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14 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2014


P reliminary results from the Con- centrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion and Auxilia- ry Machinery, carried out between Sep- tember 1 and November 30, 2013 in the

Paris MoU region show that: • 68 ships (41% of all detentions) were detained over the 3 month period as a direct result of the CIC for defi cien- cies related to propulsion and auxiliary machinery. Problem areas included the propulsion of the main engine, cleanli- ness of the engine room and emergency source of power/emergency generator. • In previous years defi ciencies relat- ed to propulsion and machinery installa- tions accounted on average for 7% of the total number of defi ciencies within the

Tokyo and Paris MoU´s, ranking num- ber six in comparison with all the defi - ciencies by categories statistics. Reason enough for the Paris MoU to concentrate attention to this area during a CIC. • More than half (54%) of all CIC- topic related detentions involved ships of 20 years or more. This category had a

CIC-topic related detention rate of 3.6%, which compares unfavorable to the overall 1.8% CIC-topic related detention rate. “This outcome illustrates that wear and tear of propulsion and auxiliary ma- chinery remains an issue, which should be adequately addressed by ship own- ers”, said Richard Schiferli, Secretary

General of the Paris MoU on PSC.

The CIC questionnaire was completed during 3,879 inspections on 4,126 indi- vidual ships. A total of 1,105 CIC-related defi ciencies were recorded and 68 ships (1.8%) were detained as a direct result of the CIC. 41% of the detentions during the CIC-period were CIC-topic related.

Other statistics of note include: • 1270: During the campaign most inspections concerned general cargo/ multi-purpose ships with 1,270 (33%) inspections, followed by bulk carriers with 805 (21%) inspections, container ships with 458 (12%) inspections, chem- ical tankers with 343 (9%) inspections and oil tankers with 272 (7%) inspec- tions. • 34 (50%) of the detained ships were general cargo/multipurpose ships, 9 (13%) were bulk carriers and 9 were (13%) container ships. Among the oth- er detained ships were 6 oil tankers, 4 chemical tankers and 3 refrigerated car- go ships. • 20%: Analysis of the recorded de- fi ciencies shows that most defi ciencies relate to propulsion main engine (20%), cleanliness of the engine room (18%), emergency source of power/emergency generator (12%) and emergency light- ing/batteries/switches (12%). • 495: Most inspections were carried out on ships under the fl ags of Panama with 495 inspections, Liberia with 322 inspections, Malta with 317 inspections and Antigua and Barbuda with 246 in- spections.

The fl ags with the highest number of

CIC-topic related detentions were Tu- valu with 1 CIC-topic related detention during 1 inspection, Tanzania with 6

CIC-topic related detentions during 27 inspections, Curacao with 2 CIC-topic related detentions during 16 inspections and Togo with 4 CIC-topic related deten- tions during 35 inspections. The CIC was a joint campaign with the Tokyo MoU.

Machinery on a bulk carrier, keel laid 1980. General cargo/multipurpose ship, keel laid 1976.

Old Ships & Dirty Machinery 20 % of defi ciencies that were related to the main propulsion engine 495

Most inspections were carried out on ships under the

Panama fl ag 54 % of detentions involved ships 20+ years old

Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery:

A Matter of Concern on Older Ships

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