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Source: UK Government

During March, there were zero new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.

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.

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.

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.

All deficiencies should be rectified before departure.

When applicable, the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on a system of inspections for the safe operation of Ro-Ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft in regular service and amending directive 2009/16/EC and repealing Council Directive 1999/35/EC (Directive EU 2017/2110).

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.
Deficiencies: The deficiencies listed are the ones which were detainable. Further details of other deficiencies can be provided on request.
SHIPS DETAINED IN MARCH 2020
DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
Vessel Name: BANYAN PRIDE
GT: 24910
IMO: 9223265
Flag: Marshall Islands (white list)
Company: Centennial Maritime Venture PTE Ltd
Classification society: Isthmus Bureau of Shipping, S.A Recognised organisation: Isthmus Bureau of Shipping, S.A
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: Isthmus Bureau of Shipping, S.A
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: Isthmus Bureau of Shipping, S.A
Date and place of detention: 27th February 2020 at Gibraltar
Summary: Twelve deficiencies with five grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
18420 – Cleanliness of engine room
Not as required
Yes
13106 – Insulation wetted through (Oil)
Damaged
Yes
18302 – Sanitary Facilities
Inoperative
Yes
18313- Cleanliness
Signs of vermins
Yes
13108 – Ventilators, air pipes, casings
Not as required
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was released 5th March 2020
Vessel Name: POHJANMERI
GT: 1582
IMO: 4542642
Flag: Finland (white list)
Company: Meritaito Oy
Classification society: N/A
Recognised organisation: N/A
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: N/A
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: N/A
Date and place of detention: 29th February 2020 at Sunderland
Summary: Twenty -Two deficiencies with one ground for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was released 17th March 2020
Vessel Name: LIVA GRETA
GT: 851
IMO: 8801072
Flag: Lativa (white list)
Company: Liepajas Trading & Shipping Agency Ltd
Classification society: RINA
Recognised organisation: RINA
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: RMRS
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: RMRS
Date and place of detention: 11th January 2020 at Birkenhead
Summary: Nine deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
11113 – Launching arrangements for rescue boats
Inoperative
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st March 2020
Vessel Name: JIREH
GT: 743
IMO: 7112204
Flag: Nigeria (not listed)
Company: Norled AS
Classification society: None
Recognised organisation: None
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: None
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: None
Date and place of detention: 26th November 2019 at Portland
Summary: Twenty-two deficiencies with five grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01140 – Maritime Labour Certificate
Missing
Yes
01106 – Document of Compliance (DOC/ISM)
Missing
Yes
01107 – Safety Management Certificate (SMC/ISM)
Missing
Yes
01199 – Other (Certificates)
Other
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was released 3rd March 2020
Vessel Name: KUZMA MININ
GT: 16257
IMO: 7721263
Flag: Russian Federation (Grey list)
Company: Murmansk Shipping Co
Classification society: RMRS
Recognised organisation: RMRS
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: RMRS
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: RMRS
Date and place of detention: 18th December 2018 at Falmouth
Summary: Thirteen deficiencies with six grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Expired
Yes
18314 – Provisions quantity
Insufficient
Yes
01139 – Maritime Labour Certificate
Expired
Yes
01101 – Cargo Ship Safety Equipment (including exemption)
Survey out of window
Yes
10104 – Gyro compass
Inoperative
Yes
01104 – Cargo Ship Safety Radio 9 (including exemption)
Survey out of window
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st March 2020
Vessel Name: POSEIDON
GT: 1412
IMO: 7363217
Flag: Iceland (White list)
Company: Neptune EHF
Classification society: NA
Recognised organisation: NA
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: DNV-GL
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: DNV-GL
Date and place of detention: 19th July 2018 at Hull
Summary: Ten deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
02106 – Hull damage impairing seaworthiness
Holed
Yes
07113 – Fire Pumps
Insufficient Pressure
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st March 2020
Vessel Name: TECOIL POLARIS
GT: 1814
IMO No: 8883290
Flag: Russian Federation (Grey list)
Company: Tecoil Shipping Ltd
Classification society: RMRS
Recognised organisation: RMRS
Recognised organisation for ISM DOC: RMRS
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: RMRS
Date and place of detention: 6th June 2018 at Immingham
Summary: Twenty-seven deficiencies with eight grounds for detentions
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
10105 – Magnetic compass
Inoperative
Yes
10104 – Gyro compass
Inoperative
Yes
11129 – Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances
Not as required
Yes
10127 – Voyage or passage plan
Not as required
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
11104 – Rescue boats
Not properly maintained
Yes
11101 – Lifeboats
Not ready for use
Yes
01117 – International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP)
Invalid
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st March 2020
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 March 2020
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