Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage and Possible Need for Abandonment of Bulk Carriers (eBook)

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August 2012

Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage and Possible Need for Abandonment of Bulk Carriers (eBook)

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Recommendations emerging from IMO to make Bulk Carriers safer ships have now to be implemented.

Changes in classification rules overseen by IACS and given universal power both inside and outside IACS by endorsement from IMO have started to take effect. 0.4mb

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IMO has issued the circulars from the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) on the subject of flooding of bulk carriers.

MSC/Circ. 995 – concerned with forward flooding, issued in 2001 as MSC/Circ.1143 – referring to early assessment of damage on bulk carriers and appropriate action to take and issued in January 2004.

The circulars are aimed primarily at masters of bulk carriers. 0.4mb




Introduction 1



Class Survey Requirements 5

2.1 General 7

2.2 Annual surveys 8

2.3 Intermediate surveys 9

2.4 Special surveys 10

2.5 Drydocking (Bottom) surveys 11

2.6 Damage and repair surveys 12



Technical Background for Surveys 13

3.1 General 15

3.2 Definitions 16

3.3 Structural damages and deterioration 19

3.3.1 General 19

3.3.2 Material wastage 19

3.3.3 Fractures 19

3.3.4 Deformations 20

3.4 Structural detail failures and repairs 21

3.5 IACS Early Warning Scheme (EWS) for reporting of significant hull damage 22



Survey Planning, Preparation and Execution 23

4.1 General 25

4.2 Survey programme 26

4.3 Principle for planning document 27

4.4 Conditions for survey 28

4.5 Access arrangement and safety 29

4.6 Personal equipment 31

4.7 Thickness measurement and fracture detection 32

4.8 Survey at sea or at anchorage 33

4.9 Documentation on board 34




Structural Detail Failures and Repairs 35

5.1 General 37

5.2 Catalogue of structural detail failures and repairs 38

5.2.1 38

Part 1 Cargo hold region 39

Part 2 Fore and aft end regions 146

Part 3 Machinery and accommodation spaces 182

Title: Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage and Possible Need for Abandonment of Bulk Carriers (eBook)
Product Code: 4436F002
Published Date: August 2012

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