Inspectors issued a detention deficiency Code 30
Port State Control inspectors issued a detention deficiency (Code 30) against one of our vessels for a defective tachometer on an auxiliary engine.
Fortunately, a spare tachometer was on order and was to be received at the next port of call.
On the basis of this evidence, the PSC inspector downgraded the deficiency to Code 45 (rectify detainable deficiency by next port). The defective tachometer was duly renewed and the deficiency rectified at the next port.
- A fleet notice has been issued requiring all vessels to ensure that tachometers for all auxiliary engines on board are in working condition and that an adequate stock of spare tachometers is kept at all times;
- SMS (List of critical spares) has been revised accordingly.
Source: Mars/Nautical Institute