Wednesday, 23 July 2014

FISHING VESSEL SINKS OFF STORNOWAY

Three men were rescued from a life raft by Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Helicopter this evening.

Stornoway Coastguard received a VHF DSC distress alert from the fishing vessel Osprey at 6.37pm which included a GPS location for the vessel.  Stornoway Coastguard sent the coastguard rescue helicopter to the scene and requested the launch of Lochinver RNLI all weather lifeboat to the incident 10 miles south west of Cape Wrath.  

When the Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Helicopter arrived in the area they quickly located the vessel which was found within one mile of the distress alert position and still afloat.  The three crew were alongside in a life raft and the vessel sank shortly afterwards.  All three crew were winched into the aircraft and transferred to the Western Isles Hospital at Stornoway to be checked for hypothermia.

TEENAGER RESCUED FROM MUD AT CROSBY

A 17 year old girl has been rescued from mud up to her waist off the beach at Crosby.
At 3.52pm Liverpool Coastguard was contacted by Crosby RNLi lifeguards reporting that a young person was trapped out in the mud
approximately 100 feet from the shore.  Coastguard mud rescue teams were sent to the scene along with responders from Merseyside
Fire and Rescue and the RNLI Hovercraft from New Brighton.  The crew of the hovercraft recovered the girl from the mud and the 17 year old was transferred to responders from Merseyside Ambulance Service.
 
Stuart Atkinson, Watch Manager at Liverpool Coastguard, said:
Despite the warm and dry weather we’ve been having recently, there are still plenty of muddy patches along parts of our coastline that we need to keep a lookout for. If you do find yourself stuck though, try to spread your weight as much as possible, avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we’ll get our specially trained teams out to you as quickly as possible. Discourage others from attempting to rescue you, since without the proper equipment they could become stuck in the mud as well.

BOY RESCUED FROM QUICKSAND ON THE ISLE OF HARRIS

A 13-year old boy has been rescued by Coastguards after sinking in quicksand at Scarista Beach on the Isle of Harris.  

Stornoway Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a call at 3:40pm this afternoon that the young person was up to his face in sand that was compressing his chest.

Tarbert and Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Teams and local Police and Fire and Rescue Services were mobilised to carry out the operation to extract him.  


Jamie Ralston, Stornoway MRCC Manager said: “It was fortunate that we were able to reach this youngster in time. Coastguard advice is that if you do find yourself stuck in quicksand or mud, try to spread your weight as much as possible, avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we’ll get our specially trained teams out to you as quickly as possible. Discourage others from attempting to rescue you, since without the proper equipment they could become stuck in the mud as well.”

The Coastguard helicopter took the boy to the Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway, where he is recovering. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

WARM WEATHER SPARKS RISK SWIMMING

A man was rescued out to sea from Swansea beach this evening after swimming off shore after sunset.

Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call at 9.30pm reporting that a friend had swum away from the shore at Swansea beach and had got into difficulty and they were losing sight of him.  They were worried because it was getting dark and they reported that he had been drinking alcohol during the day.

Mumbles RNLI lifeboat and Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Team were asked to attend and fortunately the lifeboat crew found the man clinging to an outfall post half a mile offshore.  Swansea Coastguard was able to stand down the rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor once the man was recovered.

Swansea Coastguard Watch Manager Bev Haigh said:

"The  man recovered today was lucky to be found just before complete darkness which makes a search at sea much more difficult.  After drinking alcohol your decision making is affected as well as your ability to swim so you are much more likely to get in trouble and setting off for a long swim in fading light is risky."  

TWO PEOPLE AND A DOG RESCUED FROM MUD ALONG RIVER MERSEY

A man, a woman and their dog have been rescued by Coastguards after they became stuck up to their knees in mud at New Brighton.

Liverpool Coastguard started taking 999 calls from members of the public at about 2.40pm this afternoon reporting that the group were in difficulty near the Egremont Promenade.

The Hoylake and Crosby Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with two Coastguard sector managers, were sent to the scene. The fire boat and specialist Merseyside fire units were also asked to attend. When rescue teams arrived, they found that the couple were stuck up to their knees not far from the river and were struggling to move. The dog was also unable to free itself.

Using their specialist equipment, Coastguards were able to dislodge the mud around each of them and free their legs. They weren’t badly hurt, but the woman was taken to hospital to be checked over.

Stuart Atkinson, Watch Manager at Liverpool Coastguard, said:

“Despite the warm and dry weather we’ve been having recently, there are still plenty of muddy patches along parts of our coastline that we need to keep a lookout for.

“If you do find yourself stuck though, try to spread your weight as much as possible, avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we’ll get our specially trained teams out to you as quickly as possible. Discourage others from attempting to rescue you, since without the proper equipment they could become stuck in the mud as well.”

12 FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING JUNE 2014



The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that 12 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

During June, there were 7 new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports.   Five vessels remained under detention from previous months. Six vessels were released during June.  A total of 6 vessels remained under detention at the end of June.

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 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 03 June 2014, Plymouth
Vessel Name: - F B GLORY
GT: - 1585
IMO No: - 8521414                                                           
Flag: - Panama (WL)
Company: - Voda Denizcilik le ve dis Tic  
Classification Society:  Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) & DNV-GL
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Summary: - 26 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
11108 - Inflatable liferafts
Expired
Yes
01213 - Evidence of Basic Training
Missing
No
10127 - Voyage or passage plan
Missing
No
09236 - Legal documentation on work and rest hours
Not as required
No
10111 - Charts
Not updated
Yes
09223 - Gangway, accommodation-ladder
Not properly secured
No
01308 - Records of seafarers' daily hours of work or rest
FALSE
No
01199 - Other (certificates)
Other
No
01201 - Certificates for master and officers
Not as required
No
04108 - Muster list
Not updated
No
05113 - SART/AIS-SART
Batteries expired
No
05118 - Operation of GMDSS equipment
Lack of familiarity
No
09110 - Electrical devices
Unsafe
No
09198 - Other (crew and accommodation)
Other
No
15150 - ISM
Not as required
Yes
11131 - On board training and instructions
Not as required
No
01314 - SOPEP
Not updated
No
10106 - Compass correction log
Not as required
No
05114 - Reserve source of energy
Not as required
No
05116 - Operation/maintenance
Missing instructions
No
07120 - Means of escape
Not properly maintained
No
09198 - Other (crew and accommodation)
Other
No
09106 - Sanitary Facilities
Inoperative
No
09209 - Electrical
Unsafe
No
09209 - Electrical
Unsafe
No
03105 - Covers (hatchway-, portable-, tarpaulins, etc.)
Not properly maintained
No

This vessel was released on 14 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 09 June 2014, Harwich
Vessel Name:  - SHOREWAY
GT: - 5005
IMO No: - 9420344                                                           
Flag: -  Cyprus (WL)
Company: - Royal Boskalis Westminster NV
Classification Society:  Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation: Bureau Veritas (BV)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Bureau Veritas  (BV)
Summary: - 9 deficiencies with 2 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
05115 - Radio log (diary)
Not as required
No
09236 - Legal documentation on work and rest hours
Not as required
No
11108 - Inflatable liferafts
Not ready for use
No
09218 - Protection machines/parts
Missing equipment
No
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition
Not as required
No
07118 - International shore-connection
Not as required
No
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
Malfunctioning
No
10128 - Navigation bridge visibility
Not as required
Yes
15150 - ISM
Not as required
Yes

This vessel was released on 18 June 2014


Date and Place of Detention: - 13 June 2014, Leith
Vessel Name: - GORA
GT: - 10421
IMO No: - 9118226                                                           
Flag: -  Liberia (WL)
Company: - International Maritime Advisors & Management Co
Classification Society:  Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Summary: - 41 deficiencies with 15 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings
Corroded
Yes
01137 - Civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage cert
Missing
No
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion
Corroded
No
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings
Not properly maintained
No
03107 - Doors
Not properly maintained
No
03113 - Bulwarks and freeing ports
Corroded
No
11117 – Lifebuoys, including provision and disposition
Not as required
No
09128 - Provisions quantity
Insufficient
Yes
09129 - Provisions quality
Expired
Yes
09124 - Galley, handling room (maintenance)
Damaged
Yes
09124 - Galley, handling room (maintenance)
Damaged
Yes
09127 - Cleanliness
Signs of vermin
Yes
10114 – Signalling lamp
Inoperative
No
10117 – Echo sounder
Inoperative
Yes
10118 – Speed & Distance indicator
Inoperative
No
05105 – MF HF Radio Installations
Inoperative
Yes
10116 – Nautical Publications
Missing
No
01199 – Other (certificates)
Other
Yes
07115 – Fire dampers
Inoperative
Yes
06114 – Emergency source of power – EM generator
Not as required
Yes
04114 – Emergency source of power
Not as required
No
11134 – Operation of life saving appliances
Not as required
Yes
11104 – Rescue Boat
Not ready for use
Yes
11124 – Embarkation arrangements survival craft
Not properly maintained
No
04103 – Emergency lighting, batteries and switches
Inoperative
No
07106 – Fire detection
Inoperative
Yes
07112 – EEBD
Not as required
No
09208 - Protection machinery
Not as required
No
09209 - Electrical
Not as required
No
57113 – EM Fire pump
Not as required
No
07110 – Firefighting equipment
Not properly maintained
No
11102 – Lifeboat inventory
Not as required
No
10111 – Charts
Not updated
No
09117 – Medical equipment
Not as required
No
09207 – Lighting
Inoperative
No
09298 – Other
Other
No
03108 - Ventilators
Not as required
No
10109 – Lights
Damaged
No
03107 – Doors
Corroded
No
11112 – Launching arrangement survival craft
Inoperative
No

This vessel was released on 30 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 13 June 2014, Tilbury
Vessel Name: - CULEX
GT: - 344
IMO No: - 4902957                                                           
Flag: - Cook Islands  (GL)
Company: - David Sidwell
Classification Society:  N/A
Recognised Organisation: N/A
Recognised Organisation for ISM: N/A
Summary: - 30 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
01201 – Certificates for master and officers
Not as required
Yes
01214 – Endorsement by flag state
Missing
No
01209 – Manning specified by the minimum safe manning doc
Missing
Yes
05118 – Operation of GMDSS equipment
Lack of qualified personnel
No
05116 – Operation/maintenance
Not properly maintained
No
03104 – Cargo and other hatchways
Corroded
Yes
05107 – Maintenance/duplication of equipment
Not as required
No
10105 - Magnetic compass
Deviation table overdue
No
10126 – Record of drills and steering gear tests
Missing
No
10127 – Voyage of passage plan
Missing
No
01309 – Fire control plan – all
Not as required
No
07115 – Fire-dampers
Not as required
No
09128 – Provisions quantity
Missing
No
09131 – Cold Room
Inoperative
No
09124 – Galley, handling room (maintenance)
Missing
No
07199 – Other (fire safety)
Other
No
07110 – Firefighting equipment and appliances
Not properly maintained
No
07106 – Fire detention and alarm system
Inoperative
No
07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes
Not as required
No
04103 – Emergency, lighting, batteries and switches
Inoperative
No
09232 – Cleanliness of engine room
Insufficient
No
11119 – Immersion suits
Not as required
No
13104 – Bile pumping arrangements
Inoperative
No
07112 – Emergency Escape Breathing Device and disposition
Not as required
No
09228 – Anchoring devices
Not properly maintained
No
13199 – Other (machinery)
Other
No
04106 – Emergency steering position com/ compass reading
Inoperative
No
03108 – Ventilators, air pipes, casings
Corroded
No
05110 – Facilities for reception of marine safety inform.
Not as required
No
09102 – Dirty, parasites
Dirty
No

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 18 June 2014, Southampton
Vessel Name: - NORJAN
GT: - 8407
IMO No: - 9347633                                                           
Flag: -  Luxembourg (WL)
Company: - Reederie Erwin Strahlmann eK
Classification Society:  Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation: Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation for ISM:Germanscher Lloyd (GL)
Summary: - 16 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
01209 - Manning specified by the minimum safe manning doc
Not as required
No
09130 - Water, pipes, tanks
Not as required
No
06101 - Cargo Securing Manual
Not as required
No
07110 - Fire fighting equipment and appliances
Not properly maintained
No
07103 - Division - decks, bulkheads and penetrations
Inadequate
No
07103 - Division - decks, bulkheads and penetrations
Inadequate
No
09127 - Cleanliness
Not as required
No
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
Unsafe
No
17197 - Other safety in general
Other
No
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition
Not as required
No
01324 - Material Safety Data Sheets(MSDS)
Missing
No
09299 - Other (mooring)
Other
No
07110 - Firefighting equipment and appliances
Expired
No
17197 - Other safety in general
Other
No
09106 - Sanitary Facilities
Inoperative
No
15150 - ISM
Not as required
Yes

This vessel was released on 25 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 19 June 2014, Hull
Vessel Name: - NAUTICA
GT: - 1587
IMO No: - 9032458                                                           
Flag: -  St Vincents & Grenadines (GL)
Company: - Baltnautic Ship Management Ltd
Classification Society:  Lloyds Register (LR)
Recognised Organisation: Lloyds Register (LR) & Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Flag
Summary: - 10 deficiencies with 1 ground for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
10111 - Charts
Not updated
No
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening, pumps, ventilation,etc.) Machinery spaces
Inoperative
No
11123 - Emergency equipment for 2-way comm.
Not as required
No
02103 - Stability/strength/loading information and instruments
Not as required
No
10105 - Magnetic compass
Not readable
No
04110 - Abandon ship drills
Insufficient frequency
No
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions
Not as required
No
01107 - Safety Management Certificate (SMC/ ISM)
Survey out of window
Yes
15150 – ISM
Not as required
No
01306 – Shipboard working arrangements
Not properly filled
No

This vessel was released on 23 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 22 June 2014, Great Yarmouth
Vessel Name: - SENTINEL STAR
GT: - 1513
IMO No: - 7406825                                                           
Flag: - Norway (WL)
Company: - Sentinel Marine Ltd
Classification Society:  Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Summary: - 4 deficiencies with 3 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
17198 - Other (SOLAS operational)
Other
Yes
02105 - Steering gear
Inoperative
Yes
14101 - Control of discharge
Not as required
Yes
15150 - ISM
Not as required
No

This vessel was released on 24 June 2014

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Date and Place of Detention: - 31 March 2014, Fowey
Vessel Name: - MUNZUR
GT: - 1971
IMO No: - 9508768                                                           
Flag: - Panama (WL)
Company: - Anmar Uluslararasi Nakliya
Classification Society:  Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Recognised Organisation: Global Shipping Bureau
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Global Shipping Bureau
Summary: - 14 deficiencies with 7 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
10111 – Navigation Charts
Missing
Yes
10127 – Voyage Passage Plans
Missing
Yes
09102 – Accommodation
Dirty
No
09106 – Sanitary Facilities
Not Hygienic
No
09114 – Sleeping Rooms
Dirty
No
09121 – Laundry
Damaged
No
09124 – Galley
Damaged/Not hygienic
No
09132 – Cold Room temperature
Dirty
No
11112 – Launching arrangements for survival craft
Improperly fitted
Yes
08109 – Boiler alarm
Inoperative
Yes
07106 – Fire detection
Not as required
Yes
07106 – Fire detection
Missing
Yes
01134 – Certificates
Other
No
15150 – ISM
Not as required
Yes

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 2014

Date and Place of Detention: - 12 November 2013, Tyne
Vessel Name: - DONALD DUCKLING
GT: - 36801
IMO No: - 9137961                                                           
Flag: - Panama (WL)
Company: - TMT Company Ltd
Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Summary: - 12 deficiencies including 4 grounds for detention

Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
9204 Safe means of access
Not as required

14104 Oil filtering equipment
Not as required
Yes
13105 UMS - Ship
Malfunctioning

9132 Cold room temperature
Not as required

1107 Safety Management Certificate (SMC/ ISM)
Not properly filled

13102 Auxiliary engine
Not as required
Yes
9211 Steam pipes and pressure pipes
Not as required

2105 Steering gear
Not properly maintained

13101 Propulsion main engine
Not as required
Yes
13107 Other (machinery)
Other

13101 Propulsion main engine
Not as required

15150 ISM
Not as required
Yes

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 2014



Date and Place of detention: - 24 October 2013, Southampton
Vessel Name: - FEROX
GT: - 224
IMO No: - 7312402                                                           
Flag: - Vanuatu (WL)
Company: - Ferox Towage & Salvage
Classification Society: None
Recognised Organisation: None
Recognised Organisation for ISM: Not Applicable
Summary: - 20 deficiencies including 8 grounds for detention


Defective Item
Nature of Defect
Ground for Detention
1108 Load Lines (including Exemption)
Missing
Yes
17102 Other (SOLAS operational)
Other
Yes
1132 Tonnage certificate  
Missing
No
17101 Other safety in general  
Other
No
1305 Log-books/compulsory entries  
Missing
No
10111 Charts
Missing
Yes
1201 Certificates for master and officers  
Not as Required
No
1213 Evidence of Basic Training
Missing
Yes
1134 Other (certificates)
Other
Yes
1308 Records of seafarers' daily hours of work or rest  
Missing
No
10111 Charts
Not Updated
Yes
10127 Voyage or passage plan  
Lack of Information
No
17101 Other safety in general  
Other
No
13101 Propulsion main engine
Not as Required
Yes
13101 Propulsion main engine
Not as Required
Yes
2108 Electrical installations in general
Not as Required
No
9209 Electrical
Unsafe
No
1118 Pollution Prevention by Noxious Liquid Sub in Bulk 
Missing
No
3108 Ventilators, air pipes, casings
Not as Required
No
17101 Other safety in general
Other
No

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 2014

Date and Place of detention: - 8 November 2010, Birkenhead
Vessel Name: - MOST SKY (General Cargo)
GT: - 1,972
IMO No: - 9389370                                                           
Flag: - Panama (WL)
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: - 18 deficiencies including 2 grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 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: - 30 deficiencies including 7 grounds for detention

This vessel was still detained at 30 June 2014