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18 February 2016

USCG identified deficiencies during PSC inspections

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping informs that U.S. Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 16-15.

Bulletin specifies the following five deficiency areas, found during PSC examinations, which led to detentions of foreign vessels calling at US ports in 2015:

  1. Maintenance of Ship and Equipment (ISM Code);
  2. Oily Water Separating (OWS) Equipment (MARPOL, Annex I);
  3. Fixed Firefighting Installations (SOLAS);
  4. Rescue Boats (SOLAS, Chapter III, Regulation 20.2);
  5. Fire Detection Equipment (SOLAS).

According to the USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin 16-15, all the interested parties should undertake all the necessary measures to identify deficiencies and take relevant corrective actions prior to vessels entering the US ports.

For details on deficiencies identified by the US Coast Guard please visit:   https://www.uscg.mil/msib/docs/016_15_12-17-2015.pdf.



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