ESP Code MSC.483(103)
January 1, 2023
New and existing double hull oil tankers
Amendments to the 2011 ESP Code, 2011, as amended by resolution MSC.461(101)
To evaluate the actual wastage while undertaking thickness measurements of the areas identified in annex B, part A, annex 2 of the 2011 ESP Code, as amended by resolution MSC.461(101) at the first renewal survey; extensive data collection from oil tankers was undertaken by the industry and presented to the IMO for consideration. Deliberations over the analysis of this data resulted in a consensus that the normal range of reported wastage was minimal and, as such, amending the first renewal survey requirements to include only “suspect areas” was proposed. The amendment deems it sufficient to consider only suspect areas for thickness measurements of the areas identified, at the first renewal survey of double hull oil tankers.