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IMO/VIN Callsign Flag Service Year
9272503 A8GJ7 LIBERIA Tank Ship 2005
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
7382152 Warrenton, Oregon Jan 21, 22 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6981849 Houston, Texas Jun 20, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6720086 PORTLAND, Oregon Jun 28, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6530868 New Orleans, Louisiana Sep 03, 18 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6487186 PORTLAND, Oregon Jul 31, 18 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6366257 New Orleans, Louisiana Mar 06, 18 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6292169 New Orleans, Louisiana Oct 21, 17 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6125478 Houston, Texas Apr 21, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
5911799 New Orleans, Louisiana Jun 19, 16 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringDiesel Engine (auxiliary)Damaged By Earlier Event
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1499 - other (prop. & aux machinery) - Shall be of a design and construction adequate for the service for which they are intended and shall be so installed and protected as to reduce to a minimum danger to persons on board. PSCO observed an exhaust leak in the edg room during testing. 74 SOLAS (04) II-1/26 17aYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 19, 16Received class report attesting to replacement of exhaust gas silencer and subsequent testing.
6091887 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Feb 21, 16 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
5090945 Houston, Texas Apr 03, 15 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4887979 Houston, Texas Jun 17, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4555803 Houston, Texas Apr 02, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4287813 Lake Charles, Louisiana Apr 16, 12 Vessel Operational Control - Approved Inspection
4280793 Brownsville, Texas Apr 06, 12 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4270451 Savannah, Georgia Mar 28, 12 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Accommodation/Occupational SafetyOccupational Safety
DescriptionDue DateResolved
DECONTAMINATION SHOWERS AND AN EYE WASH SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON DECK AND SHALL BE OPERABLE IN ALL AMBIENT CONDITIONS. EYE WASH STATION AMIDSHIPS BETWEEN CARGO TRANSFER MANIFOLDS WAS INOPERABLE. 74SOLAS(09 CONS.) CHAP VII REG 9.1 IBC CODE 14.3.4Mar 28, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 28, 12EYE WASH STATION WAS REPAIRED AND INSPECTORS VERIFIED PROPER OPERATION PRIOR TO CONDUCTION CARGO OPERATIONS.
SystemSubsystemCause
Accommodation/Occupational SafetyOccupational Safety
DescriptionDue DateResolved
SATISFACTORY MEANS FOR SAFE PASSAGE REQUIRED BY REGULATION 25-1 SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE CREW. ATHWARTSHIP GUARD RAIL FORWARD OF CRANE WAS BROKEN AND WRAPPED WITH LINE. ICLL ANNEX I REG 25.4Apr 11, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 07, 12Received class report from ABS attesting to satisfactory temporary repairs made to guard rail. Condition of class for permanent repairs to be completed by next annual hull survey dated 30MAR2013.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
SHIPS CARRYING TOXIC OR FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS OR BOTH SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST TWO INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED AND CALIBRATED FOR TESTING THE SPECIFIC VAPOURS IN QUESTION. ACRYLONITRILE AND OLEFINS DRAEGER TUBES WERE NOT STORED AT 10 DEGREES CELCIUS AS SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER. PROVIDE REPLACEMENTS ONBOARD PRIOR TO CARRAIGE OF THESE CARGOES. 74SOLAS(09 CONS.) CHAP VII REG 9.1 IBC CODE 13.2.1Mar 29, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 30, 12SHIP PROVIDED PROOF THAT THE REQUIRED DRAEGER TUBES HAD BEEN ORDERED.
SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringFuel Oil Storage/Transfer System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
THE CONDITION OF THE SHIP AND ITS EQUIPMENT SHALL BE MAINTAINED TO CONFORM WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE PRESENT REGULATIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE SHIP IN ALL RESPECTS WILL REMAIN FIT TO PROCEED TO SEA WITHOUT DANGER TO THE SHIP OR PERSONS ONBOARD. 74SOLAS(09 CONS.) CHAP I REG 11(a) THE FUEL OIL CIRCULATION PUMP AND FUEL OIL SUPPLY PUMP WERE LEAKING FUEL OIL AT THE PACKING GLAND.Apr 11, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 07, 12Received class report from ABS attesting to the satisfactory replacement of the fuel oil circulation pump and fuel oil supply seal to secure the leak of fuel oil.
SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingStructural - A Class Divisions
DescriptionDue DateResolved
THE FIRE INTEGRITY OF THE DIVISIONS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AT OPENINGS AND PENETRATIONS. CLASS A FIRE BOUNDARY AT ENGINE ROOM CHANGING ROOM HAS CABLE RUN WITHOUT PROPER INSULATION. 74SOLAS(09 CONS.) CHAP II-2 REG 9.1.3Apr 11, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 07, 12Received class report from ABS attesting to the statisfactory repacking of the cable with proper insulation.
SystemSubsystemCause
Construction/LoadlineMarkings
DescriptionDue DateResolved
THE RING, LINES AND LETTERS SHALL BE PAINTED IN WHITE OR YELLOW ON A DARK GROUND OR BLACK ON A LIGHT GROUND. LOAD LINE MARKING WAS NOT CANTRASTING COLORS. ICLL ANNEX I REG 8Apr 11, 12Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 07, 12Received class report from ABS attesting to satisfactory markings of load line with contrasting colors.
4059215 BATON ROUGE, Louisiana Jun 29, 11 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3959671 Houston, Texas Mar 08, 11 Enforcement - Payment Received
3956387 Houston, Texas Mar 03, 11 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingFixed Fire Detection System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
A fixed fire detection and fire alarm system shall be installed in periodically unattended spaces. Several fire alarms sounded throughout the inspection without request, prompt, or initiation. Crew could not explain reason for alarms sounding leaving doubt as to the proper operation of the system. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) II-2/7.4.1Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingEmergency Fire Pumps
DescriptionDue DateResolved
All cargo ships shall have an emergency fire pump complying with the provisions of the code if a fire in any one compartment could put all the primary fire pumps out of order. Vessel's emergency fire pump was inoperable at time of inspection and crew was unable to demonstrate acceptable pressure. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) II-2/10.2.2.3.1.2Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 07, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingInflatable Liferafts
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Cargo ships where the horizontal distance from the extreme end of the stem to the closest survival craft is more than 100m shall carry a liferaft that is securely fastened so as to permit manual release. The fastening mechanism was found rusted together, painted over & unable to be released when requested. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) III/31.1.4Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
CommunicationsRadio Communications
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Every ship shall be provided with a satellite emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) capable of floating free if the ship sinks. Hydrostatic releasing unit on EPIRB was expired. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) IV/7.6Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoInert Gas System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
For tankers 20,000 DWT and upwards the protection of the cargo tanks shall be achieved by a fixed inert gas system in accordance with the requirements of the FSS Code. Crew was unable to satisfactorily demonstrate proper operation of the inert gas system. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) II-2/4.5.5.1.1, FSS Code 15.2.1.2Mar 08, 11Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 03, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringSteering Gear System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The main steering gear and rudder stock shall be capable of putting the rudder over from 35 degrees one side to 35 degrees on the opposite side. Vessel experienced hydraulic lock alarm during test of #2 steering pump and steering gear was unable to travel further than 30 degrees port. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) II-1/29.3.2Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingLifeboat Equipment
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel shall have lifeboats equipped with four rocket parachute flares each. 7 of the 8 required for the two lifeboats were expired despite request for new from company made in November 2010. In addition 12 of the same flares shall be provided on the navigation bridge; 8 of which were found to be expired. 74 SOLAS (2009 Con) III/31.1.1.1/6.3, LSA Code 4.4.8.13Mar 08, 11Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 03, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
Construction/LoadlineMarkings
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel's loadline ring, lines & letters shall be painted in white or yellow on a dark ground and shall be plainly visible. The plimsoll mark was painted the same color as the hull of the ship. 66 ICLL 8Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 11
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingInflatable LiferaftsInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel's port and starboard liferafts were stowed with expired hydrostatic releasing mechanisms. SOLAS 74 2009 Cons Ed. Reg 14.4.2Mar 08, 11Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 03, 11
3955626 Houston, Texas Mar 02, 11 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoBallast
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel discharging cargo residues into the #7 port ballast tank, in violation of approved Procedures and Arrangement Manual. 46 CFR 153.1100Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 31, 11Received report of ballast water analysis. Benzene found in samples at a reportable level. Hose assembly dismantled and ballast tanks cleaned.
3768730 New Orleans, Louisiana Jun 22, 10 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3609439 TEXAS CITY, Texas Oct 09, 09 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3502726 New Orleans, Louisiana Jun 13, 09 Vessel Inspection - Administrative Action
3433294 Houston, Texas Mar 14, 09 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1150 - #3 port cargo tank high level indicator is inoperable. Prior to loading tank, permanently repair to satisfaction of certificate issuing authority. 46CFR153.409Mar 15, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 13, 09Received Class Report satisfying the requirement.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1150 - #5 port cargo tank overflow alarm is inoperable. Prior to loading tank, permanently repair to satisfaction of certificate issuing authority. 46CFR153.408Mar 15, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 20, 09Received Class survey report attesting to the working operation of the overflow alarm in tank #5.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Heating
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1160 - #1 STBD cargo tank temperature sensors inoperalbe. Prior to carrying cargo requiring temperature sensors in US, permanently repair to satisfaction of certificate issuing authority. 46CFR153.440Mar 15, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 20, 09Received class survey report attesting to the proper operation of the #1 cargo tank temp alarm.
3373188 Victoria, Texas Dec 03, 08 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
3159261 Port Arthur, Texas Mar 06, 08 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
3155059 Houston, Texas Feb 28, 08 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
3102677 Lake Charles, Louisiana Nov 21, 07 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementCargo Transfer/Lightering
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel has approval from class society to use non approved oxygen monitoring device until approved device is received onboard vessel. Vessel needs new class report attesting to use of approved oxygen monitoring device.Dec 01, 07Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 08, 08Receieved Class survey attesting to appoved portable guaging device.
3081350 San Pedro, California Oct 16, 07 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementVessel Safety Management
DescriptionDue DateResolved
C/E under the supervision of the C/O could not properly demonstrate the required shutdowns to be tested on the IGS.Upon the second test (high IG Temp) the IGS was rendered inoperative for 2 hours.The asst. C/O under the supervision of the C/O couldn't properly calibrate potable O2 equip, first attempt disabled the device.Lack of systems knowledge, SMS & ship's procedures was noted. ISM Pt A 6. 30aYes
Resolved DateResolution
Oct 20, 07C/E demonstrated the proper knowledge and shutdowns of the IGS.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Stowage
DescriptionDue DateResolved
the #4S cargo tank meter in the cargo control room is inoperative. 74 SOLAS amd 2004 1/11Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 21, 07Class report attesting to repairs
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoInert Gas System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The vessell has 16 tanks. 6 tanks are above 3000 m3 in size. 2 of 6 tanks are inert. 1 tank has a cargo w/ a flash point above 60 degrees C and does not require inert gas. Tanks 4P, 4S, & 2P are required to be maintained in an inert condition and are not inert. Proceed to a location TBD by VTS & inert tanks immediately per 33CFR160.11. Vessel may not conduct cargo or bunkering ops. (Code 15 a & c)Oct 16, 07Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Oct 20, 07All required cargos inerted below 8% O2
SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementCargo Transfer/Lightering
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel doesn't have a proper means of maintaining the cargo tanks "closed" while measuring O2 content in the cargo tanks. Measuring O2 in the cargo tanks was suspended to prevent exposure to CG, ABS & ships crew to benzene. The vessel can't safely monitor the condition of the vessel/cargo without being exposed the hazardous cargos. 46 CFR 153 & IBC Ch 17 70aYes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 21, 07Class report authorizing use of non approved device until approved device arrives onboard vessel
2974629 Victoria, Texas Jun 26, 07 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2873888 Lake Charles, Louisiana Feb 18, 07 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2865686 San Pedro, California Feb 01, 07 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingMeans of EscapePlaced in Improper Service
DescriptionDue DateResolved
EMERGENCY ESCAPE ROM STEERING GEAR ROOM IS NOT CAPABLE OF HAVING ACCESS TO THE SPACE FROM THE MAIN DECK AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDING A MEANS OF ESCAPE RECTIFY DEFICIENCY PRIOR TO NEXT US PORT AFTER SAILING FOREIGNMar 01, 07Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Feb 18, 07Recieved class report attesting to repairs.
2493101 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Sep 15, 05 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2377285 Victoria, Texas May 31, 05 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2339915 San Pedro, California Apr 21, 05 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2340551 San Pedro, California Apr 21, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Due to both Port & Starboard slop tanks containing gasoline vapors with oxygen levels above 8 percent, require vessel to inert slop tanks below 8 percent prior to entering port IAW SOLAS CH II-2 Reg 62.1.Apr 22, 05Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 22, 05CG inspectors boarded vessel and cleared deficiency.
SystemSubsystemCause
DocumentationManuals/Policy Documentation
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vapor Collection System missing approval letter for compliance with 33 CFR Part 39. Vessel cannot load cargo in U.S. until VCS is in compliance with 46 CRF Part 39.Apr 22, 05Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 25, 05Received e-mail from ABS with approval letter.
2334574 San Pedro, California Apr 15, 05 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Certificate of Compliance - Tank Vessel March 28,2012 March 11,2013 N/A
Certificate of Fitness - Chemical Carrier May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
Classification Document May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
COC-TVE Annual June 28,2019 June 28,2021 N/A
COC-TVE Renewal April 22,2005 April 22,2007 N/A
International Certificate of Fitness - Chemical May 9,2010 March 30,2015 ABS
International Load Line Certificate May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
ISM - Document Of Compliance March 9,2018 April 7,2023 BV
ISM - Safety Management Certificate January 13,2020 March 1,2025 LR
Minimum Safe Manning Document October 10,2016 LR
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate May 5,2020 March 30,2025 ABS
Tonnage Certificate, International March 3,2005 ABS