Services ó Detained Vessel Recoveries
With the worldwide implementation of Port State Control (PSC) enforcement
schemes under IMO auspices, the threat of PSC detention has become one of
the major concerns of shipowners. Whether imposed by the United
States Coast Guard or by the PSC authorities of other nations, a PSC
detention can lead to serious delays in the vesselís schedule and even
to the loss of the vessel.
Difficulties in Freeing Detained Vessels
The most important factor in obtaining a vesselís release from
detention is the detaining authorityís attitude toward the
vessel and her management. If the PSC inspectors suspect
that the owner is trying to obtain release with the least amount
of effort, or is otherwise unequal to the challenges of
shipmanagement, they will be reluctant to discuss compromises or
novel approaches to remediation.
How VessEx Can Help
The VessEx team has extensive experience in PSC detention-item
remediation. This team is led by a ship technical manager,
class surveyor, and maritime lawyer with many years of experience
in coordinating with PSC authorities over the remediation of
vessel deficiencies and arranging for the release of detained
vessels. VessEx offers the kind of ship construction and
condition expertise necessary to work with PSC inspectors to
achieve proper and cost-effective remediation. VessEx's
vital experience in the use of alternative solutions to
detention-item remediation, usually involving items with
prohibitive or unrealistic requirements, has resulted in
substantial cost-savings for ship owners.
For more information on the approach taken by VessEx to free
detained ships, please review our practical
guide to PSC detention avoidance and remediation, authored by
Capt. Max Hardberger, the VessEx Operations Director. VessEx
is also available to discuss possible PSC detention solutions on a
case-by-case basis with prospective clients.
Proven Ship Recovery Experience
to view an excerpt from Seized by VessEx Operations Director Capt.
Max Hardberger for an account of his efforts to recover a ship in Haiti.
team boarding a ship
Book cover of Seized