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Thursday, January 18, 2018

PROGRESS REPORT ON CONDITION ASSESSMENT SCHEME

The 1st meeting of a CAS Drafting Group was held on 24 November 2000. The Drafting Group considered the contributions from the different participants and managed to complete a first draft of CAS which will be revised on 5 December and a possible 3rd meeting before the deadline for submission on 22 December.

The first meeting of a CAS Drafting Group was held in London on 24 November 2000. There were 22 people representing Governments (UK and Denmark), IACS and shipowners’ organisations (INTERTANKO, ICS, OCIMF and BIMCO).

The Drafting Group considered the contributions from the different participants and in a one-day meeting managed to complete a first draft of CAS. This first draft will be revised at a second meeting on 5 December and a possible third meeting before the deadline for submission (22 December) to the inter-sessional meeting of the MEPC Working Group on Amendments to 13G.

The contents of the draft CAS Guidelines are as follows:

  1. Objective
  2. Application
  3. Definitions
  4. Survey Requirements
  5. CAS Requirements
  6. Acceptance Criteria
  7. Strength Calculations
  8. CAS Survey Reports
  9. CAS Final Report
  10. Certification
  11. Administration Verification and Notification to IMO

INTERTANKO insists that the CAS Guidelines include procedures that would ensure the veracity (truthfulness and accuracy) of the Survey. INTERTANKO would agree with justifiable additional checks on ships, but in return would expect that the survey programme would be fully documented and that CAS would include procedures for an easy control of the quality of the inspections.

There is a consensus that the Acceptance Criteria should be in accordance with IMO Resolution A.744(18) and that the Strength Calculation should require that the midship hull girder section modulus should comply with the IACS Unified requirements URS7 for measured scantlings. Allowable diminition for local structural members would be in accordance with the Class requirements.

The CAS requirements would highlight the importance of the Survey Pre-Plannig document and would ensure that there would be no survey without proper planning concluded by  a certain date (e.g. 3 months) before the Survey’s commencement.

Members will be kept informed of further developments. For more details or questions, please contact dragos.Rauta@intertanko.com