Eight Ships Detained – Indian Ocean MoU Update!


Indian Ocean MoU reported that eight ships were detained during last year’s Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry.


The MoU member port state members conducted CIC in the Indian Ocean MoU region between 1st September 2015 and 30th November 2015. This campaign was conducted in conjunction with the CIC carried out by the Tokyo MoU and the Paris MoU.

Last week, the preliminary results were released which shows:

  • Inspections were carried out in 1454 ships out of which 83 faced detentions
  • Ships from 58 flags were given the CIC questionnaire, and the eight detentions represent a detention rate of 0.70 percent
  • Highest number of CIC inspections were conducted on ships under the flag:
Flagship Number of ships %
Panama 293 25.76
Hong Kong, China 141 12.40
Singapore 108 9.49
  • Five flags had CIC related detentions:
    • Vietnam, Panama and Republic of Korea with 2 each
    • Japan and Saint Kitts & Nevis with 1 each
  • Types of ships detained:
    • Bulk carrier – 4(50%)
    • General cargo/multi-purpose ships – 2(25%)
    • Heavy Load Carriers and Offshore service vessel.- 1(12.5%)
  • A total of 21 flags covering 4.04% of the total CIC inspections had no CIC-related deficiencies
  •  A total of 37 flags covering 26.82% of the total CIC inspections had 494 CIC related deficiencies
  • A total of 53 flags covering 70.19% of the CIC inspections had no CIC-related detentions at all
  • The highest number of CIC inspections with regard to the ship type:
    • Bulk Carriers 627 (55.14%)
    • Container ship 100 (8.79%)
    • Chemical Tankers 90 (7.91%)
    • General Cargo/Multi-Purpose ship 83 (7.3%)
    • Rest were other types

Most Significant Deficiencies found:

  1. Training in the use of the equipment by the crew members responsible for testing the atmosphere in enclosed spaces (4%)
  2. Crew members responsible for enclosed space emergency duties, familiar with those duties (4%)
  3. Availability of the training manual on board and its contents complete and customized to the ship (17%)
  4. Participation of ship’s crew in an enclosed space entry and rescue drill on board the ship at least once every two months in accordance with SOLAS Chapter III, Regulation 19.3.3 (4%)
  5. Outcome of the enclosed space entry and rescue drill and compliance with the requirements of SOLAS Chapter III, Regulation 19.3.6 (5%)

A further analysation of the result, along with the additional information gathered, will be done and presented in the 19th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in September 2016, after which the report will be submitted to the International Maritime Organization.

Source: IOMOU


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