IMO Guidelines to PSC officers examining for CAS compliance

The IMO has issued MEPC Circ. 479. providing guidelines for port state control (PSC) officers conducting examinations for compliance with the condition assessment scheme (CAS). 

Note that a single hull tanker of 15 years of age and above will need to have a CAS Statement of Compliance at its first Intermediate or Renewal Survey on or after 5 April 2005 

Note too that single hull tankers with double sides or double bottom that are allowed under 13H 6(a) to carry heavy grades of oil will need a CAS Statement of Compliance at their first Intermediate or Renewal Survey on or after 5 April 2005, even if they are less than 15 years of age. 

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