Mar 142010
 

Eight non-UK flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during February 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection says the UK’s The Maritime & Coastguard Agency, MCA. Monthly figures show that there were 4 new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during February 2010 and 4 vessels under detention from the previous month. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 3% this is slightly down from January’s twelve month rate.

Among the detentions is the notorious Baltiyskiy of rag-in-a-crack fame.

During the month of February, 151 Port State Control inspections were carried out in the UK. A total of 43 vessels had no deficiencies raised against them, 73 had between one and five deficiencies, 30 had between six and ten deficiencies, five had between 11 and 20 deficiencies and one vessel inspected had more than 20 deficiencies.

Out of the detained vessels, five were registered with flag states listed on the Paris MOU white list, none were registered with a flag states on the grey list and two were registered with flag states on the black list. and one was unlisted.

Here’s the sorry eightsome

Vessel Name: NORE (Other Cargo)
Date & Place of detention: 01/02/2010 – Ridham
GT: 1,525
IMO No: 8509856
Flag: Moldova
Company: Team Gemi Kiralama
Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Maritime Lloyd
Summary: 22 deficiencies 3 grounds for detention
This vessel was detained in Ridham for 5 days because the cargo ship safety radio certificate had expired; also the service was overdue on the inflatable life rafts; in addition charts were out of date and not corrected.
Other deficiencies identified included: there was a crack in the mainmast; the records of rest were incorrect; the emergency communication bridge to steering gear was inoperative and the magnetic compass contained a bubble.
The vessel was released from detention on 05/02/2010.

 

Vessel Name: WINDLAND (General Cargo)
Date & Place of detention 15/02/2010 – Grove Wharf
GT: 2,240
IMO No: 7431715
Flag: St Kitts & Nevis
Company: Sea Dynasty Ltd
Classification Society: International Register of Shipping (IS)
Recognised Organisation: International Register of Shipping (IS)
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: 21 deficiencies 3 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Grove Wharf because the emergency lighting was inoperative in all parts of the vessel; the gyro compass heading information was not being transmitted to the bridge also there were insufficient provisions for the intended voyage. A major non conformity was identified in respect of the number and nature of the deficiencies which indicated failure of SMS.

Other deficiencies identified included: the exhaust manifold piping on the emergency fire pump was defective; several self weighted cocks on sounding pipes in the engine room were seized; the bridge first aid kit included expired items and the medical certificate for the medical stores had expired. In addition the bridge pyrotechnics,8 out 12 red parachute rockets, had expired, the water from the showers was being used to flush the toilets as there was no other water supplying them as the sea water pump was inoperative
The vessel was still detained as at 28/02/2010

Vessel Name: BALTIYSKIY (General Cargo)
Date & Place of detention: 18/02/2010 – Fowey
GT: 1,926
IMO No:7612527
Flag: Russia
Company: North Western Shipping Co
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: 3 deficiencies 3 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Fowey for 9 days because of a hole in the port side hull plating leading into No2 WB tank; also the Master had knowingly sailed from 2 previous ports with this serious damage. In addition 2 major non conformities were identified with respect to Masters Responsibility and Authority and Company Responsibility and Authority.
The vessel was released from detention on 26/02/2010.

Vessel Name: TIMOR STREAM (Refrigerated Cargo)
Date & Place of detention: 23/02/2010 Portsmouth
GT: 9,307
IMO No: 9172947
Flag: Liberia
Company: Triton Sciffarts Gmbh
Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 10 deficiencies 2 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Portsmouth for 2 days because the engine room dampers were corroded and seized and the maintenance of the ship and equipment was not according to SMS. In addition the 2nd engineer was unable to communicate in the working language of the ship. Other deficiencies identified included: the davit switches of the port and starboard lifeboats were seized; the escape hatch of the CO2 room could not be opened from the inside- externally padlocked and there were leaks on the fuel transfer pumps and main engine top that needed to be cleaned of oil and repaired.|
The vessel was released from detention on 24/02/2010.

Vessel Name: RONJA SKYE (Live Fish Carrier)
Date & Place of detention: 25/02/2010 – South Shian
GT: 497
IMO No: 9245926
Flag: Norway
Company: Solvtrans Management As
Classification Society: Not Classed
Recognised Organisation: Not applicable
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Not applicable
Summary: 4 deficiencies 1 ground for detention
The vessel was detained in South Shian for 3 days because the hull was damaged during a grounding incident which impaired her seaworthiness. Other deficiencies identified: included missing charts; the satellite compass was inoperative and the electronic charts were not up to date.
The vessel was released on 27/02/2010 for a one off voyage to the repair port of Maaloy in Norway.

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
Vessel Name: BALTIMAR SIRIUS (Other Cargo)
Date & Place of detention: 20/11/2009 – Gunness
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 for 94 days because the main engine air start compressors had insufficient pressure which resulted in manoeuvring problems on arrival into the river Humber, and 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 released from detention 21/02/2010.

 

Vessel Name: SABLE CAPE (Tug)
Date & Place of detention: 20/01/2010 – Falmouth
GT: 1,714
IMO No: 7626841
Flag: St Vincent and the Grenadines
Company: Tschudi Ship Management
Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Recognised Organisation: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)/Det Norse Veritas (DNV)
Summary: 15 deficiencies 4 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Falmouth for 13 days due to broken davit sheave, life rafts and HRUs not serviced, excessive oil leakage from both main engines constituting a major fire risk, all waste oil/sludge tanks full and engine room cofferdam had been used to store the excess.

Other deficiencies found included a lack of cleanliness in the galley and fridges, garbage not stored correctly, lack of adequate heating and hot water and lack of emergency preparedness during the fire drill.
The vessel was released from detention on 01/02/2010.

Vessel Name: PORTO LEONE (Bulk Carrier)
Date & Place of detention: 25/01/2010 – Silvertown
GT: 10,904
IMO No: 9039339
Flag: Marshall Islands
Company: G Bros Maritime SA
Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: DOC Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
ISM- Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 21 deficiencies 6 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Silvertown for 9 days because the emergency generator did not operate in automatic mode and the quick closing valves were inoperative. Charts for the Thames area, Tide Tables, Almanac and some distress flares were missing and a major non conformity was identified in respect of the maintenance of ship and equipment.

Other deficiencies included: paint was stored in the engine room; the captains records of rest were inaccurate and sanitary facilities were found dirty. Also the boiler inspection doors were leaking, the flame failure device was inoperative and the wiring was exposed. One bank of emergency generator batteries were inoperative, chart corrections not up to date, and publications missing, and magnetic compass not readable at the steering position. GMDSS radios were not marked with ship name and call sign and ITU List of Ship Stations missing. Fore peak remote control valve inoperative and unauthorised modifications made to bilge pumping system.
The vessel was released from detention on 02/02/2010

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