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ESP CODE – 2011

ANNEX A | PART A – SINGLE SIDE SKIN CONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER 1 | GENERAL

1.1 APPLICATION

1.1.1 The Code should apply to all self-propelled bulk carriers of 500 gross tonnage and above other than double-side skin bulk carriers as defined in paragraph 1.2.1 of part B of annex A.

1.1.2 The Code should apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo holds, cofferdams, pipe tunnels, void spaces, fuel oil tanks, within the cargo length area and all ballast tanks.

1.1.3 The Code contains the minimum extent of examination, thickness measurements and tank testing. The survey should be extended when substantial corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional close-up survey when necessary.

1.1.4 Ships subject to compliance with regulation XII/6.1 of the Convention should be subject to the additional thickness measurement guidance contained in annex 11.

1.1.5 Ships subject to compliance with resolution MSC.168 (79) should be subject to the additional thickness measurement guidance contained in annex 15.

1.1.6 For bulk carriers with hybrid cargo hold arrangements, e.g. with some cargo holds of single-side skin and others of double-side skin, the requirements of part B of annex A apply to cargo holds of double-side skin and associated wing Spaces.

1.1.7 The surveys should be carried out during the surveys prescribed by regulation I/10 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.

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