A Post over at the Monitor brought me back to this post from Last year. In July of last year, the MV Friendship Was tied up at Pier31, and appeard to be loading telephone poles. – rather when she tied up, she was subjected to a State Port Control Inspection.
Port state control inspections are semi random safety inspections, and any defecencies found must be rectified before the vessel is allowed to proceed to the Next port. Have a look at the PDF of what was found.