMBER 2009
Date & Place of detention: 02/11/2009 – Tyne
Vessel Name: KIRKLARELI (General Cargo)
GT: 5,725
IMO No: 7390014
Flag: Turkey
Company: Ash Doniz Tasimacligi Ve Ticaret Limited
Classification Society Turkish Lloyd (TL) http://www.turkloydu.org
Recognised Organisation: Turkish Lloyd (TL)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Turkish Lloyd (TL)
Summary: 15 deficiencies 3 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Tyne for 4 days because the engine room fire dampers were seized and the quick closing valve for the diesel oil service tank was inoperable, in addition the maintenance of the ship and equipment was not according to SMS. Other deficiencies identified included the passage plan was not berth to berth; the indicator cocks to the high pressure fuel lines lacked insulation and the fuel oil settling tank line to the purifier needed fitting with a quick closing remote valve.
The ship was released from detention on 5/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 05/11/2009 – (Southampton)
Vessel Name: BRAVEHEART (Tug)
GT: 866
IMO No: 9263461
Flag: Portugal
Company: Portuanato CSRL
Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Summary: 19 deficiencies 4 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Southampton for 9 days because a plastic hose had been rigged in a makeshift arrangement at the bottom of the settling tank; several life jackets were found to have improperly attached lights; the records of rest were still inaccurate and false despite this being a deficiency that had been identified during the last port state inspection. A major non conformity was identified with regard to the maintenance of the ship and equipment which was not according to SMS. Other deficiencies identified included: the watertight door between the engine room and steering flat had been tied back with rope; there were oily rags in the flat bilges and there were unterminated electrical cables at the aft end of the port main engine.
The vessel was released from detention on 13/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 05/11/2009 – (Falmouth)
Vessel Name: AL MAHMOUD ORIENT (Ro-Ro Cargo Vessel)
GT: 7,069
IMO No: 8200577
Flag: Cambodia
Company: Unifleet Management Company
Classification Society: Global Marine Bureau Inc (GMB)
Recognised Organisation: Global Marine Bureau Inc (GMB)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Global Marine Bureau Inc (GMB)
Summary: 8 deficiencies 1 ground for detention
The vessel was detained in Falmouth for 2 days because the fixed fire extinguishing system (CO2) for the machinery space had been drained of gas. Other deficiencies identified included: the engine room fire doors were secured open; the load line mark showed the incorrect classification society and the job descriptions for all personnel were not available.
The vessel was released from detention on 6/11/2009.
Date & Place of detention: 17/11/2009 – Belfast
Vessel Name: EWALD (General Cargo)
GT: 1,599
IMO No: 9210012
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
Company: Ewald Schiffahrts
Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Summary: 11 deficiencies 5 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Belfast for 4 days because the fixed fire fighting equipment was not ready for use; the emergency preparedness was not according to SMS and the pump for the emergency fire fighting equipment pump had been accepted without being tested. Other deficiencies identified included: there were insufficient navigation records on board; the bulkhead close to the shower area was corroded and the crew lacked knowledge regarding operating the fire pump.
The vessel was released on 20/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 20/11/2009 – Gunness
Vessel Name: BALTIMAR SIRIUS (Other Cargo)
GT 2,854
IMO No:8812930
Flag: Bahamas
Company: Baltimar Ship Management
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 16 deficiencies 5 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Hull because the main engine air start compressors had insufficient pressure which resulted in manoeuvring problems on arrival into the river Humber, a major non conformity was identified with regard to the maintenance of the ship and equipment which was not according to SMS. Other deficiencies identified included: the chief officers Bahamian certificate of equivalent competency (CEC) was not on board; the oil record book had not been completed correctly and the engine room tank tops were very oily and there was a temporary repair to the leak on the charge air cooler to the main engine.
The vessel was still detained at 30/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 26/11/2009 – Southampton
Vessel Name: HANSEATIC SPIRIT (General Cargo)
GT 2,650
IMO No: 9088263
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
Company: Bremer Lloyd Reederei Gmbh & Co Kg
Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Summary: 10 deficiencies 9 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Southampton because the foscle equipment store including the bow thruster space was flooded; no hours of rest had been recorded in November; and previous records of rest for the Master and Chief Officer were found to be false; several hatch cover securing cleats on the starboard side were unsecured and only 1 of the hatch cover wedges was fully operational. Major non conformities were identified in respect of the following areas, maintenance of ship and equipment and resources and personnel.
The vessel was still detained at 30/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 28/11/2009 – Birkenhead
Vessel Name: ANTIGONI (Oil/Chemical Tanker)
IMO No:8013297
Flag: Panama
Company: Soysay Denizcilik Nakiliyat Ticaret
Classification Society: International Register of Shipping (IRS)
Recognised Organisation: International Register of Shipping (IRS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: International Register of Shipping (IRS) Summary: 23 deficiencies 1 ground for detention
The vessel was detained in Birkenhead because the considerable number of deficiencies indicated that the ships maintenance was not according to SMS. Deficiencies included the lifeboat launching instructions were missing; the starboard lifeboat tricing pennants were worn and slipping during the lowering of the lifeboat; the port & starboard foscle vents were defective; the galley ventilator was not closing; and the galley emergency exit was blocked.
The vessel was still detained at 30/11/2009

Date & Place of detention: 28/11/2009 – Glasgow
Vessel Name: GOLDEN ELPIS (Bulk Carrier)
IMO No:9145889
Flag: Malta
Company: Clemko Ship Management SA
Classification Society: Korean Register of Shipping (KRS)
Recognised Organisation: Korean Register of Shipping (KRS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Korean Register of Shipping (KRS)
Summary: 11 deficiencies 3 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Glasgow because 6 out of 14 inflatable life jackets were defective; also there was no record of service for these jackets. The gas testing equipment for the testing of enclosed space atmosphere was not operational. A major non conformity was identified in respect of the resources and personnel as the crew familiarity was not complete with the following processes;: the ships officer could not operate NBDP on GMDSS he was also not familiar with the speed input with the radar ARPA additionally he could not show in SMS the procedures for enclosed space entry. Other deficiencies identified included: the SOLAS training manual was not ship specific; the voyage charts were found uncorrected and the publication NP 66 West Coast of Scotland pilot was not on board; the fire door in the handling space stair well and galley did not fully close and there was excessive fuel oil in the exhaust which was leaking into the water leaving a visible oily sheen. The number and nature of deficiencies was not according to SMS.
vessel was still detained at 30/11/2009.

Date & Place of detention: 30/11/2009 – Chatham
Vessel Name: RMS LIBAVA (General Cargo)
IMO No:8324696
Flag: Belize
Company: Clermont Services Sia
Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Recognised Organisation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: 7 deficiencies 1 ground for detention
The vessel was detained in Chatham because the vessel was not seaworthy as the fore peak was holed at the starboard anchor. Other deficiencies identified included: the chain locker inspection hatch was could not be secured shut; the safety railings were missing on the starboard side of the accommodation house and the bilge pump for the chain locker and forepeak was inoperative.
The vessel was still detained at 30/11/2009

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
Vessel Name: B. INDIA (Bulk Carrier)
GT: 25,742
IMO No:8204016
Flag: Panama
Company: Portunato C & Srl
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 21 deficiencies 2 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Newport for 31 days because the fire and abandon ship drills carried out showed lack of emergency preparedness by the ships crew and officers. A major non conformity was identified in respect of the maintenance of ship and equipment, which was not according to SMS.
Deficiencies included; no records of rest on board for the master; the emergency generator was not operational under load; the surveyors identity was not requested when they boarded the vessel; the fire main was holed and hydrants leaking. In addition there were cockroaches in the galley; the meat room temperature was not as required and the fish room was not operational, also there was no hot water available in the galley.
The vessel was released on 04/11/2009.

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