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Q. What is CHIRP? A. The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Program, an independent, confidential and voluntary reporting program for people employed or having an active interest in the aviation and maritime industries. CHIRP’s primary purpose is to receive confidential reports and, when relevant, to represent safety-related issues to the respective operational management and/or regulatory agency […]

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Q. On entry into force of the BWM Convention, what surveys will be required for an international ballast water management certificate? A. 1. An initial survey before the ship is put into service or before the certificate is issued for the first time; 2. A renewal survey at intervals of not more than five years; […]

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Q. What are the SOLAS requirements relating to plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water? A. SOLAS regulations II/17-1 requires all ships to have ship-specific plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, taking into account IMO guidelines. The plans and procedures must identify the equipment intended to be used […]

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Q. What are the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI regarding a VOC management plan? A. Under Regulations 15.6 of Annex Vi a tanker carrying crude oil must have on board and implement a VOC management plan approved by the flag state administration. The plan must be prepared taking IMO guidelines into account.   Read More: […]

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Q. What records are required by MARPOL Annex VI relation to low-sulphur fuel oils? A. Regulation 6 of MARPOL Annex VI requires that the volume of low-sulphur fuel oils in each tank as well as the date, time, and position of the ship when any fuel-oil-change-over operation is completed prior to the entry into an […]

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Q. What are ozone depleting substances (ODSs)? A. Substances that cause deterioration of the Earth’s protective ozone layer, which is located in the stratosphere and shields the earth from ultra-violet radiation. ODSs are defined in the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer 1987, which was designed to reduce the production and consumption […]

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Q. Which ships must have a garbage management plan (GMP)? A. Every ship of 100gt and above and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more. Every fixed or floating platform must also have a GMP. (Note: under the MARPOL Annex V in force prior to 1 January 2013, the applicable tonnage was 400gt.) […]

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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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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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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 […]

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