GUIDELINES ON THE ENHANCED PROGRAMME OF INSPECTIONS DURING SURVEYS OF BULK CARRIERS AND OIL TANKERS
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The official IMO publication. These Guidelines were formally adopted in November of 1993 by the IMO Assembly Res. A.744(18) and was made mandatory through Regulation XI-1/2 of the IMO SOLAS Convention. Subject SOLAS regulation requires the bulk carriers and oil tankers to be subject to the enhanced inspection program as outlines in the pages of this regulatory document.
The content of these Guidelines has been arranged in two annexes. The Parts A and B of the Annex A provide the guidelines on the program during the surveys of the bulk carriers having single-skin and double-skin construction, while the Parts A and B of the Annex B provide similar requirements applicable to the double-hull and non-double-hull oil tankers. The requirements of these Guidelines have been updated on a frequent basis and are in line with both regulatory and technological developments and current practices, such as the relevant IACS URs.
The publication starts with the general information including the definitions, applications, repairs, and surveyors, followed by the information about the scope of the annual, intermediate and renewal surveys, including the drydocking survey requirements, hatch covers, gaugings, close-up surveys, examinations of the cargo tanks and other aspects considered important. Survey preparation is addressed in a separate chapter and shall be checked prior to any survey, as well as the documentation to be maintained on board, survey reporting and evaluation, etc.
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