Press release

7 foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during September 2014

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

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

  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 SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 10 September 2014, Southampton
  • Vessel Name: - EL CONDOR PAS
  • GT: - 20,157
  • IMO No: - 9234202
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • Company: - Vera Denizcilik
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Summary: - 14 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
18103 - Medical fitness Not as required  
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest False Yes
01306 - Shipboard working arrangements Not properly filled  
01220 - Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) Invalid Yes
10104 - Gyro compass Inoperative  
05105 - MF/HF Radio installation Not as required  
05114 - Reserve source of energy Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required  
07125 - Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of training  
09226 - Holds and tanks safety Not as required  
06199 - Other (cargo) Other  
01209 - Manning specified by the minimum safe manning doc Not as required Yes
10133 - Bridge operation Lack of training  
06104 - Lashing material Not properly maintained  

This vessel was released on 12 September 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 3 September 2014, Teeside
  • Vessel Name: - ETERNAL GRACE
  • GT: - 39,738
  • IMO No: - 9342918
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • Company: - Toshin Kisen Co Ltd
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Summary: - 10 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
01315 – Oil record book Not properly filled  
10109 – Lights, shapes, sounds-signals Inoperative  
18408 – Electrical Unsafe  
18407 – Lighting (working spaces) Insufficient  
05199 – Other (radiocommunication) Other  
07108 – Ready availability of fire-fighting equipment Inoperative  
04102 – Emergency fire pump and pipes Not as required  
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
13102 – Auxillary engine Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 25 September 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 24 September 2014, Southampton
  • Vessel Name: - HOEGH LONDON
  • GT: - 68871
  • IMO No: - 9342205
  • Flag: - Norway(White List)
  • Company: - Hoegh Fleet Services AS
  • Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas
  • Recognised Organisation: Det Norske Veritas
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Det Norske Veritas
  • Summary: - 6 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required  
10111 - Charts Not updated  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required  
11104 - Rescue boats Missing equipment  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 25 September 2014

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 29 August 2014, Grimsby
  • Vessel Name: - SALTINA
  • GT: - 5087
  • IMO No: - 9492933
  • Flag: - Malta (White List)
  • Company: - V Ships USA LLC
  • Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV) & Lloyds Register (LR)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Lloyds Register (LR)
  • Summary: - 12 deficiencies with 4 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
05199 Other (radio communication) Other  
11113 Launching arrangements for rescue boats Not as required  
07123 Operation of Fire protection systems Lack of familiarity Yes
11124 Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not properly maintained Yes
11124 Embarkation arrangement survival craft Inoperative Yes
04114 Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not properly maintained Yes
04103 Emergency, lighting,batteries and switches Not properly maintained  
02103 Stability/strength/loading information and instruments Not as required  
18408 Electrical Not as required  
14199 Other (MARPOL Annex I) Other  
18425 Access / structural features (ship) Not as required  
11101 Lifeboats Not properly maintained  

This vessel was released on 23 September 2014

  • 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 No
14104 Oil filtering equipment Not as required Yes
13105 UMS - Ship Malfunctioning No
9132 Cold room temperature Not as required No
1107 Safety Management Certificate (SMC/ ISM) Not properly filled No
13102 Auxiliary engine Not as required Yes
9211 Steam pipes and pressure pipes Not as required No
2105 Steering gear Not properly maintained No
13101 Propulsion main engine Not as required Yes
13107 Other (machinery) Other No
13101 Propulsion main engine Not as required No
15150 ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was still detained at 30 September 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 30 September 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 August 2014.

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