Friday, July 7, 2000
ITF's Fair Practices Committee meets July
19 to consider the agreement. IMEC says itsprocess of consulting
its members will have been completed before that date.
U.K. continues to detain OBO for ISM
The vessel is classed with Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) and has ISM certification issued by Det Norske Veritas (DnV).
As of yesterday, the ship had three major non-conformities raised against its ISM Safety Management Certificate. It had completed discharge and the cargo tanks were fully inerted.
The MCA says that port state control inspection revealed 26 hardware deficiencies which highlighted poor maintenance of the ship and its equipment. A poor fire and abandon ship emergency drill showed a lack of emergency preparedness.
Following the detention, two RINA Surveyors and two DnV (ISM) auditors attended the vessel. The MCA says some hardware deficiencies have now been rectified while the remainder had to be rectified before the next port.
After witnessing a third engine room fire drill, 5 days after detention, MCA Surveyor Elgan Lloyd said:
"There are still fundamental flaws
in the command and control of the emergency parties, as evidenced
by lack of co-ordination of the fire teams, firemen entering
the engine room alone, and other persons entering without protective
clothing and support equipment. As a result, the vessel remains
detained at the berth until such time as these flaws can be rectified."