Press release

6 foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during October 2014

6 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

During October, there were 3 new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. 3 vessels remained under detention from previous months and 4 vessels were released during October. A total of 2 vessels remain under detention at the end of October.

  1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.

  2. 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. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable Convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If the deficiency is so serious that it has to be rectified before departure, then the ship may be detained.

  4. All deficiencies should be rectified before departure if at all possible.

  5. 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 ship’s name, the flag state and the ship’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it.
  • Company.
    • The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate (SMC) or if there is no SMC, then 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 only.
  • Recognised Organisation.
    • Responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates on behalf of the Flag State
  • White (WL), Grey (GL) and Black lists (BL) are issued by the Paris MoU on 01 July each year and shows the performance of flag State

SHIPS DETAINED IN OCTOBER 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 4 October 2014, Immingham
  • Vessel Name: - BLUE IMAGE
  • GT: - 15899
  • IMO No: - 9136565
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • Company: - Stavros Roussos Management & Chartering SA
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: IRS
  • Summary: - three deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
18203 – Wages Missing Yes
18704 – Calculation and Payment Not Adequate Yes
11128 – Emergency equipment for 2 way communication Not as Required  

This vessel was released on 09 October 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 14 October 2014, Tyne
  • Vessel Name: - HARVEST SUN
  • GT: - 30447
  • IMO No: - 9222625
  • Flag: - Marshall Islands (White List)
  • Company: - Wilhelmsen Ship Management Ltd
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)/Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Summary: - fourteen deficiencies with one ground for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01320 – Garbage record book Incorrect  
01316 – Cargo Information Missing Information  
01308 – Record of seafarers daily hours of work or rest False  
03108 – Ventilators, air pipes, casings Corroded  
18407 – Lighting (working spaces) Insufficient  
07112 – Emergency escape breathing device and disposition Not as required  
07114 – Remote means of control (opening pumps, ventilation, etc) Machinery Not as required  
07116 – Ventilation (Machinery spaces) Not as required  
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required  
13199 – Other (Machinery) Other  
07110 – Fire fighting equipment and appliances Lack of availability  
07125 – Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of familiarity  
11119 – Immersion suits Not as required  
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 18 October 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 23 October 2014, Southampton
  • Vessel Name: - APOLLO LUPUS
  • GT: - 2914
  • IMO No: - 9282089
  • Flag: - Antigua & Barbuda (White List)
  • Company: - Apollo Lupus Shipping
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Summary: - sixteen deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
10106 – Compass correction log Not as required Yes
10104 – Gyro compass Inoperative Yes
10106 – Compass correction log Not as required  
01306 – Shipboard working arrangements Not properly filled  
01308 – Records of seafarers daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
01308 – Records of seafarers daily hours of work or rest Missing  
02105 – Steering gear Not as required  
07115 – Fire-dampers Missing  
13199 – Other (machinery) Other  
09233 – Guards – fencing around dangerous machinery parts Not as required  
02108 – Electrical installations in general Not as required  
09232 – Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient  
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
11112 – Launching arrangements for survival craft Not as required  
15150 – ISM Not as required  
10105 – Magnetic compass Not as required  

This vessel was released on 30 October 2014

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 12th November 2013, Tyne
  • Vessel Name: - DONALD DUCKLING
  • GT: - 36801
  • IMO No: - 9137961
  • Flag: - Panama (WL)
  • Company: - TMT Company Ltd
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Summary: - 12 deficiencies including 4 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
9204 Safe means of access Not as required  
14104 Oil filtering equipment Not as required Yes
13105 UMS - Ship Malfunctioning  
9132 Cold room temperature Not as required  
1107 Safety Management Certificate (SMC/ ISM) Not properly filled  
13102 Auxiliary engine Not as required Yes
9211 Steam pipes and pressure pipes Not as required  
2105 Steering gear Not properly maintained  
13101 Propulsion main engine Not as required Yes
13107 Other (machinery) Other  
13101 Propulsion main engine Not as required  
15150 ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 10 October 2014

  • Date and Place of detention: - 8 November 2010 Birkenhead
  • Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
  • GT: - 1,972
  • IMO No: - 9389370
  • Flag: - Panama (WL)
  • Company: - ER Em Denizcilik
  • 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: - 18 deficiencies including 2 grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 31 October 2014

  • 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 including 7grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 31 October 2014

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