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Source: UK Government

During October, there was one new detention 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 Organisation (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 OCTOBER 2020
Vessel Name: BEN NEVIS
GT: 2793
IMO: 9647758
Flag: Malta (white list)
Company: Arena Ship Management Services
Classification society: ABS
Recognised organisation: ABS
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: ABS
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: ABS
Date and place of detention: 5th October 2020 at Aberdeen
Summary: Two deficiencies with one ground for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
18203 – Wages
Missing
Yes
This vessel was released 30th October 2020
DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS
Vessel Name: MARCO POLO
GT: 22080
IMO: 6417097
Flag: Bahamas (white list)
Company: Global Cruise Lines 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: 19th June 2020 at Avonmouth
Summary: Six deficiencies with one ground for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Expired
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2020
Vessel Name: VASCO DA GAMA
GT: 55877
IMO: 8919245
Flag: Bahamas (white list)
Company: Global Cruise Lines Ltd
Classification society: Lloyd’s Register
Recognised organisation: Lloyd’s Register
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: DNVGL
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: Lloyd’s Register
Date and place of detention: 19th June 2020 at Tilbury
Summary: Five deficiencies with three grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Expired
Yes
18204 – Non-payment of wages
Not according to SEA
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2020
Vessel Name: ASTOR
GT: 20704
IMO: 8506373
Flag: Bahamas (white list)
Company: Global Cruise Lines 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: 19th June 2020 at Tilbury
Summary: Two deficiencies with two grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Expired
Yes
18203 – Wages
Missing
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2020
Vessel Name: ASTORIA
GT: 16144
IMO: 5383304
Flag: Portugal (white list)
Company: Global Cruise Lines Ltd
Classification society: BV
Recognised organisation: BV
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: BV
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: BV
Date and place of detention: 19th June 2020 at Tilbury
Summary: Five deficiencies with four grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Expired
Yes
18203 – Wages
Missing
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
18204 – Non-payment of wages
Non-payment of wages
Yes
This vessel was released 22nd October 2020
Vessel Name: COLUMBUS
GT: 63786
IMO: 8611398
Flag: Bahamas (white list)
Company: Global Cruise Lines Ltd
Classification society: Lloyd’s Register
Recognised organisation: Lloyd’s Register
Recognised organisation for ISM Doc: DNVGL
Recognised organisation for ISM SMC: Lloyd’s Register
Date and place of detention: 19th June 2020 at Tilbury
Summary: Five deficiencies with four grounds for detention
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Not as required
Yes
18203 – Wages
Not according to SEA
Yes
01220 – Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA)
Invalid
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2020
Vessel Name: LIVA GRETA
GT: 851
IMO: 8801072
Flag: Latvia (white list)
Company: Regulus SIA
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 October 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: N/A (SMC issued by Flag)
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 October 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 six grounds for detentions
Defective item
Nature of defect
Ground for Detention
10104 – Gyro compass
Inoperative
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 October 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 October 2020
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