Coast Guard inspectors ordered a containership to remain at the Port of Tacoma until the ship’s owners correct safety defects that could endanger the ship and its crew.
The Westwood Robson, a 685-foot Liberian-registered ship, failed a Coast Guard inspection last week because of defects, including oil-soaked rags in the machinery spaces, oil in the ship’s bilge, clogged oil drains and deteriorated and leaking oil and water fittings. The leaks could cause a fire, the Coast Guard said.
“We are continuing to monitor the Westwood Robson after discovering safety violations and working with the crew and appropriate authorities to ensure that the issues found are corrected before the ship resumes operations, said Capt. Thomas Griffitts, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.
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