Port State control (PSC) is an internationally agreed program for the inspection of foreign ships in other national ports. With our extensive program of inspection and survey, PSC is a key element in maintaining a safe international marine transport industry.
Number of foreign ships inspected: 331
Number of deficiencies found: 812
Number of foreign ships detained: 26
Number of Australian ships inspected: 5
Number of deficiencies found: 11
Number of Australian ships detained: 1
Deficiencies rectified and additional safety management system external verification audit carried out.
Vessel does not have the following certificates: safety construction, equipment, radio, IOPP, IAPP, ISPP, IEEC, IAFC, ISPS, CSR and Safety Management Certificate.
Vessel is both SOLAS and MARPOL convention size.
MF/HF radio defective.
Port and starboard engine room fixed fire fighting systems were defective.
X band radar defective.
Fireman's suits onboard have only one charge of air each.
Accommodation does not meet regulations with crew housed in uninsulated container on deck. No washing facilities provided and crew have been washing on deck (MLC 2006)
Grace Hawk Shipping SA & Eiko Kisen Co Ltd, Panama
The safety management system as implemented has failed to ensure that vessel complies with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and specifically the watchkeeping requirements, that the Master/company address deviations in rest hours as required by company policy and that the vessel is prepared for emergency.
Life boats onload release arrangements at stem defective and showing release handle setting below the safety green zone (IMAGE 845.05 KB).
Engine room Fire Damper number 3 defective.
The safety management system fails to ensure the crew have an adequate understanding of the relevant rules and regulations as demonstrated by discharge of food waste in contravention of MARPOL Annex V.
The safety management system implemented on board fails to satisfy the requirements of the ISM Code relating to Masters responsibility of authority, resources and personnel, shipboard operations, emergency preparedness and maintenance of the ship and equipment.