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Freefall life boat release system defective
The safety management system fails to ensure procedures and instructions for Element 7 of the ISM code relating to critical shipboard operations concerning the safety of personnel, ship and environment as evidenced by crew members entering cargo hold during loading operations. The safety management system does not ensure (effective) maintenance of the ship and equipment in accordance with regulations as evidenced by water ballast tank air vent devices defective in more than 10 locations and cargo hold hatch covers auto cleats seized on all hatches.
Port and starboard lifeboats on load release gear defective
Conditions of release
The safety management system fails to ensure procedures and instructions for Element 7 of the ISM code relating to critical shipboard operations as evidenced by sewage treatment plant defective, no evidence that lifeboat drills had been practiced and second means of access to emergency fire pump. The safety management system does not ensure (effective) maintenance of the ship and equipment in accord with regulations (requirements) as evidenced by hatch cover securing arrangements defective.
No1, 2, 3 and 4 engine room ventilation dampers defective
Evidence that critical onboard operations are not understood by all crew indicated by the fact that there are no signatures of acknowledgement for various manuals (SOLAS training manual, garbage management plan). Additionally, the safety management plan does not ensure effective maintenance of the vessel in accordance with regulations as evidenced by forecastle ballast tank vent heads not being properly maintained, the fire main being unable to deliever water under pressure to hydrants in timely manner, the engine room supply/ exhaust fans port and starboard dampers being inoperative, oil contamination on pilot ladder steps, the lack of a record of inspection of pilot ladders, the fixed man rope stanchions on the port side pilot access being bent and corroded, sounding caps for ballast tanks, voids and temperature pipes being seized, International Code for Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS) security grille from upper deck to A deck port side corroded and detached from hinges, push button controls for No.2 Ch stern fan and no 3 cargo hold fore fan missing protective insulating covers and no safety pins to retain forecastle access hatch in open position.
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