Shipping & Shipbuilding News -  22 May 2008- The Brightest Maritime Daily
 



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Six foreign ships detained at UK ports in April
Two further vessels still detained from last year...


Latest monthly figures show that there were 6 detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during April 2008 and 2 vessels under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 5.4%, a slight increase on Marchs twelve month rate.

During the month of April 136 Port State Control inspections were carried out in the UK. A total of 31 vessels had no deficiencies raised against them, 64 had between one and five deficiencies, 27 had between six and ten deficiencies 12 had between eleven and twenty deficiencies and there were 2 vessels inspected that had more than twenty deficiencies.

Out of the detained vessels, two were registered with a flag state listed on the Paris MOU white list, two were registered with flag states on the grey list, one was registered with a flag state on the black list and one was registered with an unlisted flag state.

Vessels detained in April included:

a 1,499 GT Panamanian-flagged general cargo vessel which was detained in Coleraine, Northern Ireland with an inoperative CO2 Fire Alarm, inoperative emergency lights, an engine room quick-closing valve activator leaking oil, unapproved inflatable life jackets and two ISM major non-conformities (maintenance of ship & equipment and development of plans for shipboard operations). The vessel had been detained previously by the MCA in Shoreham during October 2007, and at the time of the latest detention had a target factor of 177.

a 10,298 GT Liberian-flagged refrigerated cargo vessel detained in Sheerness with numerous serious oil leaks from engine room machinery, insufficiently clean engine room, save-alls full of oil and two ISM major non-conformities (maintenance of ship & equipment and development of plans for shipboard operations).






Date & Place of Detention: 11/04/2008 - Coleraine
Vessel Name: ALADIN I (General Cargo)
GT: 1,499
IMO No: 8128896
Flag: Panama
Company: Global Marine Services
Classification Society: Class not specified
Recognised Organisation: Universal Shipping Bureau (USB)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Universal Shipping Bureau (USB)
Summary: 24 deficiencies in total (6 detainable). The vessel was detained for 7 days with an inoperative forward CO2 alarm, some emergency lights not working or visible and the engine room quick-closing valve activator leaking oil. The inflatable lifejackets did not have certificates to show that they were SOLAS-approved or accredited by the flag state. Two ISM major non-conformities were also raised during the inspection, one for maintenance of ship and equipment (maintenance on board did not match the ships records), and one for development of plans for shipboard operations (missing emergency plans/instructions for the CO2 systems). Other deficiencies included fire and boat drills not according to the Safety Management System (SMS), forward CO2 bottle not secured, engine room emergency escape not signed, and the swivel lever wired open on the engine room double bottom sounding pipe. The vessel was released on 17/04/2008.

Date & Place of Detention: 17/04/2008 - Sheerness
Vessel Name: AMER ANNAPURNA (Refrigerated Cargo)
GT: 10,298
IMO No: 8520513
Flag: Liberia
Company: FML Ship Management Ltd.
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Flag state
Summary: 26 deficiencies in total (5 detainable). The vessel was detained with numerous oil leaks on machinery in the engine room, an oil leak from no. 4 generator, engine room save-alls full of oil, and two ISM major non-conformities: maintenance of the ship and equipment incomplete (lack of engine room maintenance) and development of plans for shipboard operations not according SMS (engine room watch keeping poor & unsafe). Other deficiencies included holes in the engine room fire door, loose gear not secured, seized fairlead rollers and a substandard fire drill. The AMER ANNAPURNA was released on 22/04/2008.

Date & Place of Detention: 23/04/2008 - Sheerness
Vessel Name: SNOW FLOWER (Refrigerated Cargo)
GT: 14,512
IMO No: 7114953
Flag: Cook Islands
Company: Holy House Shipping AB
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Flag state
Summary: 27 deficiencies in total (5 detainable). The SNOW FLOWER was detained for two days with main engine, auxiliary engine and boiler exhaust lagging damaged, insufficient cleanliness of engine room, lube oil tank non-return valves and stop valve not as required, and an ISM major non-conformity, (maintenance of the ship and equipment). Other deficiencies included corrosion to engine room generator compartment bulkhead, leaking boiler fuel valve glands, crew mess room and accommodation decking damaged and the engine room toilet not operational. The SNOW FLOWER was released on 25/04/2008.

Date & Place of Detention: 24/04/2008 - Avonmouth
Vessel Name: BEN AICHA (Chemical Tanker)
GT: 16,477
IMO No: 8406315
Flag: Morocco
Company: Maroc Phosphor Ocean (MARPHOCEAN)
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Flag state
Summary: 21 deficiencies in total (2 detainable). The large number of overall deficiencies resulted in a major ISM non-conformity being raised (maintenance of ship and equipment not according to SMS), with a further major ISM non-conformity raised after fire and abandon ship drills showed a lack of training and emergency preparedness (emergency preparedness not according to SMS). Other deficiencies included an incinerator inoperative for over two months, lifeboat rudder not properly maintained, auxiliary engine flat and bilges covered with oil, and excessive steam leakage from valve gland on heating line. The BEN AICHA was still detained on 30/04/2008.

Date & Place of Detention: 27/04/2008 - Falmouth
Vessel Name: MAKEEVKA (Bulk Carrier)
GT: 17,989
IMO No: 8101927
Flag: Ukraine
Company: Donbass
Classification Society: Panama Maritime Surveyors Bureau Inc. (PMSB)
Recognised Organisation: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
Summary: 19 deficiencies in total, (5 detainable). Detained for inoperative survival craft launching arrangements, for improper use of life boats, trunking for engine room ventilation perforated on bridge deck, a corroded ventilator repaired with tape and painted over, and an incorrect abandon ship drill. Other deficiencies included maintenance of the ship and equipment not according SMS (audit requested), and several instances of insufficient cleanliness of engine room. The MAKEEVKA was released on 30/04/2008.

Date & Place of Detention: 28/04/2008 Falmouth Bay
Vessel Name: RACHEL B (Chemical Tanker)
GT: 7,955
IMO No: 8603729
Flag: Liberia
Company: Carl Olsens Tankrederei
Classification Society: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Recognised Organisation: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Summary: 3 deficiencies overall (1 detainable). Detained with an ISM major non-conformity - maintenance of ship and equipment not according to SMS (maintenance of engine room: condition of numerous items not in accordance with class). Other deficiencies were an unsatisfactory fire drill (lack of communication) and corrosion to forepeak tank deck stiffeners knee brackets. The RACHEL B was released on 02/05/2008.

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS


Date & Place of detention: 23/07/2007 - Falmouth
Vessel Name: OCEAN ALERT (Other)
GT: 1,455
IMO No: 7006780
Flag: Panama
Company: Marr Vessel Management.
Classification Society: Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR)
Summary: 5 deficiencies (all detainable). The vessel was detained for failure to comply with the International Safety Management Code, with no safety management system on board or planned maintenance undertaken. The OCEAN ALERT was still detained at 30/04/2008.

Date & Place of detention: 21/09/2007 - Lowestoft
Vessel Name: ST PIRAN (Other Cargo)
GT: 316
IMO No: 5085407
Flag: Sierra Leone
Company: Charter Shipping Inc
Classification Society: Phoenix Register of Shipping (PRS)
Summary: 18 deficiencies in total, (6 detainable). The vessel was detained with a significant amount of oil leaking from the silencer drain soaking the exhaust manifold lagging of the main engine, causing an imminent fire hazard. There was no effective fire pump available due to the breakdown of the main engine, and the alternative submersible electric pump was not effective. Also the Aldis signalling lamp was out of order, the VHF radio installation had an incorrect MMSI number and the radio battery charger arrangement and power distribution was incorrect. Other deficiencies included some inoperative navigation lights as well as improperly maintained emergency batteries and portable fire extinguishers. The ship was still detained at 30/04/2008.



 



 

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