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: 351
Number of deficiencies found: 854
Number of foreign ships detained: 20
Number of Australian ships inspected: 7
Number of deficiencies found: 15
Number of Australian ships detained: 0
The safety management system does not ensure procedures and instructions have been effectively implemented for key shipboard operations concerning the safety of personnel, ship and environment.
Company safety management system has not proved that shipboard operations for safe navigation have been followed. The ships navigational chart was not appropriate and the ships navigational process was not adequate for pilotage through critical passage.
Shipboard safety management system implemented does not ensure that critical shipboard operations were carried out with respect to:
It has also failed to make sure that ship's staff are trained and prepared in case of emergencies associated with enclosed space entry.
Ship's staff found to be working inside enclosed space (IMAGE 33.56 KB) (after peak tank) during this inspection without a work permit/Master's authorisation (operation aborted immediately).
Safety management system implemented does not ensure that:
Numerous air vents closing device defective (IMAGE 39.19 KB) (more than 70%). Float damaged (IMAGE 30.62 KB).
Safety management system does not ensure that:
Foam liquid pump for machinery spaces fixed foam fire fighting system defective.Water ingress system indicating system failure alarm (IMAGE 30.61 KB).
Ballast tank air vent closing arrangements defective in numerous places. Damper cannot be closed (IMAGE 33.84 KB).
The safety management system implemented does not prove that: