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1252170 KDSX UNITED STATES Tank Barge 2015
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
7471360 Seattle, Washington Jun 07, 22 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
7264749 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Jul 15, 21 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
6914938 Seattle, Washington Mar 02, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
10 - Safety of NavigationN/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
A vessel or object other than those referred to in paragraph (g) of this Rule being towed shall exhibit: (i) Sidelights; (ii) A sternlight; and (iii) When the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen. Barge running lights were not operational at the time of inspection. 33 CFR83.24 (e)Mar 16, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
SystemSubsystemCause
03 - Water/Weathertight ConditionsN/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Each Class 1 door on a vessel in ocean service must be designed to withstand a head of water equivalent to the depth from the sill of the door to the margin line but in no case less than 10 feet (3.05 meters). Watertight doors in the cargo pump room and crew accommodation spaces did not meet CFR requirements, failed chalk test. 46 CFR 170.270(b)Mar 16, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
SystemSubsystemCause
06 - Cargo Operations Including EquipmentN/A - No SubsystemDesign Flaw
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Each vessel vapor connection flange face must have a permanent stud projecting outward that has a 12.7 millimeter (0.5 inch) diameter and is at least 25.4 millimeters (1 inch) long. It must be located at the top of the flange face, midway between boltholes, and in line with the bolthole pattern. Port vapor recovery line missing a stud on the top of the flange. 46 CFR 39.2001(j)Mar 31, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
SystemSubsystemCause
06 - Cargo Operations Including EquipmentN/A - No SubsystemPlaced in Improper Service
DescriptionDue DateResolved
ny tank vessel which is equipped with an internal combustion engine driven cargo pump on the weather deck shall be provided with a minimum of one remote manual shutdown station, conspicuously marked, and located at the midpoint of such vessel, or 100 feet from the engine, whichever is the more practical. The remote quick acting manual shutdown shall be installed on the engine so as to provide a quick and effective means of stopping the engine (such as by cutting off the intake air). Vessel did not demonstrate proper operation of the cargo pump shutdown.Mar 31, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
SystemSubsystemCause
13 - Propulsion and Auxiliary MachineryN/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Operational tests and checks of all safety and limit controls, combustion controls, programming controls, and safety relief valves must be conducted by the owner, chief engineer, or person in charge at the inspection for certification. Vessels thermal fluid heater was not ready for operational checks.Mar 31, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
SystemSubsystemCause
07 - Fire SafetyN/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessels of 100 gross tons and less and tank barges. Tank filling pipes on motorboats and motor vessels of less than 100 gross tons and tank barges shall terminate on an open deck and shall be fitted with suitable shutoff valves, deck plugs, or caps. Shutoff was not tested or properly marked.Mar 16, 20Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 06, 20
6915682 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Feb 19, 20 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
6906548 Seattle, Washington Feb 11, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6888844 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Jan 11, 20 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
6698277 Seattle, Washington May 29, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
99 - OtherN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
A tanker carrying crude oil shall have on board and implement a VOC management plan approved by the Administration. The DOUBLE SKIN 311's VOC Management Plan was missing diagrams for high velocity PV valves and individual tank PV relief valve diagrams. In section 2.4 of the VOC Management Plan, the following comment was noted in red, "Information on the High Velocity Pressure/Vacuum Relive valve and the individual tank pressure/vacuum relief valve should be placed after this page or identified by location on barge." Insert diagram in location described above or identify the location per the VOC management plan. 33CFR156.170(g)(1) and 46CFR31.10-17(a)(4)Jun 17, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 14, 19Attached required documentation for VOC management plan. ABS confirmed docs onboard.
SystemSubsystemCause
14 - Pollution Prevention142 - MARPOL Annex II
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Each vapor hose, vapor collection arm, pressure or vacuum relief valve and pressure sensor is tested and inspection in accordance with paragraphs (b), (c), and (f) for vessels... annually or as part of the biennial and mid-period inspections. ABS surveyor requested testing (lifting) of a tank PV valve. The PV valve initially attempted would not lift and the tankerman indicated that the PV valve did not operate by lifting and there was no diagram of the PV valves on board. After USCG found a diagram of the valves in the Operations Manual, the ABS surveyor requested a ladder and had each tank PV valve lifted to verify PV valves operation. 33USC1902(a)(5) MARPOL Annex VI/15.6.1Jun 03, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 03, 19Rectified on the spot
SystemSubsystemCause
07 - Fire SafetyN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
For vessels with hazardous locations for which part 111, subpart, 111.105 is applicable, plans showing the extent and classifications of all hazardous locations. No hazardous location diagram, plan, or booklet was available for inspection. Provide hazardous location diagram. 46 CFR 31.35-1, 46 CFR 110.25-1 (i), (j) 46 CFR 111.105 46 CFR 31.10-1, ABS Steel Vessel Rules 4-8-4/5.3.2Jun 17, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 14, 19Port Engineer emailed approved plans and submitted picture of plan posted on vessel.
SystemSubsystemCause
11 - Life Saving AppliancesN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Lifebuoy light battery attached to aft railing of pump engine/generator space is expired. Replace battery with approved screw post type battery. 46CFR199.190(f)(4)Jun 17, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 14, 19Barge rep submitted picture of replaced battery.
SystemSubsystemCause
01 - Certificates & Documentation012 - Crew Certificates
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Personnel responsible for operating the vapor control system must complete a training program prior to the operation of the system installed on board the tank vessel. As part of the training program, personnel must be able to demonstrate through drills and practical knowledge, the proper VCS operation procedures for normal and emergency conditions. The training program must cover(Vapor control operation procedures during cargo transfer or tank barge cleaning including testing and inspection requirements. The tankerman was unfamiliar with the testing and operation of the tank pressure/vacuum (PV) relief valves and indicated there was no diagram of these PV valves on board. USCG Marine Inspectors reviewed the VOC Management Plan and the diagrams were missing from this plan. Also, USCG identified diagrams of the pressure vacuum (PV) valves in a tab in the barge's Operations Manual. Prove training requirements have been met. 46CFR39.1011(f)(1)Jun 17, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 14, 19Port Engineer conducted training with all tankermen on the assigned to the vessel.
SystemSubsystemCause
99 - OtherN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Thermal fluid heater was not operational. Prove proper operation of thermal fluid prior to carriage of cargo requiring use of thermal fluid. 46CFR61.30-20Jun 17, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 14, 19ABS witnessed operational test of thermal fluid heater.
6547614 STATEN ISLAND, New York Sep 24, 18 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
6411782 STATEN ISLAND, New York May 11, 18 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6306663 STATEN ISLAND, New York Nov 14, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6213067 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jul 13, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
5901895 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jun 09, 16 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
5118496 Port Arthur, Texas Apr 15, 15 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Cargo Authority Attachment November 3,2017 N/A
CERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATION October 6,2021 October 31,2022 USCG
Certificate of Inspection February 20,2020 May 15,2025 USCG
Certificate of Inspection - Amended May 15,2015 May 15,2020 USCG
Classification Document May 15,2015 October 14,2015 N/A
International Load Line Certificate May 15,2015 May 14,2020 ABS
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate May 15,2015 May 14,2020 N/A
NLS Certificate February 28,2018 February 28,2023 N/A