Port State control inspection common load line issues
There is ship equipment related to the load line that ensures weathertight integrity, boyancy, structure strength and crew protection for the safety of the ship, people and the environment.
Self-closing mechanisms on air-pipes that are not working are a common deficiency found during inspections.
When checking load line components regularly and before an inspection, make sure to check:
- Tank air pipe closing arrangements work.
- Hatch securing arrangements work.
- Hatch sealing arrangements work.
- The structure of the ship is in good shape.
If any of these are found to be deficient, your ship may be detained.