Hot work is any work that involves sources of ignition or temperatures high enough to ignite a flammable gas or liquid or material. This includes but is not limited to: Use of following temporary/ portable equipment in a hazardous area should be classified as hot
Below are the requirements and recommendations for maintenance and inspection of safety equipment in a compact and practical tool for ship owners, operators and Surveyors. New maintenance requirements for such equipment are published irregularly and in various IMO documents and chapters which makes it cumbersome
Aerosol fire-extinguishing systems Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark Verify that all electrical connections and/or manual operating stations are properly arranged, and are in proper condition. MSC.1/Circ.1432, para. 5.7 All Monthly Crew Verify that the actuation system/control panel circuits are within manufacturer’s specifications.
Air recharging system for SCBAs Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark The compressed air equipment shall be inspected. BCH Code, para. 3.16.8 IGC Code, para. 14.2.6 Tanker (chem/gas) Monthly Crew By a responsible officer. The equipment shall be inspected and tested. BCH Code, para.
Means of Embarkation on and Disembarkation from ships (Gangways, accommodation ladders incl. winch and fittings as well as use for pilot transfer) Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark Maintenance and inspection SOLAS II-1/3-9.3SOLAS III/20.4SOLAS III/20.7.2MSC.1/Circ.1331, Annex, para. 4 All Monthly Crew In accordance with
These plans are required to meet the requirements of IMO conventions such as MARPOL, SOLAS, and other local variant acts and regulations such as OPA-90. These plans include Vessel Response plans(VRP),(applicable in USA) SOPEP, SMPEP etc. These plans provide details of emergency procedures and options
Introduction To ensure a fast and effective ability to respond to a fire situation the ship is provided with means to shut off tanks containing flammable liquids that would normally be open; to shut down the pumps and other equipment that could cause or maintain
Introduction These Guidelines have been developed to assist with the maintenance of the shipboard oil pollution plan. Such plan shall be effective if it is carefully tailored to the particular ship for which it is intended. Certain aspects of the plan would be common for
The inert gas system (IGS) consists of a main inert gas plant, using boiler flue gas to provide a gas explosion protection system, i.e. a low O2 content in the cargo oil tanks and slop tanks. This is achieved by maintaining a slight overpressure in
Description The exhaust gas boiler, which is located in the engine room at the upper deck level, is used to generate steam from the waste heat in the main engine exhaust gas. It can be operated separately or in connection with the oil fired auxiliary