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IMO/VIN Callsign Flag Service Year
9752292 V7TM6 MARSHALL ISLANDS Tank Ship 2016
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
7176552 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Apr 10, 21 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
7073877 Port Arthur, Texas Oct 06, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
7070240 Houston, Texas Oct 06, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6853387 Houston, Texas Nov 20, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6789036 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Jul 25, 19 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
6761272 Houston, Texas Jul 24, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
13 - Propulsion and Auxiliary MachineryN/A - No SubsystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The machinery, boilers and other pressure vessels, associated piping systems and fittings 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 any danger to persons on board, due regard being paid to...other hazards. The vessel experienced an equipment failure while transiting the navigable waters of the United States which adversely affected its maneuverability and posed a hazard to vessels and infrastructure along the Houston Ship Channel. Submit for review a Classification Society report to HoustonPSC@uscg.mil attesting to the cause of the equipment failure, that authorized temporary or permanent repairs have been completed, and that the vessel's full and normal maneuverability has been restored.Jul 24, 19Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jul 25, 19Cylinders 1, 2, 3 were reinstalled and cleaned. Survey completed on cylinders and main engine.
6605328 Houston, Texas Jan 14, 19 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6366426 Houston, Texas Mar 16, 18 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingFixed Pressure Water-Spraying Fire Extinguishing SystemPlaced in Improper Service
DescriptionDue DateResolved
01 -1850- On ships carrying flammable and/or toxic products, a water-spray for cooling, fire prevention and crew protection should be installed to cover: Exposed cargo tank domes, cargo liquid and vapor discharge loading manifolds. 74SOLAS(14CONS)VII 13.1 REF IGC 11.3.1 10(c)Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 15, 18Crew satisfactorily cleared forward clogged nozzles and realigned manifold spray valves to effect satisfactory test of Deck Water Spray.
SystemSubsystemCause
DocumentationSafety Management SystemPlaced in Improper Service
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The company should establish procedures, plans, and instructions, including checklists as appropriate, for key shipboard operations concerning the safety of the personnel, ship and protections of the environment. The various tasks should be defined and assigned to qualified personnel. The crew could not produce procedures for testing and flushing of deck water spray system. PSCO observed isolation valves for port and starboard manifolds to be closed during test of deck spray while ship was connected for cargo operation on a cargo waiver. 74SOLAS(14CONS)VII/13.1 REF: ISM 7 50a/cApr 15, 18Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 02, 18Company sent in new checklist satisfing the requirements
6223773 Port Arthur, Texas Mar 09, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6075795 FPO, AP, Feb 06, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Certificate of Compliance - Tank Vessel February 6,2017 March 6,2019 N/A
Certificate of Fitness - Gas Carrier February 5,2017 June 30,2017 ABS
Classification Document February 1,2017 June 30,2017 ABS
International Certificate of Fitness - Gas Carrier April 14,2017 January 31,2022 ABS
International Load Line Certificate February 1,2017 January 31,2022 ABS
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate February 1,2017 January 31,2022 ABS
ISM - Document Of Compliance August 24,2018 August 14,2020 NKK
ISM - Safety Management Certificate April 1,2020 July 11,2022 NKK
Minimum Safe Manning Document February 1,2017 MH
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate February 14,2018 January 31,2022 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate February 1,2018 July 31,2018 ABS
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate February 1,2017 January 31,2022 ABS
Subchapter O Endorsement February 6,2017 February 6,2019 N/A
Tonnage Certificate, International December 22,2016 ABS