Black Sea MOU Detains 6 Ships through STCW Hours of Rest

Black Sea MOU Detained 6 Ships through STCW Hours of Rest

Black Sea MOU member authorities detained six ships through deficiencies relating to STCW Hours of Rest between September 1 and November 30, 2014.

The most notable non-conformities observed during the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) were lack of correctly recorded records related hours of rest (7.33 %), followed by lack of watch schedule posted in an accessible area (1.75 %) and endorsement of the daily hours of rest records for each watch keeper (1.48 %).

During the course of the campaign six member authorities carried out a total of 1,146 inspections of individual ships using the CIC questionnaire. Of this quantity 21 ships were detained with 6 of detentions being within the CIC scope.

A total of 168 non-conformities have been recorded as a result of the campaign out of 1,146 questionnaires submitted.

421 inspections concerned general cargo/multi-purpose ships, followed by bulk carriers with 399 inspections, oil tankers with 112 inspections and chemical tankers with 77 inspections.

Five of the ships detained for CIC-related deficiencies were general cargo/multipurpose ships, with one commercial yacht.

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