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IMO/VIN Callsign Flag Service Year
9268291 V7A4373 MARSHALL ISLANDS Tank Ship 2003
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
7183661 Ponce, Puerto Rico Apr 29, 21 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
08 - AlarmsN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
After any survey of the ship under regulations 7,8,9, and 10 has been completed, no change shall be made in the structural arrangements, machinery, equipment and other items covered by the survey, without the sanction of the administration. During test of the starboard slop tank high level overfill alarm, alarm did not worked as designed. PSCO discovered an unapproved bypass alarm switch inside of alarm panel switch not on electrical plan of alarm system. 40 a,b,c.No
SystemSubsystemCause
07 - Fire SafetyN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Doors required to be self-closing shall not be fitted with hold-back hooks. However, hold back arrangements fitted with remote release devices of the failsafe type may be utilized. PSCO observed open fire boundary door in cargo control room with hold-back hook permanently affixed under the overfill electrical alarm panel.Apr 29, 21Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 29, 21
SystemSubsystemCause
09 - Working and Living Conditions092 - Working ConditionsImproper Installation
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Electrical installations shall be such that the safety of passengers, crew and ship from electrical hazards will be ensured. PSCO observed 03 power strips daisy chained together in the cargo control room and a dead end cable on the #1 main diesel generator in the engine room.No
SystemSubsystemCause
99 - OtherN/A - No Subsystem
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of any vessel equipped with ballast water tanks that operates in the waters of the United States must follow these practices: Rinse anchors and anchor chains when the anchor is retrieved to remove organisms and sediments at their places of origin. PSCO observed fouled anchors.No
6745528 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jul 19, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6720898 Christiansted, Virgin Islands May 22, 19 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
6669234 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Apr 26, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
06 - Cargo Operations Including EquipmentN/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Each Tanker with VCS must be fitted with pressure-sensing Device, that mesures pressure in main VCS line. PSCO during the exam of the foam room noted strong gasoline odor coming from vapour/oxygen pressure detection Cabinet. PSCO suspended cargo operations due to 12% LEL reading and alarm on 4 gas meter. it was identified that plastic/rubber hose for sample line from port/stbd manifold within vapour/oxygen pressure detection cabinet for sensors measuring pressure were broken and cause of odor. Until repaired VCS System not to be used during Cargo Operations. 46 CFR 39.2013; 40acYes
Resolved DateResolution
May 22, 19BV Provided Class Report of Proper Repairs and Operation of the Vapour/Oxygen Pressure Detection Pannel. Reference Attached Report in Documents.
6556055 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Oct 07, 18 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
6469573 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jul 11, 18 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
14 - Pollution Prevention141 - MARPOL Annex IImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1730 - After any survey of the ship under paragraph 1 of this regulation has been completed, no change shall be made in the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements or material covered by the survey, without the sanction of the Administration. The IOPP lists the MEPC.60(33) OCM as being covered under the survey. During calibration and testing of the oil content meter, the PSCO observed the content meter could not be zeroed out and did not react to the testing method used to verify effluent greater than 15ppm. The chief engineer identified this problem during weekly SMS checks on 30 June 2018 and requested a technician to attend/calibrate the content meter. The Recognized Organization has not been informed. MARPOL 73/78 (17 cond.) Annex I/4.2 - 17acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jul 18, 18Vessel provided class report to rectify deficiency No. 03. PSCO observed proper operation of oil content meter. 01 deficiency cleared, deficiencies No. 02 and 03 remain outstanding.
SystemSubsystemCause
14 - Pollution Prevention146 - MARPOL Annex VIPlaced in Improper Service
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2430 - While ships are operating within an emission control area, the sulphur content of the fuel oil used onboard ships shall not exceed 0.10% m/m on or after 01 January 2015. Bunker delivery notes showed for a period of over two years, from 02 March 2016 to 11 July 2018, the range of sulphur content from 0.30% m/m to 0.318% m/m. This fuel oil was being used within the United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area. A sample tested by a third party fuel supplier confirmed the last product bunkered was above the permissible limit. MARPOL 73/78 (17 COND) Annex VI/14.4.3 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Vessel provided with bunkers at St. Croix with ultra low sulpher of 0.08%.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - In meeting these requirements, the Company should ensure that: any non-conformity is reported, with its possible cause, if known; appropriate corrective action is taken; and records of these activities are maintained. The Safety Management System requires non-conformities be reported. The Chief Engineer stated he reported an issue with the Oil Content Meter two weeks ago, and the company replied via telephone call. However, there is no documented record of the company addressing the non-conformity as required by the ISM Code. ISM CODE 10.2 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Written communication and only has been established and supplemented to NCN and minutes of meetings provided to the company. Company proceeded to corrective action by purchashing new OCM which provided onboard, installed and tested.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - Objective evidence discovered during an expanded ISM exam revealed the following non-conformities. These discrepancies, included with the other material deficiencies, are evidence the ship/company is not implementing the requirements of the ISM Code through the approved SMS procedures. An external audit is recommended. - 74 SOLAS 2014 IX/3.1 ISM CODE 1.3 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18During the external ISM audit guidance/obervations have been given to determine the effectiveness of the SMS in meeting the specific standards of safety and protection of the environment as required by the ISM Code.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - The Company should clearly define and document the master's responsibility with regard to: implementing the environmental-protection policy of the Company; motivating the crew in observation of that policy; and verifying that specified requirements are observed. The company audit checklist indicates satisfactory results in the following section: F11 – all crew members are aware of MARPOL requirements applicable to their duties. The current master and previous masters did not identify that the ship was using non-compliant fuel for two years. ISM CODE 5.1 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Training took place in regards to MARPOL and ISM requirements. Periodical internal audit to be carried out and relevant evidences to be attached to the internal audit reports in regards to results found.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - The Company should ensure that all personnel involved in the company's Safety Management System have an adequate understanding of relevant rules, regulations, codes and guidelines. The Captain and Chief Engineer’s Familiarization Checklists indicate they have reviewed relevant sections of the Safety Management System. The Safety Management System checklists and manuals show both company and mariner’s inadequate understanding of various sections: Chapter 5 – Masters Responsibility for ensuring all ship operations are carried out with due regard to protection of the environment. Master did not verify sulphur content was below required levels for operating within the United States Caribbean Emission Control Area. Chapter 7 – outlines requirements for bunkering Low Sulphur fuel oil, operations in Emission Control Areas, and the company’s requirement to monitor bunker and verify sulphur content for the vessels operation. The current and previous Chief Engineers have been checking off the fuel bunkered was compliant with MARPOL Annex VI regulations when the stated sulphur content was not in compliance. ISM Code 6.4 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Training took place onboard in regards to MARPOL and ISM requirements. Panama and IMO Circluars have been announced to ship's personnel with receipt and understood.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - The Company should ensure that the environmental policy is implemented and maintained at all levels of the organization, both ship-based and shore-based. The Master reported onboard on 06 February 2018 and the Chief Engineer reported onboard on 31 May 2018. The Chief Engineer completed his familiarization check-sheet, the Master did not; neither were familiar with sections regarding bunkering procedures and operations. The Chief Engineer was not familiar with sections regarding bunkering on Safety management System Manuals, marine environmental protection requirements, or technical and practical information associated with pollution prevention. The prior to transfer checklists were filled out and included block 25 “the fuel oil fully meets the MARPOL Annex VI limitations on quality” while the vessel transited the United States Caribbean Emissions Control Area with High-Sulphur diesel fuel oil. The bunkering notes and related entries in the Oil Record Book, dating back to 02 March 2016, all noted the bunkering of High-Sulphur diesel fuel oil with over 0.10% m/m Sulphur content. ISM CODE 2.2 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Master has completed familiarizations forms as required. Master & C/E have been trained onboard in regards to bunkering procedures.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - The Company should periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the Safety Management System in accordance with procedures established by the company. The company audit conducted 27 August 2017 indicated zero discrepancies. The Company audit checklist indicates satisfactory results in the following sections: F11 - all crew members are aware of MARPOL requirements, F14 - checking records of training crew environmental protection issues, F26 – Check bunkering procedures and their implementation (checklist, samples, Oil Record Book entries, etc.) Safety Management System Manual Ch. 7.4.12. The company failed to identify multiple environmental protection issues with MARPOL Annex VI during review of bunker delivery notes in the period between 02 March 2016 and 11 July 2018 when the vessel was using fuel oil with a sulphur content greater than 0.10% m/m. ISM Code 12.3 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Panama and IMO Circulars related to MARPOL requirements have been reviewed by company's personnel and ship's personnel.
SystemSubsystemCause
15 - Safety Management Systems (ISM)N/A - No SubsystemInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2500 - The responsibility and authority of the designated person or persons should include monitoring the pollution-prevention aspects of the operation of each ship and ensuring that adequate resources and shore-based support are applied, as required. The company audit conducted 27 August 2017 indicated zero discrepancies. The company audit checklist indicates satisfactory results in the following section: F11 – all crew members are aware of MARPOL requirements applicable to their duties. The Safety Management System manual Ch. 7.4.2 states the company shall monitor the vessel’s bunker consumption and shall consult with the ship’s Superintendent to identify any additional requirements and consider whether Low-Sulphur fuel oil quantities should be ordered, and obtain the bunker supplier's confirmation that the issued bunker deliver notes will be in full compliance with the required scope of Appendix V of MARPOL Annex VI. The company failed to identify multiple environmental protection issues with MARPOL Annex VI, during review of bunker delivery notes in the period between 02 March 2016 and 11 July 2018. The vessel was using fuel oil with a sulphur content greater than 0.10% m/m during that time. ISM CODE 4 - 30acYes
Resolved DateResolution
Aug 14, 18Panama and IMO Circulars related to MARPOL have been reviewed by complany's personnel and announced to ship's personnel and acknowledged receipt.
6199994 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jul 06, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingLifejacket/PFD (Type I)Improper Installation
DescriptionDue DateResolved
An Adult lifejacket shall be constructed so that wearer has quick and positive means of closure( that do not require tying of knots.) PSCO observed 22 lifejackets onboard that required the use of knots to properly be worn. 74 SOLAS III/2.1 LSA 2.2.1.5.4Jul 06, 17Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jul 08, 17Master supplied PSC Officers with reciepts for life jackets and letter from class approving them.
5930315 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jul 06, 16 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
5040700 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Dec 17, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4773646 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Dec 26, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4679992 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Aug 09, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4571754 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Apr 18, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4528224 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 05, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingFire MainImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0700 - Fire Fighting Appliances - The condition of the ship shall be maintained to remain fit to proceed to sea without danger. Fire main piping on cargo deck has wasted through, creating a significant leak. Fire main pressure is able to be maintained. Class to attest to repair and hydrostatic testing of piping. 74SOLAS 09 con. I/2Feb 20, 13Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Feb 11, 13Received, reviewed, and accepted class report from BV # MIA0/2013/J0024 from agent stating deficiency has been rectified. Survey report states: Corroded fire main piping replaced and pressure tested to 10 Bar, no leaks.
4439084 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Sep 12, 12 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
4214096 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Dec 29, 11 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3929180 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 19, 11 Enforcement - Agency Action Complete
3928571 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 18, 11 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3929078 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Jan 18, 11 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
3924557 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 11, 11 Vessel Inspection - Administrative Action
3916847 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Dec 31, 10 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
CommunicationsAlarms/Indicators
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0675 - Vessel shall have a general emergency alarm complying with 7.2.1 of the code. Vessels alarm system at local station on the bridge will not sound alarm. Vessel must leave relay panel door open so they can manually sound alarm from remote station. Vessel has seven days to correct to satisfaction of class.Jan 07, 11Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 11, 11RIO ST. CROIX received a classification report attesting to repairs made.
3898886 San Juan, Puerto Rico Nov 26, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3879655 San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct 28, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3859428 San Juan, Puerto Rico Sep 29, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3806206 San Juan, Puerto Rico Jul 29, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3763676 San Juan, Puerto Rico Jun 11, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3737096 San Juan, Puerto Rico May 14, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3725703 San Juan, Puerto Rico Apr 27, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3683675 San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb 25, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3678566 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 11, 10 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
3677311 San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb 10, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3669939 San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan 26, 10 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3652279 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Dec 18, 09 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
3 of the 4 portable oxygen sensors were inoperable. Provide tech report stating units are working properly or provide invoice for new units.Dec 19, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Feb 11, 10Received receipts for new oxygen sensors.
SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementCargo Transfer/Lightering
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel unable to provide documentation that VCS is approved IAW 46 CFR 30. Vessel unable to conduct cargo operations that require VCS equipment in US water until system approved.Dec 19, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Feb 11, 10Received approval documentation for VCS from ABS.
3626131 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Nov 03, 09 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementDrills/Instruction
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel did not conduct drills 24 hours of leaving last port; having switched out 16 of it 17 man crew. SOLAS/CHII.2/15.2.2.5Nov 03, 09Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 03, 09Vessel conducted satisfactory Fire and Abandon Ship drill prior to leaving port.
3625111 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Oct 30, 09 Vessel Inspection - Administrative Action
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SystemSubsystemCause
DocumentationSafety/Response Plans/Programs
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The vessel has not submitted a Vessel Response Plan to the USCG IAW US Federal Water Pollution Control Act as amended by Section 701 and the Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 19, 09Vessel has submitted its VRP to USCG. Plan''s status is interim ops.
3391333 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 12, 09 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3354211 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Oct 30, 08 Vessel Inspection - Administrative Action
3163776 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Mar 13, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3142887 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 06, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3132086 San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan 17, 08 Enforcement - Administrative Action
3131956 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 17, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Construction/LoadlineHull
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Submit CG-2692, report of casualty for allision to the Molasses Pier.Jan 22, 08Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 19, 08Deficiency Cleared.
SystemSubsystemCause
Construction/LoadlineHull
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Submit for review the; 1)Masters statement regarding the allision 16 January 2008 and 2) Hull condition Survey report prior to departure from the Molasses Pier.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 19, 08Deficiency Cleared.
3122432 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Jan 01, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringSea-water System (primary cooling)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Founs salt water inlet for MDE airbox cooler is wasted and leaking salt water. Renew or repair pipe with in 14 days to the satisfaction of ClassJan 15, 08Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 18, 08Received ABS response to above def attesting to satisfactory repair.
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingLifeboat
DescriptionDue DateResolved
STBD side lifeboat forward securing wire fitting is ripping through the fiberglass hull. Repair with in 14 days to the satisfaction of ClassJan 15, 08Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 18, 08Received report from ABS attesting to satisfactory condition of above def.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Transfer/Lightering (liquid)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel is required to make ballast pumproom avaliable for inspection to include a valid marine chemist gas free certificate to the satisfaction of the attending Coast Guard marine inspector prior to departure from St. Croix.Jan 02, 08Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 02, 08Ballest pumproom inspected 02Jan08.
2840202 Lake Charles, Louisiana Dec 14, 06 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2754941 Port Arthur, Texas Aug 21, 06 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2682601 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jun 17, 06 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2653519 MASSENA, New York May 25, 06 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2653520 MASSENA, New York May 25, 06 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2675526 MASSENA, New York May 25, 06 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2645908 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas May 13, 06 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2533254 Savannah, Georgia Nov 12, 05 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2507467 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Oct 06, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
NavigationPiloting/Steering
DescriptionDue DateResolved
BA LIGHT LIST IS NOT CURRENT, PROVIDE A 2005 LIGHT LIST.Oct 06, 05Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Oct 07, 05RECIEVED LIGHT LIST RECIEPT FOR CURRENT LIGHT LIST FOR VSL
2328371 New Orleans, Louisiana Apr 07, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2308082 New Orleans, Louisiana Dec 15, 04 Boarding - Approved Inspection
2260044 New Orleans, Louisiana Dec 15, 04 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2257269 New Orleans, Louisiana Dec 10, 04 Vessel Operational Control - Administrative Action
2076988 San Pedro, California May 24, 04 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
1984792 TEXAS CITY, Texas Jan 14, 04 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
1983082 TEXAS CITY, Texas Jan 13, 04 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
1949076 STATEN ISLAND, New York Nov 17, 03 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
1898051 New Orleans, Louisiana Sep 04, 03 Vessel Operational Control - Administrative Action
1894978 TEXAS CITY, Texas Sep 02, 03 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
1784331 STATEN ISLAND, New York May 01, 03 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringCompressed Air System (start air)Unknown
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel to have the Class Surveyor test the starting air system in all modes/conditions, prior to the vessels departure from berth. LEGACY COMPONENT DESC: ValveYes
Resolved DateResolution
May 01, 03Received copy of ABS report NY-347894 stating that main engine starting was tested in all modes/conditions
1787038 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia May 01, 03 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
1782208 New Castle, New Hampshire Apr 28, 03 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Certificate of Compliance - Tank Vessel July 6,2016 July 6,2018 N/A
Certificate of Fitness - Chemical Carrier January 1,2007 January 21,2008 N/A
Classification Document March 27,2019 January 21,2023 BV
COC-TVE Annual July 6,2016 July 6,2018 N/A
COC-TVE Renewal July 6,2016 July 6,2018 N/A
International Certificate of Fitness - Chemical January 23,2013 January 21,2018 BV
International Load Line Certificate January 14,2018 January 23,2023 ABS
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate January 14,2018 January 21,2023 BV
ISM - Document Of Compliance March 28,2018 April 7,2023 BV
ISM - Safety Management Certificate February 1,2007 May 12,2011 N/A
Minimum Safe Manning Document November 23,2009 November 23,2014 N/A
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate December 20,2020 January 21,2023 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate January 24,2021 January 21,2023 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate January 14,2018 January 21,2023 BV
Tonnage Certificate, International March 18,2010 N/A