In a Major Military Command “Turbo Test” of Maritime Readiness, Two Old Rust Buckets Strive to Answer the Call

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Two of the 28 ships called up in a critical “Turbo Test” of military sealift capabilities this month have among the worst inspection records of any cargo vessels in American military programs, placing first and second in the number of safety deficiencies cited by the Coast Guard, a review of thousands of ship inspection records shows. 

The USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak, a container and roll-on, roll-off vehicle-carrier, amassed a total 52 Coast Guard citations in 2017 and 2018 for deficiencies that included broken lifeboat switches, a lack of watertight hatches, lights dangling by their wires, and steering failure alarms that sounded continually while the ship was underway — among dozens more. 

However, the USNS PFC Eugene A Obregon, the same sort of vessel, outdid the Kocak with 83 citations – the most handed out by the Coast Guard to any USNS vessel. 

Here, boilers leaked, watertight door controls failed, the hospital space had no hot water, the fire control instructions did not match those on board, fire extinguishers were expired, and also this note:

“Two ventilation trunks above the bow thruster space w/ substantiated metal wastage: major source of down flooding.”

In each case, the ships eventually passed inspection. But both ships, at age 36 nearly twice the age at which most vessels are retired, illustrate dramatically why doubts exist among top military leaders about the ability of the aging fleets. 

“The steel is rotting,” the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration Administrator and retired Rear Adm. Mark Buzby said simply of the old ships as he testified before Congress in March.   

The U.S. military logistics command ordered the 28-ships to scramble as a critical pressure test of the country’s ability to move heavy equipment to support a major overseas war.  

This sort of “surge activation” is among the largest since 2003.  It is designed to see how rapidly the military can transition ships from a semi-layup status to operational and ready to move within a few days.  

But it may also dramatically illustrate just how unready the maritime sector is to support a sustained major war effort abroad.    

At least some of America’s old and shaky merchant marine vessels may well crack under the stress.  The Kocak and the Obregon are not extreme examples. Many of their USNS sister ships have flunked inspections dozens of times and seem candidates more for a ship hospice than a ship hospital. 

Even vessels in the mid-range of inspections are not dream boats. For example, the USNS Bob Hope, named for the famous comedian and entertainer of troops, seems on the road to nowhere.  Most ships are built to last 20 years, but at age 24 the Bob Hope, a carrier of vehicles, seems over the hill.  

“On F deck… the steel was heavily rusted,” said one report. “Decks separating ro-ro cargo spaces shall be capable of being closed reasonably gas tight and such divisions shall have “A class” integrity in so far as is reasonable and practicable. Deck penetration in starboard B deck was damaged and no longer gas tight.

“All electrical apparatus shall be so constructed and so installed as not to cause injury when handled or touched in the normal manner. On aft port side A deck, under the ensign, an electrical rat’s nest was identified.”

Each one of the items might be fixable, but the situation with the Bob Hope was reflective of the overall problem.  There were 21 separate failures of Bob Hope to pass inspection and she was among the better ships – a relative youngster among a fleet of old rust buckets. She is approved for now, but a 22d inspection is not far away.

A ship generally is built to serve for 20 years before being scrapped. All told the average age of cargo ships in military service is over 40-years. 

Perhaps most importantly, the Coast Guard inspectors’ attention to the merchant ships in the Military Sealift Command and Ready Reserve have identified huge flaws and driven up the estimated cost of modernizing the fleet by 300 percent. 

The planned renovation of the fleet now is “three times more expensive” and “taking twice as long” to elevate the existing fleet up to Coast Guard certification standards, Army Gen. Steve Lyons, the commander of Transportation Command, told Congress. 

The Coast Guard cracked down on inspections following the loss of the SS El Faro in 2015.  

(Here is a table of US Naval Ship Inspections)

Vessel NameVessel AgeDeficiency Details
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Vessel's main propulsion system is not fully operational. Fuel system is not providing sufficient pressure to the engine resulting in vessel's reduced engine HP output & subsequent reduced maneuverability. Vessel is required to have standby tugs of aggregate HP no less than 5000HP to meet vessel at pilot station and escort vessel to it's birth at CSX.
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Bilge unable to take suction from engine room and three cargo holds due to holes in bilge piping. Repair bilge piping in kind and prove the proper operation of the vessel's bilge system to the satisfaction of the attending Classification Society prior to vessel's departure. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The port lifeboat davit control wires are pulling out of the control box and the port lifeboat contol mounting stand is wasted at its base. Repair the port lifeboat davit control box and mounting stand to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 III/36
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40All lifeboat davit wire runs are severely corroded. Replace the wire runs with in kind materials to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Several remote winch brake control sheave tabs for the port and stbd lifeboat davits are corroded. Descale and conduct nondestructive testing to determine the remaining thickness of the corroded sheave tabs or replace the sheave tabs to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The stern ramps stbd hydraulic cylinder's bushing sleeve is worn. Determine the maximum bushing sleeve clearance for the stern ramps stbd hydraulic cyclinder to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Emergency escape door 1-65-2 and the emergency escape door at frame 140 in hold 3 deck 1 are not sealing against the door seal gaskets. Repair the emergency escape doors so that the doors seal against the gaskets to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 II/38 (d)
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The port and stbd bunker station water tight door coamings are corroded. Descale and conduct nondestructive testing to determine the remaining thickness of the corroded water tight door coamings to the satisfaction of class. ICLL 66 Reg. 21
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Two stbd bunker station water tight door hydraulic cylindeer hoses are not serviceable. Replace the hoses to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The cable penetration seal in the muli cable transit (MCT) for frame 65 in hold 4 has been damaged by new cable being run through the penetration. Repair the MCT with USCG/SOLAS approved fire rated cable penetration sealant to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 II/38
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The bow thruster ventilation fire damper closure hardware is difficult to close. Repalce the existing hardware with larger wingnuts to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 II/47
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The forward 6 man life raft launching instructions are damaged, there is no emergency lighting for launching instructions, and this no means of embarkation. Replace the damaged instructions and install emergency lighting for the launching instructions and install a means of embarkation to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 III/9 and SOLAS 74 III/11.7
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Lifeboat number 2's searchlight handle is rotted and non-serviceable. Repair or replace the searchlight's rotted handle to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 III/31.1.1.1 LSA code 4.4.8.29
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The Emergency Diesel Generator did not start and connect to the emergency switchboard as required by the ABS ACP US Supplement. Demonstrate the proper operation of the Emergency Diesel Generator. ABS 4-8-2/3/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Lifeboat number 3's fuel filter bowl is leaking fuel excessively. Repair the fuel filter and prove the proper operation of the lifeboat. SOLAS 60 III/4 (a)
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The starboard life raft launching station and staboard lifeboat launching stations aft emergency lighting does not work. Repair the lighting to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 III/9.2.2
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN408 ring bouys have a hole in them and require repairs. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Descale and provide UT shots for vent access 4-68-2, tank vent access 4-159-2, and aft mid mooring station. To the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Open for inspection the following spaces, fan enclosure 1-76-2, vent access 4-84-2, to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector and Class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Deck toilet 4-76-2 has a hole in it and needs to be replaced. Replace the toilet to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Emergency egress door 1-104-2 needs to be adjusted, repair as necessary to the satisfaction of class. ICLL 66 Reg. 12.1
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Railings on the port aft flight deck level are damaged from shore tie cables, repair to original to the satisfaction of class. ICLL 66 Reg 25.2
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Update and submit for approval PSTP for incinerator. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Replace J/W sensor for #3 SSDG to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The self-closing door that serves passageway 5-43-1 is missing its closing device. Replace the doors self-closing device to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Fire station 55's fire main piping is corroded. Descalge and conduct nondestructive testing to determine the remaining thickness of the corroded fire main piping or replace the corroded section of fire main piping to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 II/55
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The stbd bow bosn store natural ventilation ducting closure does not seal. Repair the closure so that it properly seals to the satisfaction of class. ICLL 66 Reg. 20
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The aft dog for the bosn store hatch located on the bow does not effectively latch down. Replace the aft dog to the satisfaction of class. ICLL 66 Reg. 16
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The portside bow thruster intake vent is wasted. Repair the intake vent to the satisfaction of class.
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Lifeboat number 1 will not start. Prove the proper operation of the number 1 lifeboat. The vessel is not authorized to carry more than 72 total persons until the number 1 lifeboat is fully functional to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 III/4 (a)
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Vessel was not fully crewed during inspection. Demonstrate crew's proficiency in firefighting, abandon ship drill, vessel control systems, and engineering upon activation to the satisfaction of CGMI. SOLAS 74 (2014) III/19
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Provide crew's licenses and documetns, updated charts, and publications upon activation to the satisfaction of CGMI upon activation. 46 CFR 15, 33 CFR 164, SOLAS 74 (201) V
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Vent motor E-24 for cargo space not running, repair to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Cargo gear sercuring fittings are corroded on the open upper deck aft of the flight deck, replace prior to carrying cargo on the open upper deck or provide amplifying documentation that the entire open upper deck cargo area has been decommissioned and that the Cargo Securing Manual has been updated accordingly to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Port forward life boat davit winch limit switch wire brakets are disconnected and hanging unsupported. Repair to the satisfaction of the class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The following fuel tank vents were found to be wasted and must be repaired to the satisfaction of class,

a. Vent near fire station 47
b. #3 DB F/O vent
c. F/O tank 4C

SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Fuel tank vent 4C containment is wasted and has a hole. Repair the containment to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The 4 flight deck natural ventilation goose necks have corroded flanges and hardware, and 3 are missing gaskets. Repair to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40The E-lighting fixture for 5-52-1 stairway is missings its cover and light bulb. Repair to the satisfaction of clas SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN40Electrical junction box missing cover for supply fan S-71 near exit 1-104-2. Replace the cover to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed.) II-2/21 and 46 CFR 91.45-1: Repair fire main line in way of fire main station No. 91, with pin hole leak.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74/78 (81 ed) II-2/21 and 46 CFR 91.45-1: Repair wasted foam pipe at fire main station No. 97, on flight deck.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed) II-2/21 and 46 CFR 91.45-1: Repair engine room bilge foam sprinkler starboard side nozzle wasted and broken off. Upon completion of repair, bilge foam sprinkler lines must be flushed out with water and waste removed from bilge prior to next USCG visit.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed) II-2/21 and 46 CFR 91.45-1:Repair main salt water pipe for bilge foam sprinklers severely pitted forward of main engine below deck plate.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed.) II-2/21: Remove paint from pressure switch in front of paint locker room on Level 63 and prove proper operation.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 91.45-1 & SOLAS 74/78 II-1/3-1: Repair EDG emergency remote fuel oil shut off valve broken off and inoperable.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74/78 II-1/43: It was observed that the fuel oil tank level would not supply all those services that are essential for safety in an emergency for the required period hours. Maintain EDG fuel oil tank to 95%.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed) II-2/51: Remove oil soaked lagging on lube oil valves throughout engine room and replace with new.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33ICLL 66 Reg. 1 and 46 CFR 42.09-50: Provide proof of Class approval for alteration (circular cutout) made to overhead above 63 Level in way of watertight hatch cover near machine shop.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74/78 II-2/20.1: Update fire control plant to show installed smoke detector in emergency diesel generator space and submit to Class for approval. Onboard ship’s approved fire control plan only shows Heat as the fire detection system for EDG space.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74/78 (14 cons) III 20.2: Repair aft horizontal bracket for No. 4, forward horizontal bracket for No. 6 and horizontal sheave guard for No. 3 lifeboats with wastage.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed) II-2/44.1: Replace missing fire stop in cable penetrations through bulkhead in various workshops (Service spaces-high risk) and low pressure CO2 space (Control station) on 63 Level.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 111.01-1: Remove or properly cap off exposed dead end wires penetrating through bulkhead in way of MOGAS pump #2, in cargo pump room.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 91.45-1: Repair wasted ventilation openings and ducts to as original in cargo pump room.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 111.01-1: Install chaffing guard on float sensor cable in way of MOGAS pump #1, in cargo pump room.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 91.25-45: Remove all waste oil in engine room bilge and make ready for USCG inspection.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS33SOLAS 74 (81 ed) II-2/51: Secure leak on #3 SSDG lube oil heater and crank case access covers.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 113.25-9: Repair inoperable general alarms in crew passage way in vicinity of machine shop and low pressure CO2 room on 63 Level.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 50.01-10: Rotate lagging on forward boiler’s main steam stop valve to the top and re-fastened.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 50.01-10: Repair piping not secured to brackets throughout engine room (example: lube oil purifier from main sump and bilge suction pipe port side).
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 50.01-10: Repair main salt water discharge line for gauge leaking and built up with salt.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 91.45-1 / ICLL 66 Reg. 1: Repair main Deck 1-2050 passage door with cracked glass porthole.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 111.01-1: Repair electrical panel detached from bulkhead in crew laundry.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 190.70(b)(3) and (4)(i): Stencil missing vessel name onto life jackets and replace expired life jacket lights with new.
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS3346 CFR 91.45-1: Repair water leak from overhead pipe in machine shop on Level 63.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Vessel prohibited from operating under minimally attended machinery space status until ABS condition of class satisfied. (see conditions on COI) Maintain fully manned machinery operation until cleared.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Shaft alley bilge discharge pipe has multiple soft patches. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Forward forepeak cargo access hatch is not watertight. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Fore peak tank ventilation duct is wasted and allowing ingress of water. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Starboard engine fly wheel is missing top guard. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Overhaul all ballast system reach rods as many are not engaging valve stems. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Retroreflective on life jackets is not approved. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Generator fuel supply lines need support clips. Various support clips were missing and broken. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34#4 Lifeboat gearbox is mislabeled for foreword/aft. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34The company is responsible for ensuring that adequate resources are provided. Vessel SMS Medical Inventory 4.8 requires medications to be replenished before their expiration dates.
Vessel requested medicine January 2017 and re-requested June 2017. Requested supplies have not reached vessel and some medication are expired.
Company to investigate cause and determine corrective action.
The Reco
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Planned Maintenance Program onboard documentation is not available as required by ABS Rules Part 7.14.13.5. Provide required onboard documentation to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Explosion proof light is missing plug. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34Bilge foam distribution piping branch lines are rotted where they connect to main line. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34#3 Lifeboat limit switch prevents boat from being raised. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS 1ST LT.BALDOMERO LOPEZ34ABS Approved Periodic Automation Test Safety Procedure is inaccurate and insufficient for Automation Testing as stated in ABS OSR 877. Vessel to operate with fully manned engine room (one licensed and one unlicensed crewmember) at all times until updated test procedure is reviewed and approved by ABS.
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3407103-Emergency escape from main engineroom to accomodation space is not protected by A-60 insulations and does not meet the minimum size required for Means of Escape. Correct to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS surveyor by 31MAY2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3403103-Two handrails located on port-side forward main-deck are wasted. Repair or replace to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS surveyor by 30June2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3403104-Weathertight hatch located forward of the cargo holds to the forward Bosun Stores and access to Bowthruster Space is holed. Correct to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3407115-Fire Dampers throughout vessel (Fan Room 03 port side, Fan Room main-deck port side, two in Fan Room main-deck starboard side) are frozen, wasted, and inoperable. Correct to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3407115-Fire Dampers position throughout vessel are labeled improperly. Correct to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3407101-Cableways through structural fire protection bulkheads (Fan Room main-deck starboard side and 63 level auto tool room) were modified to allow more cables to penetrate the bulkhead without returning the cableway to the original condition. Correct to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3403199-Gooseneck vent forward port ACON is wasted. Determine is tank contains hazardous or non-hazardous material. Repair to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS 2ND LT. JOHN P. BOBO3409108-Light fixture in the A-deck storage locker missing guard, exposing bulb. Repair to the satisfaction of the attending Marine Inspector or ABS Marine Surveyor by 30JUN2018. (705 A/C)
USNS BOB HOPE24Vessel Departed Sector Jacksonville,without Having Fire ext Serviced as required, vessel to to have Annual service completed prior to departing Next US Port
USNS BOB HOPE24Prior to activiation:
-Conduct satisfactory abandon ship and fire drill.
-Review manning and MMDs in accordance with the vessel's COI.
-Provide updated and corrected chart and navigation publications.
USNS BOB HOPE24Closed ro-ro cargo spaces carrying motor vehicles with fuel in their tanks for their own propulsion...above a height of 450mmfrom the deck and from each platform for vehicles...electrical equipment of a type so enclosed and protected as to prevent the escape of sparks...Several lamp coverswere missing or broken in the overhead lighting in C and D decks.
USNS BOB HOPE24There shall be provided a fixed fire detection and fire alarm system complying with the requirements of reg 13. The fixed fire detection system shall be capable of rapidly detecting the onset of fire. On port side C-deck Hold 1, a smoke detector was missing cover. Ensure detector is fully functional.
USNS BOB HOPE24Muster and embarkation stations shall be adequately illuminated. The lifeboat and life raft embarkation station lights had heavy corrosion on the light mounting flanges, articulating poles, and stand posts.
USNS BOB HOPE24Two means of escape shall be provided from each machinery space of Category A. Removal all gear stowed in the machinery space emergency escape.
USNS BOB HOPE24The minimum fire integrity of bulkheads and decks shall be as prescribed in tables 44.1 and 44.2. Stairways and ro-ro cargo spaces shall meet A-30 boundaries.
-On F deck several areas of insulation was falling away from bulkheads or the steel was heavily rusted.
-Insulation was pulled off on B deck, hold 2 emergency escape.
USNS BOB HOPE24The minimum fire integrity in ro-ro cargo spaces in decks shall meet foot note h and *. Decks separating ro-ro cargo spaces shall be capable of being closed reasonably gas tight and such divisions shall have "A class" integrity in so far as is reasonable and practicable. Deck penetration in starboard B deck was damaged and no longer gas tight. Insualtion removed on wiring in overhead.
USNS BOB HOPE24Electrical equipment and wiring, if fitted, shall be of a type suitable for use in explosive petrol and air mixtures. On port side A/B deck, found improper electrical cable for residential/automotive pipe heater.
USNS BOB HOPE24A ship of 300 GT or more constructed after June 30, 1974 must have a fixed container or enclosed deck area under or around each fuel oil or bulk lubricating oil tank vent, overflow, and fill pipe, for a ship of 1600 or more gross tons and have a capacity of one barrel. The port side aft diesel refueling station has no containment around the hose/fill station.
USNS BOB HOPE24Each portable container of flammable or combustible liquid used for portable auxiliary equipment must be stowed in a pain locker or an open location designated by the master.
USNS BOB HOPE24A main electri lighting system which shall provide illumination throughout those parts of the ship normally accessible to and used by the crew shall be supplied by the main source of electrical power.
-Main lighting circuit in forward B deck did not illuminate.
-Lights were extinguished or intermittently operated throughout the cargo holds.
USNS BOB HOPE24In the event of a power failure to any one of the steering gear power units, an audible and visual alarm shall be given on the navigation bridge. The steering failure lamp on the port side did not illuminate.
USNS BOB HOPE24Where air pipes to ballast and other tanks extend above the greeboard or superstructure decks, the exposed parts of the pipes shall be of substantial contruction. The following gooseneck vents were found wasted:
-Outboard of fire station 107
-Void vent, stbd side A deck, across from fire station 122
-IBFO Aft (on port side A deck)
-A deck port side ballast tank at collar/closing device.
USNS BOB HOPE24Vessel's Periodic Testing of Vital Sytem Automation is lacking the procedures to adequately perform the periodic safety tests required by 46 CFR 61.40-10. The current revision of the vessel's PSTP was approved by the USCG in 2002, but it fails to address several of the systems required by the regulations.
USNS BOB HOPE24Fire extinguishing appliances shall be kept in good order and be available for immediate use at all times.
-Foam piping wasted at fire station 6E
-Fire station 26 hydrant leaking at stem.
USNS BOB HOPE24Ever lifebuoy shall be fitted with a grabline...The grabline shall be secured at four equidistant oints around the circumference of the buoy to form four equal loops. The lifebuoy on aft portside A deck was found completely wasted.
USNS BOB HOPE24Each lifebuoy shall be marked in block capitals of the Roman alphabet with the name and port of registry of the ship it is carried. Each lifebuoy on board was missing the ship's port of registry.
USNS BOB HOPE24In all ro-ro cargo spaces where the crew is normally employed the number and locations of escape routes to the open deck shall be to the satisfation of the Administration. When the ship blacked out, approximately 30 secsonds went by without emergency power. The decks were completely dark and the emergency escapes must be marked with photo-illuminescent signage so crew can proceed to escapes if nee
USNS BOB HOPE24Containers, brackets, racks, and other similar stowage locations for life-saving equipment shall be marked with symbols in accordance with the recommendations of the Organization (MSC/Circ.955), indicating the devices stowed in that location. The ship's EPIRB was not marked.
USNS BOB HOPE24The condition of the ship and its equipment shall be maintained to confrom with the provisions of the present regulations to ensure that the ship in all respects will remain fit to proceed to sea without danger to the ship or persons on board.
-Standing water identified in AB deck stbd side near ramp and ramp to C/D deck
-Hydraulic oil leak from B deck hold 2 side shell door
-AB deck hydraulic
USNS BOB HOPE24All electrical apparatus shall be so constructed and so installed as not to cause injury when handled or touched in the normal manner. On aft port side A deck, under the ensign, an electrical rat's nest was identified.
USNS BOB HOPE24Engine-room Telegraph shall alarm when orders are given from the bridge. An audible alarm did not function when orders were given. In addtion, the mismatch light for the STBD propulsion control did not illuminate.
USNS BOB HOPE24Piping shall maintain the integrity of the system. #2 fuel oil booster pump was leaking into a full catch tray.
USNS BOB HOPE24Control of main propulsion must be in duplicate. #3 PLC which serves as control for half of the main propulsion was not functioning.
USNS BOB HOPE24Before the ship leaves port and at all times during the voyage, all life-saving appliances shall be in working order and ready for immediate use. The #1 lifeboat's rudder would not turn.
USNS BRITTIN17WTD 6-33-1 was found to be inoperable in the closed and watertight position. Hydraulic leak was noted during operation. Repair hydraulics and prove proper operation of door. Cite: Class supplement.
USNS BRITTIN172 smoke detectors were inoperable. Repair smoke detectors and prove proper operation. cite: class supplement
USNS BRITTIN17crew discovered a pinhole leak at the bottom of a piping seem weld in the 20" portside raw water cooling discharge pipe. A temporary repair in the form of a make shift jubilee patch was installed to secure the leak.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's low pressure turbine casing was damaged during maintenance. Conduct NDT on casing and provide report to attending CGMI. Provide turbine technician's survey report to attending CGMI prior to operating turbine.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's #1 condensate pump motor for the main condenser is inoperable. Two means shall be provided for discharging condensate from the main condenser. Make repairs to the motor iaw manufacturer's specifications or renew as original, to the satisfaction of the OCMI. Conduct operational testing of the pump/motor to the satisfaction of the attending CG MI.
USNS COMFORT32L.P. has damage to out casing. Make repairs to the satisfaction of the attending CG Marine Inspector. Vessel is permited to proceed directly to scheduled shipyard in Boston MA. under her own power.
USNS COMFORT32Issued 835 to submit plans to MSC for approval for re-programing of water mist system circuit PLC, demonstrate spray pattern test of zones 10 and 11 and proper designed operation to Coast Guard Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Issued 835 to conduct spray pattern test of water mist system zone 1 SSDG to Coast Guard Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Issued 835 to conduct flow test of water mist system zones 4, 5, 6 (=/+ 750 psi) and spray pattern test to Coast Guard Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Issued 835 to remove from ship or properly store in designated paint lockers pallets of paint temporarily stored in helo hanger.
USNS COMFORT32O2N2 Producer Room 30 second time delay opened at 27 seconds, replace time delay and demonstrate satisfactory operation of O2N2 Producer Room fixed firefighting systems in the presence of a CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Annual inspection of fire detection system and portable extinguishers incomplete. Schedule fire detection testing for CG attendance and provide servicing certificates.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's #1, #2,& #3 ADG reverse power relays inoperable. Demonstrate operation of reverse power relays to the satisfaction of CG MI.
USNS COMFORT32Open penetration in O2 space fire boundary bulkhead and ventilation pull cable. Fill open penetrations to equivalent fire rating of the existing bulkhead to the satisfaction of CGMI.
USNS COMFORT32Port and Stbd tender hydraulic gauges inoperable. Repair or replace gauges to the satisfcation of CGMI.
USNS COMFORT32#2 tender launching instructions are not posted. Post instructions to the satisfaction of CGMI.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's port super heater safety valve is leaking. Identify and repair leak to the satisfaction of CG MI.
USNS COMFORT32EDG fire damper did not close, repair and demonstrate satisfactory operation of EDG fixed firefighting systems in the presence of a CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32AMR fire damper did not close, repair and demonstrate satisfactory operation of AMR fixed firefighting systems in the presence of a CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32AMR 68 second time delay opened at 64 seconds, replace time delay and demonstrate satisfactory operation of AMR fixed firefighting systems in the presence of a CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32AMR Engine Control Room ventilation did not shut down. Determine if ventilation is required to shutdown and demonstrate satisfactory operation of AMR fixed firefighting systems in the presence of a CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's auxiliary steam line to the reducing station is leaking in the lower engine room, adjacent to the water tight door. Identify and repair leak to the satisfaction of CGMI.
USNS COMFORT32Lifeboat winch control switches for lifeboats 3, 5, 6, 8, & 10 are not of the spring type. Replace winch control switches with a spring type switch.
USNS COMFORT32Stbd tender 1 wire falls come in contact with hydraulic hoses when falls are not under tension. Install permanent chaffing gear to protect hydraulic hoses from the wire falls.
USNS COMFORT321MC inoperable from numerous locations throughout the ship. Identify and repair all inoperable 1MC speakers, submit report to USCG.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's CG approved Periodic Safety Test Procedures (PSTP) have been updated. Submit updated PSTP’s to CG Marine Safety Center for approval.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's stbd boiler #2 burner assembly fuel valve does not operate properly(sticking). Repair or replace to the satisfaction of CG Marine Inspector.
USNS COMFORT32Ballast pump mechanical seal is leaking. Replace seal to satisfaction of CG MI.
USNS COMFORT32ADG #2 & #3 exhaust piping is exposed and lagging is deteriorated. Replace lagging to the satisfaction of CG MI.
USNS COMFORT32SSDG low system voltage warning alarm does not activate at engine monitoring display. Demonstrate operation to the satisfaction of CG MI
USNS COMFORT32Vessel currently has 03 CG 835's with a 03 DEC 2017 due date. Provide a written 835 extension request to include a detailed plan and time-line to USCG.
USNS COMFORT32Vessel's water mist system's 1" piping was replaced with 1.25" piping. Provide Coast Guard Head Quarters approved plans of the modified water mist system to the local OCMI and demonstrate system operation to the satisfaction of the attending Coast Guard Marine Inspector.
USNS FISHER20Received email; USNS FISHER SVDR is inoperable. Vessel is to attain Condition of Class from ABS for inoperable SVDR.
USNS FISHER20Replace the broken light float on the ring buoy that is farthest aft on the stern starboard side.
USNS FISHER20Attach the painter to the weak link for the most aft Life Raft on the starboard side. Painter was not attached to the weak link and would not float free if needed.
USNS FISHER20Replace fuse or filament on the navigation stern light, ensure it does not alarm when on the Primary source
USNS FISHER20Provide Technicians and ABS report regarding the proper operation of the installed Fixed Foam Fire Protection Equipment. Report shall include repair of 02 isolation valves and 02 proportioner valves, operational test, and required level of AFFF in both fwd and aft AFFF supply tanks and required spare AFFF to be carried on board. 46 CFR 76
USNS GILLILAND47Bridge wing EOT – main engine remote control units so long at wheel house unit is fully operational and adequate communication is provided and proven from bridge wing to engine controls in the wheel house.
USNS GILLILAND47Rescue boat cradle. Minor OSD to be issued. See not need for ST-SLE as RB and davit are fully operational and boat can be secured. Minor OSD to be issued to provide davit that properly fits RB
USNS GILLILAND47A-B Deck Vertical Sliding Class A Fire door to be renewed, OSD to be issued.
USNS GILLILAND47Replacement of Starboard Steering gear relief valves, OSR/OSD to be issued. If not fully resolved surveyor reserves the right to require additional escort tug for maneuvering within restricted waters as part of the OSR.
USNS GILLILAND47Starboard Main Engine Lube Oil Cooler gasket replacement, OSR to be issued. It is noted vessel does not need to run this engine to transit and could proceed on center M/E only.
USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS32Vessel did not have required markings on/or in the vicinity of all life-saving equipment. Install required symbols as required in accordance with vessels Safety Plan to the satisfaction of Class Society.
USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS32Found most of the cargo hoses past due for the required annual hydrostatic test. Complete hydro test of the cargo hoses to the satisfaction of the Class Society.
USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS32The following fire protection systems shall be in good working order so as to ensure their required performance if fire occurs; structural fire protection, including fire resisting divisions, and protection of opening and penetrations in these divisions. There are two fire dampers in the supply ducting to the incinerator room, one is manual and the other is electrical, but not wired into any syste
USNS LAWRENCE H GIANELLA33Vesssel personnel could not demosntrate proper operation and testing of oil discharge monitor and control system. Manufactures rep shall attend and provide report to cognizant OCMI attesting to proper operation of system. All tank washings to be retained onboard and/or discharged ashore until rectified.
USNS LAWRENCE H GIANELLA33Vessel reported a loss of 1 of the 2 Main Engine Fuel Oil pumps inoperative. Vessel permitted to transit with tug escort from Yorktown fuel pier to Craney Isnad fuel pier. Vessel must sublit repair proposal to ABS as per ACP. ABS will witness repair and operation.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36As the vessel is in an ROS status, vessel crew must demonstrate fire and abandon ship drills to the satisfaction of the CG MI prior to port departure.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36As the vessel is in an ROS Status and minimally manned, vessel crew must present all licenses and endorsements as required by the COI to the satisfaction of the CGMI prior to port departure.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36As the vessel is in an ROS status, vessel crew must present current and corrected charts and publications to the satisfaction of the attending CG MI prior to port departure.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Means for securing and maintaining weather tightness shall be to the satisfaction of the administration. The arraignment shall ensure that the tightness can be maintained in any sea condition. 13 dogs for cargo hatch covers not operating, (2) 3AS, (3) 3CS, (3) 2AC, (2) AS and (3) 1S. Prove proper operation of all hatch dogs to attending Coast Guard Marine Inspector prior to carrying cargo. L/L CH
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Cables and wiring shall be installed and supported in such a manner to avoid chafing or other damage. Mount electrical boxes for engine room supply ventilation port and starboard actuators, use approved boxes. Solas Ch II-2 Reg 45 5.5 PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Each lifeboat shall be provided with an appliance which is capable of launching and recovering the lifeboat. Prove launching and recovery of Lifeboat #3 break/clutch/bearing, not to carrying more than 48 passengers. Solas CH III Reg 16.2 PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Ventilators passing through superstructure other than enclosed superstructure shall have substantial constructed comings of steel or other equivalent material at the freeboard deck. Make weather tight natural ventilation covers port and starboard side focsle, temp seal for transit. L/L CH II Reg 19 PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36All access openings in bulkhead at ends of enclosed superstructures shall be fitted with doors of steel and weather tight when closed. Make repairs to the WTD's for cargo ramp stern door, LP CO2 room and port and starboard focsle. L/L CH II Reg 12 (1)
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Ventilators passing through superstructure other than enclosed superstructure shall have substantial constructed comings of steel or other equivalent material at the freeboard deck. Make repairs to ventilation ducting through bulkhead port side weather deck by accom. ladder aft of LP CO2 room. L/L CH II Reg 19 (2)
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Cargo ports and other similar openings in the sides of ships below the freeboard deck shall be fitted with doors so designed as to ensure weather tightness. Make repairs to starboard side bunkering side shell door gasket and knife edge. L/L CH II Reg 21 (1)
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Openings in freeboard decks shall be protected by enclosed superstructure and weather tightness Make repairs to deck penetration under accom. ladder console, cement temp repair installed for transit. L/L CH II Reg 18 (2) PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36All ventilation systems shall be capable of being closed from outside the space, make repairs to engine room STB exhaust, port supply and starboard supply ventilation louvers. 74 Solas CH II-2 25 (c)
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Ventilators passing through superstructure other than enclosed superstructure shall have substantial constructed comings of steel or other equivalent material at the freeboard deck. Make repairs to ventilation ducting through bulkhead in upper LP CO2 compartment. L/L CH II Reg 19
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36On each side of the vessel at least one boat with compression ignited engine capable of carrying each person onboard. Lifeboat #3 engine not operating. Solas 74 CH III Reg 9 (a) (i), not to carry more than 48 persons. PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Where class "A" divisions are pierced for the passage of electrical cables, arraignments shall be made to ensure fire resistance not impaired, Properly run cable from engine room to engineering state rooms, temp fire stop installed. Solas 74 CH II-2 Reg 23 (a) PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36When carbon dioxide is used as an extinguishing medium both for cargo and machinery spaces of class A the quantity of gas need not be more than the maximum required. Correct discharge time delay bottle for hold #2. Solas 74 CH II-2 Reg 8 (d) (iv) PRIOR TO CARGO OPS
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel has dime-sized hole in the fire main pipe near frame 65 on the 2nd deck. Repair fire main pipe to the satisfaction of class and the U.S. Coast Guard. 74 SOLAS 14 II-2/10.2.1.2
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel's No. 1 lifeboat has a water leak from a cracked lube oil cooler. Repair lifeboat to the satisfaction of class and the U.S. Coast Guard.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel's No. 2 lifeboat has a hydraulic leak on the pressure accumulator for the starting mechanism. Repair lifeboat to the satisfaction of class and the U.S. Coast Guard.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel's no. 4 lifeboat is inoperable. Before the ship leaves port and at all times during the voyage all life-saving appliances shall be in working order and ready for immediate use. Repair lifeboat to the satisfaction of class and the USCG. 74 SOLAS 14 III/20.2
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency generator diesel hydraulic starting system cannot provide the required Emergency generator diesel hydraulic starting system cannot provide the required number of consecutive start attempts. Repair and demonstrate to the satisfaction of ABS Surveyor and prior to getting underway.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Half of the cargo hold automatic fire dampers are malfunctioning. Make repairs and demonstrate to the satisfaction of ABS Surveyor and prior to loading cargo.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Refrigeration compressor for the lower LPCO2 tank abnormally short cycles. Repair and demonstrate to the satisfaction of ABS surveyor.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Bilge and fire main crossover manifold valve leaks by when fire main is energized resulting in inadvertently filling oily waste tank. Repair and demonstrate to the satisfaction of ABS surveyor.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency power supply breaker for Nav and communication bridge equipment is malfunctioning. Repair and demonstrate to the satisfaction of ABS surveyor and prior to getting underway.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Salt water ballast tank #5 DB STBD is taking in water from external source. Find source and repair to satisfaction of ABS surveyor.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36LPCO2 tank level is less than required. Check for leaks and top off system to the satisfaction of ABS Surveyor and prior to getting underway.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Firefighting systems and appliances shall be kept in good working order. The primary release station for the bosuns stores, located within the CO2 bottle storage space, was missing its safety glass. Rectify to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS (12) II-2/14.2.2.1.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Muster and embarkation stations shall be adequately illuminated. Number 1 lifeboat embarkation station light is broken off its mount. Repair to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 III/19
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36The lifejacket donning instruction placards found throughout the vessel were not updated for the type II lifejackets in use. 74 SOLAS III/25
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Ship service generator crank case breather vent on number 3 lifeboat deck found to be wasted. Repair to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 I/11.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Upon activation vessel to provide MMCs for all crew members when vessel is fully crewed iaw COI manning to USCG inspector.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel doesn't keep up to date charts and pubs due to ROS. Vessel is to provide charts and pubs prior to activation to USCG inspector.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Vessel is to conduct drills to USCG inspector prior to activation.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36In all cases of watertight doors, indicators shall be fitted which show whether the doors are open or closed. Watertight door indicator bulbs on bridge are inoperable. Repair to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Open pipe penetrations through the deck within the electronics room below the speed log panel and the CO2 pull station on the bridge were found. Verify there is a sufficient amount of fire stop to enclose structural fire protection boundary penetrations to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36The screen guard for the upper CO2 bottle storage space exhaust fan was wasted away, presenting a rotating machinery hazard to the crew. Rectify to the satisfaction of class. SOLAS 74 I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Oil wast tanks were at full capacity. Remove/pump oil wast to a reception facility or have OWS repaired & inspected to the satisfaction of class prior to getting underway. MARPOL Annex 1 Reg 6.4.1
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Lower machinery space, starboard power panel, breaker #6 was found broken. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Workshop power panel P4 #6 breaker for the cargo hold A/C compressor was found broken. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency escape lighting in way of the emergency fire pump was broken. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Extensive amounts of work tools are scattered throughout the engine room. Secure tools for sea prior to getting underway to the satisfaction of the CGMI. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Excessive amounts of water was observed in the shaft alley and engine room. Remove water from bilges to the satisfaction of class. MARPOL Annex 1 Reg 6.4.1
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency lighting at the e-gen switchboard was inoperable. Repair to the satisfaction of class.
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Remote operated fuel valves were observed to not function properly. Repair & demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS II-1/26
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Shaft alley bilge high level alarm was not operational. Repair & demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Engine room automatic fire dampers were not ready for inspection. Demonstrate proper operation of all dampers to the satisfaction of class & USCG prior to getting underway. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Mechanical watertight door indicator on the 2nd deck is inoperable. Repair & demonstrate to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Starboard steering gear pump was found leaking hydraulic oil excessively. Repair and demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency fire pump is leaking excessively at the packing gland. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Bilge system not operable. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Numerous breakers on the emergency switchboard were identified as not working properly. Repair to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS II-1/26
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Steering gear room was found with excessive amounts of oil on the deck. Clean up for inspection to the satisfaction of class. MARPOL Annex 1 Reg. 6.4.1
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36Emergency generator radiator was missing its cap. Replace to the satisfaction of class. 74 SOLAS I/11
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36MSD overboard discharge was found unsecured. Secure overboard discharge to the satisfaction of class. 33 CFR 159.7
USNS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS36OWS was not avaailable for inspection by USCG. Make OWS available for inspection to the satisfaction of class & USCG.
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USNS MEDGAR EVERS7A mechanical meansof closing each drain and scupper needs to be available at each containment on the vessel. Found various containment boxes with wood plugs or missing a mean to close drain or scupper. Clear to the satisfaction of class. 33 CFR 155.310(a)(3).
USNS MENDONCA18Vessel's "Crypto Lock" password was posted in plain sight upon access to the vessel at the brow. Vessel is to remove sign and complete a secuirty sweep in accordance with vessel security plan.
USNS MENDONCA18Drills must as far as practicable, be conducted as if there were an actual emergency. Vessels crew failed to adequately demonstrate proficiency in the use of fire fighting equipment and recognition or initial actions necessary, while conducting 2 fire drills.
USNS MENDONCA18Enclosed spaces that are specially suitable for vehicles must be fitted with a fire detection and alarm system. Fire detection system has (9) faults.
USNS MENDONCA18Each watertight door in a required subdivision bulkhead must have an indicator light installed in the pilothouse and each other vessel operating station from which the door is not visible. Several watertight door indicating lights installed in the pilothouse are not functioning to show whether the doors are opened and closed.
USNS MENDONCA18The integrity of a stairtower shall be maintained by "A" class doors at every level. The doors shall be of self closing type. There are 17 doors not closing properly.
USNS MENDONCA18When fire drills are held, official logbook entries must include identification of crewmembers participating in drills. Vessel crew failed to identify crewmembers participating in fire drills in the official logbook.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel shall provide MMC's w/proper endorsements for minimum required manning as per vessels COI prior to activating IAW 46 CFR 15.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Navigation charts not corrected. Provide updated charts/ publications prior to vessel activation. Prior to departure. 33 CFR 164.33
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel shall conduct fire and abandon ship drills, to include lowering and launching of all (4) lifeboats, in presence of CG Marine Inspector prior to activating. SOLAS 74, Chapter III, Regulation. 19
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Water tight door remote operating station one deck above door was not producing an indication of the door being closed when it was in fact closed. Make repairs to manufactures specifications' and intended designed operation. Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Overhead light forward in shaft alley is permanently wired, but temporarily secured; mount light permanently and securely to prevent undue stress on wire to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Bonding on top of rotary-vane steering system rubs when exercising steering system; mount to prevent chaffing to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36A hole in the deck is allowing water to drip on two (2) separate motor controllers in the machinery space; one (1) aft of propulsion turbine on stbd side and one (1) port side that control a ballast pump. Once dripping water is stopped remove tarp and bags from motor controllers to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36There is ballast piping in the port side SSDG space that is showing signs of potential leaks once pressurized; renew piping or satisfactorily hydro in the presence of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Submersible pump in aft engine room is permanently wired, but is hanging from a rope and not mounted properly; remove or mount properly to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Junction box for engine room supply air fire damper needs to be mounted and wire raised off the deck to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Nitrogen/refrigerant/O2 bottles adrift throughout vessel shall be properly stowed to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Fire stations 13, 50, & 51 on main deck stop valves experienced excessive leaking. Repair and make ready for immediate use to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36A/C line in room 403 found excessively corroded. Repair to original to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Lifeboat #1 limit switch installed backwards. Install as designed and to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Steering control failure alarm on Bridge. Demonstrate proper operation of steering console to the satisfaction of the ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Hole in watertight door frame in refrigeration room (A/C room) 403. Provide repair proposal to ACS & USCG MI. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Watertight door in room 403 does not close. Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Ventilation duct in room 403 duct taped as patches. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Smoke detection alarm on Bridge was found taped to not alarm in event of emergency. Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Ship does not have a current updated fire control plan. Provide an update Fire Control Plan to ACS and USCG MI for consideration and approval.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Helo deck mountings loose and found corroded at dissimilar metal contact points. Provide report of inspection for Helo deck and connection points to vessel to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Cabin deck stair tower self-closing door does not close, minor adjustment. Prove proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Room 403 fan drain line found broken and unsecured on deck. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Instructions at lifeboat embarkation station missing at #3 lifeboat. Provide instructions to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Galley 480v power panel door doesn’t close (panel P57). Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36After market transformer installed in dry stores passage way provide proof of CG accepted third party approval of the installation: UL listed, FM, etc.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Forward sanitation wash unit in galley out of commission. Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Ship is missing seven immersion suits. Provide all required immersion suits for inspection to ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vents at lifeboat station #3 corroded and not watertight due to hole in steel bulkhead. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Diesel service tank containment at #4 lifeboat station has hole next to drain plug. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36In the Chemical Storage Room (CBRD), there is a Supply Vent Soft Patch (STBD side). Repair to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Verify that the small air conditioning unit installed in the CBRD space has not compromised the structural fire protection boundary for that space. Provide information to ACS & USCG MI for further direction.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36There is a penetration in the WTB – Frame 135 STBD side. Make WTB watertight to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Fire Fighting Foam system nozzles sporadically missing throughout all cargo spaces. Verify operational readiness/good order of foam spray system throughout cargo holds to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Fire nozzle missing on spray system at Frame 95 PORT side. Verify operational readiness/ good order of spray system throughout cargo holds to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Random EEBDs off station- uncharged one in engine space. Ensure all EEBDs are on station and serviced throughout vessel to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36JP5 fuel tank vents wasted at deck & approx. 1.5’ above deck. Provide repair proposal to ACS & USCG MI. Upon review and approval to proceed, repairs must be to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Wasted gooseneck on PORT side. Provide repair proposal to ACS & USCG MI. Upon review and approval to proceed, repairs must be to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Plywood & duct tape in vent trunk at FR-M on deck 4, Cargo Hold 4A. Complete repairs and demonstrate proper operations to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36WTD #11 Operating Station, oil soaked & leaking. Complete necessary repairs and demonstrate proper operation of station to ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Missing valve handle on the port boiler's steam drum near the sight glasses; install new handle to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Unrestricted access to escape ladder near emergency fire pump is hindered due to missing frame to support deck plate; reinstall framing and deck plate to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Small hydraulic leak on EDG cranking system make repairs to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Valve handle on EDG's hot start supply spins freely without valve actuation; replace valve to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Fire damper #13 inoperable (painted open). Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of Class and USCG Marine Inspector.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36In the CBRD locker, STBD aft above 2nd deck, there are holes in the ventilation. Repair to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36All 4 Lifeboats were found to have deficiencies that do not meet the requirements for life-saving appliance and were not in working order ready for immediate use. All four lifeboats required to complete annual servicing from a certified/licensed manufacturer’s representative. Reports shall be provided to ACS (Authorized Class Society) and the USCG Marine Inspector (MI).
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Dead-end wires identified on PORT and STBD bridge wings, repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Dead-end wires identified atop bridge, repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36No fire stop installed in Electrical Equipment Room deck penetration on Bridge. Make appropriate repairs to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36The #2 Fire Fighting Foam Station Supply Line supplying capabilities to the Helo Deck is compromised (hole). Provide repair proposal to ACS and USCG MI. After review and permission to proceed, repair to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36On STBD aft end of Helo deck, hanging wires improperly secured. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Lightbulb missing/damaged for Bridge watertight door indicator. Replace/demonstrate to the satisfaction of the ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Remove non-refillable refrigerant bottles from ship in RM 403 & LPCO2 room to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Hospital Head – The hospital shall have a working toilet, bathtub/shower and washbasin. Demonstrate proper working facilities to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36All life-rafts must be serviced and placed on station to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Ship’s smoke detection system disarmed and power secured. Provide approved third party servicing certificate and demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS and the USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Stair tower #501 self-closing door does not close. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Power Panel doors across vessel are in general disrepair and do not allow easy access for securing power in case of emergency. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Main deck passageway stair tower door has penetration next to fire damper #62 and General Alarm 47GA. Demonstrate proper operation to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Stair tower door next to locker 513 and next to crew lounge found duct taped at kick-out panel. Repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Two ventilation trunks above the bow thruster space w/ substantiated metal wastage: major source of down flooding. Repair to the satisfaction of the ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Supply & Exhaust Fans w/in the cargo holds (17 total fans) 5 are inoperable. Demonstrate proper operation of all supply and exhaust fans to ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Bilge system is in a state of disrepair and inoperable due to missing sections and valves; Make approved repairs to installed bilge system in engine room to satisfy regulatory requirements and class rules, as well as to the satisfaction of attending ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel is to provide MMC’s for all crew members when vessel is fully crewed IAW COI Manning to a USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel does not keep up to date charts and publications due to ROS status. Vessel must provide charts and publications to USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel is to conduct abandon ship and fire drill to the satisfaction of the USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36No Fire stop in deck penetrations in electrical trunk room 407. Repair to the satisfaction of the attending ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36U- bolt missing on piping at Frame 123. Replace/Repair to the satisfaction of ACS and USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Mounting brackets found wasted for High Pressure CO2 for FWD BOSUN Storage space (2 Bottles). Repair/replace to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Eye wash solution in dry stores passageway expired. Replace to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36All fire extinguishers in galley were expired/non-compliant. Provide compliant extinguisher in galley at all times to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Place cover on overhead light in locker 562 to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Standing water in Crew 7 SNR space. Remove all excess water from space to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Aft deck head has 2” of standing water on deck. Remove all excess water from space to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Emergency eye wash station in Battery Shop & Electrical Stowage room Remove securing directions and leave decon station in operation at all time to satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Fuel overflow containment (12 for 104 port side) plug wasted. Repair/replace to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Emergency Eye wash stations in all cargo holds inoperable. Ensure all eye wash stations are operable and have appropriate instructions to the satisfaction of ACS & USCG MI.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Vessel/Company is to complete an ISM audit to the satisfaction of ABS Surveyor and Attending USCG Marine Inspector.
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36The Low pressure CO2 system level is below the amount required for the largest space. Add the proper amount of CO2 prior to loading cargo. To the satisfaction of Class and CG.

74 Solas (14) Chpt II-2/ Reg 14.2.1.2
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36The ships Fire Control Plan does not match shipboard arrangement. Update Fire Control Plan to the satisfaction of Class and CG.

74 Solas CHpt II-2/4
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Hospital Space does not have running hot water. Make repairs and demonstrate to Class and CG.

US Supplement to ABS rules, Section III.8
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36The installed bilge system in the machinery space has unauthorized modifications, using pnuematic pumps to assist original centrifugal pumps. Obtain Class approval for modifications to the satisfaction of Class and CG.

74 Solas CDhapter 1/ Reg 10
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Water tight door remote operating indicator located one deck above door is inoperative. Make repairs and demonstrate operation to the satisfaction of Class and CG.

74 Solas Chpt 1/10
USNS PFC EUGENE A OBREGON36Port boiler developed pinhole leak in main steam valve by-pass line. Make repairs, by ASME and ABS certified welder to the satisfaction of ABS Surveyor and prior to getting underway.
USNS PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS34Found multiple issues with vessels open lifeboats specifically fiberglass damage in #2 and #5, releasing gear upright pipes corroded on #2, 3 & 4. OEM, Palfinger, called in to effect repairs.
USNS PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS34Found cable penetration in CO2 room partially holed; refilled with proper fire retardant material.
USNS PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS34Kick pipes for cableways on portside boat deck found wasted through; the shipyard to repair
USNS PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS34O2 bottles in hospital space were not strapped in place; corrected.
USNS PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS34Rubber matting missing from behind emergency switchboard; found in storeroom and replaced
USNS RED CLOUD19Lifeboat No. 4 (Port) was found with a puncture in the hull at the aft end near the waterline on the outboard side. Conduct hull repairs IAW OEM instructions.
USNS RED CLOUD19Lifeboat No. 1 (STBD) was found with the aft davit locking pin bent & cracked. This pin secures the davit in the stowed position. Conduct davit repair IAW OEM instructions.
USNS RED CLOUD19.25" x .0625" hole on salt water cooling pipe, discharge side of S/W cooling pump. Conduct permanent repairs on the pipe no later than next schedule dry dock.
USNS RICHARD E. BYRD11It was reported that vessel experiencing 25-30 GPH loss from FW closed loop system for
stern tube bearing system, an indication of leaking FW in the stern tube cooling system.
The leaks is venting into the sea as there is no flooding inside the ship.
USNS RICHARD E. BYRD11It was reported by vessel's master the failure on radar inter-switch system. Vessel is
currently provided with three (3) radars, two (2) short range (x-band) and one (1) long range
(s-band). All three radars were provided with three (3) display monitors in the navigation
bridge which can be interchangeable to each other, however only two (2) are able to
operate at the same time because of the
USNS SEAY191. Frame is wasted on the A-15 Fire boundary door C-Deck in the forward stair tower. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SEAY192. Galley firefighting roller door does not operate properly and is supported to remain in the open position. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SEAY19Watertight Door 1-20-0 is missing a section of gasket. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the watertight boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SEAY19Fire Station #140 valve is leaking. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SEAY19Replace retro-reflection on all 4 life boats and bridge ring buoys as needed to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SEAY19Planned Maintenance Program onboard documentation is not available as required by ABS Rules Part 7.14.13.5. Provide required documentation to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS. ABS Rules Part 7.14.13.5
USNS SEAY19The company should ensure that each ship is provided with an integrated system of contingency plans for shipboard emergencies. Safety Management System identified grounding as an emergency situation but did not provide an integrated response plan. The Recognized Organization (ABS) is to attest to the verification of conformance to the ISM Code.
USNS SEAY19#4 SSDG Reverse Power Relay does not operate. Do not use generator in parallel until properly fixed.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Focsle, wood immersion suit storage box is deteriorated beyond repair. Provide alternative means to stow immersion suits to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Cargo deck, port side, watertight door to forecastle does not operate as intended. Maintain and adjust dogs and demonstrate door operation to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Port anchor chain bitter end access plate is missing eight bolts. Install bolts to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Pilot ladder telephone bell housing is hanging by electrical cable. Permanently install as original to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36All liferaft launching instructions are illegible. Post legible liferaft instructions specific to the liferaft and vessel’s configuration to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Cargo deck, port side, three deck lights hanging by wires; tank #3 fwd light, tank #4 fwd light, tank #4 aft light. Repair as original to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Fantail, superstructure ladders, two ladder rungs wasted. Renew rungs to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Focsle, port ladder, second rung wasted. Renew rung to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Door #10 is missing a bottom hydraulic pin. Install hydraulic pin IAW the manufacturer’s instructions to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Port side hull access door aft of frame 47 has a hydraulic leak. Repair hydraulic leak and clean hydraulic oil out of door frame to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#1 Lifeboat embarkation deck, single point davit power switch broken. Repair as original to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#1 Lifeboat embarkation deck, numerous wire penetrations are not weather tight, have dead ends, or are penetrating window bolts. Properly install wires to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Cargo deck, starboard side, just forward of the superstructure missing 3 rails between stations. Repair as original to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Port and starboard lifeboat launching lights extinguished (04). Repair or replace lights to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Bridge smoke detection panel is displaying an error: “Error: Stores Flat Fwd”. Troubleshoot and rectify error IAW the manufacturer’s instructions to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Port steering pump power failure alarm cannot be silenced in hand steering mode and is only displaying a visual alarm in NFU mode. Rectify alarm issues and demonstrate proper operation of the entire steering system to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Eleven fire dampers and closures inoperable due to lack of maintenance, broken hinges, wasted gasket channels, or dry rotted gaskets. Repair all fire dampers and closures to the satisfaction of attending CGMI;
a.Forepeak centerline fire damper inoperable due to lack of maintenance.
b.Engine room port and starboard supply will not close and are missing screens.
c.Focsle port and starboard fire
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36The Class 3 watertight door would not close using the local or remote manual controls. Found the remote indicator stuck in the closed position. Prove proper operation of the Class 3 watertight door using both manual controls. Prove proper operation of remote indicator.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#2 lifeboat engine’s lube oil cooler repaired with epoxy. Make permanent repair IAW the manufacturer’s instructions to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Vessel was not fully crewed during inspection. Demonstrate crew’s proficiency in firefighting, abandon ship drill, vessel control systems, and engineering upon activation to the satisfaction of CGMI.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Provide crew’s licenses and documents, updated charts, and publications upon activation to the satisfaction of CGMI upon activation.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Upper low pressure CO2 tank gauge calibration has expired. Gauge is displaying 97%. Manufacture instructions recommend maintaining tank level at 98%. Calibrate gauge, determine accurate tank level, and adjust tank level IAW the manufacturer’s instructions as needed to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found cooling water piping to the starboard steering gear missing mounting hardware or brackets and/or mounted with rope. Properly mount piping using appropriate metallic hardware to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Oily Water Separator (OWS) automatic three-way valve is not properly shifting from overboard to re-circ. Manufacture recommended testing solution for the Oil Content Meter (OCM) was not onboard. Prove proper operation of the OWS automatic three-way valve. Provide manufacture recommended testing solution OCM. To the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found a soft patch on the overboard piping for the OWS. Renew pipe to original to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found a coffee can mounted under the vessels shaft seal used to catch oil leaking from the seal. The can is overflowing with oil and draining into the shaft alley bilge. Properly dispose of oil collected in the can and the shaft alley bilge. Monitor shaft seal for oil leaks during next underway period and provide a repair proposal to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Provide Owners Annual Preventative Maintenance Report and procedures for conducting condition monitoring measures for required equipment to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Lighting in the emergency escape trunk in the emergency fire pump room is inoperable. Prove proper operation of lighting. 2nd Deck, stbd side, aft of frame 42, emergency escape trunk has no emergency lighting. Install emergency lighting so that the means of escape is clearly visible. To the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#4 Lifeboat engine has a dry rotted cool water hose and the turbo filter has fallen into the bilge. Repair IAW the manufacturer’s instructions to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36The AFF tank port side aft lower level engineroom is missing its vent, the sight glass valve is not operable, and the level of agent can’t be determined using the sight glass. Install an approved vent, prove proper operation of sight glass valve and prove the level of agent using the sight glass. To the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#3 Lifeboat launching appliance aft-most sheave bracket is severely corroded. De-scale, gauge, and repair IAW the manufacturer’s instructions as needed to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#1 Lifeboat engine hydraulic starter fitting is leaking. Repair fitting IAW the manufacturer’s instructions to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Port side aft lower level engine room work bench has an overhead mounted lighting fixture installed that’s plugged into an electrical outlet. Permanently wire the light to a lighting panel or remove lighting fixture to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found an opening in the lower machinery port power panel 7. Install breaker filler plate to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Starboard side engine room workshop is missing insulation overhead and on the bulkhead. Research and determine if Structural Fire Protection is required in those areas. If required install approved Structural Fire Protection insulation to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Couldn’t determine if the main switchboard mats were dielectric. Provide documentation that installed mats are dielectric or replace with dielectric matting suitable for high voltage application to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#1 Lifeboat embarkation deck, fire station #11 fire main bracket is broken. Repair bracket to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found excessive exhaust leaks on the port side SSDG. There’s a portable fan temporarily mounted and providing cooling to the engine. The general emergency light is covered with exhaust soot. Troubleshoot, find, and repair exhaust leaks. Remove portable fan, clean and prove operation of general emergency light. To the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Various piping systems in the engineroom are missing support brackets and associated hardware. Repair/replace with appropriate metallic hardware to the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Found evidence of exhaust leaks on the starboard side SSDG. Troubleshoot, find, and repair exhaust leaks. Or provide documentation of repairs and clean all soot covered surfaces. To the satisfaction of attending CGMI and ABS Surveyor.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36# 1 FEED PUMP BEARING IS LEAKING OIL. REPAIR THE FEED PUMP PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36# 1 FEED PUMP SUCTION VALVE HAS AN ACTIVE STEAM LEAK. REPAIR THE VALVE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 1/11.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36# 2 FEED PUMP THROTTLE VALVE HAS A STEAM LEAK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ASSEMBLY. REPAIR THE THROTTLE VALVE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36# 1 CONDENSATE PUMP IS LEAKING AT THE PUMP SHAFT SEAL. REPAIR THE CONDENSATE PUMP TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36HOT WATER CIRC PUMP IS LEAKING AT THE PUMP SHAFT SEAL. REPAIR THE HOT WATER CIRC PUMP TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36THE MAIN CONDENSOR RECIRC REGULATING VALVE HAS A SOFT PATCH ON THE VALVE BODY. REPLACE OR REPAIR THE MAIN CONDENSOR REGULATING VALVE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INPSECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36NUMEROUS LIGHTS WERE OBSERVED TO BE NOT FUNCTIONAL ON THE ENGINE ROOM MAIN CONSOLE. REPAIR CONSOLE LIGHTS AND DEMONSTRATE THE PROPER OPERATION OF THE CONSOLE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK3640TC DRAIN REGULATING VALVE HAS A STEAM LEAK. REPAIR THE 40TC STEAM DRAIN REGULATING VALVE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ABS AND THE ATTENDING MARINE INSPECTOR. SOLAS 60 I/11.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Emergency generator diesel hydraulic start system do not produce the required number of consecutive starts. Make repairs and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the attending ABS surveyor prior to getting underway.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#1 L/B diesel engine lube oil is contaminated with engine cooling water. Determine cause, make repairs and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the attending ABS surveyor. Vessel's personnel capacity is reduced to 135 persons until repairs are effected.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Vavle for emergency bilge pumping system is inoperative. Make repairs and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the attending ABS surveyor prior to getting underway.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36#4 lifeboat has a broken chain on the manual cranking system for the starter. Effect repairs and test to the satisfaction of attending ABS surveyor. Vessel is restricted to no more than 48 total persons.
USNS SGT. MATEJ KOCAK36Electrical throttle controls for the propulsion system is malfunctioning. Propulsion can only be controlled by emergency manual throttle valves. Make repairs and test to the satisfaction of the attending ABS surveyor. Additional manning is required for vessel underway and to be verified by the attending CG inspector.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Inspect all cargo hold ventilation dampers to ensure they seal properly. Make permanent repairs as needed to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33SW cooling pump in bow thruster room is leaking. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Forward forepeak cargo access hatch is not watertight. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Scuttle for fore peak tank is wasted and gasket is missing. Securing mechanism is missing bolts and does not properly seal hatch. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Ballast system remote rods for emergency shut off are missing T-handle. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Cargo Hold #4 Ventilation Port Side has multiple wasted wire run stuffing tubes through the deck. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Sound powered phone port side by accommodation ladder stuffing tube is wasted. Make permanent repairs to restore integrity of the boundary to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Bow Thruster room forward near emergency fire pump has multiple dead-end wires. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33On A-Deck: Junction box is missing screws and explosion proof light is missing plug, repair or replace with approved equipment. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Fore peak tank ventilation fan is not properly secured. Properly mount fan. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Pipe supports throughout cargo holds are missing, bent, or broken. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Retroreflective on life jackets is not approved. Make permanent repairs to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Form E has multiple pen and ink changes that are not signed or endorsed. Attending ACP ACS to review and correct form.
USNS SGT. WILLIAM R. BUTTON33Planned Maintenance Program onboard documentation is not available as required by ABS Rules Part 7.14.13.5. Provide required onboard documentation to the satisfaction of the attending ACP ACS.
USNS SODERMAN17Vessel is approved for Periodically Unattended Engine Room. Vessel has 5 generators #1 Generator is down for routine repairs and was not able to go through any of the required Periodic Safety Test Procedures (PSTP). Until the PSTPs for the #1 generator are demonstrated in the presence of American Bureau of Shipping, the Periodically Unattended Engen Room endorsement is removed.
USNS WALTER S. DIEHL31Life boat embarcation deck grating not fire or load rated. Grating must be replaced with ABS rated material (or steel as equivilent) to satisfaction of OCMI prior to departure from Subic Bay, PI. Allowed for day trips of less than 24 hours to and return to Subic Bay to accomodate trials and training as long as mitigation procedures remain in place.
USNS WATERS26Hydro-test sponsor generator fuel replenishment hose.
USNS WATERS26E-stop for FO purifier at upper AMR #2 228-2 not functioning properly.
USNS WATERS26Adjust exhaust blanlets on MDE's so they as designed.
USNS WATERS26Repair hydraulic leak on starbaord Palfinger winch.
USNS WATERS26Develop and implement a system/schedule to test smoke/heat detectors and manual call points, utilizing manufacturer's recommended procedures or safe/practical method. Incorporate process in Safety Management System. - At next drydock
USNS WATERS26Ensure smoke/fire detector, call point list posted adjacent to alarm panel contains accurate information regarding number of devices per zone.
USNS WATERS26Locate fire damper 02-136-2, demonstrate operation and ensure it's ID'd on FCP
USNS WATERS26Renew deteriorated flex loops on local fixed CO2 systems for the #'s 1,2,3,& 4 DG's
USNS WATERS26Affect permanent repairs to address leak in overhead, port side bridge as ID'd by ABS - At next drydock
USNS WATERS26Install (provide on board) updated/approved Fire Control Plan (FCP) - At next drydock
USNS WATERS26Demonstrate operation of #2 and #4 lifeboats.
USNS WATERS26Demonstrate remote closure of all watertight doors using master switch and local opening ensuring all doors function as designed.
USNS WATERS26Demonstrate activation of smoke detector, zone 25, deck 01, IWO fire station 24.
USNS WATERS26Identify breakers labeled with tape on panel 5SRP111A2, IWO bridge across from GMDSS and install appropriate/accurate labels.
USNS WATERS26Affect permanent repair to knife edge IWO intake 02-336-2, service fan room 02-324-2 - At next drydock
USNS WATERS26Identify solution to A-0 fire screen door installed at entrance to GMDSS space wrt the requirement to remain open for battery vent vs. closed for structural fire protection - At next drydock


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