The US Coast Guard issued a very interesting Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 16-15) addressing the top five deficiency areas that it’s Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) found on foreign flag vessels during 2015.
These deficiencies were:
(1) maintenance of ship and equipment:
(2) oily water separating (OWS) equipment;
(3) fixed firefighting installation;
(4) rescue boats; and
(5) fire detection equipment.
For more info, click on below image to download MSIB 16-15
These deficiencies must be discussed and understood by the ship's crew, DPA must be involved.