b' Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery The Coast Guard identified the top five deten- tiontovesselmastersandcrewregarding Main engine tion deficiency areas for 2021 as follows: responsibilitiesandtheproperoperation Bilge pumps ofavesselarekeyelementstoproperly Fire Safety managing safety. Lifesaving Equipment Propulsion and Auxiliary MachineryCondition of ring buoys Lifesaving Equipment Thedeficienciesaboveunderinspectionand life jackets Working and Living Conditions resultsanddetentionsareclearlyprevent-Structural Integrity ableandvesseloperatorsarereminded Fire Safety thatPVAhastoolsavailableonthePVAFirefighting equipment Notonthelistfor2021arecrewtrainingMemberResourcepageofourwebsiteandfailuretonotifytheCoastGuardoftoassistwithinspectingandmaintainingWorking and Living Conditions amarinecasualty.Providingcleardirec- safety equipment.Electrical Safety KnowingwheretheCoastGuardmarine inspectorsnormallyfinddeficienciesshould allowvesseloperatorstofocusonareasof potentialproblemswhenconductingvessel operations and maintenance. DETENTIONSIn 2021, there were 18 Flag State detentions of domestic passenger vessels. Flag State detentions decreased 63 percent from 48 in 2019.This is significant and certainly good news considering the fleet was coming out of pandemic restric-tions and facing crew and supply chain issues.Flag State detentions decreased 63 percent from 48 in 2019.Flag State Detentions Action code 30Ship Detainedisacontrolactionthatmaybe imposed on any inspected vessel type, includ-ing small passenger vessels and barges, and is selected when technical or operational-related deficiencies exist that individually or collective-ly indicate a serious failure, or lack of effective-ness, of the implementation of the Safety Man-agement System (SMS). For vessels that do not have an SMS, Action Code 30 is documented onforCG-835Vwhenobjectiveevidence indicates that a serious substandard condition is not being proactively managed by the compa-ny, vessel owner, and/or operator. Detentions impact a vessel and operator far beyond the clearingofrequirementsandresumptionof service.Detentionshaveanimpactonwhat risk-based inspection tier a vessel will be subject to and limits the ability of companies from par-ticipating in alternative inspection regimes such as the Streamlined Inspection Program.Flag State detentions data is publicly displayed ontheCoastGuardsCommercialVessel Compliance webpage and can be found here.31 JULY 2022'