Press release

FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING August 2016

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that seven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during August 2016 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection

During August, there was one new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Six vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of four vessels remain under detention at the end of August.

  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 with a high risk rating and 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 any of their deficiencies are so serious they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will 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 International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it. It also shows the ship’s name and flag state at the time of its inspection.
  • 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 August 2016

Vessel Name: FAME

GT: 299

IMO: 6609901

Flag: Norway (White List)

Company: P/F Sandgrevstur

Classification Society: DNV

Recognised Organisation: DNV

Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc: DNV

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: DNV

Date and Place of Detention: 9th August 2016, Ayr

Summary: Twenty two deficiencies with one ground for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01106 - Document of Compliance (DoC/ ISM) Not properly filled No
01123 - Continuous synopsis record Missing No
01203 - Certificates for radio personnel Not as required No
01223 - Security awareness training Missing No
18103 - Medical fitness Not as required No
01213 - Evidence of Basic Training Missing No
10111 – Charts Not updated No
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Missing No
11118 - Lifejackets incl.provision and disposition Not as required No
11119 - Immersion suits Not as required No
10110 - Signalling lamp Inoperative No
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required No
10105 - Magnetic compass Not as required No
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Not as required No
11105 - Rescue boat inventory Expired No
03103 - Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Not properly maintained No
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other No
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
02107 - Ballast, fuel and other tanks Holed No
02118 - Decks – cracking Cracked No
02122 - Openings to cargo area, doors, … scuttles Not as required No
18425 - Access / structural features (ship) Damaged No

This vessel was released on 26th August 2016

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Vessel Name: MALAVIYA TWENTY

GT: 2151

IMO: 9303481

Flag: INDIA (White List)

Company: GOL Offshore Ltd.

Classification Society: Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)

Recognised Organisation: IRS

Recognised Organisation for ISM Doc:

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC:

Date and Place of Detention: 4 July 2016, Great Yarmouth

Summary: Five deficiencies with four ground for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01209 – Manning specified by minimum safe manning Missing Yes
01218 – Medical Certificate Expired No
18203 – Wages Missing Yes
18204 – Calculation and payment No records Yes
01220 – Seafarers employment agreement (sea) Invalid Yes

This vessel was still detained on 31st August 2016

VESSEL Name: RSS CORMORANT

GT: 334

IMO No: 7122699

Flag: St Kitts & Nevis (Black List)

Company: Red Sea Shipping Ltd

Classification Society: DNV – GL

Recognised Organisation: DNV-GL

Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: N/A

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: N/A

Date and Place of Detention: 27th July 2016, Portland

Summary: Seventeen deficiencies with three ground for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01104 – Cargo ship safety radio certificate Incomplete No
18316 – Water, pipes, tanks Damaged No
18422 – Asbestos fibres Not as required No
10105 – Magnetic compass Not as required No
10105 – Magnetic compass Not as required No
10104 – Gyro Compass Inoperative No
10111 – Charts Missing Yes
10111 – Charts Not updated No
11128 – Line throwing appliance Expired No
18425 – Access/structural features ship Not as required/damaged No
01126 – Document of compliance dangerous goods (DGDOC) Missing Yes
10299 – Other (conditions of employment) Missing Yes
18326 – Laundry Insufficient/ not as required No
18306 – Sleeping room Not as required No
18309 – Berth dimensions Not as required No
18313 – Cleanliness Not hygienic No
07116 – Ventilation Not as required No

This vessel was released on 3rd August 2016

Vessel Name: MALAVIYA SEVEN

GT: 3001

IMO No. 9087312

Flag: INDIA ( white list)

Company: GOL Offshore Ltd.

Classification Society: Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

Recognised Organisation IRS

Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC:

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC:

Date and Place of Detention: 15 June 2016, Aberdeen

Summary: three deficiencies with three ground for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
18203 – Wages Missing Yes
18204 – Calculation and payment of wages No records Yes
01220 – Seafarers employment agreement Invalid Yes

This vessel was released on 4th August 2016

Vessel Name: SEA TRIDENT

GT: 964.

IMO No: 7393169.

Flag: PANAMA (white list)

Company: Gardline Shipping Ltd, Great Yarmouth, UK.

Classification Society: Expired

Recognised Organisation: Expired

Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC:

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC:

Date and Place of Detention: 17 June 2016, West Cowes

Summary: Seventeen deficiencies with 17 grounds for detentions

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01101 - Cargo ship safety equipment cert Expired Yes
01102 – Cargo Ship safety construction cert Expired Yes
01104 – Cargo ship safety radio cert Expired Yes
01108 – Loadline cert Expired Yes
01117 – IOPP (International Oil Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01119 – International Sewage Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01124 – International Air Pollution Prevention cert Expired Yes
01137 – Civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage cert Expired Yes
01199 – Other certs (Certificate of class) Expired Yes
01201 – Certificates for master and officers Missing Yes
10111 – Charts Not updated Yes
10116 – Publications Nautical Not updated Yes
11108 – Inflatable liferafts Expired Yes
11116 – Distress flares Missing Yes
07109 – Fixed fire fighting extinguishing installation Not as required Yes
07110 – Fire fighting equipment & appliances Not as required Yes
01140 – Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Missing Yes

This vessel was still detained on 31st August 2016

Vessel Name: SOUTHERN STAR

GT: 4450.

IMO No: 9212448.

Flag: COOK ISLANDS (black list)

Company: Coralot Consulting Ltd.

Classification Society: International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB).

Recognised Organisation: INSB.

Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: INSB.

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: INSB

Date and Place of Detention: 04th April 2016, Chatham, Orpington.

Summary: Six deficiencies with one ground for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01201 – Certificates for masters and officers Invalid Yes
15150 – ISM Not as required No
13101 – Propulsion main engine Not as required No
01123 – Continuous synopsis record Missing No
01113 – Minimum safe manning document Not as required No
14119 – Oil and oily mixtures from machinery spaces Lack of familiarity No

This vessel was still detained on 31st August 2016.

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 DOC: Not applicable.

Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Not applicable

Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010, Lowestoft

Summary: Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained on 31st August 2016.

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