MCA Releases Biggest Loser List – M/T HEIDE is the Winner

heide tanker
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The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) released their list of 9 ships which were detained by Port State Control last month. The biggest loser within the list appears to be the M/T HEIDE, a 672 GT, Germany-flagged tanker owned by Glusing Transport GmBH.

Although it didn’t have the most deficiencies on the list, eleven of its twenty-one deficiencies were grounds for detention.

The following is a list of the issues found, bold indicates grounds for detention:

01134 Other Certificates Other
10127 Voyage or passage plan Not as required
05115 Radio Log (diary) Not as required
01315 Oil record book Incorrect
04108 Muster List Incomplete
07105 Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Unsafe 
9122 Record of inspection (Accommodation) Not as required
9137 Record of inspection (Food and catering) Not as required
7110 Fire fighting equipment and appliances Not as required
9134 Food personal hygiene Not hygienic
11131 On board training and instructions Missing instructions
7118 International shore-connection Not as required 
13108 Operation of machinery Lack of familiarity 
9228 Anchoring devices Not ready for use 
3109 Machinery space openings Not as required 
7109 Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required 
7109 Fixed fire extinguishing installation Inoperative 
1309 Fire control plan – all Incomplete
11117 Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Insufficient 
11124 Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not properly maintained 
15150 ISM Not as required 

indra II ship bulk carrier
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Runner up on the biggest loser list is the Indra II, a 12,872 GT bulk carrier owned by Bulcom Ltd.

This vessel was detained in Southhampton after thirty deficiences were noted including:

7111 Personal equipment for fire safety Not as required
7108 Ready availability of fire fighting equipment Missing
9211 Steam pipes and pressure pipes Not as required
7113 Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required
13104 Bilge pumping arrangements Not as required
10136 Estabilishment of working language onboard Not established
9123 Other (crew and accommodation) Other
9236 Legal documentation on work and rest hours Not as required
11129 Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances Not as required
11101 Lifeboats Not properly maintained
2107 Ballast, fuel and other tanks Not as required
11124 Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not properly maintained
9225 Loading and unloading equipment Not as required
9228 Anchoring devices Corroded
9132 Cold room temperature Not as required
9227 Ropes and wires Not properly maintained
9127 Cleanliness Not hygienic
11116 Distress flares Expired
9111 Sickbay Not as required
11128 Line-throwing appliance Inoperative
5115 Radio log (diary) Not as required
10116 Nautical publications Not updated
15150 ISM Not as required 
11112 Launching arrangements for survival craft Not properly maintained
11112 Launching arrangements for survival craft Not as required
7113 Fire pumps and its pipes Inoperative
7125 Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of familiarity
7111 Personal equipment for fire safety Missing
9132 Cold room temperature Overheated
10138 BNWAS Inadequate