Q. What additional safety measures apply from 1st July 2004 to all bulk carriers?
A. SOLAS Regulation XII/12 Hold, ballast and dry space water level detectors requires the fitting of high-level alarms and level monitoring systems on all bulk carriers, regardless of construction date, in order to detect water ingress. SOLAS Regulation XII/13 Availability of pumping systems requires the means for draining and pumping dry space bilges and ballast tanks any part of which is located forward of the collision bulkhead, capable of being brought into operation from a readily accessible enclosed space.
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