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					           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                  Observation                                                                   Kind of Ship

          Inspection was carried out 1 day before sailing which were in progress. Following certificate had not been issued onboard at the time of
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          inspection. 1. Bunker Convention Certificate of Insurance.
          The Following certificate was not on board. * U.S. Certificate on Financial Responsibility (CoFR). (Due to her trading area was to be
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          The Continuous Synopsis Record was incomplete where there was no continuous record of the changes made to the record since the first
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          was issued. Form 3 for recording those changes was missing.
          The vessel was not provided the dedicated Clean Ballast Tanks (CBT), but IOPP certificate, Form B 7.2.1 was ticked and applied for the
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          US Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CoFR) was under application as claimed by attending Supts. Subject vessel was meant to
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          trade in US waters.
          The continuous Symopsis Record file did not contain copies of form 2 (amendments) or Form 3 (Index). The ship had not traded to the
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          USA and was not in possession of a USCG Certificate of Compliance.
          The vessel held a Condition of Class imposed by Lloyd's Register. The C.o.C. was assigned on 21 Aug 2008 as the vessel was found with
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          indentation at bottom plating and attached stiffening of no. 4 & 5 stbd water ballast tanks in way of the bilge strake.
          Condition of class in place for the boiler fuel oil differential pressure contorol valve which was burnt and damage fire.(Due date 20 Oct.
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          Following out standing recommendation was imposed in last class survey status report : Deformed members in way of bosun store to be
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          permanently repaired by docking.
          The following class memo was noted: The effectiveness of the COW system to be confirmed within one year after the tanker was first
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          engaged in crude oil trade or by the end of third voyage carrying crude oil suitable for COW, whichever occurs later. (vesse
          CoC 001 – Due 12-2009 – Vessel found with indentations at bottomplating and attached stiffening at N0. 4 & 5 stbd wing tanks in way
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          of the bilge strake. Area to be specially examined and dealt with as found necessary.

 2.16     There was no annual inspections of the cargo tanks.                                                                                              MR

          Few ballast tanks inspection were carried out and inspection records were reported to the operator in February 2009, and a report
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          revealed that the condition of 4S's port bulkhead was excessively corroded about 30 to 40%, and was reported as "Poor".

 2.16     Cargo tanks ware required to be inspected at an interval longer than 1year (Every 30 manths)                                                    AFRA

          The tank inspection was carried out and inspection records were reported to the operation in Jan.2009, and the condition of the ceiling
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          part of each tank except 3S, Slop(P) and Slop (S) were stated as "more than 80% corrosion".

  2.2     Emergency procedure for "fire in cargo tank" was not included in SMS.                                                                           VLCC

          Emergency procedure for fire was single procedure. There were no procedure specified for fire in accommodation, fire on deck. The
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          following emergency procedures were not included in SMS manual. Heavy weather damage, Structural failue, Explosion, Gas or to
          Em'cy procedure for fire was single procedure. There were no procedures specified for fire on deck, fire in cargo tanks, fire in E/R, and
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          fire in accommodation.
          The following em'cy procedures were not included in SMS manual. Heavy weather damage, structural failure, Explosion, Gas or Toxic
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          vapor release, Rescue from enclosed space, Serious injury and Helicopter operation.

  2.2     SMS manuals were in electronic format and officers did not have adequate training in accessing operator‟s procedures.                           VLCC

 2.24     The Following publication was not on board. * OCIMF: Effective Mooring.                                                                          MR

          J3/O, J3/E Flag licence had not been releived yet, their flag licence was under application, and evidence was valid until 18/May/09
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          (J3/O) and 12/May/09 (J3/E).

 3.10     One 3rd Officer had not attended a specialized chemical tanker course.                                                                       METHANOL
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                   Kind of Ship

          Minimum Manning Certificate required Able Seamen and Ordinary Seaman to have at least 3 years and 6 months sea time on deck
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          respectively and Oiler to have one year of sea service in Engineering Department. However sea service of 2 Able Seaman, 1 Ordinary
          The 1st Engineer who is a member required to be held the endorsement of management level had been attended the training course for
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          advanced oil tanker, but proper endorsement except Tanker Familiarization Course issued by Flag State was not available on b
          The flag state 'oil tanker' dangerous cargo endorsement of chief officer was not of 'management level' )i.e. tanker familiarization).
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          However he had already completed advance oil tanker and advance fire fighting courses, and had national dangerous cargo e
          There had been no unannounced drug and alcohol test conducted on board by an external agency in the previous twelve months. The last
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          was conducted on 15 August 2007.
          Minimum readable scale of the alcohol meter keeping on board was 0.05mg/L, but all shipboard alcohol test records in recent were
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          recorded as "NIL". It was not matched with scale of the alcohol meter.

 3.11     Un-announced drug testing on 15 Apr 2009 did not conduct test on Marijuana as recommended by OCIMF                                               VLCC

          The 2nd and 3rd Officers were keeping 6 hour watches during port operations, however on the work schedule it stated that they were
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          keeping 4 hour watches in port and that no one was keeping the 4 to 8 watch. This was rectified during the inspection.
          The Chief Officer had not possessed the attending certificate for ECDIS training course. He has reportedly trained with CBT, but proper
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          training certificate issued by competent authority was not available on board. A single and non-approved ECDIS was ins

  3.8     Vessel fitted with one ECDIS but 2nd & 3rd officers do not have a formal attendance or CBT based course certificate.                             LPG

          C/O flag state license has not been received yet His flag state license was under application and evidence was on board with validity until
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          17th Aug'09.

  4.1     A hard copy of the company bridge procedures and navigation guidelines was not available.                                                         MR

 4.11     Compass errors were not taken every watch when the vessel was at sea during last voyage.                                                         VLCC

 4.11     Entries of compass log showed deviation of standard compass to be broadly higher than same of deviation card.                                    VLCC

 4.11     Difference between gyro and magnetic course. Actual compass error was indicated as 'total error'.                                                 MR

 4.12     The difference between the observed compass deviation and the deviation card was greater than 3 degrees over all headings.                        MR

          The observed errors recorded in the Compass Error Book were significantly larger than those on the Compass Deviation Card. The card
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          indicated deviations ranging from 1E to 1W. The observed deviations exceeded these by up to 6 degrees.

 4.12     Deviation curve was prepared by the Master in October 2007 and maximum devation was 5 degrees.                                                    MR

 4.12     The observed deviation of the magnetic compass differed by 4-7deg from that predicted in the deviation curve.                                    AFRA

 4.12     Recorded deviations varied from the card, dated 1 Nov 08 with deviations of up to 8 degrees on some headings.                                 METHANOL

          Magnetic compass deviation was found significant discrepency against deviation curve card.(Deviation curve had been made in July'09
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          in Malacca Straits.
          Deviation checks carried out by ship’s staff on 15.06.2009, when vessel was swung off position 14 12.8 S 013 42.1 W showed maximum
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          deviation values of 14.5 deg. (It was reported that compass adjusters were scheduled to attend prior vessel’s departure from

          Hesitation and inaccuracies were noted during the bridge inspection, in particular concerning the organization of charts correction. The
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          Officer in charge was very recently promoted from 3rd Officer to 2nd Officer but he still demonstrated some gaps and w

 4.14     All the Voyage Chart T&P correction was not corrected for BA 1602, 1603, 1199, 2412, 1759, 1761, 3231 and 1619 when inspected.                METHANOL
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                Kind of Ship

          Chart and ECDIS form part of the navigation equipment as per Attachment E of the safety equipment certificate. However ECDIS last
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          updated on 01 May 2009.
          ECDIS was last corrected for NTM 20/09 (May 2009). Latest notice published was NTM 35/09 (August 2009). ECDIS was listed in form E of
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          Safety Equipment Certificate.

 4.15     Some charts to the largest scale were not utilized during the just completed voyage.                                                          VLCC

 4.16     Admiralty Tide Volume 1 & 2 of 2009 edition was not corrected.                                                                             METHANOL

 4.16     Admiralty Annual Summary of Notice to Mariners 2009 was not available on board.                                                            METHANOL

 4.16     The Latest Admiralty Cumulative List of January 2009 was not available on board.                                                           METHANOL

          Entries and notation were excessively reported on the nautical charts, the NO GO AREAS were intensively marked by pencil and an
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          extensive use was done even in areas not involved by navigation.
          The squat information of the vessel for ballast passage was not available on tne bridge, and the operator's policy for Under Keel
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          Clearance(UKC) was generally stated without separation for ocean passage, shallow waters and for within port limits as "A min

 4.20     Pre passage meeting minutes did not have the name of all attendees.                                                                            MR

          The operators passage planning instructions and the passage plan did not include calculation of air draft clearances when passing under
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          bridges or power lines. No guidance was given to the Master as to minimum acceptable clearance.
          In the operator's passage planning instruction it mentioned marking no go areas with "red highlighter". The navigating officer was aware
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          of no using this method.

 4.20     It was noted that on some charts the danger areas were permanently marked using a highlight pen.                                           METHANOL

          No-go areas, contingency anchorgae and abort point, etc established on the Japanese charts No. W1218, W1217A, JP 151 and most
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          charts covering in Singapore Straits were marked with red colour pencil.

 4.20     The passage plan did not incorporate all of the charts that should have been utilized during the just completed voyage.                       VLCC

 4.20     There was no guidance in the passage plan allowing for tidal streams and currents                                                              MR

          There was no evidence that parallel indexing was being applied or correctly understood. Lines reported as PI but indicated as NLT (not
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          less than) had been laid off to the edge of Safety Fairways from conspicuous objects (platforms). There were no lines la

 4.22     Parallel indexing was not used during the transit of straits of Hormuz.                                                                       VLCC

 4.25     There was no system on board for extracting and filing NAVAREA warnings from Notices to Mariners.                                             LPG

          Navigation warnings noticed from the Navtex receiver were checked and charted as required, but no adequate filing system was in place,
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          and the annual summary of Admiralty Notices to Marines was not corrected when T and P cancel notices were corrected. Dur
          Navigation warnings noticed from the Nevtex receiver were checked and charted as required, but filing system was suspended from
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          November 2008. It was rectified during the inspection.

 4.25     Navtex warnings were plotted by 2nd officer only and not monitored by OOW.                                                                    VLCC

          Navigation warnings noticed from the Navtex receiver were checked and charted as required, but it was filed weekly basis without
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          separation area by area, and the annual summary of Admiralty Notices to Marines was not corrected when T and P cancel notices

 4.26     (4.26.40) The pilot plug was not fitted to AIS on the bridge.                                                                                 VLCC
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                  Kind of Ship

          Error signal - dead slow astern - was intermittently emerging on the M/E telegraph in the bridge without actual movement og the
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          propulsion engine.

 4.26     SVDR was not inspected and serviced in the annually by expert.                                                                                  VLCC

 4.26     The X and S band radars Blind sector diagrams was not available and posted at the location.                                                  METHANOL

 4.26     Doppler log not operational.                                                                                                                     MR

          On the UMS operation, the diesel generator engine was blacked out during the sea passage on 24 Mar. 2009, but the fact it was recorded
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          by different ink on a corner of the deck log book as "Black out occurred, Master informed" without timing occurred and r

  4.3     Performance monitor for radars only tested once a month.                                                                                     PRODUCT

  4.3     Radar performance monitor test was not recorded / logged in log book.                                                                           VLCC

  4.3     Times of departure / arrival ports were entered in Bell Book. However, some of them were not entered in the SHIP‟S LOG BOOK.                     mr

          Master / pilot exchange card was provided with all the data to be filled up for calculation of UKC but all the columns were blank without
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          any entry or caluculation.
          Master standing orders did not explicitly allow the use of bridge equipment/ engine by duty officers,vessel on UMSmode.
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          Also did not detail the occassion to call the Master.
          Accommodation air conditioning was correctly maintained on partial, however there was no HC sensor inside the accommodation to give
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          warning of vapour presence in accommodation.
          Shaft of low expansion air foam pump, and shaft of No.1, 2 high pressure boiler circlate pumps securing protection, located in Fire
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          station room and in engine room, were not suitable guarded. (Only coupling frange of shaft was guarded)

 5.12     Time limit was not specified when familiarization to joining crew had to be given.                                                              VLCC

 5.13     The vessel regularly engaged in helicopter landing operation, but there was no record of suitable drills carried out for those operations.      VLCC

 5.14     Life boat were last lowered in water on 18th Feb'09.                                                                                         PRODUCT

          Lifeboat drill was last carried out on 28.04.2009 after resuming her maiden voyage as claimed by Master & attending Supts; however,
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          said entry was neither reflected on Deck Log Book nor Official Log Book.

 5.22     No Photo ID was requested by the deck watch on boarding                                                                                          MR

          FPT inspection was carried out by ship's hands on May.23,2009, but oxygen, combustible gas check had not been carried out
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          continuously during inspection.
          Enclose space entry permits issued for water ballast tanks and pumproom indicated spaces been checked for benzen. However inventory
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          records indicated benzen tubes had not been consumed since January 2009.
          Enclosed entry permit prepared for caro/ballast tank and for engine room did not correctly identify the Toxic gases.Enclosed entry permit
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          did not include PEL for Toxic gas.
          M/E crank case and scavenging space were last inspection on 13 Apr. 09. however the risk assessment was not carried out before
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 5.26     The Pump room was fitted with only one extraction fan, however no spare fan was provided for in case of fan failure.                             MR

          Single puproom fan was fitted onboard. No other means was available onboard to provide extraction in case of failure. Spare motor will
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          be supplied onboard at Singapore Anchorage ooa 20.05.2009 as claimed by attending Supts.
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                     Observation                                                              Kind of Ship

 5.27     The flooding dampers x 2 above cargo pump room platforn (p) were kept open by the shi's design without closing dampers.                       VLCC

          In addition to flooding dampers, additional vent opening were also noted above the bottom suction vents. Hence had defeat the objective
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          of having flooding dampers as well as rendered the removal of vapour from the bottom inefficient.
          Pumproom was fitted with fixed detector to give alarm at 10% LEL. There was no digital readout to give indication of % LEL. Vessel
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          was not carrying appropriate gas to check correct alarm setting.
          Testing of fixed system to monitor flammable atmospheres in non-cargo spaces had been carried out by crew on board monthly.
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          However, the record was not updated.

 5.31     The vessel did not have an adapter for the vapour locks to take atmosphere readings in COT at various Levels.                              METHANOL

 5.34     H2S detector and multi-monitors were available on board, however the sample gas was not available on board.                                   VLCC

 5.36     A multi-gas detector out of three for personal use was out of service at the time of inspection.                                              LPG

 5.36     Vessel only provided with one pump (Drager) for measuring toxic gas.                                                                       PRODUCT

          Few hot works were carried out outside of workshop in engine room within last 12 months, and last one was date to Fe.17,2009.
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          Shore management was involved for these operations, but risk assessment was not carried out.
          Few hot works were carried out in the engine and steering gear room in October and November 2008 year, and hot work permit was
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          issued at the time of work done and shore management was involved for these operations, but risk assessment was not carried out.

  5.4     Two non-intrinsically safety torch lighters were observed in the Engine Control Room where was combined with Cargo Control Room.              VLCC

          Flash back arrestor of oxygen bottle for gas welding was not fitted at cylinder side on poop deck, however it was fitted on work shop in
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 5.41     There was no flashback arrestor on the oxygen bottles in the deck stowage compartment.                                                         MR

          Last annual test of the on load release gear by shore expert was held on 22 Apr 2008. This was more than one year old. NOTE: This
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          observation was not discussed or written at the closing meeting as was inadvertently overlooked by the inspector.

 5.47     A small part on the port lifeboat for supporting of the holding bar was soft patched with silicon due to damaged.                              MR

  5.5     The regular safety meetings were being held on the bridge and this would cause a distraction to the Officer of the Watch.                      MR

  5.5     No shore management response was available of safety committee meetings carried out on board on monthly basis.                                VLCC

          The pairs of 15 persons liferaft containers were stowed on a cradle on port / starbord side, they had only a single hydrostatic release
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          mechanism and not independent release launching system.

 5.53     The self-activating lights for the deck life-buoys were not of the intrisically safe type.                                                 METHANOL

          Two life rafts were stowed on both sides each, but a single IMO mark was displayed for two devices. (Corrective actions were taken
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          during the inspection)
          There were two immersion suits stowed in Foc's'le Store marked with IMO symbols. However, number of the device was not indicated at
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          the entrance.
          The Fire training booklet on board did not have Gas Freeing and venting procedures included as per solas reg 16. Rectified during the
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  5.6     There are not maintained the incident and accident reports. Any reports for these were not available on board at the time of inspection.      LPG
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                    Observation                                                                 Kind of Ship

  5.6     The investigation procedures for the accident, incident and non-coformity, etc were not contained on the SMS manual.                            VLCC

          Fire fighting maintenance manual did not define on the type of maintenance and how it has to be carried out.
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          Manual was limited to schedule dates.

 5.61     Foam compound was last analyzed on 07 Jul 2008, which was more than one year ago.                                                               VLCC

 5.62     Symbol mark of immersion suits on the pasted safety plans (s Sheets) were corrected, However other plans were not corrected.                    VLCC

 5.62     Fire extinguisher connected to mast riser was not marked on Fire plan.                                                                          VLCC

 5.62     Few fairleads o poop deck and one fairlead near 2P COT were grooved by 8-10 mm.                                                                 VLCC

 5.63     Two(2) location of fire hose nozzles at wing bridge and forecastle store were found frozen and need to put grease maintenance.                  VLCC

 5.64     Isolating valves in fire main and foam system lines on main deck were not clearly marked.                                                       VLCC

          A Ship shore international connection was provided at manifold, however each bolt was not provided with two washers. It was corrected
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          during inspection

 5.66     Hydraulic power pack space placed in the fwd store was not fitted with fixed fire detectors.                                                    VLCC

          Three sets of thermal type fixed fire detection system were fitted in the engine room, and monthly testing record was maintained, but test
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          kit for thermal type fixed fire detection system was not available on board.

 5.66     Forward store was not fitted with fixed fire detection system.                                                                                   MR

 5.66     No Proper heat detector testing kit was available on board. A Bunsen Burner was used by the Engineer in charge of testing when asked.        METHANOL

 5.66     Fire detection system did not cover the pump room and forecastle space.                                                                      METHANOL

 5.66     Fire detection and alarm system on bridge was showing fault on panel.                                                                           VLCC

          The bridge display of the fire control panel read „Abnormal‟, the system was operational however it was reported that a manual call point
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          switch was not compatible. A new switch is on order.

 5.67     The ventilation for the CO2 room was positioned so there was not an adequate flow of air around the room to clear any leaking CO2.               MR

          The engine room was protected by fixed CO2 fire extinguishing system, however the notices and signs were not posted on each exit
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 5.69     The forecastle was provided with a water fire hose and a foam fire extinguisher located in front of an electric panel.                           MR

 5.70     Safety toach for fireman outfit in poop deck was not in place.(Rectified torch replaced immediately)                                         PRODUCT

          Portable air compressor for air bottle of breathing apparatus was on board, but recharging air quality annual inspection was not carried
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 5.71     Annual air quality testing of BA compressor was overdue. Last was done on 07 JUL 2008.                                                          VLCC

          8 sets of EEBD were provided on board, and it was incorrectly distributed to 2 sets in engine room and 6 sets in accommodation spaces.
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          Also, no spare EEBD available on board.
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                    Observation                                                                Kind of Ship

 5.72     The Pump room was not provided with EEBD, but Immersion suit was prepared nstead of it.                                                         MR

 5.73     No mechanical ventilation for the upper and lower forecastle areas. It was reported that it would be isntalled in the near future.          METHANOL

 5.75     There was no portable gangway available onboard, except for a relatively small one of 3 meters length.                                         VLCC

 5.80     The vessel was fitted with a helicopter winching area, however signaling torches / marshalling batons were not available on board.             LPG

  5.8     An open type ashtray was used in the Engine control room.                                                                                   METHANOL

 5.80     Marshalling batons provided as part of helicopter equipment were not intrinsically safe.                                                       VLCC

          Weekly entries of residues retained on board in Oil Record Book Part I, (under the code C - sludge residues) included the bilge tank that
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          did not contain sludge and was not listed in the table of designated sludge tanks in Part B section 3.1 of the IOPPC.

  6.1     In the Engine Oil Record Book, the Bilge Holding Tank quantity was mentioned under the code "C" instead of "D".                                 MR

          The tank cleaning slops were internally transferred from Slop'P' to Slop'S' few times in March and April 2009, but Oil Record Book,
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          Part II, Code B, Item 5 was not recorded.

  6.1     Oil record book part III was not maintained.                                                                                                   VLCC

  6.1     Oil record book Part I was written on loose sheets o paper from 21 Feb to 31 May.                                                              VLCC

  6.1     Oil Record Book Part III was not maintained. (The vessel was Panamanian flag).                                                                 LPG

          ORB II - I48. No reduction in rate of discharge of slops to sea noted when approaching interface, i.e. Bulk Rate and Final Rate both
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          recorded as the same

 6.12     Deck scupper on starboard side near aft deck boundary coaming plate was clogged.                                                                MR

          The portable air diaphram pump at the cargo deck end (p) was failed to suction when tested, and it was repaired 10 minute later for
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          nomal operation.
          It was indicated on Part A of the IOPPC that the vessel was provided with tanks for mixing sludge and fuel. The two tanks listed under
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          the code 3.2.3 were the incinerator waste oil tanks and were not fuel mixing tanks. Ships' staff were diligently recordi

 6.21     Starboard manifold spill containers were found containing Jet A1 cargo.                                                                         MR

          The vessel was waiting for the arrival of a bunker barge and the blank on the port bunker manifold had been removed. This was rectified
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 6.22     Pressure gauge stems on the bunker manifold was completed by plug only without valves.                                                         VLCC

          No.1 and 6 offshore manifold blanks on port side were found about half not bolted. The vessel was discharging via No. 6 manifold and
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          No. 1 manifold was completed discharged at the time of inspection.
          Bunker tank sounding pipes ( FO / DO tanks) located on poop deck port and starboard side, were not protected from damage by loose
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          equipments or the impact of heavy sea and potential of risk of ingress of water or oil pollution in the event of damage.

 6.23     Oil spill container fitted around Air Vent of fuel oil tank for Emergency Diesel Generator was not plugged.                                    VLCC

 6.23     The height of saveall around the FO tank vent port side was greater than the vent head itself.                                                  MR
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                 Observation                                                                Kind of Ship

 6.23     Oil spill container fitted around Air Vent of fuel oil tank for Emergency Diesel Generator was not plugged.                                 VLCC

          The bunker tank sounding pipes (F.O / D.O tanks), located on the poop deck port / starboard side, were not protected from damage by
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          loose equipments and potential of risk of ingress water or oil pollution in event of the damage.
          Bilge overboard valve in bosun store was locked with padlock, which obstruct the valve being opened immediately in case the urgent
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          discharge of bilge was needed.

 6.28     ODME was out of order since 02 Dec 2008.                                                                                                    VLCC

 6.31     Visual check of ballast water in FPT and Aft WBT in E/R could not be carried out unless remove the man hole cover.                          VLCC

          It was not possible to visually inspect the ballast water without removal of the many bolted large manhole cover. (Only small manhole
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          with 8 bolts / nuts were fitted on the large manhole cover, and not easily open)
          The man-hole for the Fore Peak Tank was located in the fore-castle store, it was closed by a cover which was secured in place by many
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          bolts hence, its opening was not easily achieved for inspection of the ballase therein prior to de-ballasting.
          E/R bilge & sludge disposal connections fitted on the upper deck port & st‟bd sides were not complied with the requirement - The
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          connection flange holes were not slotted to the flange periphery and had only 4 holes (not 6 holes).
          Emergency bilge suction valve was secured by ropes other than numbered plastic seals which easily breakable to allow the valve to be
 6.34                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          open in an emergency. -It was rectified during inspection.

 6.40     Most of the waste receptacles covers at the aft deck area are not of non-combustible materials (Wood).                                   METHANOL

          One (1) garbage bin for oily rags located at engine room bottom platform and two (2) garbage bins for combustible material and plastic
 6.40                                                                                                                                                  MR
          located inside engine room workshop, their lids were made of wooden planks.
          Disposal of plastic garbage to the barge was recorded in the garbage record. However, time of disposal was not recorded for last two
 6.41                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          voyages. Date of disposal was recorded.
          The garbage record book was incorrectly recorded from Apr.30.2008 toFeb.07,2009. Estimated amount incinerated was not recorded on
 6.41                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          the column required on the garbage record book, but start ans stop of the incienrator was recorded without state time.

 6.41     The garbage record book had not been correctly maintained.                                                                                  VLCC

          Some record of garbage quantities discharged to shore facilities on GARBAGE DISPOSAL RECORD BOOK were not matched to
 6.41                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          relevant Garbage Delivery Receipts.

  6.5     The Transferring arrangement of bilge water from E/R to slop COT was fitted. But section 3-2-4 of IOPP certificate was not remarked.        VLCC

          A class note was recorded on the Condition Evaluation Report issued on 26 Aug. 2007 as "U-tube arrangement was fitted on deck for
  6.5                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          transfer of machinery space bilge to slop tank. Accordingly a new note was installed on the IOPP supplement.", but any note w

  6.6     The management company was changed on 07 Mar.2004, but SOPEP was not reapproved by the class society.                                        MR

  6.8     A port contact list for this port had not been made up, although this was made up following comment from the Inspector.                  METHANOL

  6.9     Vessel Response Plan' (VRP) - USCG approval letter yet to be received onboard.                                                              VLCC

  6.9     USCG Approved Vessel Response Plan was under process as claimed by attending Supts. Vessel was meant to trade in US Waters.                  MR

  7.1     C.o.C. imposed by Class for hull damage (see item no. 2.15)                                                                                  MR

          Several numbers of cracks (about 10mm~20mm) in the cargo line support stanchion connected to main deck, located the cargo M/F port /
  7.2                                                                                                                                                 VLCC
          starboard side, were found total 10~15 points. (Master stated that above cracks will be repaired at dry dock on July 2009)
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                 Kind of Ship

  7.5     Tank inspection was not carried out due to the operational restrictions.                                                                       VLCC

          The worst damage stability condition within the stability book had not been noted, although this was determined following the Inspector's
 8.11                                                                                                                                                 METHANOL
          Fixed fire fighting system in the compressor room was Halon 1301 gas instead of carbon dioxide extinguisher system. The vessel was
 8.119                                                                                                                                                   LPG
          built on 13 Jun. 1991.

 8.13     The accuracy of load computer calculation was compared against the loading manual instead of the class approved test condition.                LPG

          There were no operators instructions available for procedures for restoring stability in case of unstable conditions developing during
 8.17                                                                                                                                                    LPG
          cargo operations. This is a fully refrigerated LPG vessel.

 8.18     She carried two grade of cargoes during inspection, but one of MSDS for the current cargo being handled was not provided on board.             VLCC

 8.21     Pressure sensor indicator for No.3P cargo tank was faulty.                                                                                  PRODUCT

 8.21     A lot of Auto-closing device of dipping equipment for COT were no longer faculty.                                                              VLCC

 8.21     There wew no ESD - emergency shut down system of the cargo pumps at the manifold (p/s) and the pump room top.                                  VLCC

          Local gauge showing No.2 W.B. Eductor Discharge was indicating lower pressure comparing with the gauge on Pressure Transmitter
 8.21                                                                                                                                                    VLCC
          and in C.C.R.

 8.21     Section of 4S COW line was heavily corroded from underside.                                                                                    VLCC

 8.22     There is no evidence that cargo pipeline had ever been tested to 1.5 time their rated working pressure.                                        VLCC

 8.23     The water in the observation tank in ER was brown reddish coloured.                                                                             MR

          The cargo calibration table for fixed level gauge and vapour lock system being used was not certified by any recognized cargo inspection
 8.24                                                                                                                                                     MR
          organization or class society.

 8.26     Vessel had no equipment on board to check oxgen contents of cargo tanks in closed cargo operation system.                                      VLCC

          The low pressure alarm for the cargo tanks was not set at the recommended level, i.e. above zero. P/V settings: 1800 and -350. Alarm
 8.30                                                                                                                                                     MR
          settings: 1980 and -390. This was rectified immediately and the new set point was 50.

 8.30     Secondary mode of vent protection not provided for CO tanks, with tanks isolated.                                                              AFRA

 8.30     There were no records of testing the alarms for cargo tank pressure monitoring system.                                                      PRODUCT

          The cargo tanks were not fitted with a secondary means of protection against over or under pressurisation when carrying multigrade
 8.30                                                                                                                                                    VLCC
          cargo requiring vapour segregation.

 8.32     Vessel was not carrying spare PV Valve to carry out maintenance.                                                                                MR

 8.37     The IGS Non-Return valve was stencilled that it was inspected on 30th Aug'08, however there was no record concerning this inspection.          VLCC

 8.39     Slight leaks of cargo vapours was detected in way of level gauge of PV breaker, which was immediately rectified.                               VLCC

          The oxygen contents being delivered at the time of inspection was about 5.5% and was over than permitted maximum. It was kept
 8.40                                                                                                                                                     MR
          between 5.5and 6.0% from the beginning of the cargo operation in this port. It was rectified at once.
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                Kind of Ship

          Inert gas could be supplied from bottom of ballast tanks. However, there was no suitable connection point for flexible hoses on the man
 8.47                                                                                                                                                   VLCC
          hole cover of ballast tanks to supply inert gas from top of ballast tanks in case that cargo leaked in ballast tanks wh

 8.50     Tank Cleaning manuals was provided on bord, but Class approval was not obtained.                                                               MR

          The ventilation duct in compressor room was partly holed about 50 cm x 3 cm due to heavily corroded, and it was temporarily tapping
 8.60                                                                                                                                                   LPG
          with stationary use tape.

  8.7     There was no record on board for load computer test carried out at the annual class survey by using class approved data.                      VLCC

 8.71     Starbord Side Manifold (Off Shore) Two (2) pressure gauge's cover glass had been checked out                                                  VLCC

 8.71     No 1 P/S and 3 P/S offshore manifold pressure gauge valve was closed during the discharging operation.                                     METHANOL

 8.71     Offshore/unused manifold pressure gauges were not monitored during cargo operation. (Cocks/levers were found to be in shut position.)         VLCC

 8.72     There was no record for checking of hydrocarbon content in the interbarrier spaces at the time of inspection.                                 LPG

 8.75     Cruciform bollard was not fitted in line of the vapour manifold.                                                                               MR

          The ships vapour return manifold did not comply with industry guidelines for SBM operations as it was not fitted with a closed chock or
 8.75                                                                                                                                                   AFRA
          cruciform bollard.

 8.75     Vapour return manifolds were not installed on board.                                                                                          VLCC

 8.75     Vapour recovery system, ship's manifold did not comply with ANSI IGS specifications.                                                       PRODUCT

 8.75     There are no means provided to secure vapour return lines when at SBM                                                                          MR

          Vessel did not carry appropriate gas to check the system. Fixed system described below: Pumproom was fitted with fixed gas monitoring
 8.79                                                                                                                                                    MR
          system without any readouts. Alarm setting was at 10% LEL. Vessel did not carry 10% LEL gas to confirm alarm setting is c

 8.83     The portable discharge hoses used with emergency submersible pump had not been pressure tested within the last 12 months.                      MR

          1) Training record for persons authorized to use the deck crane and other relevant lighting appliances was not available.
 8.84                                                                                                                                                    MR
          2) Safe job Risk assessment for jobs that require the use of lifting appliances was not available.
          The vessel's P&A manual and certificate of Fitness indicates the vessel can carry toxic cargoes on board but no full chemical suits with
 8.84                                                                                                                                                METHANOL
          integral gloves and boots was provided on board.

 8.87     The senior deck officers did not have recent (within 12 months) experience of an open water ship to ship transfer operation.                   MR

 8.87     Senior deck officers had not experience of open-water STS cargo transfer operation within the last 12 months.                                 VLCC

 8.87     Senior deck officers onboard had not been involved in STS operation within the past 12 months.                                                 MR

 8.92     A total of 8 cargo flexible hoses at the forward store are blanked with wooden covers at both ends.                                        METHANOL

 9.13     A small quantity of hydraulic oil leaking from aft mooring winch on poop deck.                                                                VLCC

 9.13     Forward spring mooring winch lever control box was found leaking by dripping hydraulic oil one at a time during inspection.                    MR
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                 Kind of Ship

 9.19     Heavy chafe was noted on one of the forward mooring ropes that was in use.                                                                  METHANOL

 9.20     Some of closed chocks were observed with grooving some as deep as 1 - 2 cm.                                                                    VLCC

  9.2     MBL of 9 synthetic tails in use was not 25% higher than mooring wire to which they were attached.                                              VLCC

 9.20     Fore / Aft enclosed fairleads (P&S) used for deploying breast and spring lines had slight grooving on the outer side of the fairleads.         VLCC

 9.21     The SWL of six sets of mooring bitts and six closed chocks on the main deck had been clearly marked by weld bead outline.                   METHANOL

 9.21     Aft pedestal roller for ETA on the poop deck was not provided weld bead out line, however SWL was marked with stencil.                         LPG

 9.21     Two bow chain stoppers were certified as 200 metric tons of SWL. However, the equipment at forward were marked as 2000 kN.                     VLCC

 9.22     The locking bar for starboard anchor was not in position due to twist of the anchor chains.                                                     MR

          There was not a direct lead onto a winch drum from the chain stopper. This could only be achieved by use of 2 pedestal rollers with large
 9.27                                                                                                                                                     MR
          changes in direction of the lead.

 9.27     Two pedestal rollers were involved creating two acute angles to lead the hawser from bow stopper to the winch storage drums.                    MR

 9.27     Pick up hawser could be led to the storage drum with the use of one pedestal roller forming Acute angle.                                    PRODUCT

 9.27     Pick up rope could be led to the storage drum by passing over two pedestal rollers forming acute angles.                                        MR

          The SBM mooring lead did not meet industry guidelines as the line was required to be led at an acute angle around two pedestal fairleads
 9.27                                                                                                                                                     MR
          before it could be secured to a winch storage drum.
          The vessel required at least two pedestal leads plus roller farileads (with acute angles) to lead the SBM messenger to the winch drum
 9.27                                                                                                                                                     MR

 9.29     The pick up line for the aft ETA was poor condition it was coated with paint and had mechanical damage.                                     METHANOL

 9.30     Fire wires were provided on fore and aft, but effective length (safe disctance) was not long enough for emergency towing.                      LPG

          Bow stopper were not permanently marked with serial number so that certificates could be easily cross referenced and 5-yearly periodic
  9.3                                                                                                                                                    VLCC
          survey had not been carried out.

 9.31     Fire wires were not appropriate size (MBL 472 Kn) as per OCIMF guidelines.                                                                     LPG

 9.31     Fire wires did not meet OCIMF guidelines.                                                                                                      VLCC

          The length of the emergency towing off wires was generally indicated as 1 coil x 2,000 meters on the certificate, and specific length of
 9.31                                                                                                                                                    LPG
          the emergency towing off wires being used was not indicated on the certificate.

 9.31     MBL of fire wires(104T) were greater than SWL of bollards used(64T).                                                                        PRODUCT

 9.32     Fire wires on forward and aft were rigged higher than terminal requirement.                                                                    VLCC

  9.4     Mooring ropes were not individually tagged to aid identification with individual SWL certificate.                                               MR
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                  Kind of Ship

  9.5     The rendering point was not clear indicated on the winch brakes.                                                                                AFRA

  9.5     Mooring winch brake was fitted with check nut arrangement.                                                                                       MR

          The forward inner and outer port mooring winch rendering mark clamps was observed missing and shifted respectively from the brake
  9.5                                                                                                                                                  METHANOL
          spindle to determine the actual rendering position.

  9.5     All mooring winches forward and aft rendering limit marking were indicated with locking nuts.                                                    MR

  9.9     The brakes on the winches were incorrectly tightened to the designed rendering points.                                                           MR

 10.13    Last annual test EPERB was carried out on 07 Mar 2008.                                                                                          VLCC

 10.14    The Radio battery room was not prepared with a apron and goggle for chemical.                                                                    MR

 10.15    ITU Booklet ( liste: VII-A) was not on board.                                                                                                    MR

 10.15    ITU booklet (liste Ⅵ) was not up to date edition.                                                                                               VLCC

          According to GMDSS log book, Second Officer (A) was designated as dedicated distress communication officer in case of emergency situation,
 10.7                                                                                                                                                     VLCC
          but muster lists mentioned only Third Officer as part of bridge team with duties related to communication.

          A number of items were not being adequately recorded in the Radio log book including routine testing of the equipment, on/off load test
 10.9                                                                                                                                                     VLCC
          of the emergency batteries, pre sailing checks etc.

 10.9     The GMDSS log book was not signed and inspected by the master daily as required by the log book instruction.                                 METHANOL

 10.9     Safety messages such as heavy weather warning had never been recorded in the GMDSS Radio Log Book.                                               MR

          It was reported that the machinery space was put in the unmanned mode at 1800 LT, however the UMS checklist was only completed at
 11.1                                                                                                                                                     LPG
          2100 LT (and also at 0600 LT).
          Alarm printer was fitted and troubles occurred during UMS operation were printed. However, there was no procedure to maintain the
 11.1                                                                                                                                                     VLCC
          record of the details of trouble and action taken by the duty engineer for fixing the trouble during UMS operation.
          Bunkering check list was revised to meet the ISGOTT recommendation, however the items of H2S and benzene contents were not
 11.12                                                                                                                                                    VLCC
          included in the check list.

 11.12    ISGOTT bunkering safety check list was not used for the last bunkering. Monitoring of H2S was not carried out at the bunkering.                 VLCC

 11.12    The Last Bunker Safety Checklist repetitive checks does not cover the actual overall duration (Start/Stop) of bunker operation.              METHANOL

 11.13    PMS was approved by DNV Class but not by the vessel's Class.                                                                                    AFRA

 11.13    PMS was computerized, but not approved by class.                                                                                                VLCC

 11.13    Planned maintenance system was computerized, but not approved by class.                                                                         VLCC

 11.13    PMS was type approved not class approved for the vessel.                                                                                         MR

 11.13    Planned Maintenance System was computerized, but critical spare part inventory was not included for this PMS.                                    MR
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                  Observation                                                                 Kind of Ship

 11.13    Planned maintenance system was computerized, and it covered all areas, but Class aproval was not obtained.                                    VLCC

          Periodicak measurement of crank shaft deflection of main & aux. engines was not carried out in accordance with the company PMS at 6
 11.13                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          monthly interval.

 11.13    PMS had a type approval from DNV and was not approved by the class of the vessel NKK.                                                          MR

          The inventory of spare parts was incorporated with computerized PMS, but it is not implemented yet. Only paper-base spare part
 11.14                                                                                                                                                   MR
          inventory for critical equipment was maintained in two pages.

 11.16    There were no low level exit directional signs on the ER lower flat to the escape trunking.                                                    MR

 11.18    Testing of of purifier alarm was not part of regular check and no evidence was seen for testing.                                               MR

 11.2     There no agreement of time interval for checking items marked “R” during bunkering operation on 27 Jun 2009.                                  VLCC

          The Electrical Panel of more than 220 V for No. 1 & 2 F.O. Supp Pump, No.1 & 2 Circu Pump, No. 1 & 2 Exh V. Drir O pump and No.
 11.27                                                                                                                                               METHANOL
          1 & 2 L.O. pump in the Engine Control Room are without rubber insulation mat at the front and rear.
          Deck insulation was not provided at the rear of No.5 Group Starter Panel (Rated 440 V.) in Steering Gear Room. (The above
 11.27                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          observation was rectified immediately after pointing out.)

 11.27    Deck insulation was not provided to the rear of No. 3 GROUP STARTER PANEL (Rated 440 V) in Engine Room.                                       VLCC

          The spring load type self closing devices were fitted on the sounding pipes in engine room. Three pieces of spring out of them are
 11.29                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          missing at the time of inspection.

 11.29    Engine room bilge tank is a double bottom tank. Sounding pipe was provided with a screw cap and not a self closing sounding device.           VLCC

 11.3     The machinery was certified for UMS, however it was manned during port stay as per the operators policy.                                      LPG

          The vessel's machinery space was classed 'unmanned', it was operated in the 'manned' mode, this was required by the vessel's technical
 11.3                                                                                                                                                METHANOL
          operator via their memo dated 29 January 2008 for safety reason.
          Shaft of No.1, 2 high pressure boiler water circulrate pumps were not suitable guarded. (Only shaft coupling flange part was guarded)
 11.30                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          (Same as chapter 5.11 observation)
          Hydraulic power units were fitted in forepeak store and in steering room, but pump shaft was not suitably guarded. (Only coupling flange
 11.30                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          of shaft was guarded).
          An overhead crane having a SWL 4.5tons fitted in the engine room was not included on the Register of Ship's Lifting Appliances and
 11.32                                                                                                                                                   MR
          ltems of Loose Gear, and the inspection record for overhead crane done by a competent person within last 12 months was not a
          Being the wire slings on board not easily identifiable as well as several chain blocks lifting hooks, a maintenanve programme was not in
 11.33                                                                                                                                                  AFRA
          place as required.
          The inspection and maintenance record for wire slings was maintained to have monthly interval, but the record keeping on board was not
 11.33                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          reflected all wire slings being used in engine room.

 11.36    The system oil was being slightly leaked a drop by drop from No. 1 cylinder unit on the steering gear system.                                 VLCC

          A cooling water pipe on hydraulic aggregate pump for aft mooring winches fitted in the steering gear compartment was soft patched with
 11.39                                                                                                                                                   MR
          bicycle tube.

 11.39    Engine room sea water cooling line does not free from temporary repair.                                                                       LPG

          Air ducts of high positions in the engine room not satisfactory, because the operation was impassible and the valves were kept close or
 11.40                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          open positions.
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                                Kind of Ship

 11.40    Delivery pressure gauge of sludge transfer pump on bottom floor in E/R was out of order. (This item was rectified during inspection).         LPG

 11.40    The safety relief valve of exhaust gas boiler was found not fitted with remote opening cable. (Unlike the same of boiler safety valves)       VLCC

 11.42    The starting of the emergency generator is by single air starting motor. There was on spare motor available on board.                          MR

 11.42    Spare starter motor for emergency generator not available on board.                                                                            MR

          The control for remote operation of the valve for the emergency generator fuel tank is located in the fire station room inside
 11.43                                                                                                                                                  LPG
          accommodation on the main deck and is not separated from the controls for remote operation of other valves for tanks located in
          The steering gear emergency reserve tank was not fully charged, and there was no mark on the tank to indicate the required level to
 11.50                                                                                                                                               METHANOL
          which it should be charged.

 11.53    The Rudder angle indicator was not clearly visible at the emergency steering position.                                                        VLCC

          The steering gear room was being kept in ecessive negative pressure , and the fire door leading to the space from the E/R was flung open
 11.54                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          so as to risk personal injury.
          The access from the entrance of the compartment to the steering gear itself had no raised gratings or handrails. The deck was painted
 11.55                                                                                                                                                  LPG
          with only non-skid paint.
          A length of 3.5 meters of deck between the end of the ladder descending to the steering flat and the steering gear system was not
 11.55                                                                                                                                                  LPG
          provided with suitable access handrails (either fixed or portable).

 11.55    Suitable hand rail was not fitted between entrance and steering gear in steering compartment.                                                 VLCC

          The steering gear walkways were painted with anti slip paint however the inspector did not consider this adequate to provide safe access
 11.55                                                                                                                                                  AFRA
          to the emergency steering position in the event of a hydraulic leakage in the compartment.
          The access way to emergency steering gear position from the engine room was not fitted with continuous hand rails or adeqaute non-slip
 11.55                                                                                                                                                   MR

 11.6     1st Engineer Trainee Robert Gattoc did not read and sign the Chief Engineers standing instruction.                                         METHANOL

 11.8     The vessel was not fitted with a dead man alarm system.                                                                                        MR

          Several numbers of air vent (including bunker tank vent), located on the poop deck port / starboard side, were not clearly marked the
 12.10                                                                                                                                                  VLCC
          space they served.

 12.1     Scratches to paint work on ships black starboard side leading to bare metal between frames 30 - 40                                             MR

 12.11    MF/HF antenna on the fore mast was broken completely.                                                                                         VLCC

 12.13    The electrical pressure controller box for IG inlet on the deck seal was corroded.                                                             MR

 12.2     Marine growth were observed at under water part on both side shell plates.                                                                    VLCC

          Some parts of vessel's starb'd hull were observed slightly rust. Fore part of water-line area was observed excessive marine growth, and
 12.2                                                                                                                                                   VLCC
          slightlly paint off of the middle part of starb'd hull area.

 12.20    The mesh for scupper was not in place in the drying room. Clothes lying in the drain area of washing machine.                                  MR

 12.20    Wooden box for storage of mop and bucket was stored behind the washing machine adjacent to the electrical socket.                              MR
           Summary of Observations noted during SIRE Inspections from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Aug 2009

VIQ No.                                                                   Observation                                                             Kind of Ship

          There were three areas of damaged handrails. There was significant damage and distortion to the handrails in way the poop deck
 12.4                                                                                                                                                LPG
          starboard side aft mooring chocks and light damage in way of the forward and aft main deck starboard side spring line chocks. Th

 12.5     Non-slip paint was not applied on the surface of deck at the bollards.                                                                     VLCC

 12.6     The cargo drop (loading) calve #313 was emitting a noise of liquid soaking down internally during the discharging.                         VLCC

          Bolts/nuts on the expansion joints - Dresser cpoplings on the deck cargo lines x 3, COW main, IG main line in way of 5C tank were in
 12.7                                                                                                                                                VLCC
          poor condition by heaby corrosion,
          Bonding connection cable was not established on the COW line through on deck while other deck pipeline having a bonding cable in
 12.7                                                                                                                                                VLCC

 12.8     Accommodation entrance door on D-deck starboard side could not be properly secured due damage rubber packing.                              VLCC

 12.9     The flame proof mesh for No. 1 Stbd WBT vent was torn.                                                                                      MR

 13.3     The deck area port side at railing between frame no. 228 to 235 were found buckled.                                                        LPG

          One condition of class was noted on the latest class survey report. Port side forward damaged frames 228 to 235 to be permanently
1.5.12                                                                                                                                               LPG
          repaired at vessel's next dry-docking but not later than 29th June 2010.

1.5.13    The last hull survey was not carried out in dry-dock. (In water survey dated 29th June 2007)                                               LPG

          While all communications equipment was reported to be and appeared to be in good order, it was noted that a medium frequency
 10,12                                                                                                                                            METHANOL
          transmitter was left powered up and where its use was connected to the vessels internet system such that it could transmit at its
          The life boat embarkation ladder both port and st'bd side were in poor condition. The manila rope had strands damaged or cut about 30
10.1.1                                                                                                                                               LPG
          cms from the fastening point on deck.

 3.2.2    The 2nd Mate was not familiar with the characteristics of the Emergency wreck marking buoy.                                                LPG

5.1.20    The approved computer system for intact stability did not include damage stability assessment.                                             LPG

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