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January 1, 2021

Ship Type: Bulk Carriers and Oil tankers GT≥500

Amendments to ESP Code

Extensive amendments to the 2011 ESP Code provide a complete revision of the text. Numerous editorial amendments were made, and the following substantive amendments: 1) clarify the responsibilities and working arrangements where the 2011 ESP Code requires at least two exclusive surveyors  to attend on board at the same time to perform the required survey; 2) provide consistency with IMO goal-base standards, GBS, regime (e.g., number and location of thickness measurements to be taken, acceptance criteria for corrosion and renewal of structure and longitudinal strength evaluation); 3) clarify specific elements that are subject to close-up survey in tanks on one side of the ship; 4) specify conditions for using hydraulic arm vehicles or aerial lifts for the close-up survey.


January 1, 2021
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