Dec 222010

image Amongst the abuse seafarers have to undergo from incompetent shipowners is, of course, an abominable lack of concern for their safety. As Christmas dawns, give a thought to folk who had to undergo the privations evident in nearly every one of the six vesels detained by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in November.

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency, MCA, says that six foreign-flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during November 2010 after failing Port State Control, PSC, inspection.

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Nord Fast

Britain’s Maritime Maritime & Coastguard Agency, MCA, has issued its September list of ten detained ships. It would appear that a drunk master was not the biggest threat to seafarers aboard the Singapore-registered chemical tanker Nord Fast.

It is the usual depressing account of shameful ships on which the lives of seafarers appear to be of little value.

Nord Fast, managed by Executive Ship Management Pte Ltd, was detained in Fawley Southampton for two days because the port lifeboat could not be launched as the winch was seized; in addition the LRIT conformance report was not on board.

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Shipowners’ Incompetence Leads To UK Detentions

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May 292010

image Port State Control detentions are a microcosm of shipowner incompetence, venality and disregard for human life. The four-ship shocker in the latest Maritime & Coastguard Agency announcement of ships under detention in UK ports during April 2010 after failing Port State Control inspection highlights owners who shouldn’t be allowed a bathtubs, let alone a ship.

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