Press release

Nine foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during December 2014

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

MCA Surveyor

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during December 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

During December, there were four new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Five vessels remained under detention from previous months and five vessels were released during December. A total of four vessels remain under detention at the end of December.

  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 DECEMBER 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 4 December 2014, Albert Dock, Hull.
  • Vessel Name: - MUSCA
  • GT: - 340
  • IMO No: - 4906410
  • Flag: - Sierra Leone (Black List)
  • Company: - Marine Protection Services
  • Classification Society: International Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation: International Register of Shipping
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM:
  • Summary: - Twenty deficiencies with nine grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
0110 - Cargo Ship Safety Equipment (including exemption) Not properly filled  
01102 - Cargo Ship Safety Construction (including exempt.) Survey out of window  
05109 - VHF radio installation Not as required Yes
04102 - Emergency fire pump and its pipes Inoperative Yes
01119 - International Sewage Pollution Prevention Cert Missing Yes
01201 - Certificates for master and officers Not as required  
05199 - Other (radio communication) Other Yes
01215 - Application for Endorsement by flagstate Missing  
09233 - Guards - fencing around dangerous machinery parts Missing  
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Missing  
18410 - Gas instruments Not as required  
13104 - Bilge pumping arrangements Not as required Yes
10105 - Magnetic compass Deviation table overdue  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Missing  
01202 - Certificate for rating for watchkeeping Missing  
01201 - Certificates for master and officers Not as required Yes
01117 - International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) Not properly filled  
01133 - Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Cert Missing Yes
01113 - Minimum Safe Manning Document Not properly filled Yes
01204 - Certificate for personnel on tankers Missing Yes

This vessel was still detained at 31 December 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 6 December 2014, Portbury (Bristol)
  • Vessel Name: - TAI SHAN
  • GT: - 48676
  • IMO No: - 8513560
  • Flag: - Bahamas (White List)
  • Company: - Green Management Sp Z O O, Poland
  • Classification Society: DNV-GL
  • Recognised Organisation: DNV-GL + LRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: LRS
  • Summary: - five deficiencies with three grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01102 - Cargo Ship Safety Construction (including exempt.) Missing Yes
01102 - Cargo Ship Safety Construction (including exempt.) Expired  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes
01307 - Maximum hours of work or minimum hours of rest Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 7 December 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 15 December 2014, Liverpool
  • Vessel Name: - AURORA SAPPHIRE
  • GT: - 28074
  • IMO No: - 9188611
  • Flag: - Marshall Islands (White List)
  • Company: - Athens Diversified Shipping Co.
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation: NKK + LRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: LRS
  • Summary: - seven deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
02105 - Steering gear Not as required  
03109 - Machinery space openings Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
13199 - Other (machinery) Other  
03107 - Doors Not properly maintained  
04109 - Fire drills Lack of training Yes
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was released on 18 December 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 31 December 2014, Tyne
  • Vessel Name: - ORIENT TRANSIT
  • GT: - 23426
  • IMO No: - 9467598
  • Flag: - CYPRUS
  • Company: - Interorient Marine Serv - CYP
  • Classification Society: DNV
  • Recognised Organisation: DNV + LR
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM: LR
  • Summary: - fifteen deficiencies with one grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
07108 - Ready availability of fire-fighting equipment Inoperative  
18302 - Sanitary Facilities Inoperative  
18416 - Ropes and wires Damaged  
18499 - Other (Health protection, medical care) Other  
7106 - Fire detection and alarm system Not as required  
7105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
7103 - Division - decks, bulkheads and penetrations Not as required  
1316 - Cargo information Missing information  
18407 - Lighting (Working spaces) Missing  
18425 - Access / structural features (ship) Not as required  
1315 - Oil record book Not properly filled in  
18201 - Fitness for duty - work and rest hours Not as required  
7125 - Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of familiarity  
7115 - Fire-dampers Inoperative  
15150 - ISM Not as required Yes

This vessel was still detained at 31 December 2014

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 6th 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 two 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 1 December 2014

  • Date and Place of Detention: - 14th 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    
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 06 December 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 fitted  
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  
07101 Fire prevention structural integrity Not as required  
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 released 23 December 2014

  • 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 31 December 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 31 December 2014

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Published 25 February 2015