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Nine Foreign Ships Under Detention In The UK During December 2011

Sunday, 12 February 2012 | 00:00
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during December 2011 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were two new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during December 2011 and seven vessels remained under detention from previous months.
The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 3.3% this is slightly down from Novembers twelve month rate. Out of the detained vessels three were registered with a flag states listed on the Paris MOU white list, four were registered with a flag states on the grey list one was registered with a flag state on the black list and one was unregistered.
1.In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldsons Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (95/21/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) publishes full details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.
2. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Where a ship is found to be deficient or lacks the required documentation, Maritime and Coastguard Agency surveyors can take a range of actions leading to detention in serious cases. The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as Thetis. This allows the ships of flags with poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.
3. Detained ships have to satisfy surveyors that remedial work has been carried out before they are allowed to leave port.
4. When applicable the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on Mandatory Surveys for the safe operation of regular Ro-Ro ferry and high speed passenger craft services (1999/35/EU).
Notes on the list of detentions
Full details of the ship

The accompanying detention list shows ships name, the flag state and the ships International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ships life and uniquely identifies it.
Company
The company shown in the vessels Safety Management Certificate or the party otherwise believed to be responsible for the safety of the ship at the time of inspection.
Classification Society
The list shows the Classification Society responsible for classing the ship and not necessarily the party issuing and/or carrying out surveys for certificates relevant to the defect found.
Recognised Organisation
The organisation - responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates, (on behalf of the Flag State).
Defects
The list gives a summary of the main grounds for detention and includes information where the ship has been released to sail to another port for repairs.
Vessels detained in December included:
A 22,629 GT bulk carrier vessel was detained in Tilbury with 26 deficiencies and three grounds for detention, the aft peak and fresh water tank sounding pipes had been fitted with the incorrect size caps which were also corroded and the gauze was broken on the vents for the over flow tank. The identified deficiencies were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
SHIPS DETAINED IN DECEMBER 2011
Date & Place of detention 20 December 2011 Southampton
Vessel name: Nagato Reefer (Refrigerated Cargo)
GT: 7,367
IMO No: 9227596
Flag: Panama
Company: Honma Senpaku Co Ltd
Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Summary: 15 deficiencies eight grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Southampton for two days because none of the lifeboats had drain plugs and the No1 battery was discharged in each lifeboat; the magnetic compass bowl contained a large bubble; the officer responsible for the radio operation was not familiar with the power supply arrangement.; the chief engineer could not explain the operation of the CO² fire fighting system; none of the engineers knew which steering gear was fed from the emergency power supply and the port life raft painter was tied to the ship and not to the weak link.
In addition the records of rest for the chief engineer were false on a number of days during November and there were no records of rest kept for December; two out of three deck head lights were inoperative in the CO² room; and there was no record of the last annual survey on the International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) certificate.
The identified deficiencies were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
The vessel was released from detention on 26 December 2011.
Date & Place of detention 12 December 2011 Tilbury
Vessel Name: Fesco Yenisey (Bulk Cargo)
GT: 22,629
IMO No: 8311168
Flag: Marshall Islands
Company: Fesco Wallem Ship Management
Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Recognised Organisation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: 26 deficiencies three grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Tilbury for seven days because the aft peak and fresh water tank had incorrect size caps with corroded threads fitted on the sounding pipes; there was broken gauze on the overflow vents and a float jammed in the starboard ballast tank; the identified deficiencies were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.
Other deficiencies identified included: the galley and officers pantry ventilation dampers were broken; the A/c fan coil unit trunking was held together with wood and tape; there was no protection around the lifeboat propeller shaft and various safety chains were missing from gaps in the handrails. In addition two fire drills were unsatisfactory and showed a lack of training and various fire doors in the accommodation were missing self closures.The vessel was released from detention on 18 December 2011
DENTENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
Date & Place of detention 30 November 2011 Newport Gwent
Vessel Name: Sea Honest (Bulk Carrier)
GT: 17,492
IMO No: 9142100
Flag: Panama
Company: Vera Denizcilik
Classification Society: Class NK (NKK)
Recognised Organisation: Class NK (NKK)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Class NK (NKK)
Summary: 25 deficiencies three grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Newport Gwent for 7 days because the number and nature of the deficiencies identified are objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the ISM code, the fire drill carried out in the galley during inspection showed a lack of training and a lack of emergency preparedness, the emergency bilge suction valve in the engine room was seized and could not be operated. In addition; the engine room access hatch was left open at sea and the booby hatch top of funnel was left open; there were insufficient provisions for the intended voyage and the flush system was not working on all toilets; four fire hydrants on the deck had leaking valves; one fire hose was leaking and two smoke detector heads in the engine room were not operating.The vessel was released on 6 December 2011
Date & Place of detention 25 November 2011 Tyne
Vessel Name: Shinnecock Belle (Bulk Carrier)
GT: 22,342
IMO No: 8312722
Flag: Philippines
Company: Roymar Ship Management Inc
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 20 deficiencies three grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Tyne for 19 days because the number and nature of the deficiencies identified are objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the ISM code, the port forward and starboard aft davits heads fall block were corroded through and repaired with tape, the fibreglass thwarts of the port and starboard lifeboat was cracked through into the buoyancy chambers. Other deficiencies identified included: the funnel door was corroded through; there was a railing missing at deck end by the provision crane; the breathing apparatus (BA) set at the fire station in foscle is leaking at the pressure gauge; and the galley (washing) sink has no water.The vessel was released on 13 December 2011
Date & Place of detention: 1 November 2011 Marchwood Southampton
Vessel name: Wadestone (Cargo Barge)
GT: 274
IMO No: 7830545
Flag: Sierra Leone
Company: Britannia Shipping Ltd
Classification Society: Not Known
Summary: Nine deficiencies seven grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Marchwood because the vessel had suffered serious hull damage resulting in the flooding of the forepeak tank space; the vessel had no valid certification on board from the flag state; there was no load certificate on board or approved stability book from the flag state. Other deficiencies were one crewman had no endorsement for equivalency on his certificate of competency; the master had no valid certification for the type of craft and the vessel had no passage plan. The vessel was still detained at 31 December 2011
Date & Place of detention: 10 October 2011 Portland
Vessel name: Westwind II
GT: 3,539
IMO No: 8515635
Flag: Panama
Company: Reederei Karl-Heinz
Classification Society: Turku Lloyd (TL)
Summary: 16 deficiencies 16 grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Portland because it did not have valid certificates on board; the main engine did not have guards around moving parts; some fire fighting equipment had corroded wires securing the fittings; lifeboat boarding ladder ropes were rotted and unsafe; identified deficiencies were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code.The vessel was still detained at 31 December 2011.
Date and Place of detention: 8 November 2010 - Birkenhead
Vessel Name: MOST SKY General Cargo
GT: 1,972
IMO No:9389370
Flag: Panama
Company: ER Em Denizcilik
Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: 12 deficiencies four grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Birkenhead because the engine room was very dirty, there were fuel oil leaks and a major non conformity was identified with respect to the lack of maintenance of the ship and equipment.Other deficiencies identified included: the crew/officers records of rest were not signed; the crew accommodation was no longer provided with steam heating; thegalley needed cleaning; there was insufficient fruit and vegetables on board; the crew showers and toilets were dirty and the shower curtains missing and the laundry washing facilities were inadequate. In addition the lifejacket lights were out of date; the aft deck was slippery underneath the deck generator and several fire doors were tied open.The vessel was still detained at 31 December 2011
Date and Place of detention: 9 September 2011 Liverpool
Vessel Name: DYCKBURG
GT: 3,660
IMO No:9195913
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
Company: Werse Bereederungs Gmbh
Classification Society: Lloyds Register of Shipping (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Summary: 17 deficiencies one ground for detention
The vessel was detained in Liverpool because there were a large number of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related deficiencies which were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of implementation of the ISM code on board the vessel. Other deficiencies identified included: the main engine was defective; also the engine room was very oily in some areas; the five year service on the immersion suit in the engine room had expired; there was no evidence that the freefall lifeboat had been manoeuvred in the water within the last 3 months also there was no evidence that the freefall lifeboat had been freefall launched within the last 6 months; in addition the deck officer was not familiar with launching the starboard life raft by davit.The vessel was still detained on 31 December 2011
Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010 - Lowestoft
Vessel Name: CIEN PORCIENTO (General Cargo)
GT: 106
IMO No: 8944446
Flag: Unregistered
Company: Open Window Inc
Classification Society: Unclassed
Recognised Organisation: Not applicable
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Not applicable
Summary: 30 deficiencies seven grounds for detention
The vessel was detained in Lowestoft because the main fire pump was inoperative and there was no alternative fire pump outside the machinery space. There were insufficient liferafts, the sanitary water system was inoperative and there was no fresh running water to the galley, pantry and shower room. There were no nautical publications and charts were incomplete for the operational area.
Other deficiencies found were insufficient provisions for the intended voyage and medicines were out of date. In addition the following items were found to be missing: distress flares; line throwing appliances; lifebuoys; life jackets with lights; immersion suits; satellite (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon) (EPIRB); fire extinguishers and the fire hose nozzle. The vessel was still detained at 31 December 2011
Source: MCA
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