ClassNK issued its annual PSC report revealing a total of 384 PSC detentions through 2018, representing about 4.5% of the total number of ships in the NK fleet. The number of PSC detentions for 2017 was 426. Further, detention ratio of the NK fleet in 2018 is about 4.6%.
Detainable deficiencies per category
In 2018 a total of 1,083 detainable deficiencies were reported relating to 384 detentions, i.e., deficiencies which were serious enough to jeopardise the ship’s seaworthiness, safety of the crew onboard, or to present a threat of harm to the environment and therefore warranted the detention of the ship.
Deficiencies related to fire safety and life-saving appliances combined accounted for about one-third of the total in 2018.
Frequently reported deficiencies
Lifeboats, ISM, fire doors and fire damper continue to be the major items where most detainable deficiencies were found.
Detentions per ship type
Among the dry cargo ships with the large numbers, a detention ratio of general cargo ships was identified as having a higher detention ratio than other ship types noted.
(‘Detention ratio’ was determined by dividing the number of detentions by the number of ships of each respective ship type in the NK fleet.)
Detentions per flag state
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