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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES

Interpretations of the International Convention

for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974

and its Amendments.

* List of updates to UI SC’s, reference to MSC/Circ.1120.

IACS Int. 2008

IACS Int. 1985/Rev 2003

Contents, Page 1

CONTENTS AND STATUS

Interpretation

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SC1

Main source of electrical power

Ch. II-1

Reg. 41.1

1985/Rev.1 June 2002

 

(81)

SC2

Main source of electrical power

Ch. II-1

Reg. 41.1.2

Deleted Jul 2003

 

(81)

SC3

Emergency source of electrical power

Ch. II-1

Reg. 42.1.4 &

1985/Rev. 1 May 1999

 

43.1.4

(81)

SC4

Emergency source of electrical power

Ch. II-1

Reg. 42.2.3.1 &

1985

 

43.2.4.1

(81)

SC5

Emergency source of electrical

Ch. II-1

Reg. 42.2.3.1

1985

power in passenger ships

(81)

SC6

Emergency source of electrical

Ch. II-1

Reg. 43.6

1985

power in cargo ships

(81)

SC7

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.2

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC8

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.3.3

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC9

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.4.2

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC10

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.5.2

1985/Rev 2. May 2001

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC11

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.5.3

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC12

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.5.4

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

SC13

Precautions against shock, fire and

Ch. II-1

Reg. 45.6.1

1985

other hazards of electrical origin

(81)

*Number in brackets: Year of adoption of the SOLAS Amendment for which the interpretation is valid

IACS Int. Corr/1993/Rev. 2006

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SC14

Special requirements for machinery, Ch. II-1

Reg. 53.3

1985

boilers and electrical installations

(81)

SC15

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC16

Definitions

Reg. II-2/3.34

Rev.2 Aug 2006

SC17

Definitions

Reg. II-2/3.18

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC18

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC19

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC20

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC21

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC22

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC23

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC24

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC25

Fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems

FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.1.3.2 Rev.2 Nov 2005

 

SC26

Deleted

1996

SC27

Deleted

1996

SC28

Deleted

1996

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SC29

Deleted

1996

SC30

Fire-extinguishing arrangements in machinery spaces

Reg. II-2/10.5.1 and 10.5.2

Rev. 2 Nov 2005

SC31

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC32

Fixed high expansion foam fire-extinguishing system

FSS Code, Ch. 6, 2.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC33

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC34

Automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm system

FSS Code, Ch. 8, 2.5.2.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC35

Fixed fire detection and fire alarm system

FSS Code, Ch. 9, 2.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC36 Deleted in Nov 2005

 

SC37

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC38

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC39

Ventilation systems in ships other than passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers

Reg. II-2/8.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC40

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC41

Means of escape

Reg. II-2/13.4.1.3

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC42

Precaution against ignition of explosive (Chapter II-2, Reg. 20.3.2.2) petrol and air mixture in closed vehicle spaces, closed ro-ro spaces and special category spaces

Rev.2 Dec 2007

 

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SC43 Precaution against ignition of explosive petrol and air mixture in closed vehicle spaces, closed ro-ro spaces and special category spaces

(Chapter II-2, Reg. 20.3.2.1 and 20.3.3)

Rev.2 Dec 2007

SC44

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC45

Fire integrity of bulkheads and decks

Reg. II-2/9.2.3 and 9.2.4

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC46

Protection of stairways and lift trunks in accommodation spaces, service spaces and control stations

Reg. II-2/9.2.3.4.1

Rev.1 Dec 2005

SC47

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC48

Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

Reg. II-2/1.6.4 and Reg. II-2/10.7.1.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC49

Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

Reg. II-2/10.7.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC50

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC51

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC52

Special requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods

Reg.

II-2/19.3.4.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC53

cancelled/1993

SC54

Location and separation of spaces

Reg. II-2/4.5.1

Rev.3 Nov 2005

SC55

Location and separation of spaces

Reg. II-2/4.5.2.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

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SC56 Deleted in Nov 2005

SC57

Venting, purging, gas freeing and ventilation

Reg. II-2/4.5.3.4.1.3 and 4.5.3.4.1.4

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC58

Venting, purging, gas freeing and ventilation

Reg. II-2/4.5.6.3

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC59

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC60

Fixed deck foam systems

FSS Code, Ch. 14, 2.2.2.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC61

Fixed deck foam systems

FSS Code, Ch. 14,

2.1.3

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC62

Inert gas systems

FSS Code, Ch. 15,

2.3.2.7 and 2.3.2.8

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC63

Pre-discharge alarm of fixed gas fire extinguishing systems

FSS Code, Ch.

5, 2.1.3.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC64 Fire dampers in ventilation ducts Reg. II-2/9.7.3.1 Rev.1 Nov

SC65

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC66

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC67

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC68

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC69

Deleted in Nov 2005

2005

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SC70

Area classification and selection of electrical equipment

Reg. II-2/11.6.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC71

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC72

In a ship engaged regularly in voyages of short duration

Ch. II-1

Reg. 42.2.7

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC73

Fire protection of weather decks

Reg. II-2/20.4 and 20.6

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC74

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC75

Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

Reg. II-2/20.3.1.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC76

Engine bearing temperature monitors Ch. II-1

Reg. 47.2

(1981)

1985

SC77 Deleted in Nov 2005

SC78

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC79

Certified safe type of electrical equipment for ships carrying dangerous goods

Ch. II-2

Reg. 19.3.2

1993/Rev.3 Aug 2006

SC80

Deleted in Nov 2005

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SC81 Drainage of enclosed spaces situated Ch. II-1 on the bulkhead deck

Reg. 21.1.6.1

(89)

1993

SC82

Protection against noise

Ch. II-1

Reg. 36

(81)

1993

SC83

Continuity of the supply when transformers constitutes an essential part of the electrical supply system

Ch. II-1

Reg. 41.1.5

(81)

1993

SC84

Purpose built container space

Reg. II-2/19.2.2.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

 

SC85

Ro-ro Space

Reg. II-2/19.2.2.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC86

Weather Decks

Reg. II-2/19, Table 19.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC87

Certification of carriage of solid dangerous bulk cargoes

Reg. II-2, 19.3 and 19.4

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC88

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC89

Ventilation of Cargo spaces

Reg. II-2/19.3.4

Rev.2 Nov 2005

 

SC90

Bilge Drainage

Reg. II-2/19.3.5

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC91

Personal Protection - Protective Clothing

Reg. II-2/19.3.6.1

Rev.1 Dec 2005

SC92

Personal Protection - Self-contained breathing Apparatus

Reg. II-2/19.3.6.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

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SC93Enclosure of stern tubes on cargo ships

CH. II-1

Reg. 11.9

1994

SC94

Mechanical and electrical

independency of electric steering control

 

systems for steering gears

CH. II-1

Reg. 29

1994

SC95

Communication between navigating bridge and machinery space

CH. II-1

Reg. 37

1994

SC96

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC97

Connection of a pump to fire main

Reg. II-2/10.2.2.3.3

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC98

Fire hose nozzles of a plastic type material

Reg. II-2/10.2.3.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC99

Flexible bellows of combustible materials

Reg. II-2/9.7.1.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC100 Closing appliances of ventilation inlets and outlets

Reg. II-2/5.2.2.1

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC101 Main vertical zones

Reg. II-2/9.2.2.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC102 Cold Service

Reg. II-2/5.3.1.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC103 Insulation of machinery space boundaries

Reg. II-2/19.3.8

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC104 Deleted in Nov 2005

 

SC105 Deleted in Nov 2005

SC106Galley exhaust duct

Reg. II-2/9.7.5.2.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

1995

FP40

SC107Continuous ceiling

Reg. II-2/9.2.2.2.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

1995

FP40

SC108Galley exhaust duct

Reg. II-2/9.7.5.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

1995

FP40

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SC109

Open Top Container Holds - Water supplies

Reg. II-2/19.3.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005 1995

FP40

SC110

Open Top Container Holds -Ventilation

Reg. II-2/19.3.4

Rev.1 Nov 2005

1995

FP40

SC111

Open Top Container Holds -Bilge pumping

Reg. II-2/19.3.5

Rev.1 Nov 2005 1995

FP40

SC112

Deleted January 2002

SC113

Emergency Towing Arrangements on Tankers Res. MSC 35 (63)2.10) Prototype Test

1996

1996

MSC 66

SC114

Emergency Fire Pump Access

Reg. II-2/10.2.2.3.2.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC115

Fire detection system with remotely and individually identifiable detectors

FSS Code, Ch. 9, 2.4.1.1 and 2.5.1.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

 

SC116

Deleted in Nov 2005

SC117

Fire detection system with remotely and

 

individually identifiable detectors

FSS Code, Ch. 9, 2.1.4 and 2.4.3.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC118

Exhaust duct from galley ranges

Reg. II-2/9.7.5.1 and 9.7.5.2.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC119

Balancing ducts

Reg. II-2/9.4.1.2 and Reg. II-2/9.4.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

 

SC120

Access to forecastle spaces on tankers

Reg. II-2/4.5.2.1 and 4.5.2.2

Rev.2 Aug 2006

 

SC121

Fire Pump Isolation Requirements

Reg. II-2/10.2.1.4.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

 

SC 122 Corrosion Prevention in Seawater Ballast Tanks

CH.II-1 Reg. 3-2

Corr.1 Oct 2008

SC 123 Machinery Installations - Service Tank Arrangements Reg. II-1/26.11 1998 Rev.3 Dec 2005

SC124

Emergency Source of Power in Passenger and Cargo Ships

Reg. II-1/42.3.4 and II-1/43.3.4 May, 1999/Corr.1 Oct 2007

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SC125

B and C Class Divisions

Reg. II-2/2.4 and Reg II-2/2.10

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC126

Fire Protection Materials for Cargo Ships

Reg. II-2/5.3 and 6.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 127 Paints, varnishes and other finishes

Reg. II-2/6.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 128 CO 2 Discharge Time,

Reg. II-2/20.6.1.1.1.1, FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.2.1.5

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 129 Fire Detection in Unmanned Machinery Spaces

Reg. II-2/7.4

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 130 Fire Detection and Sprinkler Systems in Refrigerated Chambers and similar spaces

Reg. II-2/7.5.2 and Reg. II-2/10.6.1.1

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 131 Deleted in Nov 2005

 

SC 132 Release Operation of the CO 2 System

FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.2.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC 133 Oil Mist Detector on High Speed Engines - “equivalent device”

Chapter I-1, Reg. 47.2

May, 1998

SC 134 Essential Services & Arrangements of sources of Power, Supply, Control & Monitoring to the different categories of Essential Services (SOLAS Reg. II-1/40 & 41)

SC 135 Deleted

Chapter II-1, Reg.40.1.1, /June 2002 40.1.2, 41.1.2 and 41.1.3

SC 136 Connecting means by which the main busbars of the main source of electrical power are normally connected

1999/Rev.3 Nov 2005

SC 137 Definition of High Speed Craft

April, 1998

SC 138 Safe Access to Tanker Bows

May, 1998

SC 139 Navigation Bridge Visibility

Rev. 1 Dec 2003

SC 140 Secondary means of venting cargo tanks

Reg. II-2/4.5.3.2.2 and Reg. II-2/11.6.3.2

Rev.2 Nov 2005

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SC 141 Information on compliance with requirements for bulk carriers - “triangle” to be marked on a bulk carrier

Ch.XII, Reg.8.3

Deleted

1999 MSC 71

Res MSC.89(71)

SC 142 Deleted - January 2000

 

SC 143 Stowage of Marine Evacuation Systems

Ch.III, Reg.15

1999

SC 144 Periodic Servicing of Launching Appliances

Ch.III, Reg.20.11

1999/

2000 DE43

and on-load Releasing Gear

Rev. 1 Nov 1999

 

SC 145 Public Address System

LSA Code, para. 7.2.2

1998

1999 DE42

SC 146 Fire hose couplings and nozzles

Reg. II-2/10.2.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 147 Watertight door closure

FSS Code, Ch. 9, 2.1.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 148 Ventilation by fan coil units

Reg. II-2/5.2.1.3 and Reg. II-2/7.9.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 149 Portable instruments for measuring flammable vapours

Reg. II-2/4.5.7.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 150 Location of the foam system equipment

FSS Code, Ch. 14, 2.1.2 and 2.3.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 151 Location of the main generating station with respect to the main switchboard and associated section boards

May 1999

SC 152 Use of Emergency Generator in Port

May 1999

SC 153 Rudder Stock Diameter

Ch.II-1,Reg.29.3.3 & 19.14

Feb 2000

2000 DE 43

SC 154 Provision of Detailed Information on Specific Cargo Hold Flooding Scenarios (SOLAS XII/9.3)

Mar 2000

SC 155 Lightweight check in lieu of inclining test

Rev.1 Feb 2008

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SC 156 Doors in Watertight bulkheads of cargo ships and Passenger Ships

SC 157 Main Source of Electrical Power Rev.1 Feb 2005

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 159 Equivalent Protection Reg. II-2/10.7.2 Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 160 Method IIIC Construction Reg. II-2/7.5.5.3 Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 158 Horizontal Fire Zone Concept

June 2002

Reg. II-2/20.2.2.1

SC 161 Timber deck cargo in the context of damage stability requirements

Rev.1 Feb 2008

SC 162 Emergency fire pumps for cargo ships - General Reg. II-2/10.2.2.3.1.2

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 163 Emergency fire pump in cargo ships - sea suction

and sea valve

FSS Code, Ch. 12, 2.2.1.1

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 164 Emergency fire pumps in cargo ships - priming

FSS Code, Ch. 12, 2.2.1.3

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 165 Electrical cables for the emergency fire pump

June 2002/Rev.1 May 2004

SC 166

Waste Receptacles

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 167 Electrical distribution boards

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 168 Hydrants for dangerous goods

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 169 Foam systems positions of aft monitors

June 2002/Corr.Feb 2003

SC 170 Low pressure CO 2 systems

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 171 Interpretation of the term “First Survey”

Rev.2 Aug 2008

SC 172 Monitoring the concentration of hydrocarbon gases in cargo pump rooms on oil tankers

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 173

SC 174 A 60 Front Insulation of Tankers(Reg.II-2/9.2.4.2.5)

SC175 Combustible Gaskets in Ventilation Duct Connections (Reg.II-2/9.7.1.1 ) July 2003

SC 176 Fixed Local Application Fire Extinguishing System

Safety Devices in Venting Systems (Reg.II-2/4.5.3.3) July 2003

Rev.1 Aug 2006

July 2003/Rev.1 May 2004

(Reg.II-2/10.5.6)

SC177

Lubricating Oil and other Flammable Oil System Arrangements – Retroactive Application of Regulations II-2/15.3 and 15.4 of SOLAS (2001 Edition)

July 2003

SC178 Emergency Fire Pumps in Cargo Ships (FSS Code, Ch. 12, 2.2.1.3)

Withdrawn

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SC 179 Dewatering of forward spaces of bulk carriers

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC180 Hold ballast and dry space water level detectors (Chapter XII, Regulation 12 (Resolution MSC.134(76)) and performance standards for water level detectors on bulk carriers (Resolution MSC.145(77))

Rev.2 Nov 2005

SC181 Bridge Design, Equipment Arrangement and Procedures SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 15

Withdrawn Dec 2005

SC182 Bulk carriers not complying with SOLAS XII/9 as of 1 January 2004 (Chapter XII, Regulation 9)

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC183 Endorsement of Certificates with the Date of Completion of the Survey on which they are Based

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC 184 Machinery Installations - Deep Ship Condition

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC185 Starting Arrangements for Emergency Generating Sets

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC186 Acceptable voltage variations in voltage when the emergency loads are supplied from a battery via an electronic converter/inverter

May 2004

SC187

Electric steering gear overload alalrm

May 2004

SC188 Segregation of Cargo Oil Tanks (Reg.II-2/4.5.1.1)

Rev.1 Nov 2005

SC189

High pressure oil fuel delivery lines on small engines

May 2004

SC190 IACS Unified Interpretations (UI) SC 190 Application of SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-6 (Res MSC.134(76)) and Techncial Provisions on Permanent Means of Access (Res MSC.133(76))

April 2004

SC 191 For the application of amended SOLAS regulation II-1/3-6 (resolution MSC.151(78)) and revised Technical provisions for means of access for inspections (resolution MSC.158 (78))

SC 192

SC 193 Fixed gas fire-extinguishing system control requirements (FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.1.3.3 and 2.2.2)

SC 194 Installation of electrical and electronic appliances on the bridge and vicinity of the bridge

Arrangement of galley ducts

Rev.3 Mar 2006

Dec 2004

under development

Sept 2005

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SC 195 Performance Standards for Universal Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) (SOLAS Reg.V/18.2)

Deleted Dec 2006

SC 196 Document of compliance for the carriage of dangerous goods (DoC) (Reg.II-2/19.4)

Mar 2005

SC197 Non-combustible cargoes (Reg.II-2/10.7.1.4)

Rev.1 Aug 2006

SC198 Sections in local application fire extinguishing systems

June 2005

(Reg.II-2/10.5.6.3)

SC199 Fire fighting systems in cargo sampling lockers

June 2005

(Reg.II-2/10.6.3.2)

SC 200 Container storage arrangement for equivalent fixed gas fire extinguishing systems (FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.5)

June 2005

SC201 Location of paint lockers within cargo block

Rev.1 Apr 2006

SC202 Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated SeaWater Ballast Tanks

Under Development

SC203 Carriage Requirements for Shipborne Navigational Systems and Equipment

Corr.1 May 2007

SC204 Storage of fire-extinguishing media forward the cargo holds

Apr 2006

SC205 Portable fire-fighting appliances in cargo holds loaded with vehicles with fuel in their tanks (Regulation II-2/20.6.2)

May 2006

SC 206 Under Development

SC207 SOLAS XII/5 in terms of Structural Strength of Bulk Carriers in case Corr.1 Oct 2007 of Accidental Hold Flooding

SC208 SOLAS XII/6.5.1 in terms of protection of cargo holds from laoding/discharge equipment

Corr.1 Oct 2007

SC209 SOLAS XII/6.5.3 in terms of redundancy of stiffening structural members for vessels not designed according to CSR for bulk carriers

June 2006

SC210 Double-side skin construction on bulk carriers

June 2006

SC211 Protection of fuel oil (Regulations II-2/3.6 and 4.5.1.1)

Corr.1 Oct 2007

SC212 Shipboard fittings and supporting hull structures associated with towing and mooring on conventional vessels

Corr.2 Oct 2007

SC213 Arrangements for remotely located survival craft

Rev.1 June 2008

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SC214 Portions of open decks utilized for the storage of gas bottles

July 2006

SC215 Embarkation Ladder

Corr.1 Oct 2007

 

SC 216 FSS Code - Water-based fire-extinguishing systems

Deleted Aug 2008

SC217 Nozzles installation for fixed water based local application fire-fighting systems for use in category A machinery spaces (MSC/Circ 913)

Corr.1 Sept 2007

SC218 Fire Testing of Equivalent Water-Based Fire Extinguishing Systems (IMO MSC/Circ.1165, Appendix B, 4.5.1)

Oct 2007

SC219 Fire Testing of Equivalent Water-Based Fire Extinguishing Systems (IMO MSC/Circ.1165, Appendix B, 4.5.4.1)

Oct 2007

SC220 Special requirements for vehicle ferries, ro-ro ships and other ships of similar type

Oct 2007

SC221 Separation of galley exhaust ducts from spaces (Reg II-2/9)

Oct 2007

SC222 Stripe coats and salt measurement

SC223 For Application of SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-2 Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double-side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers,

Deleted June 2008

adopted by Resolution MSC.215(82)

Corr.1 July 2008

SC224 Measurement of Distances

Aug 2008

SC225 The occupied volume by flooded water of a flooded space in the SOLAS Chapter II-1 (Regulation 2(14))

Sept 2008

SC1

SC1

Main source of electrical power

(1974)

(Rev.1

Shaft driven generator systems (Regulation II-1/41.1.3)

June 2002)

Generators and generator systems, having the ship’s main propulsion machinery as their prime mover, may be accepted as part of the ship’s main source of electrical power, provided:

1. They are to be capable of operating under all weather conditions during sailing and during manoeuvring, also when the vessel is stopped, within the specified limits for the voltage variation in IEC 60092 - 301 and the frequency variation in UR E5.

2. Their rated capacity is safeguarded during all operations given under 1, and is such that in the event of any other one of the generators failing, the services given under Regulation II-1/41.1.2 can be maintained.

3. The short circuit current of the generator/generator system is sufficient to trip the generator/generator system circuit-breaker taking into account the selectivity of the protective devices for the distribution system.

Protection is to be arranged in order to safeguard the generator/generator system in case of a short circuit in the main bus bar. The generator/generator system is to be suitable for further use after fault clearance.

4. Standby sets are started in compliance with the paragraph 2.2 of SC 157.

Note: 1.Changes introduced in Rev.1 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2003.

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SC1-1

SC2

SC2

(1974)

(Rev.1

June 2002)

Main source of electrical power

Deleted in 2003

SC3


SC3

(1985)

(Rev.1

May 1999)

Emergency source of electrical power

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 42.1.4 & 43.1.4)

SOLAS Regulation II-1/42.1.4 and 43.1.4 read:

Provided that suitable measures are taken for safeguarding independent emergency operation under all circumstances, the emergency generator may be used exceptionally, and for short periods, to supply non-emergency circuits.

Interpretations

Exceptionally, whilst the vessel is at sea, is understood to mean conditions such as

1. blackout situation

2. dead-ship situation

3. routine use for testing

4. short-term parallel operation with the main source of electrical power for the purpose of load transfer

Unless instructed otherwise by the Administration, the emergency generator may be used during lay time in port for the supply of the ship mains, provided the requirements of UI SC 152 are complied with.

Note:

Rev.1 of UI SC 3 is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2000

IACS Int. 1985/Rev.1 1999

SC4–SC6

SC4

Emergency source of electrical power

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 42.2.3.1 & 43.2.4.1)

Internal communication equipment required in an emergency is generally:

1. The means of communication which is provided between the navigating bridge and the steering gear compartment

2. The means of communication which is provided between the navigating bridge and the position in the machinery space or control room from which the engines are normally controlled

3. The means of communication which is provided between the bridge and the radio telegraph or radio telephone stations.

 

SC5

Emergency source of electrical power in passenger ships

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 42.2.3.1 only)

1. The means of communication which is provided between the officer of the watch and the person responsible for closing any watertight door which is not capable of being closed from a central control station

2. The public address system or other effective means of communication which is provided throughout the accommodation, public and service spaces

3. The means of communication which is provided between the navigating bridge and the main fire control station.

 

SC6

Emergency source of electrical power in cargo ships

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 43.6)

Attention is drawn to the following additional requirements:

1. IMO Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk, clause

2.9.2.2.

2. IMO Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, clause 2.9.3.2.

IACS Int. 1985

SC7–SC9

SC7

Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.2)

Text:

"Exposed live parts having voltages to earth exceeding a voltage to be specified by the Administration"

Interpretation:

Voltage values as stated in Regulation 45.1.1.1.

SC8

Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.3.3)

Text:

<<and special precautions shall be taken to the satisfaction of the Administration>>.

Interpretation:

1. All final sub-circuits should consist of two insulated wires, the hull return being achieved by connecting to the hull one of the busbars of the distribution board from which they originate.

2. Earth wires should be in accessible locations to permit their ready examination and to enable their disconnection for testing of insulation.

SC9

Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.4.2)

Text:

<<Insulation level monitoring devices>>.

Interpretation:

A device or devices to continuously monitor the values of electrical insulation to earth and to give an audible or visual indication in case of abnormally low insulation values.

IACS Int. 1985

SC10

SC10

(Rev 1

1997)

(Rev.2

May

2001)

Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.5.2)

Text:

"shall be at least of a flame-retardant type .

Interpretation:

This may be achieved by cables which have been tested in accordance with IEC Publication 60332-1 or a test procedure equivalent thereto.

Text:

shall be so installed as not to impair their original flame-retarding properties .

Interpretation:

This may be achieved by:

Method 1 Cables which have been tested in accordance with IEC Publication 60332-3 Category A/F or a test procedure for cables installed in bunches equivalent thereto.

Method 2

2.1

1

2

3

4

2.2

(See Figures 1-4)

Fire stops having at least B-0 penetrations fitted as follows:

cable entries at the main and emergency switchboard,

where cables enter engine control rooms,

cable entries at centralized control panels for propulsion machinery and essential auxiliaries,

at each end of totally enclosed cable trunks; and

In enclosed and semi-enclosed spaces, cable runs are to comply with the following:

to have fire protection coating applied:

to at least 1 metre in every 14 metres

to entire length of vertical runs, or

fitted with fire stops having at least B-0 penetrations every second deck or approximately 6 metres for vertical runs and at every 14 metres for horizontal runs.

1

-

-

2

The cable penetrations are to be installed in steel plates of at least 3 mm thickness extending all around to twice the largest dimension of the cable run for vertical runs and once for horizontal runs, but need not extend through ceilings, decks, bulkheads or solid sides of trunk. In cargo area, fire stops need only be fitted at the boundaries of the spaces.

Note: Changes introduced in Rev.2 are to be implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 July 2001.

SC10

▼ ▼

SC10

FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm THICKNESS) FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm
FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm
THICKNESS)
FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm
THICKNESS)
TOTALLY ENCLOSED TRUNKS
NON TOTALLY ENCLOSED
TRUNKS
HORIZONTAL
STEEL PLATE
14m
B-0
PENETRATION
B-0
B-0
PENETRATION
PENETRATION
a
STEEL
a
1a
PLATE
REMARK:
THE LENGTH (a) OF THE FIRE STOPS FOR HORIZONTAL
CABLE RUNS SHOULD BE AT LEAST ONCE OF THE
LARGEST DIMENSION OF THE CABLE BUNCH OR UP
TO THE DECK
B-0
Fig. 3
PENETRATION
FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm THICKNESS)
OPEN CABLE RUNS
VERTICAL
OR
Fig. 1
FIRE STOP
2a
a
2a
2a
FIRE STOPS (STEEL PLATE AT LEAST 3mm
THICKNESS)
NON TOTALLY ENCLOSED
TRUNKS
6m
VERTICAL
FIRE STOP
A
a
B-0
PENETRATION
STEEL
PLATE
2a
FIRE STOP WITH
STEEL PLATE AND
B-0 PENETRATION
HORIZONTAL
14m
1a
6m
STEEL PLATE
FIRE STOP
1a a
1a
B-0
PENETRATION
a
B
1a
14m
OR
2a
1m
1m
COATING
COATING
Fig. 2
Fig. 4
2a
COATING ENTIRE LENGTH

SC11-SC14

SC11

Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.5.3)

High fire risk areas are those considered as such in Chapter II-2 Regulations 26, 27, 44 and 58.

SC12 Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.5.4)

Special precautions should be as follows:

1. Cables to be appropriately sheathed according to intended environment.

2. Cables to be suitably protected against mechanical damage.

3. Electrical and mechanical segregation of intrinsically safe circuits from other circuits.

4. Effective earthing of metal coverings of cables.

SC13 Precautions against shock, fire and other hazards of electrical origin

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 45.6.1)

Text:

"overload

Interpretation:

1. When it is impracticable, for example engine starting battery circuit.

2. When by design the circuit is incapable of developing overload, for example control transformers.

3. For essential motors which are duplicated and thruster motors, the overload protection may be replaced by an overload alarm.

or

where the Administration may exceptionally otherwise permit".

SC14 Special requirements for machinery, boilers and electrical installations

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 53.3)

This regulation is applicable to stand-by machines required by the Rules of the individual Societies for:

1. oil engines for propulsion purposes,

2. steam turbines for propulsion purposes,

3. gas turbines for propulsion purposes,

4. controllable pitch propellers.

SC15–SC18

SC15 Definitions

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC16

(Rev.1

June

2005)

(Rev.2

Aug 2006)

Definitions

(Reg. II-2/3.34)

Oil fuel unit includes any equipment used for the preparation and delivery of oil fuel, heated or not, to boilers (including inert gas generators) and engines (including gas turbines) at a pressure of more than 0.18 N/mm 2 . Oil fuel transfer pumps are not considered as oil fuel units.

 

(MSC.1/Circ.1203)

 

Note:

1.

Rev.1 is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates on ships the keels of which are laid from 1 January 2006.

 

2.

Rev.2 of this UI is editorially amended to refer to MSC.1/Circ.1203.

 

SC17 Definitions - Control Stations

   

(Rev.1

2001)

(Reg. II-2/3.18)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

1.

Main navigational equipment includes, in particular, the steering stand and the compass, radar and

direction-finding equipment.

2.

Steering gear rooms containing an emergency steering position are not considered to be control

stations.

3.

Where in the regulations of chapter II-2 relevant to fixed fire-extinguishing systems there are no

specific requirements for the centralization within a control station of major components of a system,

such major components may be placed in spaces which are not considered to be a control station.

 

4.

Spaces containing, for instance, the following battery sources should be regarded as control

stations regardless of battery capacity:

 

.1 emergency batteries in separate battery room for power supply from black-out till start of

 

emergency generator,

 

.2 emergency batteries in separate battery room as reserve source of energy to radiotelegraph

installation, .3 batteries for start of emergency generator, .4 and, in general, all emergency batteries required in pursuance of Reg. II-1/42 or Reg. II-1/43. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

 
 

SC18

Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC19–SC22

SC19 Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

(Rev 1

1996)

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

(Corr.1

2001)

SC20 Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC21

(Rev 1

1996)

Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC22

(Rev.1

2001)

Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC23–SC25

SC23 Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

(1985)

(Rev.1

2001)

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC24 Fire pumps, fire mains, hydrants and hoses

(1985)

(Rev.1

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

2001)

SC25

(1985)

(Rev.1

June 2000)

(Add.1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems

(FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.1.3.2)

Text:

Means shall be provided for automatically giving audible warning of the release of fire-extinguishing medium into any ro-ro spaces and other in which personnel normally work or to which they have access.

Interpretation:

Ordinary cargo holds need not comply with this requirement. However, ro/ro spaces, cargo holds in container ships equipped for integrated reefer containers and other spaces where personnel can be expected to enter and where the access is therefore facilitated by doors and or manway hatches shall comply with this requirement. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

Note:

1.

Changes introduced in Rev.1 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2001.

SC26–SC29

SC26 Deleted

SC27 Deleted

SC28 Deleted

SC29 Deleted

IACS Int. 1985/Rev 1996

SC26-1

SC30


SC30

(May 1998)

(Rev. 1

June 2000)

(Rev.2

Nov. 2005)

Fire-extinguishing arrangements in machinery spaces

(Interpretation of Chapter II-2, Regulation 10.5.1 and 10.5.2)

Number of systems, appliances and extinguishers required by Reg. II-2/10.5.1 & 10.5.2 (MSC/Circ. 1120)

 

Systems,

             

appliances &

extinguishers

Category A

machinery

spaces

Fixed

fire-

extin-

guish-

ing

system

Portable

foam

applica-

tor *1

Portable

foam

extin-

guishers

Add'l

portable

foam

extin-

guishers

135 l

foam

extin-

guisher

45 l foam

extinguis-

hers

*2

Sand

boxes *3

 

SOLAS

paragraph

10.5.1.1

10.5.1.2.1

10.5.1.2.2

10.5.2.2.2

10.5.1.2.2

10.5.2.2.2

10.5.1.2.3

 

10.5.2.1

10.5.2.2.1

 

Boiler room containing:

 

Oil-fired boilers

1

1

2N

NA

1 *4

-

N

Oil-fired boilers and oil fuel units

1

1

2N + 2

NA

1

*4

-

N

 

Engine room containing:

 

Oil fuel units only

1

-

2

NA

 

- -

-

Internal

           

combustion

1

1

 

x

- y

-

machinery

 

Internal combustion machinery and oil fuel units

1

1

 

x

 

- y

-

 

Combined engine/boiler room containing:

 

Internal combustion machinery, oil fired boilers and oil fuel units

1

1

(2N + 2) or x whichever is greater

1

*4

y *5

N

N

= number of firing spaces.

 

"2N"

means that two extinguishers are to be located in each firing space.

 

x

= sufficient number, minimum two in each space, so located that there are at least one portable fire extinguisher within 10 m walking distance from any point.

y

= sufficient number to enable foam to be directed onto any part of the fuel and lubricating oil pressure systems, gearing and other fire hazards.

Notes:

*1. May be located at outside of the entrance to the room.

*2. May be arranged outside of the space concerned for smaller spaces of cargo ships.

*3. The amount of sand is to be at least 0.1 m

be substituted by approved portable fire extinguishers. *4. Not required for such spaces in cargo ships wherein all boilers contained therein are for domestic services and are less than 175 kW. *5. In case of machinery spaces containing both boilers and internal combustion engines (case not explicitly considered in Reg. 10.5) Reg. 10.5.1 and 10.5.2 apply, with the exception that one of the foam fire-extinguishers of at least 45 l capacity or equivalent (required by Reg. 10.5.2.2.2) may be omitted on the condition that the 135 l extinguisher (required by Reg. 10.5.1.2.2) can protect efficiently and readily the area covered by the 45 l extinguisher. *6. Oil fired machinery other than boilers such as fired inert gas generators, incinerators and waste disposal units are to be considered the same as boilers insofar as the required number and type of fire fighting appliances are concerned.

3

. A shovel is to be provided. Sand boxes may

Note: Changes introduced in Rev.1 are to be implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2001.

SC31–SC33

SC31

Fire-extinguishing arrangements in machinery spaces

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

 

SC32

(Rev.1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Fixed high expansion foam fire-extinguishing system

(FSS Code, Ch. 6, 2.2)

When such a system is to be fitted in any other space than a machinery space, this regulation applies.

Reference is made to MSC/Circ. 670 - Guidelines for the performance and testing criteria and surveys of high-expansion foam concentrates for fixed fire-extinguishing systems.

SC33

Special arrangements in machinery spaces

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

IACS Int. 1985/Rev.2 2005

SC34–SC37

SC34 Automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

alarm system

(FSS Code, Ch. 8, 2.5.2.3)

Nominal area is defined as being the gross, horizontal projection of the area to be covered. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC35 Fixed fire detection and fire alarm system

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(FSS Code, Ch. 9, 2.2)

The main (respective emergency) feeder shall run from the main (respective emergency) switchboard to the change-over switch without passing through any other distributing switchboard.

SC36 Arrangements for oil fuel, lubricating oil and other flammable oils

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC37

(Corr.1

2001)

Arrangements for oil fuel, lubricating oil and other flammable oils

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC38–SC40

SC38 Arrangements for oil fuel, lubricating oil and

(Rev.1

2001)

other flammable oils

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC39 Ventilation systems in ships other than passenger

(Rev.1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

ships carrying more than 36 passengers

(Reg. II-2/8.2)

Equally effective local closing arrangements means that in case of ventilators these are to be fitted with fire dampers or smoke dampers which could be closed easily within the control station in order to maintain the absence of smoke in the event of fire. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC40

(Rev.1

2001)

Means of escape

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC41

SC41 SC

Means of Escape

(Rev.1

2001)

(Reg. II-2/13.4.1.3)

(Rev.2 (cont)

Nov 2005)

Text:

a ship of 1,000 gross tonnage and above, the Administration may

dispense with one means of escape from any such space, including a normally unattended auxiliary machinery space, so long as either a door or a steel ladder provides a safe escape route to the embarkation deck, due regard being paid to the nature and location of the space and whether persons are normally employed in that space."

Reg. II-2/13.4.1.3: "

In

Interpretation:

The above requirement applies only to auxiliary machinery spaces where persons are not normally employed.

End of

Document

SC42

SC42 SC

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Rev.2 (cont)

Dec 2007)

Precaution against ignition of explosive petrol and air mixture in closed vehicle spaces, closed ro-ro spaces and special category spaces

(Chapter II-2, Reg. 20.3.2.2)

Text:

"

sparks

electrical

"

equipment of a type so enclosed and protected as to prevent the escape of

Interpretation:

This is realized by requiring an enclosure of at least IP55, or apparatus suitable for use in Zone 2 areas as defined in IEC Publication 60079. Refer to IEC Publication 60079 Part 14 for types of protection suitable for use in Zone 2 areas.

Note:

1.

Rev.1 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2006.

2.

Rev.2 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2008.

End of

Document

SC43

SC43 SC

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Rev.2 (cont)

Dec 2007)

Precaution against ignition of explosive petrol and air mixture in closed vehicle spaces, closed ro-ro spaces and special category spaces

(Chapter II-2, Regulation 20.3.2.1 and 20.3.3)

Text:

“ shall be of a type suitable for use in explosive petrol and air mixtures

“ shall be of a type approved for use in explosive petrol and air mixtures…”

”*

* Refer to the recommendations of the international Electrotechnical Commission, in particular publication 60079.

Interpretation:

This is realized by requiring certified safe equipment suitable for use in Zone 1 areas as defined in IEC Publication 60079 (Gas Group IIA and Temperature Class T3). Refer to IEC Publication 60079 Part 14 for types of protection suitable for use in Zone 1 areas.

Note:

1.

Rev.1 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2006.

2.

Rev.2 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2008.

End of

Document

SC44–SC46

SC44

(1974)

(Rev.1

2001)

Bulkheads within accommodation and service spaces

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC45

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Fire integrity of bulkheads and decks

(Reg. II-2/9.2.3 and 9.2.4)

The following spaces are considered to belong to the categories of spaces dealt with by Reg. II-2/9.2.3 and 9.2.4, for the purpose of this regulation, as follows :

- Navigation equipment room (radar transmitter) and battery rooms (1): Control Stations

Note 1:

Provision chambers are to be treated as store rooms.

Note 2:

Refrigerated provision chambers are to be Category 9 service spaces if thermally insulated with combustible materials, or Category 5 service spaces if thermally insulated with non-combustible materials.

SC46 Protection of stairways and lift trunks in

(Rev.1

Dec 2005)

accommodation spaces, service spaces and control stations

(Reg. II-2/9.2.3.4.1)

Dumb-waiters are to be regarded as lifts.

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC47–SC50

SC47

(Rev.1

2001)

Restricted use of combustible materials

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC48 Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/1.6.4 and Reg. II-2/10.7.1.3)

Ships of less than 2.000 tons gross tonnage carrying petroleum products having a flash point exceeding 60°C (c.c. test) are not required to be fitted with a fixed fire extinguishing system.

SC49 Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/10.7.2)

Reg. II-2/10.7.2 apply to all cargo ships, engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods, of 500 tons gross tonnage and upwards.

SC50 Special requirements for ships carrying

(Rev.1

2001)

dangerous goods

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC51–SC54

SC51

Special requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

 

SC52

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Special requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods

(Reg. II-2/19.3.4.2)

1 Exhaust fans are to be of non-sparking type in accordance with IACS Requirement F 29, as revised.

2 The purpose of "suitable wire mesh guards" is to prevent foreign objects from entering into the fan

casing. The standard wire mesh guards are to have a size of 13 mm x 13 mm. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

Note:

Rev.1 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2006.

SC53

Special requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods

(Chapter II-2, Regulation 54.2.5)

 

 

(Cancelled at C27, 1993)

SC54

Location and separation of spaces

 

(Rev 1

1997)

 

(Rev 2

(Reg. II-2/4.5.1)

2001)

(Rev.3

Nov 2005)

The expression “cofferdam” means, for the purpose of this regulation, an isolating space between two adjacent steel bulkhead or decks. The minimum distance between the two bulkheads or decks is to be sufficient for safe access and inspection. In order to meet the single failure principle, in the particular case when a corner-to-corner situation occurs, this principle may be met by welding a diagonal plate across the corner. No cargo, wastes or other goods are to be contained in cofferdams. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC55–SC58

SC55

(Rev 1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Location and separation of spaces

(Reg. II-2/4.5.2.2)

1. An access to a deck foam system room (including the foam tank and the control station) can be permitted within the limits mentioned in Reg. II-2/4.5.2.1, provided that the conditions listed in Reg. II-2/4.5.2.2 are satisfied and that the door is located flush with the bulkhead.

2. The navigation bridge external doors and windows which are located within the limits of

regulation 4.5.2.1 are to be tested for gastightness. If a water hose test is applied, the following may be taken as a guide:

- nozzle diameter: minimum 12 mm;

- water pressure just before the nozzle: not less than 0.2 N/mm 2 ; and

- distance between the nozzle and the doors or windows: maximum 1.5 m. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC56 Venting, purging, gas freeing and ventilation

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC57

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Venting, purging, gas freeing and ventilation

(Reg. II-2/4.5.3.4.1.3 and 4.5.3.4.1.4)

Text:

<<

to enclosed spaces containing a source of ignition and from deck machinery, which may include

anchor windlass and chain locker openings, and equipment which may constitute an ignition hazard>>.

Interpretation:

Electrical equipment fitted in compliance with IEC Publication 60092- Electrical installations in ships - Part 502: Tankers - Special features is not considered a source of ignition or ignition hazard. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC58

(Rev 1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Venting, purging, gas freeing and ventilation

(Reg. II-2/4.5.6.3)

1. The outlets mentioned in Reg. II-2/4.5.6.3 are to be located in compliance with Reg. II- 2/4.5.3.4.1.3 as far as the horizontal distance is concerned.

2. Reference is made to MSC/Circ.677 - Revised standards for the design, testing and locating of

devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in oil tankers, and MSC/Circ.450/Rev.1 - Revised factors to be taken into consideration when designing cargo tank venting and gas-freeing arrangements. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC59–SC62

SC59 Cargo tank protection

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC60

(Corr.1

2001)

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Fixed deck foam systems

(FSS Code; Ch. 14, 2.2.2.1)

2.2.2.3 and 2.3.3 of Ch. 14 of the FSS Code apply to all tankers regardless of size.

SC61

(Rev.1 1994)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Fixed deck foam systems

(FSS Code, Ch. 14, 2.1.3)

A common line for fire main and deck foam line can only be accepted provided it can be demonstrated that the hose nozzles can be effectively controlled by one person when supplied from the common line at a pressure needed for operation of the monitors. Additional foam concentrate is to be provided for operation of 2 hose nozzles for the same period of time required for the foam system.

The simultaneous use of the minimum required jets of water should be possible on deck over the full length of the ship, in the accommodation, service spaces, control stations and machinery spaces. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC62

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Inert gas systems

(FSS Code, Ch. 15, 2.3.2.7 and 2.3.2.8)

As a guide, the effective isolation required by this regulation may be achieved by the two arrangements shown in the following sketches.

CARGO PIPING NON RETURN VALVE SPOOL PIECE VENTING
CARGO PIPING
NON RETURN
VALVE
SPOOL PIECE
VENTING

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

INERT GAS MAIN

SC63–SC66

SC63 Pre-discharge alarm of fixed gas fire

(Rev.1

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

extinguishing systems

(FSS Code, Ch. 5, 2.1.3.2)

The pre-discharge alarm shall be automatically activated, e.g. by opening of release cabinet door. An automatic time-delay device shall ensure that the alarm operates for at least 20sec. before the medium is released. (See also UI SC 25).

Reference is made to the Code on Alarms and Indicators (A1 Code), 1995 (resolution A.830 (19)).

SC64 Fire dampers in ventilation ducts

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/9.7.3.1)

Ducts or pipes with free sectional area of 0,075m 2 or less need not be fitted with fire damper at their passage through Class "A" divisions provided that the requirements of 9.7.2.1, 9.7.2.2, 9.4.1.1.8, 9.3.3 and 9.7.4.3 are complied with.

SC65 Ventilation ducts for galley

(Rev.1

2001)

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC66 Integrity of emergency generator space

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC67–SC69

SC67 Doors in fire-resisting corridor bulkheads

(Rev.1

2001)

of cargo ships

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC68 Cofferdams adjacent to slop tanks of combination carriers

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC69

Arrangement for pumping of slops in combination carriers in dry cargo mode

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

IACS Int. 1985/Rev.1 2001

SC70

SC70

(1985)

(Rev.1

May

2001)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Area Classification and selection of electrical equipment

(Reg. II-2/11.6.2)

Text:

Be arranged at the furthest distance practicable but not less than 5m from the nearest air intakes and openings to enclosed spaces containing a source of ignition and from deck machinery and equipment which may constitute an ignition hazard.

Interpretation:

1 Areas on open deck, or semi-enclosed spaces on open deck, within 3 m of cargo

tank ventilation outlets which permit the flow of small volumes of vapor, air or inert gas mixtures caused by thermal variation are defined as Zone 1. Permitted electrical equipment:

- Certified safe type equipment for Zone 1.

2 Areas within 2 m beyond the zone specified in 1 above are defined as Zone 2. Permitted electrical equipment:

- Certified safe type equipment for Zone 1,

- Equipment of a type, which ensures the absence of sparks, “hot spots”, during its normal operation,

- Equipment having an enclosure filled with a liquid dielectric, the application, or encapsulated,

- Pressurised equipment,

- Equipment specifically designed for Zone 2 (for example type “n” protection in accordance with IEC Publication 60079-15).

Note: Zones 1 and 2 are those defined in IEC Publication IEC 60092 Electrical installations in ships - Part 502: Tankers - Special features.

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

1 Areas on open deck, or semi-enclosed spaces on open deck, within a vertical

cylinder of unlimited height and 6m radius centred upon the center of the outlet, and within a hemisphere of 6m radius below the outlet which permit the flow of large volumes of vapour, air or inert gas mixtures during loading/discharging/ballasting are defined as Zone 1. Permitted electrical equipment:

- Certified safe type equipment for Zone 1.

Note: Changes introduced in Rev.1 are to be implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 July 2001.

SC 70


SC 70

(Cont’d)

2 Areas within 4 m beyond the zone specified in 1 above are defined as Zone 2. Permitted electrical equipment:

- Certified safe type equipment for Zone 1;

- Equipment of a type, which ensures the absence of sparks, “hot spots”, during its normal operation;

- Equipment having an enclosure filled with a liquid dielectric, the application, or encapsulated;

- Pressurized equipment; and

- Equipment specifically designed for Zone 2 (for example type “n” protection in accordance with IEC 60079-15).

Note: Zones 1 and 2 are those defined in IEC Publication IEC 60092 Electrical installations in ships - Part 502: Tankers - Special features.

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC71–SC73

SC71

(1985)

Tank level gauging systems

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC72 In a ship engaged regularly in voyages of

(1985)

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

short duration

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 42.2.7, 43.2.6.2 [1981])

Dispensation to the reduced period of availability of the emergency source of power can be given to:

1 Vessels with a class notation "Coastal Service"

2 Vessels engaged in voyages where the route is no greater than 20 nautical miles offshore.

SC73 Fire protection of weather decks

(1985)

(Rev.1

Reg. II-2/20.4 and 20.6)

May,

2001)

The requirements for a fixed fire extinguishing system, fire detection, foam applicators and portable extinguishers need not apply to weather decks used for the carriage of vehicle with fuel in their tanks.

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

Note:

Rev.2 of this UI is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies from 1 July 2006.

SC74–SC77

SC74

(Rev.1

2001)

Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces including special category spaces

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC75 Fire protection arrangements in cargo spaces

(Add.1

2001)

(Rev.1

(Reg. II-2/20.3.1.3)

Nov 2005)

The requirements to indicate any loss of ventilation capacity is considered complied with by an alarm on the bridge, initiated by fall-out of starter relay of fan motor.

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC76 Engine bearing temperature monitors

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 47.2 [1981])

The wording "or engine bearing temperature monitors" is understood to include all bearings i.e. journal and connecting rod bearings.

SC77 Cargo tanks overflow control system use of spill valves

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

IACS Int. 1985/Rev.1 2005

SC78–SC79

SC78

Fire safety measures for tankers

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

 

SC79

(1993)

(Rev.1

May 2004)

(Rev.2

Sept. 2005)

(Rev.3

Aug 2006)

Certified Safe Type Electrical Equipment for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods

(Chapter II-2, Regulation 19.3.2)

Regulation:

SOLAS Reg. II-2/19.3.2 reads:

3.2 Sources of ignition

Electrical equipment and wiring shall not be fitted in enclosed cargo spaces or vehicle spaces unless it is essential for operational purposes in the opinion of the Administration. However, if electrical equipment is fitted in such spaces, it shall be of a certified safe type** for use in the dangerous environments to which it may be exposed unless it is possible to completely isolate the electrical system (e.g. by removal of links in the system, other than fuses). Cable penetrations of the decks and bulkheads shall be sealed against the passage of gas or vapour. Through runs of cables and cables within the cargo spaces shall be protected against damage from impact. Any other equipment which may constitute a source of ignition of flammable vapour shall not be permitted.

**

Refer to the recommendations of International Electrotechnical Commission, in particular, publication IEC 60092 – “Electrical installations in ships”.

Interpretation:

1. Reference is to be made to IEC 60092-506 standard, Special features - Ships carrying specific dangerous goods and materials hazardous only in bulk.

2. For pipes having open ends (e.g., ventilation and bilge pipes, etc.) in a hazardous area, the pipe itself is to be classified as hazardous area. See IEC 60092-506 table B1, item B.

3. Enclosed spaces (e.g., pipe tunnels, bilge pump rooms, etc.) containing such pipes with equipment such as flanges, valves, pumps, etc. are to be regarded as an extended hazardous area, unless provided with overpressure in accordance with IEC 60092-506 clause 7.

(MSC.1/Circ.1203)

Note:

1.

This UI SC 79 is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2005.

2.

Rev.2 of this UI SC 79 is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 April 2006.

3.

Refer to IMO MSC/Circ.1120, Unified Interpretations of SOLAS CH.II-2, The FSS Code, The FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures, page 16.

4.

Rev.3 of this UI SC 79 is editorially amended to refer to MSC.1/Circ.1203.

END

SC80


SC80 Fire-Extinguishing Arrangement for Paint

(Rev.1

2001)

Lockers

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

IACS Int. 1992

SC81-SC82



SC81

Drainage of enclosed spaces situated on the bulkhead deck

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 21.1.6.1)

The text of this paragraph precludes drainage of such enclosed spaces to suitable spaces below deck if the edge of the bulkhead deck or freeboard deck, as applicable, is immersed when the ship heels more than 5 degrees. Based on the derivation, this is not considered to have been the intent.

Accordingly, when applying this paragraph, the wording of the revised Regulation 22, ICLL 1966, contained in Annex 2 to MSC 53/12, further revised below for clarity, should be followed, i.e.:

"Scuppers led through the shell from enclosed superstructures used for the carriage of cargo shall be permitted, providing the spaces drained are located above the waterline resulting from a 5 degree heel to port or starboard at a draught corresponding to the assigned summer freeboard. In other cases, the drainage shall be led inboard".

SC82 Protection against noise

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 36)

The Regulation deals with noise levels in machinery spaces and makes reference to the Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships, adopted by IMO with Res. A.468 (XII), which applies to new ships of 1600 tons gross tonnage and over and that it is not limited to machinery spaces.

The Regulation can be interpreted as follows:

1. It applies to machinery spaces only;

2. IMO Res. A.468 (XII) is to be taken as a basis for its implementation;

3. with regard to para. 4.1.6 of IMO Resolution, if a sound level of 105 dB (A) is exceeded, also the ISO noise rating (NR) is not be exceed the value of NR 105;

4. with regard to para 2.2.2 of IMO Resolution, "Operating condition at sea", the propulsion machinery shall be run at normal service speed and at not less than 80% of the maximum continuous rating MCR;

5. for existing ships, only the actual noise limits are to be measured and, on the basis of them, the limits of exposure of the seafarers are to be determined according to Chapter 5 of IMO Resolution and the measures as per Chapter 7 of the Resolution itself are to be implemented;

6. for new ships of less than 1600 tons gross tonnage, the same procedure specified for existing ships applies.

SC83

SC83 Continuity of the Supply when Transformers Constitutes an Essential Part of the Electrical Supply System

(Chapter II-1, Regulation 41.1.5)

The number, capacity and arrangement of power transformers supplying auxiliary electrical systems are to be such that with any one transformer not in operation, the remaining transformer(s) is (are) sufficient to ensure the safe operation of those services necessary to provide normal operational conditions of propulsion, safety and minimum comfortable conditions of habitability are also to be ensured, which include at least adequate services for cooking, heating domestic refrigeration, mechanical ventilation, sanitary and fresh water.

Each transformer required is to be located as a separate unit with separate enclosure of equivalent, and is to be served by separate circuits on the primary and secondary sides. Each primary circuit is to be be provided with switch-gear and protection devices in each phase.

Each of the secondary circuits is to be provided with a multipole isolating switch.

Transformers supplying bow thruster are excluded.

▼ ▼ EXAMPLES : Three-phase transformers Single-phase transformers R R "P" S "P" S T
EXAMPLES :
Three-phase
transformers
Single-phase
transformers
R
R
"P"
S
"P"
S
T
T
(a)
(a)
enclosure or separation
(a)
(a)
(a)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
R
R
S
S
T
T
(a)
switchgear
and
protection
devices
(b)
multipole
isolating
switch

SC84-SC87

SC84 Purpose Built Container Space

(Rev.1

2001)

(Reg. II-2/19.2.2.2)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

A

purpose built container space is a cargo space fitted with cell guides for stowage securing

of

containers.

(MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC85 Ro-Ro Space

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/19.2.2.3)

Ro-ro spaces include special category spaces (Reg. 20) and vehicle spaces (19.3.2 and

19.3.3).

SC86 Weather Decks

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/19, Table 19.1)

For the purposes of Reg. II-2/19 a ro-ro space fully open above and with full openings in both ends may be treated as a weather deck.

SC87

(Rev.1

Nov 2005)

Certification of Carriage of Solid Dangerous Bulk Cargoes

(Reg. II-2/19.3 and 19.4)

Certification for carriage of solid dangerous bulk cargoes covers only those cargoes listed in Appendix B of the BC Code except cargoes of MHB. Other solid dangerous bulk cargoes may only be permitted subject to acceptance by the Administrations involved. (MSC/Circ. 1120)

SC88-SC89

SC88 Fire Water Supply Capacity

(Rev.1

2001)

Deleted in Nov 2005 because of SOLAS 2000 Amendments.

SC89 Ventilation of Cargo Spaces

(Rev 1

1996)

(Rev.2

Nov 2005)

(Reg. II-2/19.3.4)

General:

If adjacent spaces are not separated from cargo spaces by gastight bulkheads or decks, ventilation requirements shall apply as for the cargo space iteself.

Where 2 fans per hold are required in the BC Code, a common ventilation system with 2 fans connected is acceptable.

Requirements for Individual Cargoes:

a)

Mechanical ventilation arranged for continuous operation, i.e. height of ventilation inlets and outlets must satisfy the requirements of the Load Line Convention for openings not fitted with means of closure. Means of closure for fire protection purposes as required by Reg. II-2/5.2.1.1 must be fitted. The fan should be permanently or being of portable type adapted for being permanently fitted prior to loading and during voyage. Cargo holds to be supplied by two fans giving a ventilation rate of min. 6 airchanges per hour based on the empty hold volume. The requirem