Press release

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

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

Survey and Inspection

During November, there were 6 new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. 2 vessels remained under detention from previous months and 5 vessels were released during November. A total of 3 vessels remain under detention at the end of November.

  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 NOVEMBER 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 6 November 2014, Liverpool
  • Vessel Name: - SINEGORSK
  • GT: - 7095
  • IMO No: - 8711291
  • Flag: - Vanautu (Grey List)
  • Company: - Standard Shipping Ltd
  • Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Summary: - thirty one deficiencies with six grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
07115 - Fire-dampers Inoperative Yes
07101 - Fire prevention structural integrity Inadequate Yes
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required Yes
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening,pumps, ,ventilation,etc.) Machinery spaces Not as required Yes
10118 - Speed and distance indicator Inoperative Yes
09232 - Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient  
18407 - Lighting (Working spaces) Damaged  
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other  
01306 - Shipboard working arrangements Not as required  
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
11108 - Inflatable liferafts Incomplete  
10133 - Bridge operation Lack of familiarity  
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Missing  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Lack of information  
01315 - Oil record book Not as required  
18415 - Entry dangerous spaces Improperly used  
10107 - Automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) Not approved  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
01218 - Medical certificate Incomplete  
01199 - Other (certificates) Other Other  
18407 - Lighting (Working spaces) Damaged  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Not as required  
18312 - Galley, handlingroom (maintenance) Damaged  
11132 - Maintenance and inspections Not as required  
03107 - Doors Not properly maintained  
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other  
07110 - Fire fighting equipment and appliances Not as required  
18410 - Gas instruments Missing equipment Missing Equipment  
07125 - Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of training  
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Not as required  
11199 - Other (life saving) Other  

This vessel was released on 6 November 2014.

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 12 November 2014, Portland
  • Vessel Name: - NAGATO REEFER
  • GT: - 7367
  • IMO No: - 9227596
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • Company: - Kyokuyo Co Ltd
  • Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • Summary: - fifteen deficiencies with one ground for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
11199 - Other (life saving) Other  
10101 - Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Unsafe  
13106 - Insulation wetted through (oil) Damaged  
03107 - Doors Not properly maintained  
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Entries missing  
10105 - Magnetic compass Deviation table overdue  
10111 - Charts Not updated  
10116 - Nautical publications Not updated  
10117 - Echo sounder Inoperative  
10129 - Navigation records Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required YES
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Lack of information  
10129 - Navigation records Missing  
10114 - Voyage data recorder (VDR) / Simplified Voyage data recorder (S-VDR) Inoperative  
10103 - Radar Inoperative  

This vessel was released on 14 November 2014.

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 14 November 2014, Mistley
  • Vessel Name: - KENTO
  • GT: - 1596
  • IMO No: - 9066069
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • Company: - Onegoship CJSC
  • Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • Summary: - eight deficiencies with eight grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01308 – Records of Seafarers daily hours of work or rest False Yes
07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Malfunctioning Yes
10119 – Rudder angle indicator Inoperative Yes
10116 – Nautical publications Missing Yes
07120 – Means of escape Unsafe Yes
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
09232 – Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient Yes
07115 – Fire-dampers Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 6 December 2014.

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 18 November 2014, Mistley
  • Vessel Name: - RMS BAERL
  • GT: - 2136
  • IMO No: - 9194311
  • Flag: - Antigua & Barbuda (White List)
  • Company: - Rhenus Maritime Services GmbH
  • Classification Society: DNV-GL
  • Recognised Organisation: DNV-GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: DNV-GL
  • Summary: - twenty one deficiencies with twenty grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
10116 - Nautical publications Missing Yes
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Lack of information Yes
10111 - Charts Missing Yes
11110 - Stowage and provision of liferafts HRU improp. fitted Yes
11129 - Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances Not as required Yes
11101 - Lifeboats Inoperative Yes
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required Yes
11104 - Rescue boats Not ready for use Yes
05115 - Radio log (diary) Not as required Yes
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required Yes
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest False Yes
18425 - Access / structural features (ship) Not as required Yes
18408 - Electrical Unsafe Yes
18414 - Protection machines/parts Not as required Yes
01306 - Shipboard working arrangements Not as required Yes
01214 - Endorsement by flagstate Missing Yes
01315 - Oil record book Not properly filled Yes
18312 - Galley, handlingroom (maintenance) Not hygienic Yes
18420 - Cleanliness of engine room Not as required Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
02199 - Other (Structural conditions) Other No

This vessel was released on 24 November 2014.

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 19th November 2014, Avonmouth
  • Vessel Name: - STARWAY
  • GT: - 17784
  • IMO No: - 9235957
  • Flag: - Liberia (White List)
  • Company: - Omicron Ship Management Inc.
  • Classification Society: Bureau Veritas
  • Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: American Bureau of Shipping
  • Summary: - eight deficiencies with three grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
07115 - Fire-dampers Inoperative  
10105 - Magnetic compass Not as required  
04109 - Fire drills Lack of training Yes
18408 - Electrical Unsafe  
04110 - Abandon ship drills Lack of training Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
07109 – Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  

This vessel was released on 24 November 2014.

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 27th November 2014, Liverpool
  • Vessel Name: - PROVIDER I
  • GT: - 560
  • IMO No: - 7341661
  • Flag: - Nigeria
  • Company: - MASSC Global Maritime Ltd
  • Classification Society: Pheonix Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation: Pheonix Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: Pheonix Register of Shipping
  • Summary: - twenty deficiencies with three grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01113 Minimum Safe Manning Document Entries missing  
01315 Oil record book Not properly filled  
11110 Stowage and provision of liferafts HRU improp. fitted  
11104 Rescue boats Damaged  
11131 On board training and instructions Not as required  
04102 Emergency fire pump and its pipes Inoperative Yes
04109 Fire drills Lack of training Yes
03107 Doors Not properly maintained Yes
07115 Fire-dampers Not as required  
07106 Fire detection and alarm system Not as required  
07199 Other (fire safety) Other  
10105 Magnetic compass Deviation table overdue  
04103 Emergency, lighting,batteries and switches Inoperative  
13199 Other (machinery) Other  
03103 Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Damaged  
10116 Nautical publications Not updated  
05118 Operation of GMDSS equipment Lack of familiarity  
05116 Operation/maintenance Not as required  
11116 Distress flares Insufficient  
10109 Lights, shapes, sound-signals Missing  

This vessel was still detained at 30 November 2014.

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of detention: - 8 November 2010, Birkenhead
  • Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
  • GT: - 1,972
  • IMO No: - 9389370
  • Flag: - Panama (White List)
  • 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: - Eighteen deficiencies including two grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 30 November 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: - Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 30 November 2014.

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Published 23 December 2014