The Sierra Leone International Ship Registry has issued a Circular outlining the detention policy of the Administration which comes in force on April 21st, 2012.
THE DETENTION POLICY
Through Circular No. 12-001 the Administration has published its detention policy that is applicable to all vessels flying the Sierra Leone Flag regardless of trading area. The full detention policy may be found attach to this Circular. The main items of the detention policy are as outlined below:
The Administr ation takes ISM related deficiencies as Recognized Organization (RO) related and an additional audit shall be carried out. Furthermore, the Administration may request an additional ISM audit taking into account the severity and number of deficiencies following a PSC inspection. This additional audit may be carried out by the RO or by Flag Inspector.
If following PSC detention the vessel has been imposed with Flag related deficiencies (such as crew endorsements, missing flag documents etc.) a Flag Inspection shall be carried out in lieu to the PSC detention follow up survey.
If a ship has been detained during annual / renewal window, the survey shall be carried out within the next three (3) port of call following ship’s release.
A fine to the ship Owners will be imposed depending on the number of detentions of the ship within a 12
month period. If a ship is detained three (3) times within a 12 month period then it is automatically be De-
Register from the Administration.
The Administration is encouraging the cooperation between the ship Owners, Recognized Organizations and Managers in order to improve the detention record of the Flag.
DATE IN FORCE
The Circular comes in force on April 21st, 2012.