42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
14 February 2012
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that:
42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines in the Paris MoU region. Problem areas included stability, strength and loading information, ballast and fuel tanks and water and weather tight conditions.
The CIC questionnaire was completed during 4,386 inspections on 4,250 individual ships. A total of 1,589 CIC-related deficiencies were recorded and 42 ships (1%) were detained for CIC-related deficiencies.
During the campaign most inspections concerned general cargo/multi-purpose ships with 1,563 (36%) inspections, followed by bulk carriers with 795 (18%) inspections, container ships with 495 (11%) inspections, chemical tankers with 433 (10%) inspections and oil tankers with 296 (7%) inspections.
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