Epic Barbados
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IMO/VIN Callsign Flag Service Year
9245081 9V2561 MALTA Tank Ship 2001
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
7182819 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Apr 26, 21 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4984276 Houston, Texas Sep 15, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4970284 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Sep 02, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementBallast Water ManagmentInvalid
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0199- Other (cert)-The master must provide the information required by 33CFR151.2045 in electric or written form to the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard or the appropriate COTP. Vessel failed to report and provide the required information to the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC). 33CFR151.2041Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 03, 14PSCO received reviewed and confirmed NBIC report was submitted and gave guidannce to vessel for submitting in the future.
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingRescue BoatImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0615- Rescue Boats- The engine starting system shall start the engine at an ambient temperature of -15 degrees Celsius within 2 minutes of commencing start procedures. While conducting a operational test of the rescue boat's engine the crew was unable to start and demonstrate proper operations given the allotted time. SOLAS 74 (Cons 09)- Ch. III / Reg 34- LSA 4.4.6.2. Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 04, 14PSCO observed starting of rescue boat within the alloted time.
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingInflatable LiferaftsImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0620- Inflatable Liferaft-The liferaft shall be packed in a container that is marked with items listed in LSA code 4.2.6.3.1-10. PSCO discovered that both port and starboard life rafts had none of these required markings -SOLAS (2009 cons) Ch.III / Reg 34, LSA 2010 4.2.6.3 Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 04, 14Vessel received replacement life rafts from Fire Protection Services and will return the ones discovered to Panama where they were serviced.
SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingLifebuoysImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0650- Lifebuoys- Before the ship leaves port and at all times during voyage, all lifesaving appliances shall be in working order and ready for immediate use. Multiple ifebuoys located on the main deck were seized in their cradles rendering them unavailable for immediate use as well as all retro reflective material was severally deteriorated.-SOLAS 74 (Cons 09), Ch. III / Reg 20.2, LSA 1.2.2 Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 04, 14Vessel received new life buoys and replaced the old foam lifebuoys with plastic with correct markings and new retroreflective material throughout the vessel.
SystemSubsystemCause
Accommodation/Occupational SafetyOccupational SafetyImproper Installation
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0899- Other (accid. prevent.)-Main and emergency switchboards shall be provided with non conductive matting or grating at the front and rear of the switchboard. Rubber matting at the front and rear of the main switchboard lacked proper coverage. -SOLAS(2004 cons) II-1/45.2 Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 15, 14Recieved proper documentation and proof of installation of deficient items.
SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementVessel Safety ManagementImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2520-The company should ensure that the ship's personnel are able to communicate effectively in the execution of their duties related to the SMS. The third officer completed SMS weekly and monthly checks of lifesaving equipment. During exam of the SMS it was discovered that the third officer was not communicating lifesaving non conformities to the master. SOLAS 74 (Cons 2009) IX Reg 3.1 ISM 6.7.Oct 02, 14Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 04, 14PSCO received SMS external audit from class.
SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementVessel Safety ManagementImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2560- Company verification-Significant evidence was discovered during an expanded exam revealing the vessel failed to implement all applicable requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS) by master not verifying required items observed. Request an external audit of the vessels SMS. 74 SOLAS (09 CONS) IX/ 3.1, ISM Code Reg 5, Part A Reg 1.4, Reg 2.2, Reg 3, Reg 5, Reg 9, Reg 10. Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 04, 14PSCO received SMS external audit from class.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Transfer/Lightering (liquid)Improper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
9800- Other (haz)- The condition of the ship should be maintained to conform with the provisions of the code to ensure that that the ship is fit to proceed to sea without danger to the ship or persons on board. PSCO noticed numerous bonding straps on deck cargo piping wasted and not providing adequate protection. Cargo operations are prohibited until this deficiency is corrected.-IGC 1993, Ch.1.5.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 03, 14PSCO received class report stating the replacement of ten bonding straps and conductivity test was conducted.
4797882 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Feb 11, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4713022 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Sep 20, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingFixed Pressure Water-Spraying Fire Extinguishing SystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
On ships carrying flammable or toxic products, a water spray system for cooling, fire prevention, and crew protection should be installed to cover exposed tank domes and exposed parts of cargo tanks, also boundaries of cargo compressor rooms. Vessels water spray system had inadequate coverage around the compressor room. Also a crack in the line near portside cargo tank #1 was discovered. IGC 11.3Sep 20, 13Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Sep 21, 13Received a class report from NKK attesting to proper temporary repair to the deck water spray system.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Transfer/Lightering (liquid)Improper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The condition of the ship and its equipment should be maintained to conform with the provisions of the code to ensure that the ship is fit to proceed to sea without danger to the ship or persons on board. PSCO noticed numerous bonding straps on deck wasted and not providing adequate protection.Sep 30, 13Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Oct 05, 13RECIEVED CLASS REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY REPAIRS TO THE WASTED GROUNDING STRAPS.
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Certificate of Fitness - Gas Carrier December 1,2011 September 16,2016 NKK
Classification Document August 5,2013 September 16,2016 NKK
International Load Line Certificate October 26,2018 September 16,2021 NKK
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate June 17,2013 September 16,2016 NKK
ISM - Document Of Compliance October 5,2012 October 13,2017 ABS
ISM - Safety Management Certificate February 4,2021 March 13,2024 NKK
Minimum Safe Manning Document June 9,2008 SG
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate October 26,2018 September 16,2021 NKK
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate November 7,2020 September 16,2021 NKK
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate March 11,2013 September 16,2016 NKK
Subchapter O Endorsement September 20,2013 September 20,2015 N/A
Tonnage Certificate, International September 17,2001 NKK