Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top 10 Vessel Deficiencies

Excerpted from “Top Ten Deficiencies Found on Vessels.” Full text available on http://homeport.uscg.mil/. Navigate to missions/investigations/safety reports.


The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis recently examined vessel deficiencies in various vessel classes to identify the 10 most common deficiencies in each class.

We share these so that owners can take corrective action, rectify problems prior to scheduling the next Coast Guard examination, and ensure continual compliance with safety and environmental requirements.

The lists:
Top 10 small passenger vessel deficiencies (Subchapter T)
Top 10 small passenger vessel deficiencies (Subchapter K)

Top 10 tank barge deficiencies
Top 10 cargo vessel deficiencies

Top 10 offshore supply vessel deficiencies
Top 10 towing vessel deficiencies
Top 10 towing vessel material failures

2 comments:

Andrew said...

This seems like it could be a helpful document. Am I looking at the right one? The "safety reports>top ten deficiencies found on vessels" appears to have last been updated in August of 2010. Some of the individual documents were last updated in February of 2010.

USCG Proceedings of the MSSC said...

Yes, you're looking at the right one if you went to http://homeport.uscg.mil and then navigated to missions/ investigations/ safety reports to find "Top Ten Deficiencies Found on Vessels."

According to the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis, the time frame for all inspection subchapters was 2005 through 2009, therefore all data is deemed "recent."

The story behind these documents is that inspectors were seeing the same things over and over, so they decided to document what they were. They finished the project last year (when they were posted on Homeport), and the deficiencies are still valid (still common).

Proceedings is blogging these to give them more visibility so that owners can take corrective action, rectify problems prior to scheduling the next Coast Guard examination, and ensure continual compliance with safety and environmental requirements. We hope you will indeed find them useful.