ClassNK has revealed that safety management (ISM), fire safety and life-saving appliances were responsible for the lion’s share of deficiencies reported by port state control (PSC) for the society’s registered fleet. The class society reports that it PSC logged 1,337 deficiencies in 2015 and saw 476 vessels detained.
The detentions were the result of inspections that determined that there were factors jeapordising the ship’s seaworthiness, affecting the safety of the crew onboard, or presenting an unreasonable threat of harm to the environment.
Many of the fire safety deficiencies related to inoperable dampers and detection equipment, while safety management deficiencies identified plans that proved to be ineffective. There were also many cases where vessel maintenance was deemed inadequate.
PSC authorities in China, Australia and USA issued the highest number of detentions to the ClassNK registered fleet, with bulk carriers, cargo ships and oil tankers accounting for the most frequently detained vessels. The class society also revealed that Panama, Singapore and Hong Kong were top three the flag states for detained vessels on its books.
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