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IMO/VIN Callsign Flag Service Year
9292034 A8ER5 LIBERIA Tank Ship 2004
Activity# Port Date Activity - Description Deficiencies
6940450 BOSTON, Massachusetts Apr 21, 20 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6598938 Port Arthur, Texas Dec 19, 18 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6309789 STATEN ISLAND, New York Nov 18, 17 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingMiscellaneous Items
DescriptionDue DateResolved
The tank high level alarm required by paragraph (A) of this section must be identified by the legend "high-level alarm" in black letters at least 50.8 millimeters (2inches) high on a white background.Nov 23, 17Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 23, 17Vessel provided adequate documentation to show deficiency rectified and painted correctly in black.
6306129 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Nov 14, 17 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
6304377 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Nov 10, 17 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6139410 STATEN ISLAND, New York May 05, 17 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
6135085 STATEN ISLAND, New York Apr 29, 17 Vessel Operational Control - Approved Inspection
6080885 Port Arthur, Texas Jan 24, 17 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
6047550 San Juan, Puerto Rico Nov 26, 16 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
6039618 San Juan, Puerto Rico Nov 18, 16 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementEPA Vessel General Permit (VGP)Improper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Prior to performing any physical change or change in metod of operation that results in an increase in emissions, the applicant shall submit a Notice Of Intent (NOI) to the administrator through the EPA regional office. Master was not aware of nor did he send the NOI 40CFR 55.4 40cNov 18, 16Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 25, 16Vessel provided eNOI.
SystemSubsystemCause
DocumentationCertificates/DocumentsDesign Flaw
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vessel's IOPP Form B states that the deadweight tonnage is 47.199 but the vessel's actual deadweight tonnage is 47.252 in accordance with the statement form the shipyard. MARPOL ANNEX I / REG 7.2Dec 18, 16Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Nov 25, 16Recieved official letter from Class determining what the vessel's official deadweight tonnage. Attached to MISLE Activity #6047550
4886184 Arlington, Virginia Jun 11, 14 Enforcement - Agency Action Complete
4886137 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Jun 11, 14 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
Operations/ManagementPort and Waterways Safety
DescriptionDue DateResolved
THE VESSEL TOWER BRIDGE SUBMITTED THIER NOTICE OF ARRIVAL AFTER ARRIVING AT THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI. THIS WAS DISCOVERED WHEN THE VESSEL WAS BEING VETTED BY THE ARRIVALS BRANCH.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 11, 14VESSEL WAS HELD OUT OF PORT UNTIL FOR 24 HOURS FROM THE TIME THEY SUBMITTED THEIR NOTICE OF ARRIVAL.
4813226 BOSTON, Massachusetts Mar 16, 14 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4569739 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Apr 16, 13 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4566025 BOSTON, Massachusetts Apr 10, 13 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
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SystemSubsystemCause
LifesavingLaunching Appliances
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0610- Lifesaving- Before the ship leaves port and at all times during voyage, all lifesavings appliances shall be in working order and ready for immediate use. The lifeboat was accidentally launched; The equipment of the lifeboat and the condition needs to be verified as ready for immediate use. - 74 SOLAS 09 cons III/20.2Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 15, 13Received Lloyds class report #PHL 1300047 stating that the stern launch lifeboat davit lashing has been serviced, approved, tested and all found satisfactory.
SystemSubsystemCause
PersonnelTraining
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0695 - Training- Every crew member with assigned emergency duties shall be familiar with these duties before the voyage begins. Since there was an accidental release of the lifeboat, crew training and training procedures must be verified. - 74 SOLAS 09 con. III/19.2.1.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 11, 13Class representative reviewed and verified crew training and training procedures.
SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringSteam System (auxiliary)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1499 - Engineering- Every steam pipe and fitting which steam may pass shall be so designed, constructed, and installed as to withstand the maximum working stresses to which it may be subjected. There are two steam pipe gaskets leaking at fittings: one is located port side of E/R fwd of the engines overhead, one is located STBD side of E/R overhead, adjacent to turbo. - 74 SOLAS 09 con. II-1/33.1Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 11, 13Class surveyor and CG MI inspected the repairs. Both pipes had loose fittings that required tightening. All Sat.
4341555 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jun 12, 12 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
4221232 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jan 09, 12 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingRemote Fuel Shutoff
DescriptionDue DateResolved
0710-Quick Closing valves are being held open by alternate devices creating fire hazard. 09SOLAS II-2 REG 14 2.1.2Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 09, 12All devices were removed.
SystemSubsystemCause
EngineeringGenerator (propulsion/auxiliary-electric)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1499 -The emergency generator fuel shut off was found to be inoperable for cutting off fuel flow. 2004 SOLAS II-2 Reg 4.2.2.3.4Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 09, 12Vessel corrected deficiency and provided temporary means of shutting fuel source off.
SystemSubsystemCause
Pollution Prevention/ResponsePrevention Equipment
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1720-Found additional piping on OWS connected to 02 safety valves, piping not approved by class society or part of manufacturer design. Arrangement could allow for potential bypass of filtering process. Class shall attest to piping arrangment & functionality of the valves installed after discharge pump & on top of OWS. This piping connects to oil discharge line after 3 way valve.17 a c MARPOL 14.6Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 10, 1210 JAN 2012 Recieved class report NYK 1200009 attesting to the piping and new approved drawings. Seals have also been placed on safety valves.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
1835- PV valves: 1Starboard, 2 Starboard, 3 Starboard, and 5 Starboard did not have vacuum valve reseat properly upon testing, creating potential for an explosive atmosphere.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 09, 12Vessel was able to reseat the valves properly.
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
2535-The vessels safety management system does not adequately address the testing of LEL for ballast tanks that are partially filled with water. There are no procedures in place or policies addressing when and how crewmembers will test the ballast tanks. 09 SOLAS IX REG 3 ISM CODE 7 Prior to next U.S port to the satisfcation of Administration.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jun 12, 12Received, reviewed and accepted report from SCF Unicom and copies of SMS approved pages modifed to correct deficiencies to address the testing of LEL for ballast tanks that are partially filled.
4217142 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jan 08, 12 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
4218030 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jan 04, 12 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
3445670 STATEN ISLAND, New York Apr 03, 09 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
3442088 STATEN ISLAND, New York Mar 29, 09 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoHolds/Tanks
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Vsl high level and overfill cargo level alarms (visual only) are not functioning. Repair the same, prior to conducting cargo operations in the United States (loading of cargo) to the satisfaction of class. 46 CFR 39.20-7(b)(3)Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Apr 03, 09Corrected, received LR faxed class report # MMI 940034 dated 4/2/09.
3386441 STATEN ISLAND, New York Dec 30, 08 Vessel Operational Control - Administrative Action
3214528 Jacksonville, Florida May 26, 08 Boarding - Approved Inspection
3195998 Wilmington, North Carolina Apr 30, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3192780 North Charleston, South Carolina Apr 26, 08 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
3174710 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Mar 31, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3150714 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 20, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3140078 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 20, 08 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoInert Gas SystemImproper/Lack of Maintenance
DescriptionDue DateResolved
NOTED THAT THE INERT GAS SYSTEM DECK WATER SEAL PIPING IS HOLED. (SEE PHOTOS THIS CASE) MAKE REPAIRS TO THE PIPING TO THE SATISFACTION (EITHER TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT) OF THE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM ST. CROIX. WHILE REPAIRS ARE BEING MADE, THE VESSEL IS PROHIBITED FROM CARGO OPERATIONS.Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Feb 20, 08
3098915 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Nov 15, 07 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
3020931 Jacksonville, Florida Aug 10, 07 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2920769 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Apr 26, 07 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2876124 STATEN ISLAND, New York Feb 23, 07 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
2867022 Christiansted, Virgin Islands Feb 09, 07 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2838725 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Dec 12, 06 Enforcement - Agency Action Complete
2835373 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Dec 06, 06 Enforcement - Payment Received
2835090 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Dec 06, 06 Facility Transfer Monitor - Approved Inspection
2834246 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Dec 05, 06 Vessel Inspection - Agency Action Complete
2835065 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia Dec 05, 06 Incident Investigation - Agency Action Complete
2831840 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Dec 04, 06 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2794138 VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia Oct 05, 06 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2653326 DANIA, Florida May 19, 06 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2650878 Miami Beach, Florida May 16, 06 Vessel Operational Control - Agency Action Complete
2572073 STATEN ISLAND, New York Jan 24, 06 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2529872 STATEN ISLAND, New York Nov 07, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2305942 New Orleans, Louisiana Mar 08, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
2275117 Woods Hole, Massachusetts Jan 22, 05 Vessel Inspection - Approved Inspection
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SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Stowage
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Cargo tanks not maintained below 8% 02Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 22, 05Started up inert gas system
SystemSubsystemCause
ElectricalElectric Generation Source (emergency)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Emergency generator secondary means of starting is not operableYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 22, 05deficiency corrected to satisfaction of Coast Guard Inspector
SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingPortable CO2 Fire Extinguisher
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Fire extinguisher was not properly secured to the bulkheadYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 22, 05secured fire extinguisher bracket to the bulkhead
SystemSubsystemCause
ElectricalElectric Generation Source (emergency)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Fuel shut off frozen / pulleyYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 22, 05de-iced pulley system
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Transfer/Lightering (liquid)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
No audible cargo over flow alarm not operableYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 22, 05
SystemSubsystemCause
Deck/CargoCargo Transfer/Lightering (liquid)
DescriptionDue DateResolved
No record of transfer equipment testingYes
Resolved DateResolution
Jan 23, 05Received report that Cargo Piping system has been hydraulically tested with p=15 kg/cm2. Cargo Piping tested for tanks and lines numbers 5p, 3st, 3p, 2p/st, 1p/st, slop p/st. Tested on 17 Nov 2004
SystemSubsystemCause
Fire FightingFixed Gas Fire Extinguishing System
DescriptionDue DateResolved
Ventilation into emergency generator space cannot be secured; space contains a fixed Gas Fire Extinguishing System.Feb 22, 05Yes
Resolved DateResolution
Mar 08, 05Received class report from Lloyd’s Register satisfying requirement.
2281062 Woods Hole, Massachusetts Jan 22, 05 Boarding - Agency Action Complete
2280476 Woods Hole, Massachusetts Jan 20, 05 Vessel Operational Control - Approved Inspection
Documents Issued Expires Agency
Certificate of Compliance - Tank Vessel January 9,2012 January 9,2014 USCG
Classification Document November 1,2014 December 21,2019 LR
COC-TVE Annual November 20,2017 March 18,2018 N/A
COC-TVE Renewal November 12,2016 November 12,2018 N/A
International Load Line Certificate December 22,2004 December 31,2009 LR
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate October 26,2016 December 21,2019 LR
ISM - Document Of Compliance May 29,2013 June 25,2018 DNV
ISM - Safety Management Certificate January 30,2020 February 20,2025 LR
Minimum Safe Manning Document November 8,2016 LR
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Certificate January 28,2020 December 21,2024 LR
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate January 16,2015 December 21,2019 LR
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate January 28,2020 December 21,2024 LR
SOLAS Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate October 26,2016 December 21,2019 LR
Tonnage Certificate, International December 8,2004 LR