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Q. What operations must be recorded in oil record book (part 1) machinery space operations (all ships)? (Lettered items only required.) A. A. Ballasting or cleaning of oil fuel tanks; B. Discharge of dirty ballast or cleaning water from oil fuel referred to under section(A) C. Collection, transfer and disposal of oil residues (sludge); D. […]

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INF CODE

CHAPTER 3 – FIRE SAFETY MEASURES [In force from 01-Jan-2001]   3.1 Fire safety measures of a Class INF 1 ship shall be to the satisfaction of the Administration. 3.2 Class INF 2 and 3 ships, regardless of their size, shall be fitted with the following systems and equipment: 1. a water fire-extinguishing system complying […]

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IMDG CODE

VOLUME 1 | PART 2 – CLASSIFICATION CHAPTER 2.1 | CLASS 1 – EXPLOSIVES 2.1.1 DEFINITIONS & GENERAL PROVISIONS 2.1.1.1 Class 1 comprises: 1. explosive substances (a substance which is not itself an explosive but which can form an explosive atmosphere of gas, vapour or dust is not included in class 1), except those which […]

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FTP CODE 2010

ANNEX 1 | FIRE TEST PROCEDURES PART 1 | NON-COMBUSTIBLE TEST   1. APPLICATION 1.1 Where a material is required to be non-combustible, it shall be determined in accordance with this part. 1.2 If a material passes the test as specified in paragraph 3, it shall be considered as “non-combustible” even if it consists of […]

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ESP CODE – 2011

ANNEX B | PART A – DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS CHAPTER 3 | ANNUAL SURVEY 3.2 EXAMINATION OF THE HULL 3.2.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances should be carried out as far as can be seen. 3.2.2 Examination of watertight penetrations should be carried out as far as practicable.   Read […]

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MARPOL | Annex – V

Chapter 3 – International Code For Ships Operating In Polar Waters Reg 14 – Application And Requirements   1. This chapter applies to all ships to which this Annex applies, operating in polar waters. 2. Unless expressly provided otherwise, any ship covered by paragraph 1 of this regulation shall comply with the environment-related provisions of […]

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C-179 [Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers]

ARTICLE 1   For the purpose of this Convention: the term “competent authority” means the minister, designated official, government department or other authority having power to issue regulations, orders or other instructions having the force of law in respect of the recruitment and placement of seafarers; the term “recruitment and placement service” means any person, […]

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Ship security alert system (SSAS)

The ship security alert system is again not a GMDSS communications system but it may be associated with GMDSS equipment installed on a ship. Carriage of SSAS is a requirement under the regulations of chapter XI-2 of SOLAS. The ship security alert system is fitted to a ship for the purpose of transmitting a security […]

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Container Types

There are many container types in operation to suit a variety of trades and merchandize. Sizes also vary and they can be shipped in the following sizes: 8 ft. in width and 8 ft. or 8 ft. 6 inch in height, with lengths of 10, 20, 40 or 45 ft.   Conventional units (general purpose) […]

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Q. Which international convention requires a register of the lifting appliances to be kept on board a ship? A. ILO Convention C152 Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work). Article 25(2) of the convention provides that “a register of the lifting appliances and items of loose gear” must be kept in a form prescribed by the […]

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