Entry into force of the Mandatory Coating Standard - SOLAS II-1/3-2

Members are reminded that the new SOLAS Reg. II-1/3-2 enters into force on 1 July 2008. This regulation mandates the application of the Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC) for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and the double-sided skin spaces of bulk carriers.


Furthermore, all dedicated seawater ballast tanks shall be coated during construction in accordance with the guidelines of the PSPC.


The regulation applies to ships ≥ 500 GT with building contract ≥ 01.07.2008 or keel laying ≥ 01.01.2009, or delivery ≥ 01.07.2012.


Contact: Dragos Rauta