Ship Photos of the Day – Port State Control Inspection

MV Teizan file photo (c) MarineTraffic.com/
MV Teizan file photo (c) MarineTraffic.com/Hans Fairhurst

Port state control inspections are regularly carried out to ensure that foreign vessels in domestic ports are in compliance with all international conventions, and to ensure ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations.

In these photos, port state control officers with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention carry out an inspection of the 600-foot Panamanian flagged bulk freight ship Teizan at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor on May 19, 2015.

The inspection included observing crew members demonstrating firefighting capabilities…

Petty Officer 1st Class Gary Bullock, a port state control officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, observes crew members demonstrating firefighting capabilities aboard the 600-foot Panamanian flagged bulk freight ship, Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Checking a manual with the ship’s captain…

Lt.j.g. Nathan Clinger, a port state control officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, checks a manual with the ship’s captain aboard the 600-foot Panamanian flagged bulk freight ship, Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Examining the ship’s documentation…

Crew members from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention examine documentation aboard the 600-foot Panamanian flagged bulk freight ship, Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Observing crew members preparing to conduct a firefighting drill…

Tim Wilcox and Lt. j.g. Nathan Clinger, port state control officers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, observe crew members preparing to conduct a firefighting drill aboard the 600-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk freight ship Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment, and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Inspection of carbon dioxide tanks…

Tim Wilcox, a port state control officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, inspects carbon dioxide tanks aboard the 600-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk freight ship Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment, and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Speaking with crew members…

Tim Wilcox and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Washburn, port state control officers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, speak with crew members during an inspection of the engine room aboard the 600-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk freight ship Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment, and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

Conducting an inspection of the engine room…

Tim Wilcox and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Washburn, port state control officers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, conduct an inspection of the engine room aboard the 600-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk freight ship Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crewmembers conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment, and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

And more inspections in the engine room…

Tim Wilcox and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Washburn, port state control officers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Prevention, conduct an inspection of the engine room aboard the 600-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk freight ship Teizan, at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, May 19, 2015. Coast Guard crew members conduct inspections to ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment, and adequate accommodations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

The overall goal of port state control worldwide is to identify substandard vessels not in compliance with International Conventions. If serious deficiencies are found, the ship may be delayed or detained in the port until the deficiencies are rectified.