The US Coast Guard detained the container ship MOL Precision in Seattle last Thursday, after the Port State Control officers discovered several violations, including defective oil bilge line filtering equipment, missing security training records, and not sending required ballast tank information to the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse prior to entering a US port.
The crew of the 962-foot, 6,350 TEU vessel was conducting cargo operations in Seattle at the time of the exam. Their last port of call was Busan, South Korea.
The Panama-flagged boxship will remain in Sector Puget Sound’s Captain of the Port zone until the violations are corrected.
”The Port State Control program holds foreign flagged vessels to internationally agreed upon standards to ensure the safety of life at sea and to prevent damage to the global and local environment,” said Lt. James Tynan, chief of the Sector Puget Sound Port State Control Branch. ”We are continuing to monitor the MOL Precision and are working with the crew and Panamanian representatives to correct these deficiencies.”
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