The guideline deficiency action codes are categorized as follows.
10 (deficiencies corrected)
15 (next port to correct deficiencies)
17 (correction of defects prior to sailing)
21 (ISM category deficiencies corrected within 3 months)
19 (ISM-type detention deficiencies requiring a safety management audit by the competent authority before the ship can sail)
26 (notification to security authorities)
46 (correction of detention defects at agreed ports)
47 (agreed classification society condition to correct defects)
48 (agreed flag State condition to correct deficiencies)
49 (Agreed corrective action plan)
55 (notification to flag State)
65 (cessation of operations)
80 (temporary alternative measures)
81 (temporary repairs)
96 (warning withdrawn)
Please note that there is no code 30 in it.
With respect to deficiency action code 17, the guidance explains as follows.
It can be seen that code 17 is mainly used for defects that need to be corrected before a ship can sail and whether it can be used for detention is not stated in the guidance.
With respect to "ground for detention", the Guide interprets it to mean every defect used as a basis for detention.
Since the Paris Memorandum does not have a specific action code for detention deficiencies, how is the detention of a vessel reflected in the inspection report? The editor also downloaded the "MODEL FORMS FOR PSC" (PSC report template), and by studying the template, found that if the ship is detained, the relevant marks in the PSC report are as follows.
1.The lower portion of Form A of the PSC report will be marked with the date of issuance of the hold notice.
2.The PSC report has a column for "Ground for Detention" in Form B (the table where defects are recorded), which means that if it is not selected, it means that the corresponding defect needs to be corrected before sailing; if it is selected, the corresponding defect is a detention defect. Considering that the Paris Memorandum does not have a specific action code for lingering defects and that lingering defects also need to be corrected prior to sailing, it is possible to conclude that the defect action code
17 can be used both for defects corrected prior to sailing and for stalling The difference is whether the corresponding "Ground for Detention" is checked or not.
When a ship is detained, the PSCO will also issue a Notice of Detention to the master and the flag state.
In summary, if we look at the PSC report provided by our friend, we can see that the third, fourth, sixth and seventh defects have a code of 17 and are marked in the corresponding "ground for detention" column, indicating that these four defects are lingering defects. And the seventh deficiency is an ISM category detention deficiency, where a safety management audit is required to be carried out by the competent authority before the vessel starts sailing. The first and fifth defects are not marked with "ground for detention" and are defects that need to be corrected before sailing.