Press release

8 foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during July 2014

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

During July, there were 5 new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports. 3 vessels remained under detention from previous months. 4 vessels were released during July. A total of 4 vessels remain under detention at the end of July.

  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 JULY 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 07 July 2014, Fawley
  • Vessel Name: - GRENDON
  • GT: - 4484
  • IMO No: - 9133707
  • Flag: - Bahamas (White List)
  • Company: - Dorian LPG Management Corp
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Summary: - 11 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Seized Yes
07101 - Fire prevention structural integrity Not as required  
09206 - Safe means of access Deck - hold/tank, etc. Not as required  
05105 - MF/HF Radio installation Not as required  
06107 - Cargo operation Lack of information  
10105 - Magnetic compass Not as required  
11123 - Emergency equipment for 2-way comm. Inoperative Yes
09228 - Anchoring devices Corroded  
04115 - Safe areas Not properly maintained  
05114 - Reserve source of energy Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 11 July 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 16 July 2014, Liverpool
  • Vessel Name: - ELEANOR D
  • GT: - 32,474
  • IMO No: - 9287974
  • Flag: - Marshall Islands (White List)
  • Company: - Densan Deniz Nakliyat ve San
  • Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Recognised Organisation: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Summary: - 21 deficiencies with 7grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required Yes
01113 - Minimum Safe Manning Document Not as required Yes
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Inoperative Yes
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not as required  
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Not properly maintained  
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Inoperative Yes
11113 - Launching arrangements for rescue boats Not as required Yes
13199 - Other (machinery) Other  
09225 - Loading and unloading equipment Not as required  
13105 - UMS - Ship Malfunctioning  
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required  
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other  
09232 - Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient  
09209 - Electrical Not as required  
07115 - Fire-dampers Inoperative  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
11131 - On board training and instructions Lack of training  
11104 - Rescue boats Not ready for use Yes
09209 - Electrical Unsafe  
07110 – Fire fighting equipment and appliances Not as required  
07101 - Fire prevention structural integrity Inadequate  

This vessel was released on 24 July 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 17 July 2014, Tilbury
  • Vessel Name: - TANAIS FLYER
  • GT: - 18,061
  • IMO No: - 9186479
  • Flag: - Belize (Grey List)
  • Company: - Tanais Shipping Ltd
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) & Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
  • Summary: - 12 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
04102 - Emergency fire pump and its pipes Not properly maintained Yes
07108 - Ready availability of fire fighting equipment Inoperative  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other  
13101 - Propulsion main engine Not as required  
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
09216 - Personal equipment Missing equipment  
10116 - Nautical publications Missing  
12110 - Tank entry Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
04109 - Fire drills Lack of training  

This vessel was released on 21 July 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 24 July 2014, Harwich
  • Vessel Name: - MSC TOKYO
  • GT: - 65,483
  • IMO No: - 9295361
  • Flag: - Liberia (White List)
  • Company: - Claus-Peter Offen Reederei
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Summary: - 9 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
02105 - Steering gear Not as required Yes
03102 - Freeboard marks Not as required  
02106 - Hull damage impairing seaworthiness Not as required  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required  
308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
10109 - Lights, shapes, sound-signals Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 26 July 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 30 July 2014, Cardiff
  • Vessel Name: - DORIS T
  • GT: - 1973
  • IMO No: - 7626748
  • Flag: - Antigua and Barbuda (White List)
  • Company: - Interscan Schiffahrtsges mbH
  • Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Summary: - 7 deficiencies including 3 grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
11101 Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
10101 - Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Unsafe  
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Yes
04109 - Fire drills Lack of knowledge Yes
10117 - Echo sounder Inoperative  
10103 - Radar Insufficient  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was still detained at 31 July 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 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 31 July 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 July 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 July 2014

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