Press release

FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING MAY 2016

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

During May, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Five vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of May.

  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 May 2016

Vessel Name: PERFORMER

GT: 4106. IMO No: 9376542. Flag: Netherlands (White List)

Company: B.V.Scheepvaartonderneming. Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV). Recognised Organisation: BV. Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: BV. Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: BV

Date and Place of Detention: Southampton

Summary: Seven deficiencies with five grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
03103 – Railings, gangway, walkway and means for safe passage Not as required Yes
99101 – Other safety in general Other Yes
01308 – Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
04109 – Fire drills Lack of training Yes
10127 – Voyage or passage plan Lack of information Yes
04106 – Emergency steering position com./compass reading Inoperative  

This vessel was released on 13th May 2016

Vessel Name: BOX CHINA

GT: 66046. IMO No: 9108178. Flag: Liberia (White List)

Company: Allseas Marine S.A. Classification Society: Bureau Veritas (BV). Recognised Organisation: BV. Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: GL. Recognised Organistion for ISM SMC: Flag

Date and Place of Detention : Felixstowe

Summary: Sixteen deficiencies with five grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
13102 – Auxiliary Engine Not as required Yes
02115 - Bulkheads - operational damage Holed Yes
10122 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required Yes
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Unsafe Yes
11122 - Radio Lifesaving appliance Batteries expired  
11129 – Operational readiness of life saving appliance Not as required  
01315 – Oil record book Not as required  
09232 – Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient  
07112 – Emergency escape breathing device & disposition Not as required  
08109 - Machinery controls alarm Inoperative  
07199 - Other (Fire Safety) Other  
07199 – Other (Fire Safety) Other  
13106 – Insulation Damaged  
1310 5- UMS Ship Inoperative  
01308 – Record of seafarers daily hours of work/rest Incorrect entries  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 12th May 2016

Vessel Name: SEA HARMONY

GT: 2481. IMO No: 8914166. Flag: Barbados (White List)

Company: Sea Ship Management Ltd. Classification Society: DNV- GL. Recognised Organisation: DNV-GL. Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: DNV-GL. Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: DNV-GL

Date and Place of Detention: 4th May 2016, Ipswich.

Summary: Seventeen deficiencies with six grounds for detention.

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
05113 – SART Batteries expired Yes
11128 – Line throwing appliance Expired Yes
10111 – Charts Expired Yes
10111 – Charts Not updated Yes
10123 – Voyage or passage plan Not as required  
01106 – Document of compliance Entries missing  
01214 - Endorsement by flagstate Missing  
01199 – Other certificate Other  
01308 – Record of seafarers daily hours of rest Incorrect entries  
11117 – Lifebuoys incl prov & disposition Not as required  
11129 – Operational readiness of lifesaving appliance Not as required  
07110 – Fire fighting equipment and appliances Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Unsafe  
11131 – Onboard Training & Instruction Not as required  
10133 – Bridge operation Lack of familiarity  
15150 – ISM Not as required Yes
02120 - Marking of IMO number Not readable Yes

This vessel was released on 6th May 2016

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

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  
13101 – Propulsion main engine Not as required  
01123 – Continuous synopsis record Missing  
01113 – Minimum safe manning document Not as required  
14119 – Oil and oily mixtures from machinery spaces Lack of familiarity  

This vessel was still detained on 31st May 2016.

Vessel Name: PIRI REIS

GT: 18005. IMO No: 9146998. Flag: PANAMA (white list)

Company: Vera Denizcilik Ithalat. Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK). Recognised Organisation: NKK. Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: NKK. Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK

Date and Place of Detention: 29th April 2016, Tilbury Dock, Liverpool.

Summary: twelve deficiencies with three grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained Yes
04102 - Emergency fire pump and its pipes Not properly maintained Yes
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Yes
18203 - Wages Missing  
01220 - Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) Not as required  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Not properly maintained  
18313 - Cleanliness Dirty  
18420 - Cleanliness of engine room Not as required  
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Not as required  
07120 - Means of escape Not as required  
14402 - Sewage treatment plant Not as required  
16105 – Access control to ship Not as required  

This vessel was released 4th May 2016.

Vessel Name: LITA

GT: 11121. IMO No: 9117416. Flag: LIBERIA (white list)

Company: Blumenthal Asia PTE Ltd. Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK). Recognised Organisation: NKK. Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: NKK. Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK

Date and Place of Detention: 29th April 2016, Falmouth

Summary: twenty-seven deficiencies with eight grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Not properly maintained Yes
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Not properly maintained Yes
01102 - Cargo Ship Safety Construction (including exempt.) Survey out of window Yes
01101 - Cargo Ship Safety Equipment (including exemption) Survey out of window Yes
01104 - Cargo Ship Safety Radio (including exemption) Survey out of window Yes
01139 - Maritime Labour Certificate Invalid Yes
01201 - Certificates for master and officers Missing Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
11101 - Lifeboats Not ready for use  
11101 - Lifeboats Not ready for use  
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  
07108 - Ready availability of firefighting equipment Not properly stowed  
04108 - Muster list Not updated  
18313 - Cleanliness Signs of vermin  
18316 - Water, pipes, tanks Not as required  
05105 - MF/HF Radio installation Inoperative  
05118 - Operation of GMDSS equipment Lack of familiarity  
05113 - SART/AIS-SART Batteries expired  
05111 - Satellite EPIRB 406MHz/1.6GHz Not as required  
05111 - Satellite EPIRB 406MHz/1.6GHz Not as required  
07125 - Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of familiarity  
07117 - Jacketed high pressure lines and oil leakage alarm Not as required  
07120 - Means of escape Not as required  
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening, pumps, ventilation, etc.) machinery spaces Not as required  
14402 - Sewage treatment plant Not as required  
01119 - International Sewage Pollution Prevention Cert. Entries missing  
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required  

This vessel was released on 9th May 2016.

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.

Date and Place of Detention: 26 January 2015, Liverpool Dock, Liverpool.

Summary: eighteen deficiencies with six grounds for detention

Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention
10111 - Charts Expired Yes
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required Yes
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Yes
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Yes
02113 - Hull - cracking Not as required Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
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  
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  
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  
18418 - Winches & capstans Not properly maintained  
01138 - International Energy Efficiency Certificate Missing  

This vessel was still detained on 31st May 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 May 2016.

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