Back to overview 16TH OF FEBRUARY 2017

G/C ALI B Caught in the Net

The general cargo ship “ALI B” (ex “ANNA MARIA”) with IMO N° 8418253, flying the BELIZE Flag, coming from TENES (ALGERY) arrived in the port of ‘Marina di Carrara’, Italy on 13 November 2016 for cargo operations (marble chips and blocks). The ship was allocated with Priority 2 in the information system, due to outstanding deficiencies (16) according to the previous port state control inspection (in Portugal). No surveys or repairs were planned for the port call. On 14 November the Maritime Authority of ‘Marina di Carrara’ received information about a complaint by the deck cadet regarding the captain’s refusal of payment of due wages. This complaint was already reported to ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation). The PSC team went on board, together with ITF inspectors, taking the current CIC on MLC matters into account. During the first approach the Port State Control inspectors noticed the unsafe gangway hanging outside the quay with a broken net and without any required marking. The inspection was suspended and continued on the next day. When the PSCOs left the ship, after more than 20 hours of inspection, the total number of recorded deficiencies was forty-three (43). Thirty (30) of them were ground for detention