Press release

FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING January 2016

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

During January, there were six new detentions of a foreign flagged vessel in a UK port. Three vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of four vessels remain under detention at the end of January.

  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.

Amendment to December press release where the EMS Majestic was incorrectly listed as detained.

SHIPS DETAINED IN JANUARY 2015

  • Date and Place of Detention: 11th January 2016, Blyth Tyne
  • Vessel Name: Franklin
  • GT: 1178
  • IMO No: 8301797
  • Flag: Sweden
  • Company: MMT Shipman AB
  • Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
  • Recognised Organisation: LR
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Sweden
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Sweden
  • Summary: fourteen deficiencies with one grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
03107 - Doors Corroded  
01127 - Special Purpose Ship Safety Not properly filled  
01315 - Oil record book Not properly filled  
01223 - Security awareness training Missing  
18201 - Fitness for duty - work and rest hours Rest hours insufficient  
04103 - Emergency, lighting, batteries and switches Inoperative  
11104 - Rescue boats Not properly maintained  
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Corroded  
07122 - Fire control plan Wrong information  
18326 - Laundry, Adequate Locker Damaged  
99197 - Other safety in general Other  
04109 - Fire drills Lack of training  
04108 - Muster list Incomplete  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 15th January 2016


Date and Place of Detention: 11th January 2016, Liverpool Vessel Name: Bulk Brasil GT: 43158 IMO No: 9392432 Flag: Panama Company: Eiko Kisen Ltd Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) Recognised Organisation: NKK Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: NKK Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK Summary: twelve deficiencies with two grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
18321 - Heating, air conditioning and ventilation Not as required Yes
18421 - Guards - fencing around dangerous machinery parts Damaged  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Inoperative  
18314 - Provisions quantity Insufficient  
18299 - Other (Conditions of employment) Other  
02108 - Electrical installations in general Unsafe Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required  
18326 - Laundry, Adequate Locker Not as required  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Not as required  
18321 - Heating, air conditioning and ventilation Underheated  
18304 - Lighting (Accommodation) Incomplete  
18306 - Sleeping room, additional spaces Not hygienic  

This vessel was released on 19th January 2016


Date and Place of Detention: 12th January, Invergordon Aberdeen Vessel Name: Vadero Highlander GT: 1300 IMO No: 9254977 Flag: Norway Company: Vadero Shipmanagement Classification Society: Registro Italiano Navale Associazione (RINA) Recognised Organisation: RINA Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: RINA Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: RINA Summary: ten deficiencies with one grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required  
14107 - Oil disch. Monitoring and control system Not as required  
01139 - Maritime Labour Certificate Expired  
01214 - Endorsement by flagstate Expired  
01204 - Certificate for personnel on tankers Expired  
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
07120 - Means of escape Not as required  
07101 - Fire prevention structural integrity Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  

This vessel was released on 19th January 2016


  • Date and Place of Detention: 15th January 2016, Chatham Orpington
  • Vessel Name: River King
  • GT: 794
  • IMO No: 8324581
  • Flag: Panama
  • Company: Azal Muhendislik Insaat San Tic Ltd
  • Classification Society: International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB)
  • Recognised Organisation: INSB
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: INSB
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: INSB
  • Summary: fifteen deficiencies with seven grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01209 - Manning specified by the minimum safe manning doc Not as required Yes
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Insufficient pressure Yes
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Yes
03103 - Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Damaged Yes
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening, pumps, ventilation, etc.) Machinery spaces Inoperative Yes
05115 - Radio log (diary) Not as required  
01315 - Oil record book Not properly filled  
18425 - Access / structural features (ship) Inoperative Yes
11104 - Rescue boats Not properly maintained  
16105 – Access control to ship Not as required  
05118 - Operation of GMDSS equipment Lack of familiarity  
01201 - Certificates for master and officers Missing  
10111 - Charts Expired  
13108 - Operation of machinery Lack of familiarity  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 29th January 2016


Date and Place of Detention: 20th January 2016, Tyne Vessel Name: Federal Baffin GT: 30721 IMO No: 9304095 Flag: Panama Company: Deepsea Navigation Private Ltd Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) Recognised Organisation: NKK Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: NKK Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK Summary: fourteen deficiencies with two grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
03102 - Freeboard marks Not as required  
03103 - Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Damaged  
11101 - Lifeboats Inoperative Yes
11199 - Other (life saving) Other  
11129 - Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances Not as required  
05115 - Radio log (diary) Not as required  
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  
18416 - Ropes and wires Not as required  
99197 - Other safety in general Other  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Not as required  
11129 - Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Unsafe  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 22nd January 2016


  • Date and Place of Detention: 29th January 2016, Tyne
  • Vessel Name: Sheng Qiang
  • GT: 26062
  • IMO No: 9144536
  • Flag: Hong Kong
  • Company: Cosco (HK) Shipping
  • Classification Society: China Classification Society (CCS)
  • Recognised Organisation: CCS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: CCS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: CCS
  • Summary: sixteen deficiencies with one grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
09235 - Fitness for duty - work and rest hours Not as required  
01316 - Cargo information Wrong Information  
01199 - Other (certificates) Other  
10109 - Lights, shapes, sound-signals Inoperative  
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Inoperative  
10114 - Voyage data recorder (VDR) / Simplified Voyage data recorder (S-VDR) Not as required  
04106 - Emergency steering position com./ compass reading Inoperative  
11101 - Lifeboats Not ready for use  
03103 - Railing, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Damaged  
04102 - Emergency fire pump and its pipes Not properly maintained  
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening,pumps,ventilation,etc.) Machinery spaces Not as required  
10101 - Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Damaged  
07112 - Emergency Escape Breathing Device and disposition Inoperative  
03199 - Other (load lines) Other  
18304 - Lighting (Accommodation) Inoperative  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was still detained on 31st January


DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of Detention: 11 November 2015, Shoreham.
  • Vessel Name: UNITED OCEAN
  • GT: 3806
  • IMO No: 9071052
  • Flag: BOLIVIA (Not Listed)
  • Company: Premier Shipping & Trading SA
  • Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • Recognised Organisation: GL / Guardian Bureau of Shipping (GBS)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Guardian Bureau of Shipping (GBS)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Guardian Bureau of Shipping (GBS)
  • Summary: twenty-two deficiencies with four grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
03102 - Freeboard marks Not properly marked  
03199 - Other (load lines) Other  
04103 - Emergency, lighting, batteries and switches Not as required Yes
04103 - Emergency, lighting, batteries and switches Not as required  
04104 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Inoperative Yes
04106 - Emergency steering position com./ compass reading Inoperative  
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Missing  
07116 - Ventilation Not as required  
10103 - Radar Inoperative Yes
10105 - Magnetic compass Not readable  
10106 - Compass correction log Not as required  
10111 - Charts Not updated  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Lack of information  
10129 - Navigation records Not as required  
10138 - BNWAS Inadequate  
11103 - Stowage and provision of Lifeboats Not as required  
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not ready for use  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
18311 - Messroom and recreational facilities Not as required  
18313 - Cleanliness Not hygienic  
18314 - Provisions quantity Insufficient  

This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2016.


  • Date and Place of Detention: 26 January 2015, Liverpool Dock, Liverpool.
  • Vessel Name: DORIS T
  • GT: 1973
  • IMO No: 7626748
  • Flag: ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (White List)
  • Company: Interscan Schiffahrt-SG Esillschaft, Hamburg.
  • Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Recognised Organisation: BV / GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC:GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: BV
  • Summary: eighteen deficiencies with six grounds for detention
Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not properly maintained  
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not properly maintained  
13108 - Operation of machinery Lack of familiarity  
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
10111 - Charts Expired Yes
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required Yes
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
10199 - Other (navigation) Other  
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required  
01138 - International Energy Efficiency Certificate Missing  
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Yes
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Yes
02113 - Hull - cracking Not as required Yes
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  
18418 - Winches & capstans Not properly maintained  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
01138 - International Energy Efficiency Certificate Missing  

This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2016.


  • 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 DOC: Not applicable
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Not applicable
  • Summary: Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained on 31st January 2016.


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