Crew Not Familiar With Emergency Equipment Operation! Shows MOUs CIC Results

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  • The Indian Ocean MOU and Tokyo MOU release emergency system and procedures inspection results, while The Paris MOU is yet to release its CIC results.
  • 1,497 ships from 63 flag states were inspected by the Indian Ocean MOU. 
  • 7,174 vessels were inspected, of which 55 (0.77 percent) were detained as a direct result of the  Tokyo MOU campaign.

Emergency System and Procedures results were released by The Indian Ocean MOU and Tokyo MOU, reports The Maritime Executive.

When was the campaign carried out?

The Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) was carried out between September 1 and November 30, 2019. The aim was to establish that ships were

  • capable of responding appropriately and
  • promptly to emergency situations. 

The Paris MOU is yet to release its CIC results.

Indian Ocean MOU campaign and result

During the course of the campaign 1,497 ships from 63 flag states were inspected by the Indian Ocean MOU. 

There were 62 detentions, nine relating to the CIC –  a CIC topic related detention rate of 0.70 %. 

Significant deficiencies 

The most significant deficiencies found during the campaign were related to:

  • Crew were not familiar with the operation of emergency equipment (2%);
  • The muster list was not specified in accordance with the requirements of SOLAS 1996-1998 Amendment, Chapter III, Regulation 37 (1%);
  • Emergency fire pumps were not in full operational condition (1%);
  • Batteries and switchboard were not in good condition, wherever the emergency source of electrical power is an accumulator battery (1%).

The Tokyo MOU campaign and result

The Tokyo MOU encountered a higher detention rate: 7,174 vessels were inspected, of which 55 (0.77 %) were detained as a direct result of the campaign. 

Significant deficiencies 

The most notable deficiencies found during the campaign were related to:

  • The muster list details in accordance with the requirements: 178 deficiencies (2.48 %)
  • Emergency source of the electrical power supply to essential equipment: 151 deficiencies (2.10 %)
  • The damage control plan readily available: 137 deficiencies (1.91 %)
  • The steering gear system and its related emergency alarm operation: 127 deficiencies (1.77 %)
  • Capability of the public address system: 112 deficiencies (1.56 %).

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Source: Maritime Executive

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