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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES

Requirements concerning SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION

IACS Req. 2007

Contents, Page 1

CONTENTS
Z1 Z2 Z3 Z4 Z5 Z6 Z7 Annual and intermediate classification survey coverage of IMO Resolution A.948(23) Deleted 1994- Superseded by Z10.1 Periodical survey of the outside of the ship's bottom and related items Surveys of hatch covers and coamings Deleted-Re-categorised as Recommendation No. 59 (May 1999) Continuous system for hull special survey Hull classification surveys Rev. 5 July 2005 Rev.14 Oct 2006 Rev.4 Aug 2006 May 2007 Rev. 1 1995 Rev. 2 1996/ Corr. 1997 Rev.14 Feb 2007 Rev.25 July 2007 Rev.8/Corr.1 Sept 2006 Rev.5 Feb 2007 Rev.7 July 2007 Rev.4 Oct 2006 Rev. 2 1996 Rev.3 Sept 2005

Z7.1 Hull Surveys for General Dry Cargo Ships Z7.2 Hull Surveys for Liquefied Gas Carriers Z8 Z9 Corrosion protection coating for salt water ballast spaces Corrosion protection coatings for cargo hold spaces on bulk carriers

Z10.1 Hull surveys of oil tankers . Z10.2 Hull surveys of bulk carriers Z10.3 Hull surveys of chemical tankers Z10.4 Hull surveys of double hull oil tankers Z10.5 Hull Surveys of Double Skin Bulk Carriers Z10.6 Re-categorized as UR Z7.1 Z11 Z12 Z13 Z15 Z16 Z17 Z18 Z19 Mandatory ship type and Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP) notations Deleted Sept 2000 Voyage repairs and maintenance Hull, Structure, Equipment and Machinery Surveys of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Periodical Surveys of Cargo Installations on ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk Procedural requirements for service suppliers Periodical Survey of Machinery Calibration of Measuring Equipment

Rev.3 July 2004

Rev.1 Aug

1995 2002

Rev.1 Mar 2006 Rev.6 June 2007 Rev.2 Oct 2006 April 1999 May 2001 Rev.2 Oct 2006 Dec 2002

Z 20 Planned Maintenance Scheme (PMS) for Machinery Z21 Z22 Z23 Surveys of Propeller Shafts and Tube Shafts Survey Requirements for Automatic Air Pipe Heads Hull Survey for New Construction

July 2006/Rev.1 Mar 2007

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IACS Req. 1992/Rev. 2007

Z1

Z1 (1982)

(Rev. 1 1994) (Rev. 2 1 Preamble June 1999) The following text identifies the Annual and Intermediate Survey requirements of IMO Res. (Rev.3 Sept. 2005) A.948(23) “Revised Survey Guidelines Under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification” which are, as a minimum, to be covered by classification surveys (the paragraph numbers referred to are those of Res. A.948(23)). In cases where the Administration has delegated authority for the Society to act on its behalf, the remainder of A.948(23) is carried out as a statutory requirement by the Society on behalf of the Administration. 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 Annual Survey Loadline items - Annex 2 Paragraph 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.13. Hull items - Annex 1 Paragraphs 2.2.2.1 through 2.2.2.6. Machinery and electrical items - Annex 1 Paragraphs 2.2.2.7 through 2.2.2.27 except for 2.2.2.17 and 2.2.2.26. Firefighting equipment - Annex 1 Paragraph 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.13 (where requirements pertaining to firefighting equipment are included in the Society’s Rules). Oil tanker additional items (Deck foam and inert gas systems; steering gear; hull, machinery and equipment) - Annex 1 Paragraph 1.2.3.1 through 1.2.3.6 and Annex 1 Paragraphs 2.2.3.1 through 2.2.3.16. Chemical tanker additional items (Steering gear, structure, equipment, fittings, arrangements, and materials) - Annex 1 Paragraph 2.2.4.1 and Annex 4 Paragraphs 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.18. Gas carrier additional items (Steering gear, structure, equipment, fittings, arrangements, and materials) - Annex 1 Paragraph 2.2.4.1 and Annex 4 Paragraphs 2.2.2.1 through 2.2.2.29, except for 2.2.2.25 (fireman’s outfit). Intermediate Survey - The Intermediate Survey is to consist of the Annual Survey items specified above plus the following items. Ballast tanks and cargo spaces - Annex 1 Paragraph 2.3.2.1 through 2.3.2.4. Oil tanker additional items (Piping systems and cargo tanks and electrical circuits in dangerous zones) - Annex 1 Paragraph 2.3.3.1 through 2.3.3.4. Chemical tanker additional items (Steering gear, structure, equipment, fittings, arrangements, and materials) - Annex 1 Paragraphs 2.3.4 and Annex 4 Paragraphs 1.3.2.1 through 1.3.2.5. Gas carrier additional items (Steering gear, structure, equipment, fittings, arrangements, and materials) - Annex 1 Paragraph 2.3.4 and Annex 4 Paragraphs 2.3.2.1 through 2.3.2.5.

Annual and intermediate classification survey coverage of IMO Resolution A.948(23)

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.7

3

3.1 3.2

3.3

3.4

Note: 1. UR Z1 Rev.2, May 1999 is a complete rewrite of the former versions of this UR, i.e. UR Z1(1992) and its revision in 1994 owing to IMO Assembly Resolution A.746(18) superseding A.413(XI). Consequently the title of UR Z1 in its original version reading as "Annual Survey of all cargo vessels and intermediate survey of tankers covering class matters in IMCO Resolution A.413(XI)" has also been reworded. 2. UR Z1(Rev 3, Sept.2005) is revised owing to IMO Assembly Resolution A.948(23) superseding A.746(18).

IACS Req. 1984/Rev. 3 2005

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Z2.1

Z2 (1982)
(Rev. 1 1992) (Rev. 2 1994)

Deleted in 1994. (Z10.1 superseded Z2)

IACS Req. 1992/Rev. 2 1994

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Z3

Z3

(1984) (Rev 1 1996) (Rev.2 August 2002) (Corr.1 Feb 2004) (Rev.3 Aug 2004) (Rev.4 Oct 2006)

Periodical Survey of the Outside of the Ship's Bottom and Related Items
Z3.1 General Z3.1.1 The Owner is to notify the Classification Society whenever the outside of the ship's bottom and related items can be examined in drydock or on a slipway. Z3.1.2 There is to be a minimum of two examinations of the outside of the ship’s bottom and related items during each five-year special survey1 period. One such examination is to be carried out in conjunction with the special survey. In all cases the interval between any two such examinations is not to exceed 36 months. An extension of examination of the ship’s bottom of 3 months beyond the due date can be granted in exceptional circumstances2. Z3.1.3 Examinations of the outside of the ship’s bottom and related items of ships is normally to be carried out with the ship in drydock. However, consideration may be given to alternate examination while the ship is afloat as an In-water Survey, subject to provisions of Z3.3. Special consideration is to be given to ships of 15 years or over before being permitted to have such examinations. For ESP ships exceeding 15 years of age, such examinations are to be carried out with the ship in drydock. Z3.1.4 The interval between examinations of the outside of the ship's bottom and related items for ships operating in fresh water and for certain harbour or non-self-propelled craft may be greater than that given in Z3.1.2. Z3.1.5 Compliance with UR Z3 does not absolve the Owner from compliance with the requirements of SOLAS as amended, especially when shorter intervals between examination of the ship’s bottom for certain types of ship are required. Z3.1.6 For Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Bulk Carriers, Chemical Tankers, Double Hull Oil Tankers, Double Side Skin Bulk Carriers and General Dry Cargo Ships, reference is also be made to Z10.1, Z10.2, Z10.3, Z10.4, Z10.5 and Z7.1 as applicable. Z3.2 Scope of the survey

Z3.2.1 When a ship is in drydock or on a slipway, it is to be placed on blocks of sufficient height and with the necessary staging to permit the examination of elements such as shell plating including bottom and bow plating, stern frame and rudder, sea chests and valves, propeller, etc. Z3.2.2 The shell plating is to be examined for excessive corrosion, or deterioration due to chafing or contact with the ground and for any undue unfairness or buckling. Special attention is to be paid to the connection between the bilge strikes and the bilge keels. Important plate unfairness or other deterioration which do not necessitate immediate repairs are to be recorded. Z3.2.3 Sea chests and their gratings, sea connections and overboard discharge valves and cocks and their fastenings to the hull or sea chests are to be examined. Valves and cocks need not be opened up more than once in a special survey period unless considered necessary by the Surveyor.

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Some Member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey” others use the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Special Survey”. ‘Exceptional circumstances’ means unavailability of dry-docking facilities; unavailability of repair facilities; unavailability of essential materials, equipment or spare parts; or delays incurred by action taken to avoid severe weather conditions.

Notes: 1. IACS agreed for uniform implementation date of Rev. 1 1996 from 1 July 1996. 2. Changes introduced in Rev.2 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 July 2003. 3. Changes introduced in Rev.3 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2005. 4. Changes introduced in Rev.4 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 Jan 2008.

Z3-1

IACS Req. 1984/Rev.4 2006

Z3

Z3 cont'd

Z3.2.4 Visible parts of rudder, rudder pintles, rudder shafts and couplings and stern frame are to be examined. If considered necessary by the Surveyor, the rudder is to be lifted or the inspection plates removed for the examination of pintles. The clearance in the rudder bearings is to be ascertained and recorded. Where applicable, pressure test of the rudder may be be required as deemed necessary by the surveyor. Z3.2.5 Visible parts of propeller and stern bush, are to be examined. The clearance in the stern bush and the efficiency of the oil gland, if fitted, are to be ascertained and recorded. For controllable pitch propellers, the Surveyor is to be satisfied with the fastenings and tightness of hub and blade sealing. Dismantling need not to be carried out unless considered necessary by the Surveyor. Z3.2.6 Visible parts of side thrusters are to be examined.

NOTE: For the survey of propeller shafts, refer to Requirement UR Z21. Z3.2.7 Special consideration may be given in application of relevant sections of this Unified Requirement to commercial vessels owned or chartered by Governments, which are utilized in support of military operations or service.

.3.3

In-Water Surveys

Z3.3.1 The In-water Survey is to provide the information normally obtained from a docking survey. Special consideration shall be given to ascertaining rudder bearing clearances and stern bush clearances of oil stern bearings based on a review of the operating history, on board testing and stern oil sample reports. These considerations are to be included in the proposals for in-water survey which are to be submitted in advance of the survey so that satisfactory arrangements can be agreed with the Classification Society. Z3.3.2 The In-water Survey is to be carried out with the ship at light draught in sheltered water and preferably with weak tidal streams and currents.The in-water visibility is to be good and the hull below waterline is to be sufficiently clean to permit meaningful examination. The Classification Society is to be satisfied with the methods of localisation of the divers on the plating, which should make use where necessary of permanent markings on the plating at selected points. Z3.3.3 The equipment, procedure for observing and reporting the survey are to be discussed with the parties involved prior to the In-water Survey, and suitable time is to be allowed to permit the diving company to test all equipment beforehand. Z3.3.4 The In-water Survey is to be carried out by a qualified diver under surveillance of a Surveyor. The diver is to be employed by a firm approved as a service supplier according to UR Z17. Z3.3.5 The Surveyor is to be satisfied with the method of pictorial representation, and a good two-way communication between the Surveyor and divers is to be provided. Z3.3.6 If the In-water Survey reveals damage or deterioration that requires early attention, the Surveyor may require that the ship be drydocked in order that a detailed survey can be undertaken and the necessary repairs carried out.

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IACS Req. 1984/Rev.4 2006

Z3-2

Z4

Z4 (1985)
(Rev 1 1989) (Rev 2 1996)

Surveys of hatch covers and coamings
Z4.1 Hatch covers, hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices shall be submitted to surveys as detailed in Z4.2 and Z4.3. Z4.2 Annual surveys at yearly intervals (the Anniversary date according to the Class and Load Line Certificate plus or minus three months whether the ship is under continuous survey or not). They will normally be performed as part of the annual load line inspection. The scope of annual surveys of hatch covers and the specific requirements to be satisfied are listed under Z4.4. Z4.3 Special Surveys [*] at maximum intervals of five years. They will normally be performed as part of the hull Special Survey and/or renewal load line survey. The scope of Special Survey [*] of hatch covers and the specific requirements to be satisfied are listed under Z4.5. Z4.4 Annual Survey This survey consists of: 1. General Checking that no unapproved changes have been made to the hatch covers, hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices since the last survey. 2. Hatch covers and coamings 2.1 Where mechanically operated steel covers are fitted, checking the satisfactory condition of: - hatch covers; - tightness devices of longitudinal, transverse and intermediate cross junctions (gaskets, gaskets lips, compression bars, drainage channels); - clamping devices, retaining bars, cleating; - chain or rope pulleys; - guides; - guide rails and track wheels; - stoppers, etc.; - wires, chains, gypsies, tensioning devices; - hydraulic system essential to closing and securing; - safety locks and retaining devices. 2.2 Where portable covers, wooden or steel pontoons are fitted, checking the satisfactory condition of: - wooden covers and portable beams, carriers or sockets for the portable beams, and their securing devices; - steel pontoons; - tarpaulins; - cleats, battens and wedges; - hatch securing bars and their securing devices; - loading pads/bars and the side plate edge - guide plates and chocks; - compression bars, drainage channels and drain pipes (if any) 2.3 Checking the satisfactory condition of hatch coamings plating and their stiffeners. Note 1: * Some member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey”, others use the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Special Survey”. v Z4-1

IACS Req. 1989/Rev 1 1996, V2.1

Z4

Z4 cont'd

2.4 Random checking of the satisfactory operation of mechanically operated hatch covers: - stowage and securing in open condition; - proper fit, locking and efficiency of sealing in closed condition; - operational testing of hydraulic and power components, wires, chains, and link drives. Z4.5 Special Survey This survey shall, as a minimum, consist of: - a thorough inspection of the items listed in Z4.4; and in addition: - checking of the satisfactory operation of all mechanically operated hatch covers: stowage and securing in open condition; proper fit, locking and efficiency of sealing in closed condition; operational testing of hydraulic and power components, wires, chains, and link drives; - checking the effectiveness of sealing arrangements of all hatch covers by hose testing or equivalent as necessary; - checking the residual thickness of coamings, steel pontoon or hatch cover plating and stiffening members as deemed necessary by the Surveyor. Note 2: The entire text of UR Z4 is reproduced and contained in Annex of Recommendation No. 15. Any subsequent changes to UR Z4 need to be reflected with a corresponding change to the Annex of Recommendation No. 15. v v Z4-2

IACS Req. 1989/Rev 1 1996, V2.1

Z5

Z5
(1988) (Rev.1 1996)

UR Z5 was re-categorised as Recommendation No. 59 in May 1999

Z5-1

IACS Req. 1988

v v

Z6

Z61 (Rev
1993) (Rev 2 1996) (Rev. 3 March 1999) (Rev.4 April 2004) (Rev.5 July 2005)

Continuous system for hull special survey
For ships other than those subject to UR Z10s and UR Z7.13. Z6.1 The complete survey of the hull to meet the requirements of the Hull Special Survey 1, can be carried out on the Continuous Survey System basis, when, at request of an owner it has been agreed by the Society concerned 2 . Z6.2 When such a system is adopted all the requirements of the particular Hull Special Survey 1 must be completed at the end of the five-year class period. Z6.3 During each survey cycle, all items are to be surveyed (and tested, where required) in regular rotation, as far as practicable, with uniform annual share within the five-years class period. Z6.4 The owner is entitled to fix the sequence in which the individual items of the hull are intended to be surveyed. However, the sequence in each survey cycle shall be linked with that of the previous one in such a way that the interval between consecutive (in two cycles) examinations of each item should not generally exceed five years.The survey in dry-dock may be held at any time within the five-year class period, provided all the requirements of UR Z3 are also complied with. For ships more than 10 years of age, the ballast tanks are to be internally examined twice in each fiveyear class period, ie. once within the scope of the intermediate survey and once within the scope of the continuous system for the hull special survey. Z6.5 The surveyor may extend the inspection at his discretion, to other items if the inspections carried out revealed any defects. Z.6.6 The agreement for surveys to be carried out on a Continuous Survey System basis may be withdrawn at discretion of the Society concerned. NOTE: 1. NOTE: 2. NOTE: 3. Some member Societies use the term “Hull Special Periodical Survey”, others the term “Hull Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Hull Special Survey”. Ships on the Continuous Survey System are not exempt from other periodical surveys. General Dry Cargo Ships. For ships subject to UR Z7.1, the changeover from continuous survey to special survey is to be carried out as early as possible and should be no later than the due date of the next intermediate survey, or the due date of the end of the five year class period, whichever comes first after 1 July 2005. In this connection: (i) all items credited for Continuous survey within the 15 months prior to the date of changeover may be accepted without further survey at the Surveyor’s discretion; and (ii) all other items are to be surveyed and credited at the date of changeover. NOTE: 4. Changes introduced in Rev.5 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006.

Z6-1

IACS Req. 1993/Rev 5 2005

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Z7

Z7 Z7 (1990)

Hull Classification Surveys
CONTENTS 1. General 1.1. Application 1.2 Definitions 1.3 Repairs 1.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys 2. Special Survey 2.1 Schedule 2.2 Scope 3. Annual Survey 3.1 Schedule 3.2 Scope 4. Intermediate Survey 4.1 Schedule 4.2 Scope 5. Preparation for survey 5.1 Conditions for Survey 5.2 Access to Structures 5.3 Equipment for Survey 5.4 Survey at sea or at anchorage

(cont’d) (Rev.1 1990) (Rev.2 1992) (Rev.3 1994) (Rev.4 1996) (Rev.5 July 1988) (Rev.6 April 1999) (Rev.7 Nov 2000) (Rev.8 Mar 2002) (Rev.9 Oct 2002) (Rev.10 Apr 2004) (Rev.11 June 2005) (Rev.12 Jan. 2006) (Rev.13 Aug 2006) (Rev.14 Oct 2006)

TABLE 1 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT SPECIAL SURVEYS TABLE 2 GUIDANCE FOR ADDITIONAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS IN WAY OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION TABLE 3 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNAL EXAMINATION AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEYS OF FUEL OIL, LUBE OIL AND FRESHWATER TANKS TABLE 4 SURVEY REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC AIR PIPE HEADS AT SPECIAL SURVEY

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IACS Req. 1992/Rev.14 2006

4. 3. Changes introduced in Rev.5) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies at special and annual surveys. 4). 5. 4.1. and commenced on or after 1 July 2007 (see UR Z7. 1992/Rev.7 are to be applied by all Members and Associates from 1 July 2001.10 deletes para. 12 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. carried out after the ship has been made compliant with the requirements of SOLAS II-1/23-3 and II1/25. 13 (paragraph 1. as applicable.11 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006.5 and is effective from the date of adoption by Council (21 Apr 2004). Change introduced in Rev. Rev.14 2006 .1 Rev. 6. Changes introduced in Rev. 5. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. 14 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 Jan 2008. Page 2 of 18 IACS Req.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) Note: 1. 2.

1.e.1. double hulled tankers. chemical tankers.1 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank that is being used primarily for salt water ballast.2.3. inner bottom.5 and Z7. 1.6 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar ships or sister ships. if applicable. 1.3 Close-Up Survey A Close-Up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor i. Page 3 of 18 IACS Req. 1.2 Definitions 1. 1.2.1.1. Z10.2. For transversely framed vessels. 1.1.4 Transverse Section A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 1. which are utilized in support of military operations or service.1. When selecting representative spaces. 1. 1. piping systems and ballast tanks applicable to tankers.2. normally within reach of hand. longitudinals and girders at the deck. Z10.2. account is to be taken of the service and repair history on board and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. bulk carriers.2 For additional items.2. sides. refer to UR Z7.4. double side skin bulk carriers and general dry cargo ships. 1. Z10. 1992/Rev. 1.1 These requirements apply to all self-propelled vessels. Z10.1. 1.2.3 For additional requirements for hull structure. refer to Z10.1 General Application 1.2 Spaces Spaces are separate compartments including holds and tanks. refer to Z1. bottom. to be sensitive to cracking.1 respectively.14 2006 . 1. and longitudinal bulkhead.1.5 For additional requirements applicable to water level detectors fitted on single hold cargo ships.1. refer to Z16. a transverse section includes adjacent frames and their end connections in way of transverse sections.6 Special consideration may be given in application of relevant sections of this Unified Requirement to commercial vessels owned or chartered by Governments.5 Representative Space Representative Spaces are those which are expected to reflect the conditions of other spaces of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.4 For additional requirements applicable to cargo installations on ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk.

2.2. 1.14 Cargo Length Area Cargo Length Area is that part of the ship which contains all cargo holds and adjacent areas including fuel tanks.2.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 1. Page 4 of 18 IACS Req. 1992/Rev.2. cofferdams. ballast tanks and void spaces.9 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating. but within acceptable limits.11 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Thorough Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.2.7 Suspect Area Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. 1.2. 1.13 Air pipe head Air pipe heads installed on the exposed decks are those extending above the freeboard deck or superstructure decks. but less than as defined for POOR condition condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration POOR 1.10 Coating Condition Coating condition is defined as follows: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent. 1.2.8 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification. 1. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.12 Special consideration Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating.2. 1.14 2006 .

-hatch covers and hatch coamings. intermediate. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones.3.5.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling.2. special. their end attachments and adjacent shell plating. shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. either of which. -bottom structure and bottom plating.e. 1992/Rev.3.6 and 3. Page 5 of 18 IACS Req. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility. watertight or weathertight integrity. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits.2. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service.3.14 2006 .4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys In any kind of survey.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 1. grooving. 1. detachment or fracture). when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion.3. in the opinion of the Surveyor. Areas to be considered include: -side shell frames. will affect the vessel’s structural. in the opinion of the Surveyor.3. i.8. 3. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service.3 Repairs 1. -deck structure and deck plating. -watertight or oiltight bulkheads. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1.11) repaired. which affects or.2. For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available.2.2 Additionally. -items in 3. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage. 1. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required.

5 2. peak and cargo tanks. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey.1 Special Survey Schedule 2.4 The anchors and chain cables are to be ranged.1. 2. 2 and subsequent Special Surveys. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey. fractures. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. Scope 2. dry spaces. significant deformation.2 The examinations of the hull are to be supplemented by thickness measurements and testing as required in 2. chain cables are to gauged and renewed in cases where their mean diameter is worn below the limits allowed by the Society. that may be present. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion. 2. the period of class will start from the survey completion date.1. subject to proper maintenance and operation and the periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates. venting. ballast. machinery spaces. examined and the required complement and condition verified. lube oil and fresh water tanks is to be carried out in accordance with Table 3. In this case.2.2. 2. equipment and related piping. 2.1. cofferdams and voids are to be internally examined including the plating and framing.11 and 2.2 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey. 2. holdfasts. 1992/Rev. duct keels.2. examination. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Survey. Page 6 of 18 IACS Req. 2. sounding.12. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey.14 2006 . pipe tunnels.1.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate. pumprooms.2.2. Internal examination of fuel oil.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date. 2. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull. However. double bottom. 2. bilges and drain wells.12. 2. deep.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. damages or other structural deterioration.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 2. are in satisfactory condition and fit for the intended purpose for the new period of class of five years to be assigned.1. The chain locker. as required in 2. pumping and drainage arrangements.1 The Special Survey is to include. At Special Survey No.2.5 All spaces including holds and their ‘tween decks where fitted. hawse pipes and chain stoppers are to be examined and pumping arrangements of the chain locker tested.3 The Special Survey is to include examination of underwater parts per Z3.2.2.

10. 1992/Rev. lube oil and fresh water tanks may be specially considered based on a satisfactory external examination of the tank boundaries. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 2.2.7 Where provided.6 Engine room structure is to be examined. sea water cooling pipes and overboard discharge valves and their connections to the shell plating. . Table 2 may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements.3.2Checking of the satisfactory operation of all mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from time of construction. are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes or to near the top of hatches for ballast/cargo holds. and engine room bulkheads in way of tank top and bilge wells.2.14 2006 .1A thorough inspection of the items listed in 3. Where wastage is evident or suspect. Particular attention is to be given to tank tops. the condition of corrosion prevention system of ballast tanks is to be examined. and renewals or repairs made when wastage exceeds allowable limits. 2. 2.10. 2. For tanks used for water ballast. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals.operational testing of hydraulic and power components. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.2.2.2. . Tank testing of fuel oil. 2. 2. ballast. including holds adapted for the carriage of salt water ballast.2. is to be carried out. 2. The Surveyor may extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary. thickness measurements are to be carried out.11 Thickness measurements are to be carried out in accordance with Table 1.9 Boundaries of double-bottom. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine areas of substantial corrosion. Particular attention is to be given to the sea suctions. When thickness measurements indicate substantial corrosion.2.2. and a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with satisfactory results. brackets connecting side shell frames and tank tops. the tanks in question are to be examined at annual intervals. excluding double bottom tanks. lube oil and fresh water tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions.10. peak. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition and it is not renewed. and other tanks. where a soft coating has been applied. thickness measurements are to be carried out. Boundaries of fuel oil.10 Hatch Covers and Coamings The hatch covers and coamings are to be surveyed as follows: 2.2. or where extensive corrosion exists.2. where soft coating has been applied.stowage and securing in open condition. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction. wires. Page 7 of 18 IACS Req.3Checking the effectiveness of sealing arrangements of all hatch covers by hose testing or equivalent is to be carried out.proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed conditions. shell plating in way of tank tops.8 When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks and it is not renewed. When considered necessary by the surveyor. chains and link drives. including close-up survey of hatch cover plating and hatch coaming plating. deep. The Surveyor may extend the testing as deemed necessary. including: . 2.

Page 8 of 18 IACS Req.12 All bilge and ballast piping systems are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory. Particular attention is to be paid to the condition of the zinc coating in heads constructed from galvanised steel.13 For all ships except for passenger ships. 2.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 2.14 2006 . this is to include removal of the head from the air pipe.2. For designs where the inner parts cannot be properly inspected from outside. 1992/Rev.2. automatic air pipe heads are to be completely examined (both externally and internally) as indicated in Table 4.

as applicable. that the hull. cleats. where applicable. hatch covers. 3. safety locks and retaining devices.1 Confirmation is to be obtained that no unapproved changes have been made to the hatch covers. tightness devices of longitudinal. cleating.2 Where mechanically operated steel covers are fitted. hydraulic system essential to closing and securing. etc.2 Scope 3. drainage channels and drain pipes (if any). hatch coamings. tensioning devices.3. hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices since the last survey. closing appliances.. chain or rope pulleys.2. drainage channels). carriers or sockets for the portable beam. stoppers. chains.2. compression bars. hatch covers and coamings. gypsies.2. of: wooden covers and portable beams.2 For additional items refer to Z1.3. 3.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring. guides. 3.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 3. compression bars. retaining bars. as far as practicable. 3. transverse and intermediate cross junctions (gaskets. of: hatch covers.2. wooden or steel pontoons are fitted. equipment and related piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition. and their securing devices. 3. hatch securing bars and their securing devices. loading pads/bars and the side plate edge. steel pontoons.14 2006 .2.3. Where portable covers. battens and wedges. guide plates and chocks. guide rails and track wheels.4 Random checking of the satisfactory operation of mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made including: Page 9 of 18 IACS Req.3.3 Examination of weather decks. checking the satisfactory condition where applicable. ship side plating above water line. 3. 3. checking the satisfactory conditions. gasket lips.3 Checking the satisfactory condition of hatch coaming plating and their stiffeners. clamping devices.2. wires. 3. tarpaulins.2.1 Annual Surveys Schedule Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after each anniversary date of the date of the initial classification survey or the completion of the last Special Survey. 1992/Rev.

operational testing of hydraulic and power components.3.2.2.1.2. Page 10 of 18 IACS Req. Table 2 may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 3. Table 2 may be used as guidance for these additional measurements. 3.2. 3. or where extensive corrosion exists. including closing devices. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed.3 and Z10. surveyed in accordance with URs Z10. Note: these requirements are not applicable to cargo tanks of oil tankers.3.2. 3. 1992/Rev. wires.4.6 External examination of all air pipe heads installed on the exposed decks. if any.8 Examination of ventilators. then the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine areas of substantial corrosion. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. 3. 3.4 Suspect Areas Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. chains. proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition.14 2006 .5 Examination of the weld connection between air pipes and deck plating. thickness measurement is to be carried out.2.1 Examination of ballast tanks when required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey and Intermediate Survey is to be carried out. When considered necessary by the surveyor. 3.3.3. Z10.2.7 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks. Thickness measurements are to be taken of the areas of substantial corrosion and the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine areas of substantial corrosion.5. and link drives.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) - stowage and securing in open condition. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. chemical tankers and double hull oil tankers.

Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 4. or POOR coating condition. excluding double bottom tanks. an internal examination of selected cargo holds is to be carried out.2. other than bulk carriers subject to Z10. 4. If there is no hard protective coating. 1992/Rev.3 For spaces used for water ballast.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be carried out either at or between the second and third Annual Survey. internal examination of all spaces used for water ballast is to be carried out. soft coating.2.2.1 The scope of the second or third Annual Survey is to be extended to include the following: 4. soft coating. the spaces in question are to be internally examined at annual intervals.1 Intermediate Survey Schedule 4.4 When such conditions are found in water ballast double bottom tanks. 4.1.2. Page 11 of 18 IACS Req.14 2006 . 4.3 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey.2 Scope 4. 4.2. 4.2 or Z10.1 For ships between 5 and 10 years of age.2 If such examinations reveal no visible structural defects.1. or POOR coating condition and it is not renewed.2 For ships over 10 years of age. if there is no hard protective coating.5 or general dry cargo ships subject to Z7.1. a general.1.5 In the case of dry cargo ships over 15 years old.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Surveys may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey. the spaces in question may be internally examined at annual intervals.2. 4. a general. 4. 4.2. internal examination of representative spaces used for salt water ballast is to be carried out. the examination is to be extended to other ballast spaces of the same type.1. 4. the examination may be limited to a verification that the corrosion prevention system remains effective.1.

fractures.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. magnetic particle equipment. fractures. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale.3 permanent staging and passages through structures.1 For survey. to reveal corrosion.2. Equipment for survey 5. is to be provided: • • • • • 5. 5. dirt. However. Page 12 of 18 IACS Req.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: • • • • radiographic equipment. i.1 5. 5.5 Where soft coatings have been applied.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination. ultrasonic equipment. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required.1.1.1. scale. 5. damages.1. damages or other structural deterioration. gas freed. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the Owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed.3. oil residues etc. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way. one or more of the following means for access. 5.e. ventilated and illuminated. except that in respect of measurements of non-ESP ships less than 500 gross tonnage and all fishing vessels.2 Access to structures 5. deformation. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating. the firm need not be so approved.2. dye penetrant. acceptable to the Surveyor. other equivalent means. When safe access cannot be provided.1 5. Thickness measurements are to be carried out by a firm approved by the society in accordance with UR Z17.1. 5. boats or rafts. 5.2 Preparations for Survey Conditions for survey The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. or other structural deterioration. 1992/Rev.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 5. 5. deformation. the soft coating is to be removed. lifts and movable platforms. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water. Tanks and spaces are to be safe for access.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion.2 For survey in cargo holds and water ballast tanks. temporary staging and passages through structures.3.14 2006 .

appropriate life jackets are to be available for all participants. 5. Boats or rafts are to have satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured.4.2 and 5.4.3.14 2006 . 5.4. 5.3 When boats or rafts are used.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 5. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.4 Survey at sea or at anchorage 5. Page 13 of 18 IACS Req. 1992/Rev.4.1.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel onboard. 5. This system must also include the personnel in charge of ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank or space and the responsible officer on deck. including weather forecasting and ship response in reasonable sea conditions. See footnote* * Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 . A safety checklist is to be provided.4 Surveys of tanks by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Surveyor. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided.Guidelines for use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys.

5) All exposed main deck plating full length. machinery space. 4) Internals in forepeak and after tanks. 2) Two transverse sections within the amidships 0.3 10 < Age ≤ 15 1) Suspect areas throughout the vessel. 8) All wind – and water strakes. additional bottom plates in way of cofferdams.1 Age ≤ 5 1) Suspect areas throughout the vessel. 2) A minimum of three transverse sections in way of cargo spaces within the amidships 0. Page 14 of 18 IACS Req. 9) All keel plates full length. and forecastle deck). 2) One transverse section of deck plating in way of a cargo space within the amidships 0. 4) Internals in forepeak and afterpeak tanks.5L in way of two different cargo spaces.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) TABLE 1 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT SPECIAL SURVEY Special Survey No. 6) Representative exposed superstructure deck plating((poop. and aft end of tanks. 3) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners). 3) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners). bridge.2 5 < Age ≤ 10 1) Suspect areas throughout the vessel.14 2006 .5L Special Survey No. Special Survey No. 7) Lowest strake and strakes in way of ‘tween decks of all transverse bulkheads in cargo spaces together with internals in way. Also. 1992/Rev. full length.5L. port and starboard.4 and Subsequent 15 < Age 1) Suspect areas throughout the vessel. Special Survey No.

Thickness measurements of internals may be specially considered by the Surveyor if the hard protective coating is in GOOD condition. the number of transverse sections required at Special Survey No.5 L may be required. Shell plating in way of overboard discharges as considered necessary by the attending surveyor Notes: 1. and the number of transverse sections required at Subsequent Special Surveys may be reduced to two (2).Z7 Z7 (cont’d) 10) Plating of seachests. Thickness measurement locations are to be selected to provide the best representative sampling of areas likely to be most exposed to corrosion. 3 may be reduced to one (1).14 2006 . Page 15 of 18 IACS Req. 2. thickness measurements of exposed deck plating within amidship 0. For ships more than 100 meters in length. considering cargo and ballast history and arrangement and condition of protective coatings. 4. For ships less than 100 meters in length. 3. at Special Survey No. 1992/Rev. 3.

PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 point pattern over 1 square meter.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) TABLE 2 GUIDANCE FOR ADDITIONAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS IN WAY OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION STRUCTURAL MEMBER Plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Suspect area and adjacent plates. Stiffeners Page 16 of 18 IACS Req. 1992/Rev.14 2006 . Suspect area. 3 measurements each in line across web and flange.

None None None One One Two One Half. 1992/Rev. 4 and Subsequent Age > 15 Fuel Oil Bunkertanks -Engine Room -Cargo Length Area Lube Oil Fresh Water Notes 1) These requirements apply to tanks of integral (structural) type. 3) Peak tanks (all uses) are subject to internal examination at each special survey. if fitted. on a rotational basis. minimum 2 None None None One None All One All Page 17 of 18 IACS Req. then different tanks are to be examined at each special survey.14 2006 . 1 Age ≤ 5 Special Survey No. 2) If a selection of tanks is accepted to be examined. one deep tank for fuel oil in the cargo length area is to be included. 3 10 < Age ≤ 15 Special Survey No. LUBE OIL AND FRESH WATER TANKS Tank Special Survey No. 4) At special surveys no 3 and subsequent surveys. 2 5 < Age ≤ 10 Special Survey No.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) TABLE 3 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNAL EXAMINATION AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEYS OF FUEL OIL.

All air pipe heads located on the exposed decks - - (1) The selection of air pipe heads to be examined is left to the attending Surveyor. preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks Special Survey No. (1) (2) (1) (2) Special Survey no.25L. serving spaced aft of 0.25 L. one port and one starboard.14 2006 . one port and one starboard.25 L.Z7 Z7 (cont’d) TABLE 4 SURVEY REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC PIPE HEADS AT SPECIAL SURVEYS Special Survey no. on exposed decks. located on the exposed decks in the forward 0. At least 20% of air pipe heads on the exposd decks serving spaces aft of 0.1 Age ≤ 5 Two air pipe heads. (2) According to the results of this examination. 1992/Rev. Two air pipe heads. End of Document Page 18 of 18 IACS Req.2 5 < age ≤ 10 All air pipe heads located on the exposed decks in the forward 0. preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks.3 and subsequent Age > 10 . preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks.25 L. the Surveyor may require the examination of other heads located on the exposed decks.

3 2.10 years of Age Dry Cargo Ships 10 .1 2.3 1.2. 2006) (Rev.2 June 2005) (Rev.3 3.2.3 Jan.5 3.1 (June Hull Surveys for General Dry Cargo Ships CONTENTS 1.2.6 3. 5.4 2006 .4 2.2 2.2.1 2.4 Aug 2006) 3.2 2.2 3.1 1.2 4.1 June 2003) (Rev.2 3.2.2.1 3. 1.2.5 2.2. 2002/Rev.6 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Dock Survey Tank Protection Hatch Covers and Coamings Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Extent of Thickness Measurement Extent of Tank Testing Additional requirements for single hold cargo ships after determining compliance with SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 Annual Survey Schedule Scope General Examination of the Hull Examination of Hatch Covers and Coamings Suspect Areas Examination of Cargo Hold Examination of Ballast Tanks Additional requirements for single hold cargo ships after determining compliance with SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Cargo Ships 5 . 3.4 2. 4.Z7.2 5.3 4.6) (Rev.2.4 2.2.1 Z7.15 years of Age Dry Cargo Ships Exceeding 15 years of Age Preparation for Survey Conditions for Survey Access to Structures Equipment for Survey Survey at Sea or at Anchorage (cont’d) 2002 as Z10.3 2.3 4.4 3.1 4.1 5.2.1 Z7.2 4.2.2.1 3.4 Page 1 of 24 IACS Req.1 4.3 5.2 1.4 5. 2.2.

Z7.1 6. Changes introduced in Rev. 2002/Rev.1 Z7.1.3 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007.6 and 3.3 Procedures for Thickness Measurements General Certification of Thickness Measurement Company Reporting Note 1: Note 2: Note 3: Note 4: UR Z7. Page 2 of 24 IACS Req. as applicable.1.1 (cont’d) 6.6(June 2002). 4 (paragraphs 1. 2.2 6. Changes introduced in Rev. and commenced on or after 1 July 2007.1. Changes introduced in Rev.1 (Rev.4 2006 .2 are to be applied by all Members and Associates from 1 July 2006. 6.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies at special and annual surveys. June 2003) replaces ex-UR Z10. carried out after the ship has been made compliant with the requirements of SOLAS II-1/23-3 and II-1/25.

1 (cont’d) ENCLOSURES: Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Hull Special Surveys of General Dry Cargo Ships.4 2006 .Z7. 2002/Rev. Areas for Close-up Survey of General Dry Cargo Ships.1 Z7. Procedures for Certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Measurement of Hull Structures. Minimum requirements to Thickness Measurements at Hull Special Surveys of General Dry Cargo Ships. Guidance for Additional Thickness Measurements in Way of Substantial Corrosion. Areas for Close-up Survey of General Dry Cargo Ships. Figure 1: Figure 2: Page 3 of 24 IACS Req.

2002/Rev. 1. Page 4 of 24 IACS Req.1. dedicated forest product carriers (not timber or log carriers).2. sides. dedicated cement carriers. pipe tunnels.2 or UR Z10. 1. * A deck cargo ship is a ship that is designed to carry cargo exclusively above deck without any access for cargo below deck.1. 1.Z7. Footnote 1: The requirements of paragraphs 2.2.2. dedicated container carriers.5 Transverse Section A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating. refrigerated cargo ships. cofferdams. thickness measurements and tank testing. deck cargo ships(*).4 2006 . inner bottom and hopper side plating. i. livestock carriers.2. 1. Refer to Z7.2 Spaces Spaces are seperate compartments including holds and tanks.1 (cont’d) 1. dedicated wood chip carriers. For transversely framed vessels.2 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo holds. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-up Survey when necessary. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. 1.e. 1.1.1. although belonging to the ship types listed in 1.6 and 3. 1.4 Close Up Survey A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor.1 GENERAL Application 1. a transverse section includes adjacent frames and their end connections in way of transverse sections. ro-ro cargo ships. longitudinals and girders at the deck.3 also apply to those cargo ships.2 Definitions 1.1 Z7. are fitted with a single cargo hold.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination. normally within reach of hand.1 that are excluded from the application of this UR. bottom. 1. which.3 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-up Surveys.5.1 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank that is being used primarily for salt water ballast.2. longitudinal bulkheads and bottom plating in top wing tanks. void spaces and fuel oil tanks within the cargo area and all ballast tanks.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled General Dry Cargo Ships of 500gt and above carrying solid cargoes other than (see Footnote 1): ships subject to UR Z10.

if applicable. 1. 1. Page 5 of 24 IACS Req.2. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications. 1. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. 1.6 Representative Space Representative Spaces are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other Spaces of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems. cofferdams.2. to be sensitive to cracking. When selecting Representative Spaces account is to be taken of the service and repair history on board and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. 1. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.2.9 Substanial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins. POOR 1.7 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring of from the service history of the subject ship or from similar ships or sister ships. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent.11 Coating Condition Coating Condition is defined as follows: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting.10 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating.2.Z7.8 Suspect Area Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. 1.1 Z7. but less than as defined for POOR condition.2.12 Cargo Length Area Cargo Length Area is that part of the ship which contains all cargo holds and ajacent areas including fuel tanks.13 Special Consideration Special Consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurments are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.4 2006 . ballast tanks and void spaces.2. but within acceptable limits.2.2. 1. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. 2002/Rev.14 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Through Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the surveyor.1 (cont’d) 1.2.

i. shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys In any kind of survey.2 Additionally. detachment or fracture).2. For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available.6 and 3. items in 3.2.3.1 Z7.Z7. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1. special. 2002/Rev. grooving.8 of UR Z7. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility. will affect the vessel’s structural. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. intermediate.2.3. which affects or. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion.3.4 2006 . their end attachments and adjacent shell plating. 1. watertight or weathertight integrity.1 (cont’d) 1. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage. in the opinion of the surveyor.14) repaired. Areas to be considered include: side shell frames. watertight bulkheads. hatch covers and hatch coamings. bottom structure and bottom plating. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service. 3.5. 1. deck structure and deck plating.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. Page 6 of 24 IACS Req.3.e.2. either of which. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required.3.3 Repairs 1. in the opinion of the Surveyor.

* Some member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey” others use the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Special Survey”.1.2. damages or other structural deterioration. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey.2. Page 7 of 24 IACS Req. significant deformation. 2002/Rev. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion. However. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2. 2. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates.5. examination.3. Note: For survey of automatic air pipes refer to 2. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.13 of UR Z7.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping.1.4 and 2.2. 2. 2.1 Z7. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. 2. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Surveys.1.Z7. In this case. as required in 2. water ballast tanks. fractures.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. 2.4 The survey extent of ballast tanks converted to void spaces is to be specially considered in relation to the requirements for ballast tanks.1.3 All piping systems within the above spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory. are in a satisfactory condition and fit for the intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned.1.1. pipe tunnels. 2.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.1.5 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey.2. 2.1 SPECIAL SURVEY * Schedule 2.2 2.1.1 (cont’d) 2. including double bottom tanks.2 All cargo holds.2. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo holds. that may be present.1. decks and outer hull are to be examined.2.1 Scope General 2. 2. 2.4 2006 .1.1 The Special Survey is to include.2.

wires. lube oil and fresh water tanks. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor. excluding fuel oil.4 Hatch Covers and Coamings The hatch covers and coamings are to be surveyed as follows: 2.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey 2.2.Z7.1 Z7. lube oil and fresh water tanks.2 The minimum requirements for close-up surveys at special survey are given in Table I. if not already performed.2.2 Checking of the satisfactory operation of all mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made.4 Thickness measurement of the hatch cover and coaming plating and stiffeners is to be carried out as given in Table II. Note: Lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered. 2. thickness measurements are to be carried out. 2.4.1 An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from time of construction.3 is to be carried out. where a soft coating has been applied. 2.1 Where provided.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey. chains and link drives.3. reference is to be made to UR Z7. 2. Table 3. proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed conditions: operational testing of hydraulic and power components. the tanks in question are to be examined at annual intervals. 2002/Rev. Page 8 of 24 IACS Req.4.1 A thorough inspection of the items listed in 3.3.4 2006 .3 Tank Protection 2. For tanks used for water ballast. 2. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals. the condition of corrosion prevention system of ballast tanks is to be examined.2. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks and it is not renewed. 2.2. Note: For fuel oil. where soft coating has been applied. 2. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.2.2.1 (cont’d) 2. including: stowage and securing in open condition.2. 2.3.2.2 Where the hard protective coating in spaces is found to be in a GOOD condition. is to be carried out at each Special Survey.2. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition and it is not renewed.3 Checking the effectiveness of sealing arrangements of all hatch covers by hose testing or equivalent is to be carried out.4. excluding double bottom tanks.3. or where extensive corrosion exists. of the lower portions of the cargo holds and water ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction.2 Dry Dock Survey 2. as applicable.2.2.4.2. When considered necessary by the surveyor.

For fuel oil tanks. the representative tanks are to be pressure tested.5 Extent of Tank Testing 2.4. the extent of thickness measurement according to Table II may be specially considered.4. When thickness measurements indicate substantial corrosion.5.Z7. Thickness measurement is also to be carried out to determine the corrosion levels on the transverse bulkhead plating. 2. and the hard protective coating where applied remains efficient. reference is to be made to UR Z7.3 The Surveyor may extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary.3 The Surveyor may extend the close-up survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the spaces under survey.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements.2 Representative thickness measurement to determine both general and local levels of corrosion in the shell frames and their end attachments in all cargo holds and water ballast tanks is to be carried out. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion. 2. The thickness measurements may be dispensed with provided the surveryor is satisfied by the close-up examination.1) after determining compliance with SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 2. and a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with satisfactory results. the special survey is to include an examination and a test of the water ingress detection system and their alarms.6.4.1.4 Extent of Thickness Measurement 2. Note: For examination of automatic air pipe heads. 2. 2002/Rev.5.6 Additional requirements for single hold cargo ships (see Footnote 1 to 1.3 Tank testing of fuel oil tanks is to be carried out with a head of liquid to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions. 2.1 Z7. 2.5. Page 9 of 24 IACS Req.4 For areas in spaces where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 for hold water level detectors.1 (cont’d) 2. that there is no structural diminution. 2. Tank testing of fuel oil tanks may be specially considered based on a satisfactory external examination of the tank boundaries.4.3.4. 2.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey are given in Table II. the extent of close-up surveys according to Table I may be specially considered. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and where spaces have structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar spaces or on similar ships according to available information.3.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary. Table 4. 2. Table III may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements. 2.1 All boundaries of water ballast tanks and deep tanks used for water ballast within the cargo length area are to be pressure tested.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition. 2.4 2006 .

2. loading pads/bars and the side plate edge.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring.2 Examination of the Hull 3. checking the satisfactory condition of:hatch covers. coamings and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition. Page 10 of 24 IACS Req. wooden or steel pontoons are fitted. hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices since the last survey. battens and wedges.2. 3.2. checking the satisfactory condition where applicable of: wooden covers and portable beams. cleating.2 3. 3. 3.4 2006 .1. 2002/Rev. Where portable covers.2. that the hull. 3.1.3. steel pontoons. chains.1 Scope General 3. hydraulic system essential to closing and securing. as far as practicable. carriers or sockets for the portable beam. wires.2.2. drainage channels and drain pipes (if any). hatch covers and coamings 3. tarpaulins.3. hatch covers. cleats. compression bars. guide rails and track wheels. hatch securing bars and their securing devices.2 Where mechanically operated steel covers are fitted. tightness devices of longitudinal.2. gypsies.Z7.1 Confirmation is to be obtained that no unapproved changes have been made to the hatch covers. guides. stoppers. including close-up survey of hatch cover plating. etc.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey. tensioning devices. drainage channels).2. chain or rope pulleys.1 Z7.1 ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule 3. 3. 3.2. retaining bars.2. safety locks and retaining devices. guide plates and chocks. and their securing devices.1 (cont’d) 3. compression bars. gasket lips. transverse and intermediate cross junctions ( gaskets.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable.3 Examination of weather decks. clamping devices.

Page 11 of 24 IACS Req. the following is to apply: a) b) Overall Survey of one forward and one after cargo hold and their associated tween deck spaces.3. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. chains.2.stowage and securing in open condition.2. 2002/Rev. then the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion. 3.5 to 3.4 2006 . Note: For survey of air pipes.2.4 Suspect Areas Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition. wires. If the results of these thicknesss measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found.5 Examination of Cargo Holds 3. and link drives.operational testing of hydraulic and power components. Table III may be used as guidance for these additional measurements. 3.2.1 Z7. .3 Checking the satisfactory condition of hatch coaming plating and their stiffeners including close-up survey. the following is to apply: a) b) Overall Survey of all cargo holds and tween deck spaces.5.3. 3.2. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed.2.1 (cont’d) 3. the survey is to be extended to include a Close-up Survey of all of the shell frames and adjacent shell plating of those cargo holds and associated tween deck spaces (as applicable) as well as a Close-up Survey of sufficient extent of all remaining cargo holds and tween deck spaces (as applicable). 3. Close-up examination of sufficient extent.2. or where extensive corrosion exists. lower one third length of side frame at side shell and side frame end attachment and the adjacent shell plating in a forward lower cargo hold and one other selected lower cargo hold.3. Thickness measurements are to be taken of the areas of substantial corrosion and the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion. thickness measurement is to be carried out.4 Random checking of the satisfactory operation of mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made including: .2.8 of UR Z7. Where this level of survey reveals the need for remedial measures. . to establish the condition of the lower region of the shell frames including approx. Table III may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements.5. When considered necessary by the surveyor.Z7. minimum 25% of frames.2 For Ships over 15 years of age. flame screens on vents and ventilators refer to 3.1 For Ships 10-15 years of age.3.

Table III may be used as guidance for these additional measurements.1 (cont’d) c) When considered necessary by the surveyor. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. When considered necessary by the surveyor. d) e) 3. then the extent of thickness measurements are to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion. as applicable.1.1 Examination of ballast tanks when required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey and Intermediate Survey is to be carried out. Examination of Ballast Tanks 3. the annual survey is to include an examination and a test. thickness measurement is to be carried out.1) after determining compliance with SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 3.2. of the water ingress detection system and of their alarms. 3. thickness measurement is to be carried out. Table III may be used as guidance for these additional measurements. are to be examined. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed.3 Additional requirements for single hold cargo ships (see Footnote 1 to 1. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. or where extensive corrosion exists.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS II-I/23-3 and II-I/25 for hold water level detectors. Page 12 of 24 IACS Req.3. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found.2.Z7.4 2006 . or where extensive corrosion exists.6 Where the protective coating in cargo holds. is found to be in GOOD condition the extent of close-up surveys may be specially considered. All piping and penetrations in cargo holds. including overboard piping. at random. then the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion.1 Z7. 2002/Rev.6.

1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Surveys may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey.1. areas found suspect at previous surveys are to be surveyed in accordance with the provisions indicated in 3.1.1 Ballast tanks a) For tanks used for water ballast. corrosion or other defects are found in water ballast tanks or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction.4 2006 . where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition. or where extensive corrosion exists.1. and it is not renewed.1.2.2. 4. 4. the following is to apply : 4.4.1 (cont’d) 4. 4. the tanks in question are to be examined and thickness measurements carried out as considered necessary at annual intervals. where soft coating has been applied.2.10 Years of Age.2. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule 4. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals. When considered necessary by the surveyor.1 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey. thickness measurements are to be carried out. soft coating. In water ballast tanks other than double bottom tanks. the examination may be limited to a verification that the corrosion prevention system remains efficient.2. Where POOR coating condition. the examination is to be extended to other ballast tanks of the same type.4. b) c) d) Page 13 of 24 IACS Req. where a soft coating has been applied.3 4.2.2. If such overall survey reveals no visible structural defects.2. an Overall Survey of Representative Tanks selected by the Surveyor is to be carried out.2 Ships 5 . or where a hard protective coating has not been applied. Scope General 4. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from time of construction. 4.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey. 2002/Rev.2 4. In addition to the requirements above.2 to 4.1 Z7.Z7.

3. the following is to apply: Ballast Tanks a) For tanks used for water ballast.4. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. Table III may be used as guidance for these additional measurements.4 2006 . 4.1.2.3 4. an under water survey may be considered as equivalent.1 Z7. then the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion. the following is to apply : 4.4. Areas found suspect at previous surveys are to be surveyed in accordance with the provisions indicated in 3.3. 2002/Rev. c) When considered necessary by the surveyor.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2.2.4.3.4 and 2.5. lube oil and fresh water tanks (see 2. 4.These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.2.4. Page 14 of 24 IACS Req.3 In lieu of the requirements of 2.3.2. 4.1) are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending surveyor.1.2. survey of automatic air pipe heads (see Notes in 2.2.2. b) Areas found suspect at previous surveys are to be surveyed in accordance with the provisions indicated in 3.1. If such overall survey reveals no visible structural defects.2.4.2. an overall survey of all tanks is to be carried out.2.1 Ships 10-15 Years of Age. or where extensive corrosion exists.2 Cargo Holds a) b) An Overall Survey of one forward and one after cargo hold and their associated tween deck spaces. 4. tank testing specified in 2. b) The requirements of 4.2.2.1 c) and d) also apply.2. 4.Z7. However.2.2.4) and internal examination of fuel oil.4.4. the examination may be limited to a verification that the corrosion prevention system remains efficient. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.2.2 In application of 4.4 Ships over 15 Years of Age. except for item 2c) in column 4 of Table II.1 (cont’d) 4.2 Cargo Holds a) An Overall Survey of all cargo holds and tween deck spaces.2. thickness measurement is to be carried out.

Z7. fractures.1. is to be provided: 5. and passages through structures. deformation. 5.1. temporary staging. 5.1.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: radiographic equipment ultrasonic equipment magnetic particle equipment dye penetrant Page 15 of 24 IACS Req. to reveal corrosion.e. lifts and movable platforms boats or rafts other equivalent means Equipment for Survey 5. 5. fractures.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion.1 Z7. damages or other structural deterioration. damages.3. 2002/Rev.3 permanent staging and passages through structures. When safe access cannot be provided.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water.1 For Overall Survey. oil residues etc.2 For Close-up Surveys.g.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment.1 5. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required. acceptable to the Surveyor. or other structural deterioration. deformation. e. However.4 2006 .1 (cont’d) 5 5. gas freed.1. the soft coating is to be removed.2 PREPARATION FOR SURVEY Conditions of Survey The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. 5. dirt. scale.1 5. 5. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way.5 Where soft coatings have been applied.1. 5. one or more of the following means for access. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed. ladders. Tanks and Spaces are to be safe for access.2 Access to Structures 5.2. ventilated and illuminated. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating.3. i.2.

1 (cont’d) 5.2.3 When boats or rafts are used.4. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided. including weather forecasting and ship response in reasonable sea conditions.4. 5. This system must also include the personnel in charge of ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. appropriate life jackets are to be available for all participants.4 Survey at Sea or at Anchorage 5. See footnote* * Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 . 5. 5.4.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel on board. 5.3. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.1.4 Surveys of tanks by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Surveyor. 2002/Rev. A safety checklist is to be provided.Z7.Guidelines for use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys. and 5.4 2006 .4. Page 16 of 24 IACS Req. Boats or rafts are to have satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank and the responsible officer on deck.1 Z7.

6.Z7. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator.3 Reporting 6.3. if not carried out by the Society itself. 2002/Rev.2. The surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process.1 Z7.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. Furthermore.3. 6.2 Certification of Thickness Measurement Company 6. are to be witnessed by a surveyor of the Society.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table IV. 6. 6.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey.1.1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS General 6. the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared.1 (cont’d) 6. type of measurement equipment.4 2006 .1 The required thickness measurements.1.1. 6. The report is to give the location of measurements. Page 17 of 24 IACS Req. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness. 6.

(E) Selected areas of all deck plating and underdeck structure inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches. (C). 3. (B) One selected cargo hold transverse bulkhead.4 2006 . (D) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners).Z7. including stiffening system.1 (cont’d) TABLE I TABLE OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEYS OF GENERAL DRY CARGO SHIPS Special Survey No. (B) Forward and aft transverse bulkhead in one side ballast tank. Areas (B –F) as for Special Survey No. (C) One transverse web with associated plating and framing in two representative water ballast tanks of each type (i. 4 and Subsequent Age > 15 (A) All shell frames in all cargo holds and tween deck spaces including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating. (B). hopper side. stiffeners and girders. See Figs 1 and 2 for the areas corresponding to (A). Cargo hold hatch covers and coamings. (F) Selected areas of inner bottom plating. (B) All transverse bulkheads in ballast tanks. Special Survey No. including stiffening system. as applicable. (B) All cargo hold transverse bulkheads. (E) All deck plating and underdeck structure inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches. (C) All transverse webs with associated plating and framing in each water ballast tank. Deck plating and underdeck structure inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches. Mid-height of the bulkheads for holds without tween decks. Cargo hold transverse bulkhead plating. Special Survey No.1 Age ≤ 5 (A) Selected shell frames in one forward and one aft cargo hold and associated tween deck spaces. Immediately below the main deck plating and tween deck plating.1 Z7. Special Survey No. (F) All areas of inner bottom plating. Inner bottom plating. (B) One transverse bulkhead in each cargo hold. side tank or double bottom tank). 2002/Rev. topside.e. (D) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners). (D). Transverse web frame or watertight transverse bulkhead in water ballast tanks. 3 10 < Age ≤ 15 (A) All shell frames in the forward lower cargo hold and 25% frames in each of the remaining cargo holds and tween deck spaces including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating.2 5 < Age ≤ 10 (A) Selected shell frames in all cargo holds and tween deck spaces. (E) and (F) . (D) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners). Note: Close-up survey of cargo hold transverse bulkheads to carried out at the following levels: Immediately above the inner bottom and immediately above the tween decks. Page 18 of 24 IACS Req. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) Cargo hold transverse frames.

1 Z7. b) each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings. 3 may be reduced to one and the number of transverse sections at Special Survey No. including lower turn of bilge. the number of transverse sections required at Special survey No. Suspect areas.5L in way of two different cargo spaces. considering cargo and ballast history and arrangement and condition of protective coatings. One transverse section of deck plating in way of a cargo space within the amidships 0. 3. Special Survey No. 4. For ships less than 100 metres in length.5L. 4. All wind and water strakes within the cargo length area. 5. Suspect areas.5L. Two transverse sections within the amidships 0. Special Survey No. 2. Within the cargo length area: a) A minimum of three transverse sections within the amidships 0. All wind and water strakes full length Notes: 1.4 2006 . Suspect areas. 4 and Subsequent Age >15 1. 3 10 < Age ≤ 15 1. Special Survey No.Z7. 2. c) Each bottom plate. Measurement for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I. 4 and subsequent surveys may be reduced to two. 3. Within the cargo length area. 1 Age ≤ 5 1. 2002/Rev. Measurement for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I. 6. Measurement for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I.1 (cont’d) TABLE II TABLE OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE THICKNESS MEASUREMENT AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEYS OF GENERAL DRY CARGO SHIPS Special Survey No. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area. Thickness measurement locations should be selected to provide the best representative sampling of areas likely to be most exposed to corrosion. each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings. 3. 2. d) Duct keel or pipe tunnel plating and internals. Page 19 of 24 IACS Req. 2 5 < Age ≤ 10 1. 2. Suspect areas.

2002/Rev. Pattern of Measurement 5 point pattern over 1 square meter.4 2006 .1 (cont’d) TABLE III GUIDANCE FOR ADDITIONAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS IN WAY OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION Structural Member Plating Stiffeners Extent of Measurement Suspect area and adjacent plates. Page 20 of 24 IACS Req.1 Z7. 3 measurements each in line across web and flange.Z7. Suspect area.

technical knowledge of hull structure etc. Technicians careers. A guide for thickness measurement operators. Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. Operators. (1) (2) 4. experiences of technicians as thickness measurement operators.e. UR Z17 also applies. Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. Experiences of the firms on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. (1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the society for approval. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships.Z7. 2002/Rev.g. a) b) c) d) e) f) (2) Outline of firms. Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting.1 (cont’d) TABLE IV PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES 1. Page 21 of 24 IACS Req. Application This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly organised and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. e. i. Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above.1 Z7. 2.4 2006 . are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. organization and management structure. (3) 3.

2002/Rev. Page 22 of 24 IACS Req.1 Z7.Z7.4 2006 .1 (cont’d) 5. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society. Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: (1) (2) (3) Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm.

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2 5.3 1. compressor rooms and pipe tunnels Suspect Areas Examination of Ballast Tanks Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope Preparation for Survey Conditions for Survey Access to Structures Equipment for Survey Survey at Sea or at Anchorage Procedures for Thickness Measurements General Certification of Thickness Measurement Company Reporting Page 1 of 22 IACS Req.1 2. 4.2.2. 6.2 3.5 3.2 2.2.1 2.2 6.2.3 5.1 6.2 (May (cont) 2007) Hull Surveys for Liquefied Gas Carriers CONTENTS 1.2 2.2 1. 5.4 2. 2007 .1 4.1 5.5 3.2 Z7. 3.2.2 Z7.2 3.3 2.3 2. 2. 1.1 1.2.2.2.3 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Dock Survey Tank Protection Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Extent of Thickness Measurement Extent of Tank Testing Annual Survey Schedule Scope General Examination of the hull Examination of weather decks Examination of cargo pump rooms.2.2 5.4 6.6 4.Z7.4 3.1 3.1 3.4 2.3 3.

Page 2 of 22 IACS Req. as for the requirements regarding semi-hard coatings. these coatings.Z7.2 (cont) Note: 1. if already applied. This UR is to be uniformly applied by all Member Societies and Associates on surveys commenced on or after 1st July 2008. However. whichever comes first. Z7.2 ENCLOSURES: Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Figure 1: Minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Hull Special Surveys of Liquefied Gas Carriers Minimum requirements for Thickness Measurements at Hull Special Surveys of Liquefied Gas Carriers Minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Hull Intermediate Surveys of Liquefied Gas Carriers Procedures for Certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Measurement of Hull Structure Guidance for Additional Thickness Measurements in Way of Substantial Corrosion Typical midship sections of Liquefied Gas Carriers. will not be accepted from the next special or intermediate survey commenced on or after 1st January 2010. 2007 . with respect to waiving the annual internal examination of the ballast tanks.

1. 1.1.2.2. if applicable. void spaces and fuel oil tanks within the cargo area and all ballast tanks.1.2.2.2.2 1. 2007 .2 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-up Surveys.6 Critical Structural Areas Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar ships or sister ships. When selecting Representative Tanks account is to be taken of the service and repair history on board and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination.1. normally within reach of hand. cofferdams.1 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for the carriage of salt water ballast.Z7. in way of pump rooms. bottom. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-up Survey when necessary. inner bottom and longitudinal bulkheads.3 Close-up Survey A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor. except piping covered by UR Z16. 1. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. 1. GENERAL 1.e. Refer to UR Z7. Page 3 of 22 IACS Req. 1.2 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems. sides. Refer to UR Z16 for periodical surveys of cargo installations on ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk.2. 1.1 Application Z7. 1. thickness measurements and tank testing.2 (cont) 1. i.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk.5 Representative Tank Representative Tanks are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other Tanks of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems. longitudinals and girders at the deck.4 Transverse Section A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating. pipe tunnels. 1. to be sensitive to cracking.2 Definitions 1. compressor rooms.

Z7.10 Coating Condition Coating Condition is defined as follows: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. cofferdams.2.2. 2007 . therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.2. 1. compressor rooms.2.13 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Through Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the surveyor. which are neither soft nor semi-hard coatings. 1. ballast tanks and void spaces adjacent to cargo tanks and also deck areas throughout the entire length and breadth of the part of the ship over the above mentioned spaces.8 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins.2. 1. may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer's specifications. 1. Z7.2.11 Cargo Area Cargo Area is that part of the ship which contains cargo tanks. cargo/ballast pump rooms. Page 4 of 22 IACS Req.2. but less than as defined for POOR condition.7 Suspect Areas Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration.12 Special Consideration Special Consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating. but within acceptable limits. Other coating systems.2 (cont) POOR 1.9 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating. 1.2 1. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent.

Page 5 of 22 IACS Req. items in 3. in the opinion of the Surveyor.6 and 3.2. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required.13) repaired. 3.3. bottom structure and bottom plating. watertight bulkheads. watertight or weathertight integrity.2 1. detachment or fracture).2 Additionally. 1. 1. special.3.2. in the opinion of the surveyor.8 of UR Z7.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. will impair the vessel's fitness for continued service. deck structure and deck plating.2.Z7.e. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available. 2007 .3. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys In any kind of survey. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion. i.3 Repairs Z7. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1.3.2. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage. shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. grooving.5. intermediate. which affects or. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility. will affect the vessel's structural.2 (cont) 1. Areas to be considered include: side structure and side plating. either of which.3.

1.2 (cont) 2. examination. are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor's satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. 2.2.1. including double bottom tanks.1. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. that may be present.2 Ballast tanks. fractures. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2.1. 2.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. except those covered by UR Z16. 2.5. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey.13 of UR Z7. In this case. pump rooms. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates.1.1 General 2.3. 2007 .1. * Some member Societies use the term "Special Periodical Survey" others use the term "Class Renewal Survey" instead of the term "Special Survey".Z7. Page 6 of 22 IACS Req. 2. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.2 2. decks and outer hull are to be examined. Note: For survey of automatic air pipes refer to 2. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion. damages or other structural deterioration. 2.2. significant deformation. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. 2.1.1 Schedule Z7.4 The survey extent of ballast tanks converted to void spaces is to be specially considered in relation to the requirements for ballast tanks. are in a satisfactory condition and fit for the intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey.2.5 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey. compressor rooms.1. pipe tunnels. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Surveys.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.1 The Special Survey is to include. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo tanks. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping. 2.2. 2.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate.2 Scope 2.1. SPECIAL SURVEY* 2.4 and 2.2.2.2. However.1. as required in 2.3 All piping systems within the above spaces.

3.Z7. is to be carried out at each Special Survey. lube oil and fresh water tanks. For tanks used for water ballast. Note: For fuel oil. 2.2.3.4. 2. lube oil and fresh water tanks. excluding fuel oil.2. 2. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor. or where extensive corrosion exists.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Z7.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey are given in Table II.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey.3. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks and it is not renewed. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from time of construction.1 Where provided. 2007 .3 The Surveyor may extend the close-up survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey. reference is to be made to UR Z7. reference is to be made to UR Z7. where soft or semi-hard coating has been applied. Note: For examination of automatic air pipe heads. Table 3.2 Dry Dock Survey 2.3 Tank Protection 2. where a soft or semi-hard coating has been applied.3. the condition of corrosion prevention system of ballast tanks is to be examined. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition and it is not renewed. Page 7 of 22 IACS Req. Table 4. When considered necessary by the surveyor. as applicable. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and where tanks have structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar spaces or on similar ships according to available information.2 (cont) 2. thickness measurements are to be carried out. Note: Lower portions of the ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.2 Where the hard protective coating in ballast tanks is found to be in a GOOD condition. 2. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction. if not already performed. the extent of close-up surveys according to Table I may be specially considered.2.2. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered. of the lower portions of the ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.3.4 Extent of Thickness Measurement 2.3.2 The minimum requirements for close-up surveys at special survey are given in Table I.1 An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces.2 2.2.2. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals. 2. 2. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements. 2. the tanks in question are to be examined at annual intervals. excluding double bottom tanks.

Z7.4. the representative tanks are to be pressure tested. Table V may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements. When thickness measurements indicate substantial corrosion.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary. Tank testing of fuel oil tanks may be specially considered based on a satisfactory external examination of the tank boundaries.2 The Surveyor may extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary. and a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with satisfactory results. 2. 2.3 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.3 Tank testing of fuel oil tanks is to be carried out with a head of liquid to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions.5. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion.2 2.5 Extent of Tank Testing Z7. 2007 .1 All boundaries of water ballast tanks and deep tanks used for water ballast within the cargo area are to be pressure tested.4 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements. 2. the extent of thickness measurement according to Table II may be specially considered. 2.2 (cont) 2. 2. For fuel oil tanks.4.5. Page 8 of 22 IACS Req.5.4.

2.Z7.3. or where extensive corrosion exists.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable. 2007 .5 to 3.2 Examination of bunker and vent piping systems.1 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks.5 Suspect Areas Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.2.1 Examination of all pump room and compressor room bulkheads for signs of leakage or fractures and. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. that the hull and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey.4.2. as far as practicable.4. ANNUAL SURVEY 3. thickness measurement is to be carried out.2 (cont) 3.2. Thickness measurements are to be taken of the areas of substantial corrosion and the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to determine the extent of areas of substantial corrosion.2 Examination of the condition of all piping systems.2. then the extent of thickness measurements are to be increased to determine the Page 9 of 22 IACS Req.2 3. Note: For survey of air pipes. Table V may be used as guidance for these additional thickness measurements.3.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring.4 Examination of cargo pump rooms and compressor rooms and.6 Examination of ballast tanks 3. flame screens on vents and ventilators refer to 3.3.8 of UR Z7. 3.2. 3.2. 3. 3.2. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found.1 Schedule Z7.2 Examination of the hull 3. except those covered by UR Z16.2. as far as practicable. 3.2.3 Examination of weather decks.1 General 3.2.2. 3.2. pipe tunnels if fitted.1Examination of ballast tanks when required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey and Intermediate Survey is to be carried out.2. 3.1. When considered necessary by the surveyor.1.2 Scope 3.6.2. 3.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen.2.2.2.3. 3. the sealing arrangements of all penetrations of pump room and compressor room bulkheads. 3. in particular. 3.

2 extent of areas of substantial corrosion.Z7. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed.2 (cont) Page 10 of 22 IACS Req. 2007 . Z7. Table V may be used as guidance for these additional measurements.

2 (cont) 4. 4.2.2 4.2.2.3 If such examinations reveal no visible structural defects. soft or semi-hard coating.2 Ballast tanks 4.2.2.1.1. INTERMEDIATE SURVEY 4.2. if there is no hard protective coating. 4.1 Schedule Z7.1.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey.2. an overall survey of representative ballast tanks is to be carried out. 4.6 The minimum requirements for close-up surveys at intermediate survey are given in Table III. an overall survey of all ballast tanks is to be carried out.2. the examination may be limited to a verification that the corrosion prevention system remains efficient.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Surveys may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey.1 For ships between 5 and 10 years of age. 4.2. 2007 .2.5 When such conditions are found in double bottom ballast tanks. soft or semi-hard coating or POOR coating condition. the tanks in question are to be internally examined at annual intervals. Page 11 of 22 IACS Req.2. If there is no hard protective coating. 4.2.2.2. excluding double bottom tanks. the tanks in question may be internally examined at annual intervals. 4. or POOR coating condition and it is not renewed.2 Scope 4.Z7. 4. 4.4 For ballast tanks.2 For ships over 10 years of age.1 The scope of the second or third annual survey is to be extended to include the following: 4.3 A survey planning meeting is to be held prior to the commencement of the survey. the examination is to be extended to other ballast tanks of the same type.

deformation. the soft coating is to be removed.2. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: radiographic equipment ultrasonic equipment magnetic particle equipment dye penetrant Page 12 of 22 IACS Req. PREPARATION FOR SURVEY 5. i. acceptable to the Surveyor.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. temporary staging. oil residues etc. However. When safe access cannot be provided. damages.2 Tanks and Spaces are to be safe for access. Equipment for Survey 5.3. other equivalent means. ladders. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way. 5.1 Conditions of Survey Z7. damages or other structural deterioration. 5. fractures.1 For Overall Survey. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water.1 The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. or other structural deterioration. dirt. gas freed. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required. fractures. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating. 5. to reveal corrosion. 5.3.g.Z7. and passages through structures.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination.2 (cont) 5.2 5.1. e. 5. 5. 2007 .2.1. is to be provided: 5.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion.3 permanent staging and passages through structures.5 Where soft coatings have been applied. one or more of the following means for access.1.1.e.1.2 Access to Structures 5. deformation. ventilated and illuminated. 5. scale.2 For Close-up Surveys.

5.2 5. 2007 .3.2. 5.1.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank and the responsible officer on deck.Z7. Page 13 of 22 IACS Req.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel on board.4.4 Survey at Sea or at Anchorage Z7.2 (cont) 5.4. and 5. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.

Furthermore.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. 6. The Surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process. PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS 6.2 (cont) 6.3 Reporting 6. 6.2 Certification of Thickness Measurement Company 6.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator.1. 6.1.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey. the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out.1 General Z7.1. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness. type of measurement equipment.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table IV. The report is to give the location of measurements.3. 6. are to be witnessed by a Surveyor of the Society.Z7.1 The required thickness measurements.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. 2007 .2 6.2. 6. Page 14 of 22 IACS Req. if not carried out by the Society itself.3.

Note 2: For areas in tanks where coatings are found to be in GOOD condition. and peak tanks where fitted. double hull side.1 (age ≤ 5) One web frame in a representative ballast tank of the topside.3 and subsequent (age > 10) All web frames in all ballast tanks (1) All transverse bulkheads in all ballast tanks (2) (1) Complete transverse web frame including adjacent structural members. as defined in 1. hopper side and double hull side type (1) One transverse bulkhead in a ballast tank (3) Special Survey No. If such tanks are not fitted. (2) Transverse bulkhead complete. Note 1: Ballast tanks include topside. Note 3: For ships having independent tanks of type C. . or on similar ships according to available information.2 Z7. and adjacent longitudinal bulkhead structure.in tanks having structures approved with reduced scantlings. 2007 .2 (cont) TABLE I TABLE OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEYS OF LIQUEFIED GAS CARRIERS Special Survey No.10. hopper side. the extent of close-up surveys may be specially considered by the Classification Society. with a midship section similar to that of a general cargo ship. another ballast tank is to be selected (1) One web frame in each remaining ballast tank (1) One transverse bulkhead in each ballast tank (2) Special Survey No.Z7. double bottom. in tanks having structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar tanks. Page 15 of 22 IACS Req. (3) Transverse bulkhead lower part including girder system and adjacent structural members.in particular. or any combined arrangement of the aforementioned. including girder system and adjacent members. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and also in the following cases: .2. Note 4: The Surveyor may extend the close-up survey as deemed necessary. the extent of close-up surveys may be specially considered by the Classification Society. taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey. which is to be a double hull side tank or a topside tank.2 (5 < age ≤ 10) All web frames in a ballast tank.

of corrosion pattern. of corrosion pattern.2 5 < age ≤ 10 Within the cargo area: . the extent of thickness measurements may be increased to include the tank top plating at the discretion of the Surveyor. Page 16 of 22 IACS Req. of those structural those structural those structural those structural members subject to members subject to members subject to members subject to Close-up Survey Close-up Survey Close-up Survey Close-up Survey according to Table I according to Table I according to Table I according to Table I Suspect areas Suspect areas Suspect areas Suspect areas (1) at least one section is to include a ballast tank within 0. of corrosion pattern.three transverse sections (1) . as defined in 1.two transverse sections (1) .2 TABLE II TABLE OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE THICKNESS MEASUREMENT AT HULL SPECIAL SURVEY OF LIQUEFIED GAS CARRIERS Special Survey No. full length Z7.each deck plate .5L amidships. if any Special Survey No. for Measurements. if any Note 1: For ships having independent tanks of type C.each bottom plate . Note 3: The Surveyor may extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary. for Measurements. Where substantial corrosion.5 L amidships in way of a ballast tank.one transverse section within 0.8. for general assessment general assessment general assessment general assessment and recording of and recording of and recording of and recording of corrosion pattern. as defined in 1.2 (cont) Selected wind and Selected wind and water strakes water strakes outside the cargo outside the cargo area area Measurements.5 L amidships in way of a ballast tank. Note 2: For areas in spaces where coatings are found to be in GOOD condition.3 10 < age ≤ 15 Within the cargo area: .all wind and water strakes Special Survey No.2.10. is found.each deck plate .duct keel plating and internals All wind and water strakes. if any Special Survey No.2.4 and subsequent age > 15 Within the cargo area: . the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.Z7. 2007 .each deck plate . the extent of thickness measurements may be specially considered by the Classification Society.1 age ≤ 5 One section of deck plating for the full beam of the ship within 0. for Measurements. with a midship section similar to that of a general cargo ship.

. Note 2: For areas in tanks where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition. Note 3: For ships having independent tanks of type C. the extent of close-up surveys may be specially considered by the Classification Society. double hull side.Z7.one transverse bulkhead in another representative ballast tank (2) Close-up survey of: -all web frames and both transverse bulkheads in two representative ballast tanks (1) and (2) age > 15 (1) Complete transverse web frame including adjacent structural members (2) Transverse bulkhead complete.in particular. taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey. in tanks having structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar tanks. with a midship section similar to that of a general cargo ship. or any combined arrangement of the aforementioned. Note 4: The extent of close-up surveys may be extended by the Surveyor as deemed necessary. 2007 . double bottom.all web frames and both transverse bulkheads in a representative ballast tank (1) and (2) . and peak tanks where fitted.2 (cont) TABLE III TABLE OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT HULL INTERMEDIATE SURVEYS OF LIQUEFIED GAS CARRIERS 10 < age ≤ 15 Close-up survey of: . hopper side. or on similar ships according to available information. the extent of close-up survey may be specially considered by the Classification Society. and adjacent longitudinal bulkhead structure Note 1: Ballast tanks include topside.in tanks having structures approved with reduced scantlings. including girder system and adjacent members.the upper part of one web frame in another representative ballast tank .2 Z7. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and also in the following cases: . Page 17 of 22 IACS Req.

UR Z17 also applies. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships. Experience of the firm on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. e. 2. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. experience of technicians as thickness measurement operators. Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement.2 (cont) d) e) f) (2) Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. technical knowledge of hull structure. (1) Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting. A guide for thickness measurement operators. etc. are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard.g.e. organization and management structure. Operators. i. (2) Page 18 of 22 IACS Req. (3) 3. (1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the Society for approval: a) b) c) Outline of firm.Z7. Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. Application This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels. 2007 . Technicians’ careers. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly organised and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained.2 TABLE IV PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES 1. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. Z7.

Z7.Z7.2 (cont) Page 19 of 22 IACS Req. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society.2 4. Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: (1) (2) (3) Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. 2007 . such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. 5. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation system of the firm. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made.

2 TABLE V GUIDANCE FOR ADDITIONAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS IN WAY OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION Structural member Plating Stiffeners Extent of Measurement Suspect area and adjacent plates Suspect area Pattern of Measurement 5 point pattern over 1 square metre 3 measurements each in line across web and flange Z7.Z7. 2007 .2 (cont) Page 20 of 22 IACS Req.

2 Z7. 2007 .Z7.2 (cont) FIGURE 1 TYPICAL MIDSHIP SECTIONS OF LIQUEFIED GAS CARRIERS Page 21 of 22 IACS Req.

2 (cont) End of Document Page 22 of 22 IACS Req.Z7. 2007 .2 Z7.

epoxy or equivalent. 1990/Rev 1 1995 v v . IACS Req. applied in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.Z8 Z8 1990 (Rev 1 1995) Corrosion Protection Coating for Salt Water Ballast Spaces At the time of new construction. all salt water ballast spaces having boundaries formed by the hull envelope shall have an efficient protective coating.

are to have an efficient protective coating (epoxy coating or equivalent) applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Prior to the coating of cargo holds of existing vessels. 1992/Rev. consideration may be given to the extent of the close-up and thickness measurement surveys. all internal and external surfaces of hatch coamings and hatch covers. where Owners may elect to coat or recoat cargo holds as noted above. scantlings are to be ascertained in the presence of a Surveyor. and all internal surfaces of the cargo holds. IACS Req. For existing bulk carriers. 1997 Corrosion Protection Coatings for Cargo Hold Spaces on Bulk Carriers At the time of new construction. excluding the flat tank top areas and the hopper tanks sloping plating approximately 300 mm below the side shell frame and brackets. 1997 v v . 2 1996/Corr. Note: Revision 2.Z9 Z9 1992 (Rev 1 1995) (Rev 2 1996) Corr. In the selection of coating due consideration is to be given by the owner to intended cargo conditions expected in service. 1996 of Unified Requirements Z9 has been approved by Council for application to new ships for which the request for class is received on or after 1 July 1998.

4 5.2.1 Sept 2006) (Rev.9 Mar.3 5.2.10 years of Age Oil Tankers 10 .1 Z10.4 2. 1999) (Rev.2 4.6 6.2 2.2.7 Sept.2. 2.10 Oct. 4.1 Schedule 3.2 Examination of the Hull 3.1 4.2.11 August 2003) (Rev.1 June 2001) (Rev. 2002) (Rev.2.3 6. 6 July 1999) (Rev.1 2.1 2. 2 1994) (Rev.5 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Dock Survey Tank Protection Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Extent of Thickness Measurement Extent of Tank Testing 3.2.2 Scope 3.2.12 June 2005) (Rev. 1.2 2. 5.4 2.Z10.2000) (Rev.13 Jan.3 Examination of Weather decks 3.3 2.2 6.1 5. 2000) (Rev.6.1 1.1 6. 2006) (Corr.15 years of Age Oil Tankers Exceeding 15 years of Age Preparation for Survey Survey Programme Conditions for Survey Access to Structures Equipment for Survey Survey at Sea or at Anchorage Survey Planning Meeting Documentation On Board General Survey Report File Supporting Documents Review of Documentation On Board 1 IACS Req.3 2.1 Dec.1 4.2 1.4 5.2.1 Hull Surveys of Oil Tankers (1992) (cont’d) (Rev.5 5. 3 1995) (Rev.14 2007 . Annual Survey 3.2. 4 1996) Rev 5 1997) (Rev.3 1.8 Nov.3 4.2.4 Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope General Oil Tankers 5 .2 4.1 1994) (Rev.2.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 4.2002) (Rev.8.2 5.4 Examination of Cargo pump rooms 3.1 General 3.14 Feb 2007) CONTENTS 1. 1992/Rev. 6.

2 7.1 7. 1992/Rev. 8.Z10.3 8.1 (cont’d) 2 IACS Req. 7.1 8.1 7.2 Procedures for Thickness Measurements General Certification of Thickness Measurement Company Reporting Reporting and Evaluation of Survey Evaluation of Survey Report Reporting Z10.14 2007 .

Z10.1 (cont’d) Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Table VI: Table VII: Procedures for Certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Gauging of Hull Structures Table VIII: Survey Reporting Principles Table IX: Executive Hull Summary Annex I: Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Oil Tankers Special Survey . 1992/Rev. Ore/Oil Ships etc.14 2007 . Ore/Oil Ships and etc. Ore/Oil Ships and etc.1 ENCLOSURES Table I: Minimum requirements to Close-up Surveys at Special Survey of Oil Tankers.Hull Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Oil Tankers Ore/Oil Ships and etc. Owners Inspection Report Superseded by Annex 1 Z10. Minimum requirements to tank testing at Special Survey of Oil Tankers. Minimum requirements to thickness measurements at Special Survey of Oil Tankers. Requirements for extent of thickness measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion. Annex II: Annex III: Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers Appendix 1: Calculation criteria of section modulus of midship section of hull girder Appendix II: Diminution limit of minimum longitudinal strength of ships in service Appendix III: Sampling method of thickness measurements for longitudinal strength evaluation and repair methods Annex IVA: Survey Programme Appendix 1 List of Plans Appendix 2 Survey Planning Questionnaire Appendix 3 Other Documentation Annex IVB: Survey Planning Questionnaire 3 IACS Req.

2.14 2007 .108(73). The amendments to paragraphs 2. whereas statutory requirements of IMO Res. other than the above. Changes introduced in Rev. 2. 1996 of Unified Requirements Z10. Changes introduced in Rev. 8. Revision 4. which come from Res MSC.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. 5. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. i.9 to UR Z10.5. Changes introduced in Rev. 1.e.Z10. 9.8.6.1.1. 4.1 (cont’d) 2.2. are to be implemented by all Member Societies and Associates within one year of the adoption by Council. Changes introduced in Rev.6 and 7.2 related to the protective coating condition are to apply to the ballast tanks of which the coating condition will be assessed at the forthcoming Special Survey and Intermediate Survey on or after 1 July 2006.3. 1992/Rev. 3.2.3 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2000.4. 5. 5.1 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001. Table VIII. 4 IACS Req. i.1. 4.4.14 are to be uniformly implemented for surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Table (IX(v) and Annex III.1 to UR Z10.1 have been approved by Council for uniform application from 1 January 1997.1 to UR Z10. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. 7. are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2002.1 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001. Table IX(ii). 8(evaluation of longitudinal strength).7 to UR Z10.1 and 4.6 to UR Z10. 6. Changes introduced in Rev.12 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006. MSC 197(80) apply on 1 January 2007.1 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 September 1999.2.2.8 and Rev.105(73) and MSC. Z10.13 (para.4.9 to UR Z10.1.1.e.1 Notes: 1.5.3(dry-dock in intermediate survey for ships over 15 years).

3 Overall Survey: An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-up Surveys.5 Transverse Section: A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating.2 Definitions 1. side. 1. 1. as defined in 1. 1. 1. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. 1. thickness measurements and tank testing.2. 5 IACS Req. 1992/Rev. pipe tunnels.2.1. longitudinals and girders at the deck.2 Ballast Tank: A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for the carriage of salt water ballast. 1.1 GENERAL Application Z10.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination.1 Oil Tanker: An Oil Tanker is a ship which is constructed primarily to carry oil in bulk and includes ship types such as combination carriers (Ore/Oil ships etc. When selecting Representative Tanks account is to be taken of the service and repair history onboard and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. bottom.7 Suspect Area: Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. 1. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-up Survey when necessary.6 Representative Tank: Representative Tanks are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other tanks of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems. 1.14 2007 . Cargo tanks in which water ballast might be carried only in exceptional cases per MARPOL I/13(3) are to be treated as cargo tanks. 1. void spaces within the cargo area and all ballast tanks.2. pump rooms.2. i.4.1 1.8 Critical Structural Area: Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking.1 of UR Z 10.1.1.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled Oil Tankers other than Double Hull Oil Tankers. 1.2.2 bis A Combined Cargo/Ballast Tank is a tank which is used for the carriage of cargo or ballast water as a routine part of the vessel’s operation and will be treated as a Ballast Tank.1 (cont’d) 1.2 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo tanks.1.2.2.4 Close-up Survey: A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor.2. 1. inner bottom and longitudinal bulkheads. normally within reach of hand. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.Z10. 1. cofferdams.2.e.).

in the opinion of the Surveyor.2. 6 IACS Req.2. -watertight or oiltight bulkheads. 1. where fitted (combination carriers). -hatch covers or hatch coamings. 1.2.3 Repairs 1.11 Coating Condition: Coating condition is defined as follows: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting.87 “Guidelines for Coating Maintenance & Repairs for Ballast Tanks and Combined Cargo / Ballast Tanks on Oil Tankers”. or recommendation. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specification.2. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1.9 Substantial Corrosion: Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicate a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins. Z10. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits. ballast tanks and void spaces adjacent to cargo tanks and also deck areas throughout the entire length and breadth of the part of the ship over the above mentioned spaces. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.3. but less than as defined for POOR condition condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. slop tanks and cargo/ballast pump-rooms.13 Special consideration: Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating. Areas to be considered include: -bottom structure and bottom plating. detachment or fracture).10 Corrosion Prevention System: A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating. -deck structure and deck plating. 1.14 Prompt and Thorough Repair: A Prompt and Thorough Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. cofferdams.14) repaired.2.1 1. which affects or. 1.1 (cont’d) POOR Reference is made to IACS Recommendation No.Z10. -side structure and side plating.12 Cargo Area: Cargo Area is that part of the ship which contains cargo tanks.2. watertight or weathertight integrity. 1992/Rev. but within acceptable limits. will affect the vessel’s structural.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling.14 2007 . or hard scale at 10% or more. of areas under consideration. 1. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent.2. 1. grooving.

when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage.1 (cont’d) In any kind of survey. i.2 Additionally. 7 IACS Req. 1. special.14 2007 .e. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Z10. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. in the opinion of the Surveyor. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service. 1.1 For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available.3. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service. either of which. intermediate. 1992/Rev.Z10.

1 (cont’d) 2.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate. including valves and fittings are open during repair periods and can be examined internally. 2. 8 IACS Req. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Survey. damages or other structural deterioration.5. including double bottom tanks. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing required in 2. including Crude Oil Washing (COW) piping. examination. 2.1 SPECIAL SURVEY1 Schedule Z10. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo tanks.1. pumprooms. is in a satisfactory condition and is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned.2 2. 1 _______________________ Some member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey” others use the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Special Survey”. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective.1. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. 2.Z10. In this case.2.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.1. Ballast Tanks. 1992/Rev.2 All cargo tanks.14 2007 .2. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey. pipe tunnels. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates. Cargo and Ballast piping within the above tanks and spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory. fractures.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey.2. 2. and Surveyors are to be advised on all occasions when this piping. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.1.1 The Special Survey is to include. Special attention is to be given to any ballast piping in cargo tanks and cargo piping in ballast tanks and void spaces.1. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion. as required in 2.3.1. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. significant deformation. 2.1 Scope General 2.4 and 2.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date. that may be present. However.1 2. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping.1. 2. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.2.1.2. decks and outer hull are to be examined.3 Cargo piping on deck. 2.

the condition of the corrosion prevention system of cargo tanks is to be examined. as applicable. 2. tanks having structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar tanks or on similar ships according to available information.Z10. Note: Lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. the extent of Close-up Surveys according to Table I may be specially considered.1 Where provided.11.3. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank.3.3. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and also in the following cases: a) In particular.1 2.1 (cont’d) 2. b) 2. if not already performed.3. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys.2. a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction.2 Dry Dock Survey Z10.2. In tanks which have structures approved with reduced scantlings due to an approved corrosion control system.14 2007 . 2.1 2. Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces is to be carried out at each Special Survey. The minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Special Survey are given in Table 2. or a soft coating has been applied.2. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. b. d. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.3.2 I.3 The Surveyor may extend the Close-up Survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey.3 2.3 Tank Protection 2.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1.2.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey. A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a. c. 9 IACS Req.2.2. 1992/Rev.

2.11.2 Provisions for extended measurements for areas with Substantial Corrosion are given in Table IV.5 2. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken.2.5L amidships.1. The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.4 Extent of Thickness Measurement Z10. for the evaluation of the ship’s longitudinal strength as required in 8.2 Extent of Tank Testing The minimum requirements for tank testing at Special Survey are given in Table III. and as may be additionally specified in the Survey Programme as required by 5. the extent of thickness measurements according to Table II may be specially considered.5.4 Boundaries of cargo tanks are to be tested to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions.4. 2.4.5. 10 IACS Req. 2.4.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements.6 In cases where two or three sections are to be measured.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey are given in Table II.Z10.3 Boundaries of ballast tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes. at least one is to include a Ballast Tank within 0.1.1. 1992/Rev. the sampling method of thickness measurements is given in Annex III Appendix 3.14 2007 .5. 2.4.1.1 2.5.1 2.4. 2. 2. 2.3 The Surveyor may further extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. 2. In case of oil tankers of 130m in length and upwards (as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines in force) and more than 10 years of age.4.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coating are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1.1 (cont’d) 2.

2.4. in particular. 3.1 Examination of Ballast Tanks where required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey (see 2.5.2.1 ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule Z10.2. the sealing arrangements of all penetrations of pumproom bulkheads.1 Examination of all pumproom bulkheads for signs of oil leakage or fractures and. 3.2. 3.2 3.1 Examination of cargo tank openings including gaskets. 3. 3.2.2.1 Scope General 3. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table IV.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey. bunker and vent piping systems.2.1 3. 3.3 Examination of weather decks 3.2.2. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed. thickness measurements are to be carried out and if the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. 3.Z10.2.1 (cont’d) 3.2) is to be carried out. as far as practicable.4 Examination of Cargo pump rooms and pipe tunnels if fitted.2.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring.3) and Intermediate Survey (see 4.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable.3 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks.2. covers.2. When considered necessary by the surveyor. 11 IACS Req.2 Examination of the condition of all piping systems. that the hull and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition.1 and 4. or when extensive corrosion exists. 3. 1992/Rev.3.2. 3.2 Examination of the Hull 3.3. crude oil washing.3.1.2.2.2.3. including vent masts and headers.4. coamings and flame screens. 3.4 Examination of cargo.2 Examination of cargo tanks pressure/vacuum valves and flame screens.2.2.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 3.2.1.2. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken.2. 3.14 2007 . Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. 3.

4. 4.2. the following is to apply: 4. d. c. pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks and the requirements for longitudinal strength evaluation of Hull Girder as required in 8.3 Oil Tankers 10 . the following is to apply: 4. bunker. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. 4.1. or a soft coating has been applied. 4.Z10.1 Scope General 4.1 are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor.4.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule Z10. If upon examination there is any doubt as to the condition of the piping.1 (cont’d) 4.1. 4. steam and vent piping systems as well as vent masts and headers is to be carried out.2. When considered necessary by the surveyor.1. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.2 A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a.2 Oil Tankers 5 – 10 Years of Age. b. the piping may be required to be pressure tested.14 2007 .4.2.2. 12 IACS Req. thickness measured or both.3.1. 4.1. crude oil washing.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4.2.2.2 4.2.2.2.1 4. 4.2.3 In addition to the requirements above.1 All Ballast Tanks are to be examined.2. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank. 4. thickness measurement and testing are to be carried out to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. an examination as far as applicable of cargo.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey. a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Surveys may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey. 1992/Rev.2 to 4. ballast.2.2.2.3. suspect areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. 4.1.15 years of Age.2.1.3.2 For weather decks.2.2 In application of 4.1. However.1.

an under water survey may be considered in lieu of the requirements of 2.2. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and water ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for intermediate surveys.4. 4.1 are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor.Z10. 13 IACS Req.1 (cont’d) 4.2.1 4. However.4.4.2.2.1.2.1.4.14 2007 . pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks and the requirements for longitudinal strength evaluation of Hull Girder as required in 8.2. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.2.4. 4. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.4.3.2. if not already performed. as applicable.3 In application of 4.1.3.1. 1992/Rev.1.1.1.3 In application of 4. Note: Lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.4 Oil Tankers over 15 years of Age.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5. a survey in dry dock is to be part of the intermediate survey. 4.2.2. the following is to apply: Z10.2 In application of 4.

Safety Management System non-conformities relating to hull maintenance.12 14 IACS Req.2 In developing the survey programme.5 .14 2007 . The Survey Programme is to be worked out taking into account any amendments to the survey requirements implemented after the last Special Survey carried out.1 Prior to the development of the survey programme. and forwarded to the Classification Society.6 .1. leakages in tank boundaries and piping and condition of the coating and corrosion protection system if any. including carriage of cargo under heated conditions. The survey is not to commence until the survey programme has been agreed. including information regarding use of high-tensile steels (HTS).7 .3 .4 .Z10. inspections by the Owner’s personnel during the last 3 years with reference to structural deterioration in general.3.2 . 5. 5. cargo and ballast history for the last 3 years.1 PREPARATIONS FOR SURVEY Survey Programme Z10. Executive Hull Summary. details of the inert gas plant and tank cleaning procedures.10 .9 .1. documentation on board.1 . based on the information in Annex IVA.1.2 and 6.11 survey status and basic ship information. 1992/Rev. The Survey Programme at Intermediate Survey may consist of the Survey Programme at the previous Special Survey supplemented by the Executive Hull Summary of that Special Survey and later relevant survey reports. and . information regarding the relevant maintenance level during operation including port state control reports of inspection containing hull related deficiencies. areas. description and history of the coating and corrosion protection system (including previous class notations). the survey planning questionnaire is to be completed by the owner based on the information set out in Annex IVB. 5. relevant previous survey and inspection reports from both the recognized organization and the owner. including the associated corrective action(s). as described in 6. the following documentation is to be collected and consulted with a view to selecting tanks.1.1 (cont’d) 5.1 5.1 The Owner in co-operation with the Classification Society is to work out a specific Survey Programme prior to the commencement of any part of: the Special Survey the Intermediate Survey for oil tanker over 10 years of age The Survey Programme is to be in a written format. main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks (scantlings drawings). information and other relevant data regarding conversion or modification of the ship’s cargo and ballast tanks since the time of construction. relevant previous damage and repair history. if any.8 . and structural elements to be examined: .

1.13 basic ship information and particulars.13 any other information that will help identify suspect areas and critical structural areas Z10. 5.9 . main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks (scantling drawings). thickness measurement and tank testing.2.1 . identification of tanks and areas for close-up survey (see 2.4 .5 Use may also be made of the Guidelines for Technical Assessment in Conjunction with Planning for Enhanced Surveys of Oil Tankers Special Survey . 5. These guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of the Classification Society.1 .1. identification of areas and sections for thickness measurement (see 2.5 . arrangement of tanks.1. contained in Annex I.g. and critical structural areas and suspect areas.Z10. list of tanks with information on their use. gas freeing. conditions for survey (e.8 . provisions for proper and safe access are to be agreed between the owner and the Classification Society. and is to include relevant information including at least: .). 5. with the requirements of Tables I. when considered necessary and appropriate. where relevant. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS). 1992/Rev.12 .1. respectively.2. identification of tanks for tank testing (see 2.3 The submitted survey programme is to account for and comply. as a minimum. damage experience related to the ship in question. equipment for surveys.3).10 . lighting..2 Details of the means of access are to be provided in the survey planning questionnaire.4 The Classification Society will advise the Owner of the maximum acceptable structural corrosion diminution levels applicable to the vessel. identification of the thickness measurement company. etc.1 (cont’d) 5.3 .7 .2 5.5). ventilation.1 Conditions For Survey The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme.2 . information regarding tank cleaning. 5. II and III for close-up survey. 15 IACS Req. 5.2.14 2007 .Hull. extent of coatings and corrosion protection systems.1.4). provisions and methods for access to structures.11 .1 In order to enable the attending surveyors to carry out the survey.6 .

5. experienced in tank and enclosed spaces inspection.3. 5. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed. fractures. 5. deformation.1. to reveal corrosion.2. 5. Prior to entering a tank. or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion.1 (cont’d) 5. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating. assigned by the owner.3 In cases where the provisions of safety and required access are judged by the attending surveyors not to be adequate. the navigation bridge. 1992/Rev. the survey of the spaces involved is not to proceed.2 Tanks and spaces are to be safe for access.2.7 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank or space being examined.2. scale. oil residues etc. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way.1 5. one or more of the following means for access. damages. acceptable to the Surveyor. is to be provided: permanent staging and passages through structures temporary staging and passages through structures lifts and movable platforms boats or rafts portable ladders other equivalent means 16 IACS Req.2. the soft coating is to be removed. damages or other structural deterioration. deformation. as the case may be. 5. 5. However.2.2. dirt. Tanks and spaces are to be gas free and properly ventilated.1 For overall survey. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. the responsible officer on deck and. In addition a backup team of at least two experienced persons is to be stationed at the hatch opening of the tank or space that is being surveyed. When safe access cannot be provided. void or enclosed space. The back-up team is to continuously observe the work in the tank or space and is to keep lifesaving and evacuation equipment ready for use.2. fractures. 5.2 For close-up survey.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water.6 The surveyor(s) are to always be accompanied by at least one responsible person. 5. The communication arrangements are to be maintained throughout the survey.3 Access to Structures Z10.Z10. it is to be verified that the atmosphere in that space is free from hazardous gas and contains sufficient oxygen.5 Where Soft Coatings have been applied.14 2007 .3.

4.25m. the surface of water in the tank is to be calm (under all foreseeable conditions the expected rise of water within the tank is to not exceed 0.3 and 5.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel onboard.5 Adequate protective clothing is to be made available and used (e.4. 5.4 only rough duty.4.5.5 Survey at Sea or at Anchorage 5.3 Explosimeter. 5.4.14 2007 . 5. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided. A safety check-list is to be provided.1 5. 5. oxygen-meter.4 When rafts or boats will be used for close-up survey the following conditions are to be observed: . the boat or raft is to be tethered to the access ladder and an additional person is to be stationed down the access ladder with a clear view of the boat or raft. are to be used.4.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. On no account is to the level of the water be rising while the boat or raft is in use.3 .1.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank and the responsible officer on deck. safety helmet. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.3 Surveys of tanks by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken with the agreement of the Surveyor.g. etc) during the survey.4 Equipment for Survey Z10.4. 5.1 (cont’d) 5. 17 IACS Req.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: radiographic equipment ultrasonic equipment magnetic particle equipment dye penetrant.2 . including weather forecasting and ship response under foreseeable conditions and provided the expected rise of water within the tank does not exceed 0. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required.Z10. appropriate lifejackets are to be available for all participants. inflatable rafts or boats. gloves.25 m) and the water level either stationary or falling. 5. safety shoes. This system is also to include the personnel in charge of Ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. lifelines.2.5.5.4 Adequate and safe lighting is to be provided for the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.5. having satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured. breathing apparatus. 5. 5. 5. 1992/Rev. riding belts with rope and hook and whistles together with instructions and guidance on their use are to be made available during the survey. 5.1 .

2 This means: i. if the tanks (or spaces) are connected by a common venting system.5 m. for the full length of the tank. be arranged in level with. the ullage corresponding to the maximum water level is to be assumed not more than 3m from the deck plate measured at the midspan of deck transverses and in the middle length of the tank (See Figure 1). then staging or an “other equivalent means” is to be provided for the survey of the under deck areas. if the depth of the webs is 1. or if a permanent means of access is provided in each bay to allow safe entry and exit.5 Rafts or boats alone may be allowed for inspection of the under deck areas for tanks or spaces. access to deck from a longitudinal permanent platform having ladders to deck in each end of the tank. Z10.0m Figure 1 18 IACS Req.0m 3.1 (cont’d) .6 the tank or space must contain clean ballast water only. the maximum water level needed for rafting of under deck structure.1 . . For this purpose. 5. The platform shall. or above. If neither of the above conditions are met. or ii. or Inert Gas system. Filling to levels above the deck transverses is only to be contemplated if a deck access manhole is fitted and open in the bay being examined.14 2007 .1 when the coating of the under deck structure is in GOOD condition and there is no evidence of wastage. access direct from the deck via a vertical ladder and a small platform fitted approximately 2 m below the deck in each bay. at no time is the water level to be allowed to be within 1 m of the deepest under deck web face flat so that the survey team is not isolated from a direct escape route to the tank hatch.5 m or less. 1992/Rev.7 5. so that an escape route for the survey party is available at all times. the tank in which the boat or raft is to be used is to be isolated to prevent a transfer of gas from other tanks (or spaces). Even a thin sheen of oil on the water is not acceptable.5. Other effective means of escape to the deck may be considered.5.5 .Z10. 3.6 If the depth of the webs is more than 1. rafts or boats alone may be allowed only: .

cargo and ballast operations.9 schedule of the vessel (i. provisions and arrangements for thickness measurements (i.5. mapping of areas of substantial corrosion. execution of thickness measurements.6 . the voyage. a survey planning meeting is to be held between the attending surveyor(s). illumination. etc. personal safety). 1992/Rev.5 and 5. taking representative readings in general and where uneven corrosion/pitting is found.). During the survey on board safety meetings are to be held regularly.5 . the owner’s representative in attendance.14 2007 . extent of the thickness measurements. ventilation. the thickness measurement company operator (as applicable) and the master of the ship for the purpose to ascertain that all the arrangements envisaged in the survey programme are in place.1 (cont’d) 5. 19 IACS Req.8 .2 Prior to commencement of any part of the renewal and intermediate survey.1 Proper preparation and close co-operation between the attending surveyor(s) and the owner’s representatives onboard prior to and during the survey are an essential part in the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.4 .e.6. docking and undocking manoeuvres. cleaning/de-scaling. 5. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 . 5.Guidelines for the use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys.1 5.6 Survey Planning Meeting Z10.6. access.2 . acceptance criteria (refer to the list of minimum thicknesses).5.7 .5. 5. periods alongside.3 The following is an indicative list of items that are to be addressed in the meeting: .6.6 does not preclude the use of boats or rafts to move about within a tank during a survey.1 .Z10. so as to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of the survey work to be carried out.e. extent of close-up survey and thickness measurement considering the coating condition and suspect areas/areas of substantial corrosion.3 . communication between attending surveyor(s) the thickness measurement company operator(s) and owner representative(s) concerning findings.7 The use of rafts or boats alone in paragraphs 5.

Any other information that will help identify Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas requiring inspection.2.1 until such time as the Special Survey or Intermediate Survey.14 2007 .1 6. if any – – – – – A guidance for reporting is shown in Table V. and its contents as a basis for the survey.1.2 The Survey Report File is to be available also in the Owner's and the Classification Society's management offices. has been completed. which is to be readily available for the Surveyor.2 6. 6.4 Review of Documentation On Board 6.1 Supporting Documents The following additional documentation is to be available onboard: _ Survey Programme as required by 5.1 The documentation is to be kept on board for the life time of the ship.1 Prior to survey. 6.Z10.2 6.3.1 DOCUMENTATION ON BOARD General Z10.1.1 The owner is to obtain. 20 IACS Req. as applicable. 6.3. Survey Report File A Survey Report File is to be a part of the documentation on board consisting of – – – Reports of structural surveys Executive Hull Summary Thickness measurement reports 6.3 6. 6. 1992/Rev. the Surveyor is to examine the completeness of the documentation onboard.2.2 and 6. supply and maintain on board documentation as specified in 6. Main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks Previous repair history Cargo and ballast history Extent of use of inert gas plant and tank cleaning procedures Inspections by ship's personnel with reference to • • • – – structural deterioration in general leakages in bulkheads and piping condition of corrosion prevention system.4.1 (cont’d) 6.

7.1 7. if not carried out by the Society itself. 7.Z10. 7. Ore/Oil Ships and etc.1 The required thickness measurements.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. contained in Annex II. The report is to give the location of measurements.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared. are to be witnessed by a Surveyor of the Society.1 (cont’d) 7.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a qualified company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table VII.14 2007 .1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS General Z10.1.3 Reporting 7. 7. 7.1.1.3. 1992/Rev. 21 IACS Req.1. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator.2 Certification of Thickness Measurement Company 7. 7. Furthermore..4 In all cases the extent of the thickness measurements is to be sufficient as to represent the actual average condition. The thickness measurement report is to follow the principles as specified in the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements for Oil Tankers.3.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness.2. 7. type of measurement equipment.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. The Surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process. the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out.

is to be reported as a part of the Executive Hull Summary.1 The data and information on the structural condition of the vessel collected during the survey is to be evaluated for acceptability and continued structural integrity of the vessel.1.1.2 The final result of evaluation of the ship’s longitudinal strength required in 8.1. thickness measurements etc.1 In case of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards (as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines in force).1 (cont’d) 8. 1992/Rev.1.1.1 REPORTING AND EVALUATION OF SURVEY Evaluation of Survey Report Z10.Z10. A list of items examined and / or tested (pressure testing.2. during the special survey carried out after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the criteria for longitudinal strength of the ship’s hull girder for oil tankers specified in Annex III. 8. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. as appropriate. 8. 8. 8.1. The Executive Hull Summary is to be endorsed by the Classification Society's head office or regional managerial office.2 8. after renewal or reinforcement work of structural members. 8.3 An Executive Hull Summary of the survey and results is to be issued to the Owner as shown in Table IX and placed on board the vessel for reference at future surveys.2. 8. prior to continuing or completing the survey.2. renewed and reinforced. are to be made available to the next attending Surveyor(s).) and an indication of whether the item has been credited.1 Reporting Principles for survey reporting are shown in Table VIII.2 When a survey is split between different survey stations.1.1. 22 IACS Req.1 8.14 2007 . the ship’s longitudinal strength is to be evaluated by using the thickness of structural members measured. if carried out as a result of initial evaluation.

Note 1: The 30% is to be rounded up to the next whole integer. 3 SPECIAL SURVEY NO. if any B) ONE DECK TRANSVERSEin a cargo wing tank B) ONE DECK TRANSVERSEin two cargo centre tanks C) BOTH TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS. if any. .14. 2007 Additional transverses included as deemed necessary by the Classification Society D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEADin a cargo oil wing tank F) As considered necessary by the D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEADin two cargo centre tanks surveyor B) Deck transverse including adjacent deck structural members E) Deck and bottom transverse including adjacent structural members C) Transverse bulkhead complete . Table I SPECIAL SURVEY NO.in a cargo oil centre tank A) D) Complete transverse web frame ring including adjacent structural members. used primarily for water ballast B) ONE DECK TRANSVERSE.in a wing ballast tank.including girder system and adjacent structural members F) Additional complete transverse web frame ring SPECIAL SURVEY NO. or a cargo wing tank used primarily for water ballast D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEADin each remaining ballast tank tank (see Note 1).1 Table of minimum requirements to Close-up Surveys at Special Survey of Oil Tankers.1 Z10. or a cargo wing tank. 1992/Rev. if any.(cont) Z10.in a ballast wing tank. C) ALL TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS in all cargo and ballast tanks E) A minimum of 30% of deck and bottom transverses including adjacent structural members in each cargo centre tank A) A minimum of 30% of all web frame rings in each remaining cargo wing A) ALL WEB FRAME RINGSin a cargo wing tank A) ALL WEB FRAME RINGSin all ballast tanks As special survey No.in each of the remaining ballast tanks. or a cargo wing tank used primarily for water ballast B) ONE DECK TRANSVERSEin a cargo oil tank D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD.including girder system and adjacent structural members See sketches in sheet 15. 2 5 < AGE ≤ 10 A) ALL WEB FRAME RINGS. Transverse bulkhead lower part . Ore/Oil Ships and etc. 1 AGE ≤ 5 A) ONE WEB FRAME RINGin a ballast wing tank. if any. 3 10 < AGE ≤ 15 SPECIAL SURVEY NO. 4 AND SUBSEQUENT AGE > 15 IACS Req.in a ballast tank D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD.1-1 D) ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD.in a cargo oil wing tank Z10.

Suspect areas Special Survey No.4. Z10.3 Each bottom plate 3. 4. Measurements.2 One transverse section . of those structural members pattern.(cont) Z10. All wind and water strakes. Suspect areas 1.2 Two transverse sections (1) . (1): at least one section is to include a ballast tank within 0. 1992/Rev. Measurements.1-2 3. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area 3. if any. full length . Measurements. Ore/Oil Ships and etc. 4.1 IACS Req. One section of deck plating for the full beam of the ship within the cargo area (in way of a ballast tank. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area 4.1 Table II. Within the cargo area: 2.1 Each deck plate .1 Each deck plate . for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion pattern. according to Table I. Within the cargo area: 2. for general assess. or a cargo tank used primarily for water ballast) . Suspect areas 2. Measurements.5L amidships. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I. for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion memt and recording of corrosion pattern.1 Each deck plate . Within the cargo area: 2.2 Three transverse sections (1) .3 10 < age ≤ 15 Special Survey No.3 all wind and water strakes Z10. 2007 . of those structural members subject to close-up survey subject to close-up survey according to Table I. Suspect areas 1.1 age ≤ 5 1. Table II Special Survey No.2 5 < age ≤ 10 Special Survey No.14. for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion pattern. Minimum requirements to thickness measurements at Special Survey of Oil Tankers.4 and Subsequent age > 15 1.

1 TABLE III Table III. pump-rooms or cofferdams Z10.1 Z10. pipe tunnels. void spaces.1 age ≤ 5 Special Survey No.14.(cont) Z10. 1992/Rev. Ore/Oil Ships and etc.2 and Subsequent age > 5 All ballast tank boundaries All cargo tank bulkheads All ballast tank boundaries Cargo tank boundaries facing ballast tanks. IACS Req.1-3 . Minimum requirements to tank testing at Special Survey of Oil Tankers. 2007 Special Survey No.

Minimum of 3 longitudinals in each bay where bottom plating measured.1-4 IACS Req.14. Single measurements on face flat. At fore and aft transverse bulkhead bracket toes and in centre of tanks PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 point pattern for each panel between longitudinals and webs 2. with measurements at both ends and middle. within the cargo tank length BOTTOM STRUCTURE STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Two measurements across face flat. 2007 . 1992/Rev. or a minimum of three measurements. Bottom girders and brackets 4. Special Survey of Oil Tankers. 5 point pattern on girder/ bhd brackets 5 points pattern over 2 square metre area. Vertical line of single measurements on web plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener.1 (cont) TABLE IV Sheet 1 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. Panel stiffening Single measurements Z10. Where provided 5.1 Z10. Bottom plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Minimum of 3 bays across tank including aft bay. Ore/Oil ships and etc. Bottom Longitudinals 3 measurements in line across flange and 3 measurements on vertically web. Bottom transverse webs 3 webs in bays where bottom plating measured.Z10. Measurements around and under all bell mouths. 3.

bracket toes and in centre of tanks 4.1 Z10. 5 points pattern over about 2 square metre areas. Vertical line of single measurements on web plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener. DECK STRUCTURE STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Single measurements on face flat Single measurements 2. Deck Longitudinals Minimum of 3 longitudinals in each of two bays 3.1-5 . Ore/Oil Ships and etc. Deck transverse webs Minimum of two webs with measurements at middle and both ends of span Where provided 5. within the cargo tank length. 2007 Z10. 1992/Rev.1 (cont) TABLE IV Sheet 2 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. 5 point pattern on girder/bhd brackets. Panel stiffening IACS Req.14. Special Survey of Oil Tankers.Z10. Deck plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Two bands across tank PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT Minimum of three measurements per plate per band 3 measurements in line vertically on webs. and 2 measurements on flange (if fitted). or a minimum of three measurements. Deck girders and brackets At fore and aft transverse bulkhead. Two measurements across face flat.

2007 .1 Z10. Longitudinals . Web frames and cross ties Z10. including in way of cross tie connections PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT Single measurement Single measurement 3. within the cargo tank length. 1992/Rev. Longitudinals-deckhead and bottom strakes 4.1-6 IACS Req. Special Survey of Oil Tankers. All other strakes EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Plating between each pair of longitudinals in a minimum of 3 bays Plating between every 3rd pair of longitudinals in same 3 bays Each longitudinal in same 3 bays Every third longitudinal in same 3 bays Minimum of three at top middle and bottom of tank in same 3 bays 3 webs with minimum of three locations on each web. Ore/Oil Ships etc.bracket 3 measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange 3 measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange 5 point pattern over area of bracket 5 point pattern over about 2 square metre area.Z10. plus single measurements on web frame and cross tie face flats 6.14. and strakes in way of stringer platforms 2. SIDE SHELL AND LONGITUDINAL BULKHEADS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Longitudinals . Deckhead and bottom strakes.all others 5.1 (cont) TABLE IV Sheet 3 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion.

3 measurements across face flat. Ore/Oil Ships and etc.1 (cont) TABLE IV Sheet 4 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre. Stiffeners For web. single measurements at each bracket toe and at centre of span 5 point pattern over areas of bracket For web. For flange. and one at centre of span). 5 point pattern over span between bracket connections (2 measurements across web at each bracket connection. TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS AND SWASH BULKHEADS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Deep webs and girders 7.Z10. within the cargo tank length. Deckhead and bottom strakes. 1992/Rev.1-7 . Special Survey of Oil Tankers. Brackets Minimum of three at top middle and bottom of tank Measurements at toe of bracket and at centre of span 6.14.1 Z10. 5 point pattern over 1 square metre of area plus single measurements near bracket toes and on face flats 5. 1/4. Strakes in corrugated bulkheads 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre of plating 4. 2007 Z10. Stringer platforms All stringers with measurements at both ends and middle IACS Req. and strakes in way of stringer platforms EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Plating between pair of stiffeners at three locations approx. 1/2 and 3/4 width of tank Plating between pair of stiffeners at middle location Plating for each change of scantling at centre of panel and at flange or fabricated connection Minimum of three typical stiffeners PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 points pattern between stiffeners over 1 meter length 2. All other strakes Single measurement 3.

Bhd Coating cond.Z10. /Rep. 1992/Rev.1 (cont) TABLE V Ship Name: OWNERS INSPECTION REPORT . Elements Other Deck: Pitting Bottom: Side: Long. 2007 .Structural Condition For Tank No: Grade of Steel: Deck Bottom Cracks Buckles : : Corrosion Side Long.14. Bulkheads: Repairs carried out due to: Thickness measurements carried out. : : Mod. Bulkheads: Transv.1 Z10. dates: Results in General: Overdue Surveys: Outstanding Conditions of class: Comments: Date of Inspection: Inspected by: Signature: Z10.1-8 IACS Req.

1 (cont) TABLE VI Note: Table VI is superseded by Annex I : Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Oil Tankers Special Survey .1 Z10. 1992/Rev.1-9 .Hull. 2007 Z10.14.Z10. IACS Req.

(1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the society for approval. b) Experiences of the firms on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly orgainized and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. organization and management structure. g) Measurement record format in accordance with the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Oil Tankers. 2007 . 5.1 (cont) 1. e. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting. (1) (2) (3) Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. 1992/Rev. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships.14..e. (3) 3. f) Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement.g. Z10. (1) (2) 4. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. c) Technicians careers. 2. Operators. d) Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. (2) Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. contained in Annex II. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm. i. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. a) Outline of firms. e) A guide for thickness measurement operators. Application TABLE VII PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels.1 Z10.1-10 IACS Req. technical knowledge of hull structure etc. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society.Z10. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. Ore/Oil Ships and etc. experiences of technicians as thickness measurement operators.

1 Identification of compartments where an overall survey has been carried out.1 Z10. Survey reports are to be kept in the survey report file required to be on board Information for planning of future surveys Information which may be used as input for maintenance of classification rules and instructions 1. which shall form an auditable documentary trail. intermediate and special surveys. 2. the surveyor is to include the following content in his report for survey of hull structure and piping systems.2 Identification of locations. The structure of the reporting content may be different.4 For areas in tanks where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition and the extent of closeup survey and / or thickness measurement has been specially considered. as relevant for the survey. renewals or modifications have been carried out When condition of class (recommendation) has been imposed or deleted 1. depending on the report system for the respective Societies. 2. Note: As a minimum. Where only partial survey is required. where thickness measurement has been carried out. IACS Req.3 Identification of locations. for oil tankers subject to ESP.1 A survey report is to be generated in the following cases: In connection with commencement. 2007 Z10.5 Identification of tanks subject to tank testing. 2. General 1. including actions taken. 1992/Rev. structures subject to special consideration are to be identified. relevant findings and an indication of whether the item has been credited. A list of items surveyed. 2. prior to continuing or completing the survey.e. where a close-up survey has been carried out. one web frame ring / one deck transverse.14.Z10.e. repairs carried out and condition of class (recommendation) imposed or deleted Survey records. continuation and / or completion of periodical hull surveys.1 based on type of periodical survey and the ship's age. Thickness measurement and tank testing carried out is also to be listed for the next surveyor.1-11 . 2. the identification is to include location within each tank by reference to frame numbers. as relevant When structural damages / defects have been found When repairs. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey.2 The purpose of reporting is to provide: Evidence that prescribed surveys have been carried out in accordance with applicable classification rules Documentation of surveys carried out with findings. Extent of the survey 2. is to be made available to the next attending surveyor. together with information of the means of access used.3 When a survey is split between different survey stations. in each tank. i. in each tank. the identification of location of close-up survey and thickness measurement is to include a confirmation with description of individual structural members corresponding to the extent of requirements stipulated in Z10. annual. i. 1.1 (cont) SURVEY REPORTING PRINCIPLES TABLE VIII As a principle.

1 Type. such as: • Corrosion with description of location. • Sketches/photos. type and extent • Areas with substantial corrosion • Cracks / fractures with description of location and extent • Buckling with description of location and extent • Indents with description of location and extent Identification of compartments where no structural damages / defects are found - The report may be supplemented by sketches / photos. The following data is to be included. reference may be given to the survey report. and cargo and ballast piping within cargo and ballast tanks. as relevant (as per 4. extent and condition of protective coating in each tank. as relevant: Identification of findings. pump rooms.4 Evaluation result of longitudinal strength of the hull girder of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and over 10 years of age. as relevant: Measured and as-built transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Diminution of transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Details of renewals or reinforcements carried out. 4.2 Repairs carried out are to be reported with identification of: Compartment Structural member Repair method (i. condition of class (recommendation) is to be sufficiently detailed with identification of each item to be repaired. Whenever repairs are carried out. Actions taken with respect to findings 4.1 (cont) Z10. pipe tunnels and void spaces.3 Thickness measurement report is to be verified and signed by the surveyor controlling the measurements on board.2) 4.14. For identification of extensive repairs.1 TABLE VIII 2. as relevant (rated GOOD.Z10. In order to provide correct and proper information to the surveyor attending for survey of the repairs. 3.6 Identification of cargo piping on deck.3 For repairs not completed at the time of survey. Repair extent NDT / Tests - 4. 2007 .2 Structural condition of each compartment with information on the following. 3. where: Examination including internal examination of piping with valves and fittings and thickness measurement. details of the repairs effected are to be reported by making specific reference to relevant items in the numbered list. renewal or modification) including: • Steel grades and scantlings (if different from the original). each item to be repaired is to be identified in a numbered list. has been carried out Operational test to working pressure has been carried out 3. condition of class (recommendation) is to be imposed with a specific time limit for the repairs. FAIR or POOR).1-12 IACS Req.1 Whenever the attending surveyor is of the opinion that repairs are required. Result of the survey 3. as appropriate. Z10. as relevant. including crude oil washing (COW) piping. 1992/Rev. 3.e.

2007 Z10.Z10. TONNES): NATIONAL FLAG: GROSS TONNAGE: NATIONAL: ITC (69): CLASSIFICATION NOTATION: DATE OF BUILD: DATE OF MAJOR CONVERSION: TYPE OF CONVERSION: a) b) c) The survey reports and documents listed below have been reviewed by the undersigned and found to be satisfactory A summary of the survey is attached herewith on sheet 2 The hull special survey has been completed in accordance with the Regulations on [date] Executive Summary Report completed by: Name Signature Title OFFICE Executive Summary Report verified by: DATE Name Signature Title OFFICE DATE Attached reports and documents: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) IACS Req.1-13 . 1992/Rev.1 Z10.1 (cont) TABLE IX(i) IACS UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY Issued upon Completion of Special Survey GENERAL PARTICULARS SHIPS NAME: CLASS IDENTIFY NUMBER: IMO IDENTIFY NUMBER: PORT OF REGISTRY: DEADWEIGHT (M.14.

g. for Suspect Areas. 2007 .1 Z10. Extended Annual/Intermediate survey due to coating breakdown j) Evaluation results of the ship’s longitudinal strength (for oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age) Conclusion – Statement on evaluation/verification of survey report k) Z10. 1992/Rev.1-14 IACS Req.14.1 (cont) EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY A) B) C) D) General Particulars: Report Review: Close-up Survey: – – – Ref.Table IX (i) Where and how survey was done Extent (Which tanks) TABLE IX(ii) Cargo & Ballast Piping System: Examined Operationally tested Reference to Thickness Measurement report Summary of where measured Separate form indicating the tanks/areas with Substantial Corrosion.Z10. and corresponding Thickness diminution Corrosion pattern E) Thickness measurements: – – – * * F) Tank Protection Separate form indicating: – Location of coating – Condition of coating (if applicable) – Identification of tanks/areas G) H) I) Repairs: Condition of Class/Recommendations: Memoranda: – – – Acceptable defects Any points of attention for future surveys. e.

75 – 100% of acceptable margins wasted P = Pitting C = Corrosion in General Any bottom plating with a pitting intensity of 20% or more. 2007 Z10. IACS Req.1-15 .Z10.14.g.1 (cont) EXTRACT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS TABLE IX(iii) Reference is made to the thickness measurements report: 1) Positions of substantially corroded Tanks/Areas or Areas with deep pitting Thickness diminution [%] 2) Corrosion pattern Remarks: e. with wastage in the substantial corrosion range or having an average depth of pitting of 1/3 or more of actual plate thickness is to be noted. attached sketches Remarks 1) 2) Substantial corrosion. i.e. Ref. 1992/Rev.1 Z10.

Z10.14. If coating condition less than “GOOD” is given. 2) C = Coating 3) NP = No Protection Coating condition according to the following standard GOOD condition with only minor spot rusting. Tank protection Coating condition Remarks Remarks: 1) All segregated ballast tanks and combined cargo/ballast tanks to be listed. This is to be noted in part H) of the Executive Hull Summary. POOR condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. but less than as defined for POOR condition.1 (cont) TANK PROTECTION TABLE IX (iv) 1) 2) 3) Tank Nos. FAIR condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. 1992/Rev. 2007 .1 Z10. extended annual surveys are to be introduced.1-16 IACS Req. Z10.

during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2.1.1 (cont) TABLE IX (v) Evaluation result of longitudinal strength of the hull girder of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age (Of sections 1.1-17 .2. * C = 1.2.14. as shown in the following table: Table 1 Transverse sectional area of hull girder flange Measured As-built Diminution cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Transverse Section 3 Deck flange Bottom flange Deck flange Bottom flange Deck flange Bottom flange 2 This section applies to ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002: Section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured.1 is not to be less than 90% of the required section modulus for new buildings specified in IACS Unified Requirements S7* or S11. renewed or reinforced. during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age.1 Z10. renewed or reinforced.1 of Annex III to UR Z10. and found that the diminution of the transverse sectional area does not exceed 10% of the as-built area.0 cn is to be used for the purpose of this calculation. as shown in the following table: Table 2 Transverse section modulus of hull girder Zact (cm3) *1 Zreq (cm3) *2 Remarks Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Transverse Section 3 Bottom * The actual transverse section modulus of the hull girder of oil tankers calculated under paragraph 2.1 of Annex III. as appropriate. 2 and 3 below. 1992/Rev. 2007 Z10. whichever is the greater.1. as appropriate. and are found to be within their diminution limits determined by the Classification Society *.Z10. IACS Req. only one applicable section is to be completed) 1 This section applies to ships regardless of the date of construction: Transverse sectional areas of deck flange (deck plating and deck longitudinals) and bottom flange (bottom shell plating and bottom longitudinals) of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness measured.

1992/Rev. as calculated in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2. Zreq means diminution limit of the longitudinal bending strength of ships. as appropriate.2 of Annex III. Z10. and found to meet the criteria required by the Classification Society and that Zact is not less than Zmc (defined in *2 below) as specified in appendix 2 to Annex III.2.14.2.2.1 Z10.1. as shown in the following table: Describe the criteria for acceptance of the minimum section moduli of the ship's hull girder for ships in service required by the Classification Society. *2 The calculation sheets for Zact are to be attached to this report.1.1-18 IACS Req.1 of Annex III. 2007 . in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2. as appropriate.1. Table 3 Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Transverse Section 3 Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Transverse section modulus of hull girder Zact (cm3) *1 Zmc (cm3) *2 Remarks Notes: *1 *2 As defined in note *1 of Table 2. Zmc means the diminution limit of minimum section modulus calculated in accordance with provisions of paragraph 2.1.2 of Annex III. renewed or reinforced. during the special survey.1 of Annex III. during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2.2.1 (cont) Notes *1 Zact means the actual section moduli of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured. 3 This section applies to ships constructed before 1 July 2002: Section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured.Z10. renewed or reinforced.

in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. nominating suspect areas and in focusing attention on structural elements or areas of structural elements which may be particularly susceptible to.5 of IACS Unified Requirement Z10. the technical assessments described in these guidelines are to be worked out by the Owner or operator in cooperation with the Classification Society well in advance of the commencement of the Special Survey.TSCF. 2007 . REFERENCES 1. "Hull Surveys of Oil Tankers.HULL Contents: 1. to be complied with as a minimum. or evidence a history of.1. respectively. "Hull Surveys of Oil Tankers.1.TSCF." 3.2 Minimum Requirements However.. areas and tanks for thickness measurement.1 Purpose The purpose of the technical assessments described in these guidelines is to assist in identifying critical structural areas.3 Timing 2. 2. these guidelines may not be used to reduce the requirements pertaining to thickness measurement.2. II and III." 2. 2. prior to commencing the survey and normally at least 12 to 15 months before the survey's completion due date.3 Timing As with other aspects of survey planning. This information may be useful in nominating locations.e.1 Annex I Z10. PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. 2. close-up survey and tank testing contained in Tables I. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2." (Ref. As indicated in section 5. IACS Unified Requirement Z10. of Z10.Z10. 1986.1 Purpose 2. when considered necessary and appropriate. 2. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. the guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of an IACS Member Society.1 General 3. 1).2. Z10. INTRODUCTION These guidelines contain information and suggestions concerning technical assessments which may be of use in conjunction with the planning of enhanced special surveys of oil tankers.1.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement 3.2.1 (cont) ANNEX I GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS OF OIL TANKERS SPECIAL SURVEY . 1992/Rev.2 Minimum Requirements 2. which are. wastage or damage.1 Design Details 3. close-up survey and tank testing. "Condition Evaluation and Maintenance of Tanker Structures.14. 1992.4 Aspects to be Considered TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3.1I-1 IACS Req. "Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Condition Assessment of Tanker Structures.2 Methods 3. Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. in all cases. i.2 Corrosion 3.1." 1.

good experience. with the use of HTS for longitudinal material in deck and bottom structures. high stress levels or fatigue.1 Design Details Damage experience related to the ship in question and similar ships. For example. side structures. 2007 Z10. 3. An example is shown in Figure 2. of the following aspects of a particular ship may be used as a basis for the nomination of tanks and areas for survey: * Design features such as stress levels on various structural elements.14. The review of the main structural drawings. 3. is less favorable. mild steel has been used may be more susceptible to damage when HTS. In addition. Technical assessments of the relative risks of susceptability to damage or deterioration of various structural elements and areas are to be judged and decided on the basis of recognised principles and practices. and its higher associated stresses.1 (cont) 2.2 Methods 3. Technical assessments performed in conjunction with the survey planning process are. The approach is basically an evaluation of the risk based on the knowledge and experience related to design and corrosion.Location of buckles. should include checking for typical design details where cracking has been experienced. extent. schematically.1I-2 . in principle to be as shown schematically in Figure 1 depicts.g. general experience is to be utilized. 2 and 3). Such figures are to be used together with a review of the main drawings. is the main source of information to be used in the process of planning. how technical assessments can be carried out in conjunction with the survey planning process. The use of high tensile steel (HTS) is an important factor.Number. in general. Details showing good service experience where ordinary. in addition to using the above mentioned figures.1 General There are three basic types of possible failure which may be the subject of technical assessment in connection with planning of surveys. cracks and buckling. e. in order to compare with the actual structure and search for similar details which may be susceptible to damage.1 Annex I Z10. In addition. such as may be found in publications of the Tanker Structure Cooperative Forum (TSCF). reference should be made to TSCF's "Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Condition Assessment of Tanker Structures.Z10. The defects should be analyzed. Typical damage experience to be considered will consist of: . buckling. design details and extent of use of high tensile steel. where the dynamic stresses may be higher. if any. a selection of structural details from the design drawings is to be included. location and frequency of cracks. which contains a catalogue of typical damages and proposed repair methods for various tanker structural details. TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3. and is closely connected with the quality of corrosion protection at newbuilding. noted and marked on sketches. 2). IACS Req. (Refs. * Former history with respect to corrosion. and subsequent maintenance during the service life. including the results of the Owner's own inspections. This information may be found in the survey reports and/or the Owner's files. * Information with respect to types of cargo carried. use of different tanks for cargo/ballast." (Ref. There is extensive and. cracking. where available. indents and repairs for the particular ship as well as similar vessels. . Corrosion is related to the ageing process. 1992/Rev. Experience in other locations. The design is to be considered with respect to structural details which may be susceptible to buckling or cracking as a result of vibration. where available.2. which may include quantitative or qualitative evaluation of relative risks of possible deterioration. Corrosion may also lead to cracking and/or buckling. Contact damages are not normally covered by the survey plan since indents are usually noted in memoranda and assumed to be dealt with as a normal routine by Surveyors. corrosion. The factors contributing to damage are to be carefully considered.4 Aspects to be Considered Technical assessments. protection of tanks and condition of coating. are utilized.

Corrosion Risk Scheme (See Ref. the following information is generally to be considered: . 3.1) . Z10.Previous Corrosion Damage . using typical pictures of conditions. initially. together with relevant information on the anticipated condition of the ship as derived from the information collected in order to prepare the Survey Programme and the age of the ship. the locations for initial closeup survey and thickness measurement (sections) may be nominated.2.Location of Heated Tanks Ref. and should always include ballast tanks.Cleaning Procedures .1 (cont) In this respect. The various tanks and spaces are to be listed with the corrosion risks nominated accordingly.Ballast use and time for Cargo Tanks . 3.2 Corrosion In order to evaluate relative corrosion risks. 3 gives definitive examples which can be used for judging and describing coating condition. The evaluation of corrosion risks is to be based on information in Ref.2. may prove useful and are to be considered.Usage of Tanks and Spaces . in accordance with the latest Rules or other relevant methods.1 Annex I Z10. 3. The nomination of tanks and spaces for close-up survey should. 3.Z10.1I-3 IACS Req.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement On the basis of the table of corrosion risks and the evaluation of design experience. 2007 . stress calculations of typical and important components and details.14.Condition of Coatings . 1992/Rev. be based on highest corrosion risk. The selected areas of the structure identified during this process are to be recorded and marked on the structural drawings to be included in the Survey Programme. Table 3. The sections subject to thickness measurement are to normally be nominated in tanks and spaces where corrosion risk is judged to be the highest. The principle for the selection is to be that the extent is increased by age or where information is insufficient or unreliable.

1I-4 . Reports.14. 2007 Z10. Acceptable Corrosion Allowance Collection of Information Coating Condition Usage of Tanks Design Related Risk Corrosion Risk Analyse: Hull Damage This Ship Coating condition Usage of Tanks Analyse Hull Damage for Similar Ships Where Available Corrosion Damage This Ship Hull Damage : General Experience Corrosion Damage Similar Ship where Available Present Areas where Damage has been found and Risks considered high. Mark Sketches or Drawings Location for Thickness Measurement and Close-Up Survey Survey Programme Acceptance by Class & Owner Survey FIGURE 1: TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND THE SURVEY PLANNING PROCESS IACS Req.1 (cont) Input: Drawings.Z10. 1992/Rev.1 Annex I Z10.

Insufficient area of connection of longitudinal to web plate.1I-5 IACS Req. 2007 . 2. 4.1 Annex I Z10. 1992/Rev. FIGURE 1 TANKER STRUCTURE CO-OPERATIVE FORUM SUBJECT: CATALOGUE OF STRUCTURAL DETAILS FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2: TYPICAL DAMAGE AND REPAIR EXAMPLE (REPRODUCED FROM REF. corners of cut-out for the longitudinal and connection of web to shell at cut-outs. Defective weld at return around the plate thickness. High localised corrosion at areas of stress concentration such as flat bar stiffener connections.1 (cont) LOCATION: EXAMPLE No. High stress in the web of the transverse. 3.Z10. 5 6.A WEB FLAT BAR STIFFENER VIEW A . 2) Annex I END Z10.A WEB AND FLAT BAR CROPPED AND PART RENEWED OR ALTERNATIVELY WELDED NOTE ★ONE OR MORE FRACTURES MAY OCCUR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO DAMAGE 1. 1 : Connection of longitudinals to transverse webs Web and flat bar fractures at cut-outs for longitudinal stiffener connections PROPOSED REPAIR FULL COLLAR IF FRACTURES IN WEB PLATE ARE SMALL AND ARE REPAIRED BY WELDING TYPICAL DAMAGE ★ FRACTURE SHELL PLATING OR LONGITUDINAL BULKHEAD FLAT BAR STIFFENER A FRACTURED WELD/WEB ★ FRACTURE A A A LUG SIDE SHELL OR BULKHEAD LONGITUDINAL WEB PLATING ★ BACKING BRACKET LUG ≥X FRACTURE X VIEW A . Dynamic sea way load/ship motions. Asymmetrical connection of flat bar stiffener resulting in high peak stresses at the heel of the stiffener under fatigue loading.14.

* * Note: Annex II is recommendatory. 2007 . 1992/Rev. Z10.Z10.1II-1 IACS Req.1 (cont) ANNEX II Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Oil Tankers. Ore/Oil Ships and etc.14.1 Annex II Z10.

Z10.T.1II-2 .T. transverse bulkheads Report TM6-T for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members GUIDANCE Sheet 11 Oil tanker typical transverse sections. Transverse section outline. 1992/Rev. The diagram included details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used.1 (cont) CONTENTS Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3 REPORTS Sheet 4 Sheet 5 Sheet 6 Sheet 7 Sheet 8 Sheet 9 Sheet 10 - Contents Instructions General Particulars Report TM1-T for recording the thickness measurements of all deck plating. diagrams showing the typical longitudinal members in a transverse section Transverse sections of oil tankers and ore/oil ships showing typical areas for thickness measurement in association with close-up survey requirements Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Sheet 14 Sheet 15 - IACS Req.shell plating Report TM3-T for recording the thickness measurement of longitudinal members at transverse sections Report TM4-T recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members Report TM5-T for recording the thickness measurement of W. Ore/Oil ship typical transverse section.1 Annex II .strength deck and sheerstrake plating Report TM2-T (ii) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections . all bottom shell plating and side shell plating Report TM2-T (i) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections .14.Sheet 1 Z10./O. 2007 Z10. The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagrams on sheet 11 and sheet 12 are not suitable Oil tank and Ore/Oil Ship. The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used.

TM4-T.1II-3 IACS Req. 2. The remaining sheets 11-15 are guidance diagrams and notes relating to the reporting forma and the procedure for the thickness measurements.Sheet 2 Z10. 1.1 (cont) INSTRUCTIONS Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Oil Tankers. TM2-T. TM3-T. etc. 3. TM5-T and TM6-T (sheets 4-10) are to be used for recording thickness measurements and the maximum allowable diminution is to be stated. Ore/Oil Ships.14. Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2007 . 1992/Rev. This document is to be used for recording thickness measurements as required by IACS Unified Requirement Z 10.1. Reporting forms TM1-T.Z10.1 Annex II .

.14........... 1992/Rev....Z10...............1 (cont) Ships name:IMO Number:Class Identification number Port of registry:Gross tons:Deadweight:Date of build:Classification society:- GENERAL PARTICULARS ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Company performing thickness measurement:Thickness measurement company certified by:Certificate No...1II-4 ............................................ to ................ Company official stamp:. * Delete as appropriate IACS Req.............................. .............................. Place of measurement First date of measurement Last date of measurement Special survey/intermediate survey due:-* Details of measurement equipment:Qualification of operator:____________________________________________________________________________________ Report Number:consisting of Sheets ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of operator:Signature of operator:.. Name of surveyor:Signature of surveyor:Classification Society Official Stamp:.. 2007 Z10........ ........................... Certificate valid from ... ....Sheet 3 Z10....1 Annex II .....

................ or Letter Gauged P S Diminution S mm % Gauged S Org................................ 2007 Z10.. ..... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT of ALL DECK PLATING............ NOTES – See Reverse ................14........................1 Annex II -Sheet 4 Operators Signature.. mm Forward Reading Diminution P mm % Aft Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % % P S Maximum Allowable Diminution mm Z10................(cont) Z10............. STRAKE POSITION Mean Diminution PLATE POSITION P No.................................... 1992/Rev............... ..........1II-5 12th forward 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Amidships 1st aft 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th IACS Req....1 TM1–T ( * – delete as appropriate) Class Identity No.................. Thk... Ship's name............. ALL BOTTOM SHELL PLATING or SIDE SHELL PLATING* Report No...........

3. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of :All strength deck plating within the cargo area. ABCD2. All wind and water strakes within cargo area.3 For strength deck indicate the number of the strake of plating inboard from the stringer plate.Z10. 2007 Z10.1II-6 .2 2. All keel. 6.1 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. Measurements are to be taken at the forward and aft areas of all and where plates cross ballast/cargo tank boundaries separate measurements for the area of plating in way of each type of tank are to be recorded. 5. bottom shell plating and bilge plating within the cargo area. IACS Req. 4. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 1992/Rev.1 Annex II Z10. Side shell plating including selected wind and water strakes outside cargo area. For side shell plating give number of the strake of plating below sheerstrake and letter as shown on shell expansion.1 (cont) 1. for ore/oil ships only the deck plating strakes outside line of openings are to be recorded. For oil tankers all deck plating strakes are to be recorded. For bottom plating indicate the number of the strake of plating outboard from the keel plate. The strake position is to be clearly indicated as follows :2.14.

..... ... Max. Max............. Dim..... Max.... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Stringer Plate 1st strake inboard 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Z10............................1 TM2–T (i) Class Identity No...... Ship's name. Alwb.. Thk.. two or three transverse sections) Report No....1II-7 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th centre strake sheer strake TOPSIDE TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req..(cont) Z10.......14.......... 1992/Rev............................... Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one........................ Gauged Dim............... or Letter mm mm S P Org.......................... STRENGTH DECK AND SHEERSTRAKE PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No.. Thk.... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % % mm Org... Gauged P Dim........... 2007 Z10........1 Annex II -Sheet 5 Operators Signature. Diminution No..... .................................... Alwb.......... Thk.. or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org... ... Alwb...... No..........

The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. (2) and (3) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections.1II-8 . IACS Req. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. NOTES This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Strength deck plating and sheerstrake plating transverse sections : One.1 (cont) 1. stringer plate and sheerstrake (including rounded gunwales). 1992/Rev. 5. 6. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 4. 3. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (1). The topside area comprises deck plating.Z10.14. 2007 Z10.1 Annex II Z10. 2 For oil tankers all deck plating strakes are to be recorded and for ore/oil ships only the deck plating strakes outside the line of openings are to be recorded.

............ Dim.1 TM2–T (ii) Class Identity No............ ............ FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION % mm % Diminution P Org. .......................... .(cont) Z10..... Max..14....... Ship's name............... Gauged P Dim.......................... Thk.. or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Org....... 2007 Z10....... or Letter mm mm S P mm Org.................... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Z10..........1 Annex II -Sheet 6 Operators Signature......................... Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one...... Alwb.. Diminution No...... Thk.............. No..1II-9 1st below sheer strake 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th keel strake BOTTOM TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req....... SHELL PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No.. Thk...... Gauged Dim.. two or three transverse sections) Report No.......... Alwb..... Alwb. 1992/Rev.......... Max.............. Max...............

14 2007 Z10. 4. 2 3. The bottom area comprises keel. (5) and (6) and (7) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated.1 Annex II Z10. 5. bottom and bilge plating.1II-10 . NOTES This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Shell plating transverse sections : One. 1992/Rev. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. IACS Req.1 (cont) 1. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (4).Z10.

................................ Item Thk......... 1992/Rev... Max...........................14... Ship's name.................. Dim.... Alwb.... Org................................. No.... Thk...... Diminution P Diminution S Item No.......... ....1II-11 Z10....1 Annex II -Sheet 7 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.. Dim.. Alwb.(cont) Z10....... Gauged Dim................1 TM3-T Class Identity No.......... two or three transverse sections) Report No........... ... Thk.. FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER STRUCTURAL MEMBER No.................. Max...... Gauged S Diminution P Diminution Item S Org..... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF LONGITUDINAL MEMBERS (one......... Alwb......... mm mm P mm % P % S % mm mm mm mm mm % Org.......... 2007 Operators Signature........ .. Gauged Diminution P Diminution S mm mm P S mm % mm % Z10.. Max........

1II-12 . NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Longitudinal Members at transverse sections : One. 2.14. 3.1 Annex II Z10. IACS Req. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2007 Z10. 1992/Rev. 4.Z10.1 (cont) 1. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the appropriate structural items (8) to (20) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections.

...1 Annex II -Sheet 8 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.... ........................................ Z10.........................1II-13 Z10. TANK DESCRIPTION: LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm Diminution P % mm Diminution S % STRUCTURAL MEMBER ITEM mm Original Thickness mm Max.......... Ship's name................................. 2007 Operators Signature.1 TM4–T Class Identity No.......... ............. 1992/Rev... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF TRANSVERSE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS In the cargo oil and water ballast tanks within the cargo tank length Report No....... Dim..................14....................................... Alwb............................. ..(cont) Z10........

Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 15 of this document. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of transverse structural members.Z10. 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2007 Z10. 3.14. 1992/Rev. 4. IACS Req.1 (cont) 1. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.1 Annex II Z10.1II-14 . comprising of the appropriate structural items (25) to (33) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse section.

..................T TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS within the cargo tank or cargo hold spaces Ship's name........... TANK/HOLD DESCRIPTION: FRAME NO......1II-15 Z10...T.................... .............................. : Gauged Port Starboard mm % Diminution P Diminution S mm % LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: STRUCTURAL COMPONENT (PLATING/STIFFENER) Original Thickness mm Max..1 Annex II -Sheet 9 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.... ................14.................... . mm Z10../O................ Dim......... Report No.................. Alwb........... 2007 Operators Signature........... Report on THICKNESS OF W............1 TM5–T Class Identity No.... 1992/Rev....(cont) Z10................................

4./O.14.1 Annex II Z10. 2007 Z10. transverse bulkheads. 1992/Rev.Z10. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 15 of this document. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.T. 3.1II-16 . IACS Req.T.1 (cont) 1. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of W. 2.

.(cont) Z10.................................... ....... ........14....... mm Z10... 1992/Rev................ Thk...... Ship's name.... mm Max........ 2007 Operators Signature...................1II-17 Z10.................. STRUCTURAL MEMBER: SKETCH LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % mm % Diminution P Diminution S Description Org.... Alwb... Dim... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS Report No. ...........................1 TM6-T Class Identity No...................................................1 Annex II -Sheet 10 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req..........................

14. 2007 Z10.1 Annex II Z10. 1992/Rev. 3. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.1II-18 .1 (cont) 1. 2. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members including the structural items (36). IACS Req.Z10. (37) and (38). The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.

5. D. 6. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. Longitudinal bulkhead lower strake 16. Deck transverse wing tank 28. Struts 32.Oil Tankers. 35. Side shell vertical web 29. Deck plating between hatches 38. 23.Typical transverse section indication longitudinal and transverse members 9 1 2 3 27 10 29 32 29 11 25 8 9 9 8 31 17 32 4 16 32 29 29 18 32 14 13 17 15 13 30 13 26 5 12 6 12 7 Report on TM2-T (1) & (2) Report on TM3-T Report on TM4-T 1.Z10. 24. Bottom transverse wing tank 31. Deck longitudinals 9. Side shell longitudinals 17. Bilge longitudinals 15. Bottom girders 14. Ore/Oil ships and etc. Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate Report on TM6-T 36. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 18. Inner bottom plating 20.14. Inner bottom longitudinals 21. Bottom transverse centre tank 27.1 (cont) Thickness Measurement . 2007 . Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 19. Floors 34. 22. Oil tanker . 1992/Rev. 25. Z10. 40. Deck transverse centre tank 26. 4. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 30. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 12. 3. Transverse web face plate 33.Sheet 11 Z10. Hatch covers 39. 2. Hatch coamings 37.B. Deck girders 10. 8.1II-19 IACS Req. 7. Bottom longitudinals 13.1 Annex II .

Bottom girders 14. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 19. Longitudinal bulkhead lower strake 16. Deck girders 10. Floors 34. 6.1 Annex II . Inner bottom longitudinals 21. 7. 1992/Rev. 5.14.Typical transverse section indication longitudinal and transverse members 1 2 9 3 8 36 9 10 27 29 28 32 4 32 25 11 18 31 32 16 28 30 32 19 29 15 20 17 14 33 13 5 12 6 7 12 Report on TM2-T (1) & (2) Report on TM3-T Report on TM4-T 1. Transverse web face plate 33. 4. 25. 8.B. 2007 Z10. Bottom longitudinals 13.1II-20 . D. Ore/Oil ships and etc. Struts 32. 2. Hatch coamings 37. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 30.Sheet 12 Z10. 23. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 12. Side shell longitudinals 17. Bilge longitudinals 15. Side shell vertical web 29. 3. 22. Deck transverse centre tank 26. Oil/Ore Ship . Deck transverse wing tank 28. 40. Bottom transverse wing tank 31. Deck plating between hatches 38.Oil Tankers. Deck longitudinals 9. IACS Req.1 (cont) Thickness Measurement . Bottom transverse centre tank 27. Hatch covers 39.Z10. 35. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 18. Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate Report on TM6-T 36. Inner bottom plating 20. 24.

6.1 Annex II . 25. Longitudinal bulkhead lower strake 16. Side shell longitudinals 17. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. Bottom transverse centre tank 27. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 18. 40.Z10. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 30.1 (cont) Thickness Measurement . Inner bottom plating 20. Struts 32. Floors 34. 5. Bottom transverse wing tank 31. 22. Inner bottom longitudinals 21. 2007 . 23. 35.B. Transverse web face plate 33. Deck longitudinals 9. Deck transverse centre tank 26.Sheet13 Z10. 8. Ore/Oil ships and etc. Side shell vertical web 29. D.14. Transverse section outline. Bilge longitudinals 15.Oil Tankers. Hatch coamings 37. Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate Report on TM6-T 36.1II-21 IACS Req. 2. Deck plating between hatches 38. 4. Hatch covers 39. Z10. Bottom longitudinals 13. Deck girders 10. 3. 24. 1992/Rev. Deck transverse wing tank 28. To be used for longitudinal and transverse members where typical Oil Tanker or Oil/Ore ship sections are not applicable Report on TM2-T (1) & (2) Report on TM3-T Report on TM4-T 1. 7. Bottom girders 14. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 19. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 12.

Oil Tankers.14.1II-22 . Ore/Oil ships and etc. 1992/Rev.1 (cont) Thickness Measurement . Typical transverse section showing all longitudinal members to be reported on TM2-T and TM3-T Oil Tanker Ore/oil Ship IACS Req.Sheet 14 Z10. 2007 Z10.Z10.1 Annex II .

2007 .14. Ore/Oil ships and etc. Close-up survey requirements Oil Tanker Typical transverse section close-up survey Oil Tanker Typical transverse bulkhead C B C B Girder E Girder Girder A D D Thickness to be reported on TM3-T and TM4-T as appropriate Thickness to be reported on TM5-T Oil/Ore ship Typical transverse section close-up survey C B B and E Oil/Ore ship Typical transverse bulkhead Upper Stool D Lower stool Double bottom tank D A Thickness to be reported on TM3-T and TM4-T as appropriate Close-up survey area Thickness to be reported on TM5-T Recommendations for the extent and patterm of gaugings are indicated in Table IV of the IACS Unified Requirements Annex II END Z10. 1992/Rev.1 (cont) Thickness Measurement .Z10.1 Annex II .Sheet 15 Z10.1II-23 IACS Req.Oil Tankers.

1992/Rev.1 III-1 IACS Req. 2007 .1 (cont) ANNEX III Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers Z10.Z10.14.1 Annex III Z10.

the longitudinal strength of the ship's hull girder is to be evaluated in compliance with the requirements of this annex on the basis of the thickness measured. 2007 Z10. as appropriate.2. the actual section moduli (Zact) of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated in accordance with the requirements of the foregoing paragraph 2.0 cn is to be used for the purpose of this calculation. original sectional area when the ship was built).2 to renew or reinforce the deck or bottom flanges so that the actual sectional area is not less than 90% of the as-built area.1.1 These criteria are to be used for the evaluation of longitudinal strength of the ship's hull girder as required by section 8. renewed or reinforced. . during the special survey. 2. 1. * C = 1.2. or for ships constructed before 1 July 2002. renewed or reinforced. 1992/Rev.1 (cont) 1 General Annex III Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers 1. 2.2 * The actual transverse section modulus of the hull girder of oil tankers calculated under paragraph 2.e. as appropriate. by using the thickness measured.1.1 . as appropriate. as applicable: .1.1 Calculation of transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges of hull girder 2.2 is not to be less than the diminution limits determined by the Classification Society *.1 III-2 . provided that in no case Zact is to be less than the diminution limit of the minimum section modulus (Zmc) as specified in appendix 2.2. renewed or reinforced.2 Requirements for transverse section modulus of hull girder 2. The condition of the hull girder for longitudinal strength evaluation is to be determined in accordance with the methods specified in appendix 3. the actual section moduli (Zact) of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated in accordance with the requirements of the foregoing paragraph 2. whichever is the greater.1.1 The transverse sectional areas of deck flange (deck plating and deck longitudinals) and bottom flange (bottom shell plating and bottom longitudinals) of the ship’s hull girder are to be calculated by using the thickness measured.1.1.2 is to satisfy either of the following provisions.2.1.1.1 Annex III Z10.1 is not to be less than 90% of the required section modulus for new buildings specified in IACS Unified Requirements S7* or S11. during the special survey.1 of Annex III to UR Z10.1 The actual section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder calculated in accordance with the foregoing paragraph 2. 2. during the special survey.2 If the diminution of sectional areas of either deck or bottom flange exceeds 10 % of their respective as-built area (i. fillet welding between longitudinal internal members and hull envelopes are to be in sound condition so as to keep integrity of longitudinal internal members with hull envelopes.14.2 In order that ship’s longitudinal strength to be evaluated can be recognized as valid. or to calculate the actual section moduli (Zact) of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder by applying the calculation method specified in appendix 1. 2 Evaluation of longitudinal strength On oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age.2 is to meet the criteria for minimum section modulus for ships in service required by the Classification Society. IACS Req.Z10. either one of the following measures is to be taken: .1 for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002.1.2.

Z10.9 + 0.2 ⎝ B⎠ x⎞ where: y= distance from neutral axis to top of continuous strength member. 9 Longitudinal girders between multi-hatchways will be considered by special calculations. 8 Continuous trunks and longitudinal hatch coamings are to be included in the longitudinal sectional area provided they are effectively supported by longitudinal bulkheads or deep girders.1 (cont) APPENDIX 1 CALCULATION CRITERIA OF SECTION MODULI OF MIDSHIP SECTION OF HULL GIRDER 1 When calculating the transverse section modulus of the ship's hull girder. the sectional area of all continuous longitudinal strength members is to be taken into account. provided this is greater than the distance to the deck line at side: yt = y ⎛ 0. i. 4 A deduction-free sum of smaller opening breadths in one transverse section in the bottom or deck area of 0. The bottom modulus is related to the base line. ∑b = total breadth of large openings) may be considered equivalent to the above reduction in sectional modulus.14. 3 Smaller openings (manholes. draining holes and single scallops in longitudinals or longitudinal girders does not exceed 25% of the web depth. for scallops maximum 75mm. 2 Large openings. 1992/Rev. single scallops in way of seams.e.5m in length or 1. where scallop welding is applied. 5 6 7 The shadow area will be obtained by drawing two tangent lines with an opening angle of 30˚. x and y to be measured to the point giving the largest value of yt.1 III-3 IACS Req. Z10. openings exceeding 2. etc.06(B . x= distance from top of continuous strength member to centreline of the ship. are always to be deducted from the sectional areas used in the section modulus calculation.∑b) (where B = breadth of ship. The deck modulus is then to be calculated by dividing the moment of inertia by the following distance. The deck modulus is related to the moulded deck line at side.) need not be deducted provided that the sum of their breadths or shadow area breadths in one transverse section does not reduce the section modulus at deck or bottom by more than 3% and provided that the height of lightening holes. 2007 .1 Annex III Z10. lightening holes.2m in breadth and scallops.

2007 Z10. L is not to be less than 96%. and need not be greater than 97%. 3 However. of the extreme length on the summer load waterline. L is the distance.Z10. in meters.0 for mild steel with yield stress of 235N/mm2 and over. bearing in mind the desire not to inhibit the ship’s loading flexibility. k = 0. 1992/Rev.4 L amidships.78 for high tensile steel with yield stress of 315N/mm2 and over.5 for 350 m ≤ L ≤ 500 m k = material factor. moulded displacement (m ) at draught d LBd 0.g. the scantlings may be gradually reduced towards the end of 0.60. In ships with unusual stern and bow arrangement the length L may be specially considered.1 Annex III Z10. the above standard may not be applicable to ships of unusual type or design.1 (cont) APPENDIX 2 DIMINUTION LIMIT OF MINIMUM LONGITUDINAL STRENGTH OF SHIPS IN SERVICE 1 The diminution limit of the minimum section modulus ( Zmc) of oil tankers in service is given by the following formula: Zmc = cL B ( Cb + 0. based on L and B.L ⎞ ⎝ 100 ⎠ 1. Moulded block coefficient at draught d corresponding to summer load waterline.9 cn 3 2 (cm ) 3 B = Cb = Cb = c = cn = 10.75 cn = 10. on the summer load waterline from the fore side of stem to the after side of the rudder post. k = 0.75 ⎛ 300 . in special cases. IACS Req.14. e.g. hull form and loading conditions.1 III-4 .72 for high tensile steel with yield stress of 355N/mm2 and over.5 for 130 m ≤ L ≤ 300 m for 300 m < L < 350 m cn = 10.7)k where L = Length of ships. based on consideration of type of ship.350 ⎞ ⎝ 150 ⎠ 1.4 L part.75 - ⎛ L . 2 Scantlings of all continuous longitudinal members of the ship's hull girder based on the section modulus requirement in 1 above are to be maintained within 0. k = 1. or the centre of the rudder stock if there is no rudder post. for ships of unusual main proportions and/or weight distributions. e. Greatest moulded breadth in metres. Cb is not to be taken less than 0. However.

5L amidships region has been sampled. the thickness diminution in way of the butt joint of each joining member forward and aft of the replaced member (plates.5 For longitudinal members other than those specified in 2. stiffeners. 2.4 of Z10. a transition taper should be provided. Z10. 2. where tanks means ballast tanks and cargo tanks.5L amidships for adjacent tanks which may extend beyond 0. Where differences in thickness at the butt joint exceed 15% of the lower thickness.1.2 The minimum continuous length of a renewed or reinforced structural member should be not less than twice the spacing of the primary members in way. other ballast tanks. 2 Sampling method of thickness measurement 2.4L amidships for the extent of the hull girder length that contains tanks therein and within 0.1 III-5 IACS Req.1. transverse sections should be chosen such that thickness measurements can be taken for as many different tanks in corrosive environments as possible.2. 4. and every plate should be measured at one point between longitudinals. In addition.5L region. every longitudinal and girder should be measured on the web and face plate. 2.1 (cont) 1 APPENDIX 3 Sampling method of thickness measurements for longitudinal strength evaluation and repair methods Extent of longitudinal strength evaluation Longitudinal strength should be evaluated within 0.1 The extent of renewal or reinforcement carried out to comply with this annex should be in accordance with 4. Tank spaces that are partially within. 3 Additional measurements where the longitudinal strength is deficient 3. should be sampled. the 0.1. 2. The transverse sections should be located where the largest thickness reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck and bottom plating measurements prescribed in 2. the number of transverse sections for thickness measurement should be increased such that each tank within the 0. etc. Ballast tanks sharing a common plane boundary with cargo tanks fitted with heating coils and cargo tanks permitted to be filled with sea water should be selected where present. 1992/Rev.1.3 and should be clear of areas which have been locally renewed or reinforced. e.Z10. but extend beyond.4 to be measured at each transverse section in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10.3 At least two points should be measured on each deck plate and/or bottom shell plate required to be measured within the cargo area in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10. 2.4 Within 0.1. 4 Effective repair methods 4.g. 3.1D (where D is the ship’s moulded depth) of the deck and bottom at each transverse section to be measured in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10. every longitudinal and girder should be measured on the web and face plate.1. ballast tanks sharing a common plane boundary with cargo tanks fitted with heating coils.1 Annex III Z10.1 Where one or more of the transverse sections are found to be deficient in respect of the longitudinal strength requirements given in this annex. cargo tanks permitted to be filled with sea water and other cargo tanks.2 The minimum number of transverse sections to be sampled should be in accordance with Table II of Z10.1 Pursuant to the requirements of section 2.6 The thickness of each component should be determined by averaging all of the measurements taken in way of the transverse section on each component.2 Additional thickness measurements should also be performed on one transverse section forward and one aft of each repaired area to the extent necessary to ensure that the areas bordering the repaired section also comply with the requirements of Z10. girder webs and flanges.) should not be within the substantial corrosion range (75% of the allowable diminution associated with each particular member). 2007 .14. and every plate should be measured at least in one point per strake.4L amidships.

the alignment and arrangement. taking into account the buckling resistance and the condition of welds between the longitudinal members and hull envelope plating.1 III-6 . . The welding procedures applied should be acceptable to the Classification Society. 2007 Z10. 1992/Rev.3 .1 Annex III Z10. and continuous fillet welding and full penetration welds are used at butt welding and.4 The existing structure adjacent to replacement areas and in conjunction with the fitted straps.1 (cont) 4. slot welds. In considering the fitting of straps. etc.4 . depending on the width of the strap.1 . is in accordance with a standard recognized by the Classification Society.14. should be capable of withstanding the applied loads. including the termination of the straps.2 to restore and/or increase longitudinal strength.5 4.3 Alternative repair methods involving the fitting of straps or structural member modification should be subject to special consideration.Z10. Annex III END IACS Req. the thickness diminution of the deck or bottom plating to be reinforced should not be within the substantial corrosion range (75% of the allowable diminution associated with the deck plating). it should be limited to the following conditions: . the straps are continuous over the entire 0.5L amidships length.

1/Annex IV Z10.1 (cont’d) Annex IV 1 IACS Req.Z10. 1992/Rev.14 2007 .

1. 1. thickness measurements and pressure testing within the cargo area.1 The present survey programme covers the minimum extent of overall surveys.1. close-up surveys.1 (cont’d) Basic information and particulars Name of ship: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Length between perpendiculars (m): Shipbuilder: Hull number: Classification Society: Class ID: Date of build of the ship: Owner: Thickness measurement company: 1 1.Z10.2 The arrangements and safety aspects of the survey are to be acceptable to the attending surveyor(s). 1992/Rev. ballast tanks. cargo tanks. including fore and aft peak tanks.1.1 Preamble Scope 1.14 2007 . required by UR Z10.1/Annex IVA ANNEX IVA SURVEY PROGRAMME Z10. 1. 2 Arrangement of tanks and spaces This section of the survey programme is to provide information (either in the form of plans or text) on the arrangement of tanks and spaces that fall within the scope of the survey. 2 IACS Req.2 Documentation All documents used in the development of the survey programme are to be available onboard during the survey as required by section 6.

4. extent of coatings and corrosion protection system Z10. the extent of coatings and the corrosion protective system provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.14 2007 . 4 Conditions for survey This section of the survey programme is to provide information on the conditions for survey.g. 9 Identification of areas and sections for thickness measurements This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas and sections where thickness measurements are to be taken in accordance with 2. gas freeing. e.Z10.1 Survey requirements Overall survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the spaces that are to undergo an overall survey for the ship in accordance with 2.3.1. 1992/Rev. lighting. etc.2.1/Annex IVA 3 List of tanks and spaces with information on their use.1 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the use of the tanks of the ship. ventilation. 8 Identification of tanks for tank testing This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the tanks that are to undergo tank testing for the ship in accordance with 2. 6 List of equipment for survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the equipment that will be made available for carrying out the survey and the required thickness measurements. 7.2 Close-up survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the hull structures that are to undergo a close-up survey for the ship in accordance with 2. 5 Provisions and method of access to structures This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the provisions and methods of access to structures provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.5. 7 7.1.3. 3 IACS Req. information regarding cargo hold and tank cleaning.

4 IACS Req. Given in the following table(s): (b) Area or location Deck Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Ship side Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Longitudinal bulkhead Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Inner bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Transverse bulkheads Plating Stiffeners Transverse web frames. 1992/Rev.14 2007 .1/Annex IVA 10 Minimum thickness of hull structures Z10.1 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to specify the minimum thickness for hull structures of the ship that are subject to UR Z10. if such information is available): (a) Determined from the attached wastage allowance table and the original thickness to the hull structure plans of the ship.Z10. floors and stringers Plating Flanges Stiffeners Cross ties Flanges Webs Original asbuilt thickness (mm) Minimum thickness (mm) Substantial corrosion thickness (mm) Note: The wastage allowance tables are to be attached to the survey programme.1 (indicate either (a) or preferably (b).

using the tables provided below. relating to the information on the thickness measurement company provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.1/Annex IVA 11 Thickness measurement company Z10. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair Hull damages for sister or similar ships (if available) in the case of design related damage Tank or space number or area Possible cause.Z10. Hull damages sorted by location for the ship Tank or space number or area Possible cause. These damages are subject to survey.14 2007 . 12 Damage experience related to the ship This section of the survey programme is to.1 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify changes. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 5 IACS Req. 1992/Rev. if any. provide details of the hull damages for at least the last three years in way of the cargo and ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo area.

if such information is available.1 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas of substantial corrosion from previous surveys. 1992/Rev.1/Annex IVA 13 Areas identified with substantial corrosion from previous surveys Z10.14 2007 . 14 Critical structural areas and suspect areas This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the critical structural areas and the suspect areas.Z10. 15 Other relevant comments and information This section of the survey programme is to provide any other comments and information relevant to the survey. 6 IACS Req.

2 requires that main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks (scantling drawings).Z10.List of plans Paragraph 5.14 2007 . Z10. 1992/Rev. (name and signature of authorized owner’s representative) Date:………………………………….1.Other documentation This part of the survey programme is to identify and list any other documentation that forms part of the Plan. This appendix of the survey programme is to identify and list the main structural plans which form part of the survey programme.1 (cont’d) Date:…………………………………. to be available.1/Annex IVA Appendices Appendix 1 .3.3. which has been submitted by the owner. Appendix 3 .1. including information regarding use of high tensile steel (HTS). Prepared by the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society for compliance with 5. (name and signature of authorized representative of the Classification Society) 7 IACS Req. Appendix 2 .Survey Planning Questionnaire The Survey Planning Questionnaire (annex IVB). is to be appended to the survey programme.

when completed. Particulars Ship's name: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Owner: Classification Society: Class ID: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Date of build: Information on access provision for close-up surveys and thickness measurement: The owner is to indicate. when completing the present questionnaire. The present questionnaire. Wing Tanks Centre Tanks Fore peak Aft peak Under deck Side shell Bottom transverse Longitudinal Transverse Under deck Bottom transverse Transverse 8 IACS Req.P. up-to-date information. It is essential that the owner provides.P.1.1/Annex IVB ANNEX IVB SURVEY PLANNING QUESTIONNAIRE The following information will enable the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society to develop a survey programme complying with the requirements of UR Z10. the means of access to the structures subject to close-up survey and thickness measurement.Z10. in the table below. 1992/Rev. Structure C(Cargo)/ B(Ballast) Temporary staging Rafts Ladders Direct access Other means (please specify) Z10.e.1. Tank No. A. is to provide all information and material required by UR Z10. A close-up survey is an examination where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the attending surveyor.14 2007 .1 (cont’d) F. i. normally within reach of hand.

9 IACS Req. 150(77) on Recommendation for material safety data sheets for MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils.1/Annex IVB Z10.Z10. where available. Marine Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)* * Refer to resolution MSC.1 (cont’d) History of cargo with H2S content or heated cargo for the last 3 years together with indication as to whether cargo was heated and.14 2007 . 1992/Rev.

Tank No. 1992/Rev.1/Annex IVB Z10. Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Tank damage history (5) Cargo centre tanks Cargo wing tanks Slop 10 IACS Req.1 (cont’d) Owner’s inspections Using a format similar to that of the table below (which is given as an example).Z10. the owner is to provide details of the results of their inspections for the last 3 years on all cargo and ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo area.14 2007 . including peak tanks.

1) HC=hard coating. P=poor. description of findings is to be attached to the questionnaire DR=damage & repair. F=fair. L=leakages. M=middle part. SH=semi-hard coating.14 2007 . 1992/Rev. CV=conversion (description is to be attached to this questionnaire) 2) 3) 4) 5) Name of owner’s representative: Signature: Date: 11 IACS Req.Z10.1/Annex IVB Z10. C=complete G=good. Y=findings recorded. NP=no protection. L=lower part. U=upper part. Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Tank damage history (5) Ballast tanks Aft peak Fore peak Miscellaneous spaces Note: Indicate tanks which are used for oil/ballast. RC=recoated (during the last 3 years) N=no findings recorded. SC=soft coating.1 (cont’d) Tank No.

including the associated corrective actions: Name and address of the approved thickness measurement company: Annex IV end Document end 12 IACS Req.Z10. 1992/Rev.1 (cont’d) Safety Management System List non-conformities related to hull maintenance.14 2007 .1/Annex IVB Reports of Port State Control inspections List the reports of Port State Control inspections containing hull structural related deficiencies and relevant information on rectification of the deficiencies: Z10.

2 4.6 1996) (Rev.2.13 Oct. 2006) (Corr.15 Dec 2003) (Corr.18 Jan.1 4.4 2.6 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Dock Survey Tank Protection Hatch Covers and Coamings Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Extent of Thickness Measurement Extent of Tank Testing Additional special survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 Annual Survey Schedule Scope General Examination of the Hull Examination of weather decks.1 Sept.1 2.19 Jan 2006) (Rev.2. 2.2 2.24 April 2007) (Rev.1 Feb 2004) (Rev.12 Mar.10 Sept.2 1.7 1997) (Rev.2.25 2007 .3 3.1 1.2.1 Jan 2006) (Rev.1 1994) (Rev.2.1 5. 2000) (Rev.2 3.2 Hull Surveys of Bulk Carriers (cont’d) 1992 (Rev.3 3.1 2.4 4.5 3.2 1994) (Rev.5 1996) (Rev.2.2. 2000) (Rev.1 3.2.2 Z10.4 5.2. 1992/Rev.22 June 2006) (Rev.2002) (Rev.2.3 2.Z10. 4. 5.21 May 2006) (Rev.2.4 3.20 Feb 2006) (Rev.25 July 2007) CONTENTS 1. 2002) (Rev.11 Nov. 1.3 2.4 2.2.23 Feb 2007) (Rev.2 2.4 2.3 1995) (Rev.16 Feb 2004) (Rev.11.1 June 2001) (Rev.2 3.2.5 5.14 August 2003) (Rev.3 1. Hatch Covers and Coamings Examination of Cargo hold Examination of Ballast Tanks Additional annual survey requirements for the foremost cargo hold of ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. 2000) (Rev.1 4.10. 3.4 1996) (Rev.1 3.3 5.3 4.6 3.4 5.8 April 1998) (Rev.9 July 1999) (Rev.2 4.1 Additional annual survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope General Bulk Carriers 5-10 Years of Age Bulk Carriers 10-15 Years of Age Bulk Carriers exceeding 15 Years of Age Preparation for Survey Survey Programme Conditions for Survey Access to Structures Equipment for Survey Survey at Sea or at Anchorage Survey Planning Meeting 1 IACS Req.17 June 2005) (Rev.2 5.5 2.

1 6.25 2007 . 7.1 7.3 6.1 8.2 7.2 Z10.2 6.2 (cont’d) 6.2 Documentation On Board General Survey Report File Supporting Documents Review of Documentation on board Procedures for Thickness Measurements General Certification of Thickness Measurement Company Reporting Reporting and evaluation of survey Evaluation of Survey Report Reporting 2 IACS Req. 6.3 8.4 7.Z10. 8. 1992/Rev.

1 Guidelines for the Gauging of the Side Shell Frames and Brackets in Single Side Skin Bulk Carriers Survey Programme Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 List of Plans Survey Planning Questionnaire Other Documentation Annex VIA: Annex VIB: Survey Planning Questionnaire 3 IACS Req.25 2007 .2 (cont’d) ENCLOSURES: Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Table VI: Minimum Requirement for Close-up Survey at Special Hull Surveys of Bulk Carriers Minimum Requirements of Thickness Measurement at Special Hull Surveys of Bulk Carriers Owners Inspection Report (Superseded by Annex 1) Procedures for certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Measurement of Hull Structures Survey Reporting Principles Table VII: Executive Hull Summary Table VIII: Requirements of extent of thickness measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion Annex I: Annex II: Annex III: Annex IV: Annex V: IACS Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Survey for Bulk Carriers Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Bulk Carriers Guidelines for the Gauging of the Vertically Corrugated Transverse Watertight Bulkhead between Holds Nos.Z10.2 Z10. 1 and 2 Additional annual survey requirements for the foremost cargo hold of ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. 1992/Rev.

10. 5.2.1 to those of A.3 introduced in Rev.1 to UR Z10. 12. 5.19 (para.4 and 2. The other changes introduced in Rev.21 (Table 1) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2007.2.9 to UR Z10.4. 2. 9. in para.15 Corr.6 and 3.e.10 of this UR from being applied to ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. 3.11 & Rev. Revisions 4.11. 1. 6.4.4) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007.2 (cont’d) Notes: 1. 1. Changes introduced in Rev.1. These requirements are to be implemented for any Special Survey No.10 to UR Z10.2 and to require the scope of the Intermediate Survey therafter to have the scope of Special Survey No.2 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001.1 and columns for Special Surveys Nos. 7. i.2 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 January 2004 in conjunction with UR S31.25 2007 .16 are in para 1.12 are to further increase the requirements for close-up survey at Special Survey No. 5.2 commenced after 1 January 2003. Changes introduced in Rev.10. 13.1 to UR Z10. 4 IACS Req. Changes introduced in Revision 8.2 have been approved by Council for application as soon as possible but not later than 1 January 1997. 11. Changes introduced in Rev.4 and SS3 in Table 1 and are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 January 2005.3.2 is to maintain the intermediate survey requirements invoked in SOLAS XII/9.2 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 September 1999.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. The amendments to Table I and 4.MSC 105(73) and is to be implemented from 1 July 2002. 8. 4. 20 (i. 3 and 4 of Table II as well as Annex III should be applied by all Member societies and Associates not later than 1 July 1998.3. Changes introduced in Rev.5. 5. 14.Z10. Paragraph 4.2 through 5. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev.17 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006.4.6 and 7.2 or the Intermediate Survey subsequent to Special Survey No.1. 1992/Rev.12 are to be implemented within one year of the adoption by Council.1. 2.2.744(18) as amended as they existed in September 2000 and to preclude the inadvertent extension of changes to intermediate survey introduced in Chapter 4 of Rev.2 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001.3 is newly introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. The introduction of Annex IV in Rev. 1998 of UR Z10. 5 & 6 1996 of Unified Requirements Z10. Changes introduced in Rev.5.4.2.2 Z10.4) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007.1.12 in accordance with Res.18 (para.e.

Z10. 1992/Rev. 23 are to be uniformly implemented for surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2008.2 Z10. 17. 5 IACS Req.22 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2007. MSC197(80) apply on 1 January 2007. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev. whereas statutory requirements of IMO Res.2 (cont’d) 15. Changes introduced in Rev.25 2007 .25 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies for surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2008. 18.24 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies for surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2008. 16. Changes introduced in Rev.

topside tanks and hopper side tanks in cargo spaces.1. and is intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk. cofferdams. For combination carriers with longitudinal bulkheads additional requirements are specified in UR Z10.1 GENERAL Application 1.1. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-Up Survey when necessary.1. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. 1.2. topside tanks and hopper side tanks in cargo spaces. in which all cargo holds are bounded by a double-side skin (regardless of the width of the wing space). the requirements of UR Z10.1.5.1.5 are to apply to cargo holds of double side skin and associated wing spaces.2 Double Skin Bulk Carrier A Double Skin Bulk Carrier is a ship which is constructed generally with single deck. void spaces. including such types as ore carriers and combination carriers2. 1. 1.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled Bulk Carriers other than Double Skin Bulk Carriers as defined in 1. and is intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk.2 The Requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of the cargo holds. pipe tunnels. fuel oil tanks within the cargo length area and all ballast tanks.Z10. 6 IACS Req.25 2007 . 1 and 2 for purposes of determining compliance with UR S19 prior to the relevant compliance deadline stipulated in UR S23 and at subsequent intermediate surveys (for ships over 10 years of age) and special surveys for purposes of verifying continuing compliance with UR S19. thickness measurement and tank testing.1.1 or UR Z10. 1.5 Ships which are required to comply with UR S31 are subject to the additional thickness measurement guidance contained in Annex V with respect to the side shell frames and brackets for the purposes of determining compliance with UR S31 prior to the relevant compliance deadline stipulated in UR S31 and at subsequent intermediate and special surveys for purposes of verifying continuing compliance with UR S31.1 of UR Z10.4 Ships which are required to comply with UR S19 are subject to the additional thickness measurement guidance contained in Annex III with respect to the vertically corrugated transverse watertight bulkhead between cargo holds Nos.1 1. e. as applicable.g. 1.6 For bulk carriers with hybrid cargo hold arrangements.1.2 Z10.1 Bulk Carrier A Bulk Carrier is a ship which is constructed generally with single deck. with some cargo holds of single side skin and others of double side skin. For single skin combination carriers additional requirements are specified in UR Z10.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination. Combination carriers are included.4. 1.2 Definitions 1. 1. 1992/Rev.2 (cont’d) 1.2. 2. 1.1.

or.2.2.10 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. sides. 1. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo holds. 1.2.5mm and tnet.e.2.2 (cont’d) 1.2. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specification. inner bottom hopper sides. but within acceptable limits.8 Representative Spaces Representative Spaces are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other Spaces of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems.2 Z10.11 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins. When selecting Representative Spaces account is to be taken of the service and repair history on board and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. 1992/Rev.25 2007 . a space which is used for both cargo and salt water ballast will be treated as a Ballast tank when substantial corrosion has been found in that space. longitudinals and girders at the deck.3 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for salt water ballast. decks and the outer hull.4 Spaces Spaces are separate compartments including holds. 1. 1. 7 IACS Req.5 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall conditions of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-Up Surveys.7 Transverse Section A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating.2. 1.2. substantial corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that the assessment of the corrosion pattern indicates a gauged (or measured) thickness between tnet + 0. 1. bottom.2.2. tanks.12 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating. longitudinal bulkheads and bottom in top wing tanks. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent. 1. where applicable.9 Suspect Areas Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. 1. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. 1. For vessels built under the IACS Common Structural Rules.6 Close-Up Survey A Close-Up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor i. normally within reach of hand.2.Z10.

1.2. which affects or.6. cofferdams. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits.side structure and side plating .inner bottom structure and inner bottom plating .Z10.3. watertight or weathertight integrity.2 (cont’d) 1. ballast tanks and void spaces.15 Special consideration Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating.hatch covers or hatch coamings.16 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Thorough Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. detachment or fracture).2. POOR 1. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connection and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility.13 Coating Condition Coating Condition is defined as follows: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting.inner side structure and inner side plating . Areas to be considered include: . For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available.bottom structure and bottom plating .2.3 Repairs 1.deck structure and deck plating .items in 3. grooving. 8 IACS Req.25 2007 . in the opinion of the Surveyor. or recommendation. 1992/Rev. 1.2. .3.2.14 Cargo Length Area Cargo Length Area is that part of the ship which includes cargo holds and adjacent areas including fuel tanks.16) repaired. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. 1. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1.2 Z10. of areas under consideration. will affect the vessel’s structural. but less than as defined for POOR condition. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more. or hard scale at 10% or more.watertight or oiltight bulkheads . This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage.2.

i. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. 1992/Rev. 1. either of which. 9 IACS Req. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys In any kind of survey. in the opinion of the Surveyor.2 (cont’d) 1. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion.25 2007 .2 Additionally. intermediate.e.3. special.Z10.2 Z10.

1 Scope General 2.2.1.1.2 (cont’d) 2.1.1 SPECIAL SURVEY1 Schedule 2.1.2. that may be present. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. pipe tunnels. 2.2 2. 2. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo holds.3. In this case. tests.2 All cargo holds. is in a satisfactory condition and is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates.2. damages or other structural deterioration.Z10. 1 Some member Societies use the term "Special Periodical Survey" others use the term "Class Renewal Survey" instead of the term "Special Survey". significant deformation. the period of class will start from the survey completion date.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at a 5 year intervals to renew the Classification certificate. examination.1.2 Z10.1.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. 2. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. 2. 2. 2.2. and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping as required in 2. Ballast Tanks. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Survey.1.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey.3 All piping systems within the above Spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory.4 The survey extent of ballast tanks converted to void spaces is to be specially considered in relation to the requirements for ballast tanks. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances. 10 IACS Req.5. 1992/Rev. decks and outer hull are to be examined. fractures.1. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.25 2007 .1 The Special Survey is to include.1. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2.2. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion.2. However.4 and 2. 2. including double bottom tanks. 2.

if not already performed. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey 2. as applicable. of the lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys. 2. Fuel oil tanks in the cargo length area are to be surveyed as follows: 11 IACS Req.2. and link drives.2 (cont’d) 2.4.2 Where a hard protective coating is provided in cargo holds. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition and it is not renewed where soft coating has been applied. or where a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction. as defined by Z9 and is found in GOOD condition.2.2.25 2007 .1 An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces is to be carried out at each Special Survey.2.4.1 Where provided. the tanks in question are to be examined at annual intervals.3 is to be carried out. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.2. thickness measurements are to be carried out. including: stowage and securing in open condition. excluding double bottom tanks. or where extensive corrosion exists.2.3 Tank Protection 2. where a soft coating has been applied. 2.4 Thickness measurement of the hatch cover and coaming plating and stiffeners is to be carried out as given in Table II.3 Checking the effectiveness of sealing arrangements of all hatch covers by hose testing or equivalent.2 Checking of the satisfactory operation of all mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made. the condition of the corrosion prevention system of Ballast Tanks is to be examined.2.1 A thorough inspection of the items listed in 3. proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition.4.2. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals.2 Z10.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey. 2. operational testing of hydraulic and power components. wires. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor.2.2 Dry dock Survey 2. in addition to all hatch covers and coamings. 1992/Rev. For ballast tanks.3.3.Z10.2. 2.2. When considered necessary by the surveyor.2.4.4 Hatch Covers and Coamings The hatch covers and coamings are to be surveyed as follows: 2. 2.3. or where a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction. 2. Note: Lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. chains. 2. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks and it is not renewed.

4 and Annex III. Refer also to 2.5 and Annex V. minimum two Notes 1. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. the extent of close-up surveys according to Table I may be specially considered. then different tanks are to be examined at each special survey. The minimum requirements for close-up surveys at special survey are given in Table 2. one deep tank for fuel oil in the cargo area is to be included.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurement at Special Survey are given in Table II.4.4. These requirements apply to tanks of integral (structural) type. 2.4.2 Z10.2.1.2 (cont’d) Special Survey No.4 Extent of Thickness Measurement 2. 2. 1992/Rev. For additional thickness measurement guidelines applicable to the side shell frames and brackets on ships subject to compliance with UR S31.1.3 The Surveyor may further extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary.4 and Subsequent 15 < Age Half.25 2007 .2 I.3.2.Z10. reference is to be made to 1. At special survey No.3 The Surveyor may extend the close-up survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the spaces under survey.3 and subsequent special surveys.2 Provisions for extended measurements for areas with Substantial Corrosion are given in Table VIII and as may be additionally specified in the Survey Programme as required by 5.3.2 5 < Age ≤ 10 One Special Survey No. the extent of thickness measurement according to Table II may be specially considered.1 Age ≤ 5 None Special Survey No.3. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and where spaces have structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar spaces or on similar ships according to available information. 2.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.3 10 < Age ≤ 15 Two Special Survey No. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.3. on a rotational basis.3. For additional thickness measurement guidelines applicable to the vertically corrugated transverse watertight bulkhead between cargo hold Nos.1. 1 and 2 on ships subject to compliance with URs S19 and S23. 2. 3. Refer also to 2. 2. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. If a selection of tanks is accepted to be examined.4. if fitted.2.4 For areas in spaces where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.2 12 IACS Req. 2. 4. reference is to be made to 1. 2. Peak tanks (all uses) are subject to internal examination at each special survey.

5. 2.6 Additional special survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 2. 2. For Fuel Oil Tanks.5.3 Boundaries of ballast tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes.25 2007 .Z10.5 Extent of Tank Testing 2.5. Tank testing of fuel oil tanks may be specially considered based on a satisfactory external examination of the tank boundaries.5. and a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with satisfactory results. The extent of thickness measurements may be specially considered provided the Surveyor is satisfied by the close-up survey.2 (cont’d) 2.6 Representative thickness measurement to determine both general and local levels of corrosion in the shell frames and their end attachments in all cargo holds and water ballast tanks is to be carried out.6 The testing of double bottom tanks and other spaces not designed for the carriage of liquid may be omitted. 13 IACS Req.5.2 Z10. provided a satisfactory internal examination together with an examination of the tanktop is carried out. deep tanks and cargo holds used for water ballast within the cargo length area are to be pressure tested.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements. Thickness measurement is also to be carried out to determine the corrosion levels on the transverse bulkhead plating.6.1 All boundaries of water ballast tanks.2 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/13 for the availability of pumping systems. and the hard protective coating where applied remains efficient. 2. 2.4. the special survey is to include an examination and a test of the water ingress detection systems and of their alarms.6.4.4 Boundaries of ballast holds are to be tested with a head of liquid to near to the top of hatches. ballast and dry space water level detectors. only representative tanks are to be pressure tested.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/12 for hold. 2. 2. 2. that there is no structural diminution. 1992/Rev.5 Boundaries of fuel oil tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary 2. 2. and of their controls.5. the special survey is to include an examination and a test of the means for draining and pumping ballast tanks forward of the collision bulkhead and bilges of dry spaces any part of which extends forward of the foremost cargo hold.

2 3. hatch covers. weather decks. the hatch cover sets within the forward 25% of the ship’s length and at least one additional set.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable.2.1.2.2. 3.2. 3. 3. chains. 3.4 Where the cargo hatch securing system does not function properly.1 .2. coamings and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition. 3. including: .1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey.2. 3.2.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen.3 Examination of weather decks.2.3. closed and in operation to the full extent on each direction at each annual survey. hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices since the last survey.Z10. such that all sets on the ship are assessed at least once in every 5-year period.1.2.3. and operational testing of hydraulic and power components.3.2.3. proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition. that the hull. additional sets above those required by 3. where sea loads are normally greatest. at the discretion of the surveyor.2 A thorough survey of cargo hatch covers and coamings is only possible by examination in the open as well as closed positions and should include verification of proper opening and closing operation.2. are to be surveyed open.1 Confirmation is to be obtained that no unapproved changes have been made to the hatch covers.2.3 If there are indications of difficulty in operating and securing hatch covers. 1992/Rev.25 2007 .1 ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule 3.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring. repairs are to be carried out under the supervision of the Classification Society.1 Scope General 3. The closing of the covers is to include the fastening of all peripheral. 14 IACS Req.2 . are to be tested in operation. and link drives.2 Z10.2 Examination of the Hull 3.2 (cont’d) 3. 3. Particular attention is to be paid to the condition of the hatch covers in the forward 25% of the ship’s length. As a result.3 stowage and securing in open condition. and cross joint cleats or other securing devices. wires.2.3. Hatch covers and coamings 3.2. as far as practicable. 3.

2.2. 10.25 2007 . cracks. 3. retaining bars. compression bars. end and interpanel hinges. including side plates. steel pontoons. Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks. including close-up survey of hatchcover plating. with panel stiffeners and brackets are to be checked for corrosion. compression bars. the coamings. checking the satisfactory condition. tensioners. sealing arrangements of perimeter and cross joints (gaskets for condition and permanent deformation.7 Where considered necessary. and condition of rubber components). Cover panels. adjustment. cleating (for wastage. wires. loading pads/bars and the side plate edge.3. at each annual survey. 7.9 wooden covers and portable beams. especially of the coaming tops. including close-up survey. 9. electrical safety devices and interlocks. and stiffener attachments that may be accessible in the open position by close-up survey (for corrosion. guides.Z10. and their securing devices. guide rails and track wheels. 1992/Rev.3.5 For each cargo hatch cover set. cleats.2 Z10.2. gasket lips.6 At each hatchway. 8. drainage channels and drain pipes (if any). the following items are to be surveyed: 1. flexible seals on combination carriers. 4. stoppers. hatch securing bars and their securing devices. where applicable. carriers or sockets for the portable beam. at each annual survey. closed cover locating devices (for distortion and attachment). of: 3. clamping devices.8 Where portable covers. tarpaulins. wooden or steel pontoons are fitted. drainage channels and non return valves).3. the effectiveness of sealing arrangements may be proved by hose or chalk testing supplemented by dimensional measurements of seal compressing components. 3. battens and wedges. hydraulic system.3. 5. cracks and deformation. 2. 3. deformation). and 11.3.2. chains. chain or rope pulleys. 3.2 (cont’d) 3. 15 IACS Req. 6. pins and stools where fitted. and gypsies. guide plates and chocks.2.

the following is to apply: a) Overall Survey of all cargo holds. Where this level of survey reveals the need for remedial measures. e) All piping and penetrations in cargo holds.2 Z10. are to be examined. c) When considered necessary by the surveyor. d) Where a hard protective coating is fitted in cargo holds. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered.2. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table VIII. b) Close-up survey of sufficient extent. as defined by Z9 is found to be in GOOD condition. the survey is to be extended to include a Close-up Survey of all of the shell frames and adjacent shell plating of that cargo hold as well as a Close-up Survey of sufficient extent of all remaining cargo holds.2 (cont’d) 3. thickness measurement is to be carried out.Z10.4. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table VIII. c) When considered necessary by the surveyor. minimum 25% of frames.3.1 a) Examination of Cargo Holds Bulk Carriers 10-15 years of age. Where this level of survey reveals the need for remedial measures. These thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. or where extensive corrosion exists. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. to establish the condition of the lower region of the shell frames including approx. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. the survey is to be extended to include a Close-up Survey of all of the shell frames and adjacent shell plating of that cargo hold as well as a Close-up survey of sufficient extent of all remaining cargo holds. lower one third length of side frame at side shell and side frame end attachment and the adjacent shell plating in the forward cargo hold. 3.2.10 Examination of bunker and vent piping systems.9 and is found in GOOD condition.2. thickness measurement is to be carried out.2.4 3. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the annual survey is credited as completed. 1992/Rev. b) Close-up survey of sufficient extent. including ventilators. including overboard piping. lower one third length of side frame at side shell and side frame end attachment and the adjacent shell plating in the forward cargo hold and one other selected cargo hold. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. the following is to apply: Overall Survey of all cargo holds.2 Bulk Carriers over 15 years of age. as defined by Z. 3.4. to establish the condition of the lower region of the shell frames including approx. or where extensive corrosion exists. 16 IACS Req. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. d) Where the protective coating in cargo holds. minimum 25% of frames.25 2007 .

refer to IACS Procedural Requirement (PR) No. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed. Note 1: “The “contracted for construction” date means the date on which the contract to build the vessel is signed between the prospective owner and the shipbuilder.2.3.2 In accordance with SOLAS XII/9.2 (cont’d) e) All piping and penetrations in cargo holds. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table VIII. 3. or where extensive corrosion exists. For further details regarding the date of “contract for construction”. and of their controls.3.1 Examination of Ballast Tanks when required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey and Intermediate Survey is to be carried out.2 Z10.Z10.3 Additional annual survey requirements for the foremost cargo hold of ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. the additional survey requirements listed in Annex IV shall apply.1 are those meeting all the following conditions: Bulk Carriers of 150m in length and upwards of single side skin construction. 3. carrying solid bulk cargoes having a density of 1780 kg/m3 and above.25 2007 .5.1 Ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. including overboard piping. ballast and dry space water level detectors. at random. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous survey are to have thickness measurements taken.4 Additional annual survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 3. 3. 1992/Rev.4. are to be examined. for the foremost cargo hold of such ships. 3.4. and constructed with an insufficient number of transverse watertight bulkheads to enable them to withstand flooding of the foremost cargo hold in all loading conditions and remain afloat in a satisfactory condition of equilibrium as specified in SOLAS XII/4.” 17 IACS Req.29. of the water ingress detection systems and of their alarms. 3. of the means for draining and pumping ballast tanks forward of the collision bulkhead and bilges of dry spaces any part of which extends forward of the foremost cargo hold. thickness measurements are to be carried out. contracted for construction (see Note 1) before 1 July 1999. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. When considered necessary by the surveyor.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 3. the annual survey is to include an examination and a test.2 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/13 for the availability of pumping systems.1 3.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/12 for hold.1.3. the annual survey is to include an examination and a test.2.

2 4.2 Cargo Holds a) An overall survey of all cargo holds.1 Ballast Tanks a) For tanks used for water ballast. the examination is to be extended to other Ballast tanks of the same type. 4.Z10. b) c) d) 4.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule 4. suspect areas identified at previous surveys are to be overall and close-up surveyed. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in ballast double bottom tanks. adjacent shell plating.25 2007 . The selection is to include fore and aft peak tanks and a number of other tanks.2. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction. 1992/Rev. the tanks in question are to be examined and thickness measurements carried out as considered necessary at annual intervals.2.1. corrosion or other defects are found in water Ballast tanks or where a hard Protective Coating was not applied from the time of construction. In ballast tanks other than double bottom tanks.1 The intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey.2. or where extensive corrosion exists. The following is to apply: 4. and transverse bulkheads in the forward cargo hold and one other selected cargo hold.1.1 Scope General 4.2 Z10.2. including close-up survey of sufficient extent.2 to 4.2.2 Bulk Carriers 5 -10 years of age. or where a hard protective coating has not been applied. and it is not renewed.2.1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4. where a hard Protective Coating is found in POOR condition.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Survey may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey. taking into account the total number and type of ballast tanks. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. 4.4. 4. the examination may be limited to verification that the corrosion prevention system remains efficient.2.2.2. an overall survey of representative spaces selected by the Surveyor is to be carried out. minimum 25 % of frames. 4. 18 IACS Req. is to be carried out to establish the condition of: Shell frames including their upper and lower end attachments. thickness measurements are to be carried out.1.2 (cont’d) 4. or where soft coating has been applied. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals. If such overrall survey reveals no visible structural defects. or where a soft coating has been applied. In addition to the requirements above. Where POOR coating condition.

1.2a.2. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.2.4.2. as defined by Z9 is found to be in GOOD condition. where owners may elect to coat or recoat cargo holds as noted above. 1992/Rev.2.2.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent to the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.2 Z10. the survey is to be extended to include a close-up survey of all of the shell frames and adjacent shell plating of that cargo hold as well as a close-up survey of sufficient extent of all remaining cargo holds.2.3 Extent of Thickness Measurements a) Thickness measurements are to be carried out to an extent sufficient to determine both general and local corrosion levels at areas subject to close-up survey as described in 4. internal examination of 19 IACS Req.15 years of age.2 In application of 4. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. The following is to apply: b) c) d) 4. Where considered necessary by the surveyor as a result of the overall and closeup survey as described in 4.3. an under water survey may be considered in lieu of the requirements of 2.3 Bulk Carriers 10 .2a. 4. the extent of thickness measurements is to increased in accordance with the requirements of Table VIII.1. The minimum requirement for thickness measurements at the Intermediate Survey are areas found to be Suspect Areas at previous surveys. 4. 4. scantlings should be ascertained in the presence of a surveyor.2. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered.3.1. However. 4. internal examination of fuel tanks and pressure testing of all tanks are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending surveyor. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.2.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent to the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.3.2.4.4.2. Explanatory note: For existing bulk carriers. consideration may be given to the extent of the close-up and thickness measurement surveys. However.3 In application of 4.3. Prior to the coating of cargo holds of existing ships. Where the hard protective coating in cargo holds.2. Where Substantial Corrosion is found.2.1.2.25 2007 .2.2.1. 4.2. The following is to apply: 4.2 (cont’d) b) - Areas found suspect at previous surveys. Bulk Carriers over 15 years of age.Z10. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed. The extent of thickness measurement may be specially considered provided the Surveyor is satisfied by the close-up survey. that there is no structural diminution and the hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.3.

Z10. a survey in dry dock is to be part of the intermediate survey.4.25 2007 .2. 1992/Rev. if not already performed. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.4. 4.2 Z10. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.1.3 In application of 4.4.1. of the lower portions of the cargo holds and water ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for intermediate surveys.2. 20 IACS Req. 4.1. as applicable. Note: Lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.2 In application of 4.2.4.2 (cont’d) fuel tanks and pressure testing of all tanks are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending surveyor.2.4.

1.2 Z10. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS). the following documentation is to be collected and consulted with a view to selecting tanks. Information regarding the use of the ship’s holds and tanks.1 Prior to the development of the survey programme.1 PREPARATION FOR SURVEY Survey Programme 5. as a minimum. The Survey Programme is to be worked out taking into account any amendments to the survey requirements after the last Special Survey carried out.1.2 In developing the Survey Programme. 1992/Rev. 5.25 2007 . Main structural plans (scantlings drawings). Documentation on-board.1. and structural elements to be examined: Survey status and basic ship information. 5. areas. and forwarded to the Classification Society. Relevant previous survey and inspection reports from both Classification Society and the Owner.Z10.1. with the requirements of Tables I.3.2 and 6. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS) 21 IACS Req. 5. and is to include relevant information including at least : Basic ship information and particulars. thickness measurement and tank testing.1. II and paragraph 2. The Survey Programme is to be in a written format based on the information in Annex VIA. The survey is not to commence until the Survey programme has been agreed. Information regarding corrosion prevention level on the newbuilding. Main structural plans (scantling drawings).1. respectively.3 The submitted Survey Programme is to account for and comply.1.1 The Owner in cooperation with the Classification Society is to work out a specific Survey Programme prior to the commencement of any part of: the Special Survey the Intermediate Survey for bulk carriers over 10 years of age. 5. Information regarding the relevant maintenance level during operation. as described in 6.2 (cont’d) 5 5.2 The Survey Programme at Intermediate Survey may consist of the Survey Programme at the previous Special Survey supplemented by the Executive Hull Summary of that Special Survey and later relevant survey reports. holds. typical cargoes and other relevant data. the survey planning questionnaire is to be completed by the owner based on the information set out in Annex VIB.5 for close-up survey.

However.g.4). 5.1. protection and condition of coating. deformation.2 Details of the means of access are to be provided in the survey planning questionnaire. scale. 5. 5. Prior to entering a tank. etc.3). These guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of the Classification Society.1. ventilation. Nomination of holds and tanks and areas for close-up survey (per 2. 5. List of holds and tanks with information on use.2.4 The Classification Society will advise the Owner of the maximum acceptable structural corrosion diminution levels applicable to the vessel. the survey of the spaces involved is not to proceed. 5.2. Nomination of tanks for tank testing (per 2.2.Z10. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed. 5.2 Z10. 22 IACS Req. dirt.1. provisions for proper and safe access. Damage experience related to the ship in question. are to be agreed between the owner and the Classification society. tanks and spaces are to be gas free and properly ventilated. 5. it is to be verified that the atmosphere in the tank is free from hazardous gas and contains sufficient oxygen.).1 In order to enable the attending surveyors to carry out the survey. or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating. 1992/Rev.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination.2.1. Nominations of sections for thickness measurement (per 2.2 5. when considered necessary and appropriate.2 (cont’d) - Plan of holds and tanks. oil residues etc. to reveal corrosion.2 Cargo holds.2.5 Use may also be made of the Guidelines for Technical Assessment in Conjunction with Planning for Enhanced Surveys of Bulk Carriers Special Survey . in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. damages. Conditions for survey (e.1 Conditions for Survey The owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey.3 In cases where the provisions of safety and required access are judged by the attending surveyor(s) not to be adequate. Provisions and methods for access to structures. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. gas freeing.Hull. fractures. contained in Annex I. information regarding hold and tank cleaning. Cargo holds.2. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water.5).25 2007 . void or enclosed space. lighting.1. Equipment for surveys. 5.. tanks and spaces are to be safe for access.

The back-up team is to continuously observe the work in the tank or space and is to keep lifesaving and evacuation equipment ready for use. temporary staging and passages through structures. temporary staging and passages through structures.2 For close-up surveys of the hull structure.2. fractures.3 For close-up surveys of the cargo hold shell frames of bulk carriers less than 100. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating. is to be provided: permanent staging and passages through structures.3 Access to Structures 5.5 Where soft coatings have been applied. 23 IACS Req. lifts and movable platforms. 5. the soft coating is to be removed. portable ladder restricted to not more than 5 m in length may be accepted for surveys of lower section of a shell frame including bracket.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion. other than cargo hold shell frames. deformation.1 For overall surveys.2 Z10.2.3.7 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the cargo hold. 5. When safe access cannot be provided. assigned by the owner. is to be provided: permanent staging and passages through structures.6 The surveyor(s) are to always be accompanied by at least one responsible person.2. acceptable to the Surveyor.3. hydraulic arm vehicles such as conventional cherry pickers. portable ladders.3. lifts and movable platforms. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way. other equivalent means. tank or space being examined. 5. In addition a backup team of at least two experienced persons is to be stationed at the hatch opening of the tank or space that is being surveyed.000 dwt. one or more of the following means for access.2.25 2007 . The communication arrangements are to be maintained throughout the survey. as the case may be.Z10. 5. 5. 1992/Rev. 5. acceptable to the Surveyor. experienced in tank and enclosed spaces inspection. the navigation bridge. boats or rafts. damages or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating. one or more of the following means for access.2 (cont’d) 5. the responsible officer on deck and.

Hydraulic arm vehicles such as conventional cherry pickers for surveys of lower and middle part of shell frames as alternative to staging.4. temporary staging and passages through structures.b. other equivalent means. 1 permanent staging and passages through structures. other equivalent means. 5.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: radiographic equipment 24 IACS Req.4 For close-up surveys of the cargo hold shell frames of bulk carriers 100. other equivalent means. Subsequent Intermediate Surveys and Special Surveys: Either permanent or temporary staging and passage through structures for close-up survey of at least the upper part of hold frames. acceptable to the surveyor. Intermediate Survey under 10 years of age and Special Survey No. is to be provided: Annual Surveys.000 dwt and above.2 Z10.Z10. and the “one other selected cargo hold" required in 3. lower one third length of side frame at side shell and side frame end attachment and the adjacent shell plating of the forward cargo hold" at Annual Survey. 5.4. boats or rafts provided the structural capacity of the hold is sufficient to withstand static loads at all levels of water.2.2 (cont’d) - boats or rafts provided the structural capacity of the hold is sufficient to withstand static loads at all levels of water.3. 5. required in 3.2. and one or more of the following means for access. hydraulic arm vehicles such as conventional cherry pickers.4 Equipment for Survey 5.2. 1992/Rev. the use of a portable ladder fitted with a mechanical device to secure the upper end of the ladder is acceptable for the "close-up examination of sufficient extent.b.4. lifts and movable platforms.1. to establish the condition of the lower region of the shell frames including approx.25 2007 . Notwithstanding the above requirements. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required. the use of portable ladders is not accepted. lifts and movable platforms. minimum 25% of frames. boats or rafts provided the structural capacity of the hold is sufficient to withstand static loads at all levels of water.4.

3. 5.2 Z10. are to be used. 5.3 Surveys of tanks or applicable holds by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken with the agreement of the Surveyor. hold or space must contain clean ballast water only.1 only rough duty. Other effective means of escape to the deck may be considered. This system is to also include the personnel in charge of ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. On no account is the level of the water to be rising while the boat or raft is in use.4 When rafts or boats will be used for close-up survey the following conditions are to be observed: . Even a thin sheen of oil on the water is not acceptable.4.25m.) during the survey. 5. gloves.6 at no time is the water level to be allowed to be within 1 m of the deepest under deck web face flat so that the survey team is not isolated from a direct escape route to the tank hatch.25 2007 . 5. A safety check-list should be provided.2.25 m) and the water level either stationary or falling. 5. inflatable rafts or boats. 5. .Z10. 5. so that an escape route for the survey party is available at all times.5.5 Adequate protective clothing is to be made available and used (e.5. . Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.1 Surveys at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel on board. etc. safety helmet. . 1992/Rev. Filling to levels above the deck transverses is only to be contemplated if a deck access manhole is fitted and open in the bay being examined. breathing apparatus.5 the tank.3 appropriate lifejackets are to be available for all participants.2 (cont’d) - ultrasonic equipment magnetic particle equipment dye penetrant 5.2 the boat or raft is to be tethered to the access ladder and an additional person is to be stationed down the access ladder with a clear view of the boat or raft. safety shoes. including weather forecasting and ship response under foreseeable conditions and provided the expected rise of water within the tank does not exceed 0. . lifelines.4 Adequate and safe lighting is to be provided for the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.5.4. and .4 the surface of water in the tank or hold is to be calm (under all foreseeable conditions the expected rise of water within the tank should not exceed 0.5 Survey at Sea or at Anchorage 5.5. and 5.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the spaces under examination and the responsible officer on deck. having satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured.3 Explosimeter.4. 5.4. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided. 25 IACS Req.1.g. oxygen-meter. riding belts with rope and hook and whistles together with instructions and guidance on their use are to be made available during the survey.

illumination. periods alongside.2 when the coating of the under deck structure is in GOOD condition and there is no evidence of wastage. the owner’s representative in attendance.2 Z10. the maximum water level needed for rafting of under deck structure.5. 5. If neither of the above conditions are met.Z10.3 The following is an indicative list of items that are to be addressed in the meeting: . the voyage.5 m. access. or above. rafts or boats alone may be allowed only: . the thickness measurement company operator (as applicable) and the master of the ship for the purpose to ascertain that all the arrangements envisaged in the survey programme are in place. 5.5.25 2007 . personal safety). docking and undocking manoeuvres.1 .2. ii. 26 IACS Req.) provisions and arrangements for thickness measurements (i.6. etc.6. so as to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of the survey work to be carried out. See also 7.2 (cont’d) 5.1 . access direct from the deck via a vertical ladder and a small platform fitted approximately 2 m below the deck in each bay. The platform shall. This means: i. be arranged in level with. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 . 5.6.5 Rafts or boats alone may be allowed for inspection of the under deck areas for tanks or spaces. cleaning/de-scaling. 5. the ullage corresponding to the maximum water level is to be assumed not more than 3m from the deck plate measured at the midspan of deck transverses and in the middle length of the tank.5.e. During the survey on board safety meetings are to be held regularly.5 m or less.1. if the depth of the webs is 1.2 schedule of the vessel (i.7 The use of rafts or boats alone in paragraphs 5.6 If the depth of the webs is more than 1.Guidelines for the use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys.5.e. for the full length of the tank. or if a permanent means of access is provided in each bay to allow safe entry and exit. or access to deck from a longitudinal permanent platform having ladders to deck in each end of the tank.5.1 The establishment of proper preparation and the close co-operation between the attending surveyor(s) and the owner’s representatives onboard prior to and during the survey are an essential part in the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.6 does not preclude the use of boats or rafts to move about within a tank during a survey. For this purpose. a survey planning meeting is to be held between the attending surveyor(s). 5.2 Prior to commencement of any part of the renewal and intermediate survey.5 and 5. ventilation.6 Survey Planning Meeting 5. 1992/Rev. cargo and ballast operations. then staging or an “other equivalent means” is to be provided for the survey of the under deck areas.

mapping of areas of substantial corrosion. acceptance criteria (refer to the list of minimum thicknesses).5 .Z10.9 extent of the thickness measurements.8 .4 .7 .2 (cont’d) . 27 IACS Req. taking representative readings in general and where uneven corrosion/pitting is found. and communication between attending surveyor(s) the thickness measurement company operator(s) and owner representative(s) concerning findings. 1992/Rev. execution of thickness measurements.25 2007 .6 .3 .2 Z10. extent of close-up survey and thickness measurement considering the coating condition and suspect areas/areas of substantial corrosion.

supply and maintain on board documentation as specified in 6. has been completed Main structural plans of cargo holds and Ballast Tanks Previous repair history Cargo and ballast history Inspection by ship's personnel with reference to • • • 6. which is to be readily available for the surveyor.2.3.2 6.2 (cont’d) 6. Any other information that will help identify critical structural areas and/or Suspect Areas requiring inspection. 1992/Rev.1 Supporting Documents The following additional documentation is to be available on board: Survey Programme as required by 5.2 6.25 2007 .3 6.2 The Survey Report File is to be available also in the Owner’s and the Classification Society's management offices. and its contents as a basis for the survey.2.1 DOCUMENTATION ON BOARD General 6. 6. as applicable.3. Survey Report File A Survey Report File is to be a part of the documentation on board consisting of Reports of structural surveys Executive Hull Summary Thickness measurement reports 6.2 and 6.Z10. 28 IACS Req.2 Z10. 6. Review of Documentation On Board 6. the Surveyor is to examine the completeness of the documentation on board.4 structural deterioration in general leakages in bulkheads and piping condition of corrosion prevention system.1.1. 6.1 The Owner is to obtain.1 Prior to survey. if any A guidance for reporting is shown in Table III.1 The documentation is to be kept on board for the life time of the ship.4.1 until such time as the Special Survey or Intermediate Survey.

2 (cont’d) 7.1 The thickness measurement is to be carried out by a qualified company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table V. The surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process.3 Reporting 7. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator. if not carried out by the Society itself.1. 1992/Rev.Z10.3.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey. Furthermore.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page.2.4 In all cases the extent of thickness measurements is to be sufficient as to represent the actual average condition.2 Certification of Thickness Measurement Company 7.25 2007 . 7. 7.3. 29 IACS Req.1. are to be witnessed by a surveyor of the Society.1. 7. 7. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness. 7. type of measuring equipment. the report is to give the date when the measurement was carried out.2 Z10.1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENT General 7.1. The thickness measurement report is to follow the principles as specified in the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurement of Bulk Carriers. 7. 7. contained in Annex II. The report is to give the location of measurement.1 The required thickness measurements.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys.

8. 8.1.3 An Executive Hull Summary of the survey and results is to be issued to the Owner as shown in table VII and placed on board the vessel for reference at future surveys.Z10. A list of items examined and / or tested (pressure testing.2 When a survey is split between different survey stations.2.1 The data and information on the structural condition of the vessel collected during the survey is to be evaluated for acceptability and continued structural integrity of the vessel. prior to continuing or completing the survey. 1992/Rev. thickness measurements etc. 8. are to be made available to the next attending surveyor(s).2. 8.2 (cont’d) 8.2. 30 IACS Req.2 8. The Executive Hull Summary is to be endorsed by the Classification Society's head office or regional managerial office. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey.) and an indication of whether the item has been credited.1 Reporting Principles for survey reporting are shown in table VI.25 2007 .2 Z10.1 REPORTING AND EVALUATION OF SURVEY Evaluation of Survey Report 8.

including internal structure of upper and lower stools. (D) and (E) See also sketch in Annex V for zones of side shell frames for ships subject to compliance with UR S31 Note: Close-up Survey of transverse bulkheads to be carried out at four levels: Level (a) Immediately above the inner bottom and immediately above the line of gussets (if fitted) and shedders for ships without lower stool. where fitted. ▲ Z10. and immediately below the upper stool shelf plate for those ships fitted with upper stools. (B) .2 (C) (D) . Areas (B) . All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners). tanks stiffeners and girders (D) .Deck plating and under deck structure inside coamings line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches See sketches of sheet 14 for the areas corresponding to (A).Cargo hold transverse transverse bulkhead in water ballast bulkheads plating. (E) .All cargo hold transverse bulkheads.All transverse bulkheads in ballast tanks. 1992/Rev.Transverse web frame or watertight (C) . 2007 .2 cont'd TABLE I TABLE OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT SPECIAL HULL SURVEYS OF BULK CARRIERS Special Survey No.Selected frames in remaining cargo holds.All shell frames in all cargo holds including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating. or hopper side tank). 25. 3 . including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating. including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating.All transverse webs with associated plating and longitudinals in each water ballast tank. 2 5 < Age < 10 (A) Special Survey No. (C). Level (d) Immediately below the upper deck plating and immediately adjacent to the upper wing tank.Two selected cargo hold transverse bulkheads.All shell frames in the forward and one other selected cargo hold and 50 % of frames in each of the remaining cargo holds.e. including internal structure of upper and lower stools. where fitted. including stiffening system. including stiffening system.2 Z10. All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners).000 DWT and above. and immediately above the line of the shedder plates. (D) and (E) as for Special Survey No.One transverse web with associated plating and longitudinals in two representative water ballast tanks of each type (i. Level (b) Immediately above and below the lower stool shelf plate (for those ships fitted with lower stools). all shell frames in the forward cargo hold and 50% of shell frames (B) in each of the remaining cargo holds.25% of shell frames in the forward cargo hold at representative positions.One transverse web with associated plating (B) and longitudinals in each water ballast tank.2-1 IACS Req.Forward and aft transverse bulkhead in one ballast tank. (B) (C) . . . For Bulk Carriers 100. (A) . Level (c) About mid-height of the bulkhead. (B) . 3 10 < Age < 15 . Special Survey No.Cargo hold transverse frames (B) . (B).Z10. 4 and Subsequent Age > 15 (A) . (D) Areas (C).(E) as for Special Survey No. 1 Age < 5 (A) . Special Survey No.All deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between all cargo hold hatches. (A) . . or immediately below the topside tanks.Cargo hold hatch covers and (E) . including upper and lower end attachments and adjacent shell plating.All shell frames in (A) the forward cargo hold and 25% of shell frames in each of the remaining g cargo holds. . topside.

1.5 and Annex V for additional thickness measurement quidelines applicable to the side shell frames and brackets on ships subject to compliance with UR S31. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I See 1. 1 and 2 on ships subject to compliance with URs S19 and S23.5 and Annex V for additional thickness measurement quidelines applicable to the side shell frames and brackets on ships subject to compliance with UR S31. 1 and 2 on ships subject to compliance with URs S19 and S23. for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern.2-2 IACS Req. Measurements. 1 age ≤ 5 Suspect areas Special Survey No.1. outside line of cargo hatch openings all wind and water strakes Wind and water strakes in way of the two transverse sections considered above Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area Measurem ents.5 and Annex V for additional thickness measurement quidelines applicable to the side shell frames and brackets on ships subject to compliance with UR S31. full length Suspect areas Within the cargo length: Two transverse sections of deck plating outside line of cargo hatch openings Suspect areas Within the cargo length: each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings two transverse sections.1. for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern. 2007 . of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area Measurements. See 1. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I See 1. See 1. 1992/Rev.1.Z10.4 and Annex III for additional thickness measurement quidelines applicable to the vertically corrugated transverse watertight bulkhead between cargo hold Nos.2 cont'd TABLE II MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT SPECIAL HULL SURVEY OF BULK CARRIERS Special Survey No. ▲ Z10. outside line of cargo hatch openings each bottom plate All wind and water strakes. 2 5 < age ≤ 10 Special Survey No. one in the amidship area. 4 and Subsequent age > 15 Suspect areas Within the cargo length: each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings three transverse sections. See 1. 25. for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern.1. 3 10 < age ≤ 15 Special Survey No. one in the amidship area.2 Z10.4 and Annex III for additional thickness measurement quidelines applicable to the vertically corrugated transverse watertight bulkhead between cargo hold Nos.

2 Z10. : : Mod. /Rep.2 cont'd TABLE III Ship Name: OWNERS INSPECTION REPORT . Bulkheads: Repairs carried out due to: Thickness measurements carried out. Elements Other Deck: Pitting Bottom: Side: Long.Z10. 2007 . dates: Results in General: Overdue Surveys: Outstanding Conditions of class: Comments: *Repairs are to be surveyed by the classification society Date of Inspection: Inspected by: Signature: ▲ Z10. Bulkheads: Transv.2-3 IACS Req. 25.Structural Condition For Tank/Hold No: Grade of Steel: Deck Bottom Cracks Buckles : : Corrosion Side Long. 1992/Rev. Bhd Coating cond.

2007 Z10. 1992/Rev.Z10.2 cont'd TABLE IV PRINCIPLES FOR PLANNING DOCUMENT Note: Table IV is superseded by Annex I: Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Bulk Carriers Special Survey .2 Z10.Hull. ▲ IACS Req. 25.2-4 .

2007 Z10. (1) (2) (3) Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. e) A guide for thickness measurement operators. f) Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement. technical knowledge of hull structure etc. a) Outline of firms. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society.Z10. (1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the society for approval.2 cont'd 1. g) Measurement record format in accordance with the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Bulk Carriers. c) Technicians careers. organization and management structure. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm. 1992/Rev. Application TABLE V PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels. (1) (2) 4.g. Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society.e. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society ▲ (3) 3. Operators. 5. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly orgainized and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. b) Experiences of the firms on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. e. d) Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. contained in Annex II. experiences of technicians as thickness measurement operators.2 Z10. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. 2. IACS Req. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. (2) Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results.2-5 . i. 25.

i. depending on the report system for the respective Societies. for bulk carriers subject to ESP. 1992/Rev.2 based on type of periodical survey and the ship's age. renewals or modifications have been carried out When condition of class (recommendation) has been imposed or deleted 1. Survey reports are to be kept in the survey report file required to be on board Information for planning of future surveys Information which may be used as input for maintenance of classification rules and instructions 1. The structure of the reporting content may be different. Note: As a minimum.3 When a survey is split between different survey stations. together with information of the means of access used. Thickness measurement and tank testing carried out is also to be listed for the next surveyor. ▲ IACS Req. repairs carried out and condition of class (recommendation) imposed or deleted Survey records. as relevant for the survey. 2. Extent of the survey 2. 2007 Z10. continuation and / or completion of periodical hull surveys.Z10. the surveyor is to include the following content in his report for survey of hull structure and piping systems.1 Identification of compartments where an overall survey has been carried out.2 The purpose of reporting is to provide: Evidence that prescribed surveys have been carried out in accordance with applicable classification rules Documentation of surveys carried out with findings. which shall form an auditable documentary trail. prior to continuing or completing the survey. relevant findings and an indication of whether the item has been credited.2 Z10.3 Identification of locations.2-6 . 25.e. in each ballast tank and cargo hold including hatch covers and coamings. the identification of location of close-up survey and thickness measurement is to include a confirmation with description of individual structural members corresponding to the extent of requirements stipulated in Z10. where thickness measurement has been carried out. intermediate and special surveys. General 1. where a close-up survey has been carried out. A list of items surveyed.2 Identification of locations. are to be made available to the next attending surveyor. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey.1 A survey report is to be generated in the following cases: . annual. as relevant When structural damages / defects have been found When repairs. including actions taken.2 cont'd TABLE VI SURVEY REPORTING PRINCIPLES As a principle. 2. in each ballast tank and cargo hold including hatch covers and coamings. 2.In connection with commencement. 1.

extent and condition of protective coating in each tank. type and extent • Areas with substantial corrosion • Cracks / fractures with description of location and extent • Buckling with description of location and extent • Indents with description of location and extent Identification of compartments where no structural damages / defects are found - The report may be supplemented by sketches / photos. as approriate. reference may be given to the survey report. two selected cargo hold transverse bulkheads.1 Whenever the attending surveyor is of the opinion that repairs are required. one transverse web. Whenever repairs are carried out. 2007 ▲ .4 For areas in ballast tanks and cargo holds where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition and the extent of close-up survey and / or thickness measurement has been specially considered.Z10.2 Structural condition of each compartment with information on the following. 3. details of the repairs effected are to be reported by making specific reference to relevant items in the numbered list. 25% of shell frames.3 For repairs not completed at the time of survey.5 Identification of tanks subject to tank testing.e. 2.sketches/photos. Repair extent NDT / Tests - 4. . Actions taken with respect to findings 4. Z10. 4.1 Type. as relevant: Identification of findings. Result of the survey 3. 1992/Rev. each item to be repaired is to be identified in a numbered list.2 Z10. 2. 25. cofferdams and void spaces where: Examination including internal examination of piping with valves and fittings and thickness measurement. renewal or modification) including: . i. as relevant.2 Repairs carried out are to be reported with identification of: Compartment Structural member Repair method (i. ballast tanks. In order to provide correct and proper information to the surveyor attending for survey of the repairs. pipe tunnels.e.6 Identification of piping systems on deck and within cargo holds. For identification of extensive repairs. structures subject to special consideration are to be identified. has been carried out Operational test to working pressure has been carried out 3.steel grades and scantlings (if different from the original).2-7 IACS Req. condition of class (recommendation) is to be imposed with a specific time limit for the repairs. FAIR or POOR). 2. as relevant (rated GOOD. 4. the identification is to include location within each ballast tank and cargo hold by reference to frame numbers. condition of class (recommendation) is to be sufficiently detailed with identification of each item to be repaired. 3.2 cont'd TABLE VI Where only partial survey is required.3 Thickness measurement report is to be verified and signed by the surveyor controlling the measurements on board. such as: • Corrosion with description of location.

1992/Rev. TONNES): NATIONAL FLAG: GROSS TONNAGE: NATIONAL: ITC (69): CLASSIFICATION NOTATION: DATE OF BUILD: DATE OF MAJOR CONVERSION: TYPE OF CONVERSION: a) b) c) The survey reports and documents listed below have been reviewed by the undersigned and found to be satisfactory A summary of the survey is attached herewith on sheet 2 The hull special survey has been completed in accordance with the Regulations on [date] Executive Summary Report completed by: Name Signature Title OFFICE Executive Summary Report verified by: OFFICE Attached reports and documents: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) IACS Req. 2007 DATE Name Signature DATE Title ▲ Z10.2 Z10.2-8 .Z10. 25.2 cont'd IACS UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY Issued upon Completion of Special Survey TABLE VII (i) GENERAL PARTICULARS SHIPS NAME: CLASS IDENTIFY NUMBER: IMO IDENTIFY NUMBER: PORT OF REGISTRY: DEADWEIGHT (M.

and corresponding Thickness diminution Corrosion pattern E) Tank Protection Separate form indicating: – Location of coating – Condition of coating (if applicable) Identification of tanks/areas F) G) H) Repairs: – Condition of Class/Recommendations: Memoranda: – – – – Acceptable defects Any points of attention for future surveys. 2007 .2 cont'd EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY A) B) C) D) General Particulars:– Report Review: – Ref. 1992/Rev.Table VII (i) Where and how survey was done Extent (Which tanks) TABLE VII(ii) Close-up Survey: – Thickness measurements: – – – – – Reference to Thickness Measurement report Summary of where measured Separate form indicating the tanks/areas with Substantial Corrosion. 25.2 Z10.Z10.g. Extended Annual/Intermediate survey due to coating breakdown Statement on evaluation/verification of survey report I) Conclusion ▲ Z10. e. for Suspect Areas.2-9 IACS Req.

i. ▲ IACS Req.2 Z10. 1992/Rev. Ref.2-10 . 25. 2007 Z10.Z10. attached sketches Remarks 1) 2) Substantial corrosion. with wastage in the substantial corrosion range or having an average depth of pitting of 1/3 or more of actual plate thickness is to be noted.2 cont'd EXTRACT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS Reference is made to the thickness measurements report: TABLE VII (iii) 1) 2) Position of substantially corroded Tanks/Areas or Areas with deep pitting Thickness diminution [%] Corrosion pattern Remarks: e.g.e. 75 – 100% of acceptable margins wasted P = Pitting C = Corrosion in General Any bottom plating with a pitting intensity of 20% or more.

POOR condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. 25.Z10. 1992/Rev. extended annual surveys are to be introduced.2 cont'd TANK PROTECTION TABLE VII (iv) 1) 2) 3) Tank/hold Nos. ▲ Z10. This is to be noted in part G) of the Executive Hull Summary. but less than as defined for POOR condition.2 Z10. FAIR condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. 2) C = Coating 3) NP = No Protection Coating condition according to the following standard GOOD condition with only minor spot rusting. Tank/hold protection Coating condition Remarks Remarks: 1) All ballast tanks and cargo holds to be listed. 2007 . If coating condition "POOR" is given.2-11 IACS Req.

PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 point pattern for each panel between longitudinals Suspect plate. Bottom and Side Shell plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT a. Bottom/Side Shell longitudinals Minimum of three longitudinals in way of suspect areas 3 measurements in line across web 3 measurements on flange ▲ IACS Req.2 cont'd Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of Substantial Corrosion. plus four adjacent a. TABLE VIII Sheet 1 SHELL STRUCTURES STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. 25.2-12 . plates See other tables for particulars on gauging in way tanks and cargo holds b. 1992/Rev.Z10. 2007 Z10.2 Z10. Special Survey of Bulk Carriers within the cargo area. 2.

b. 2007 ▲ . Transverse Bulkhead a. b. 2.2 cont'd Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of Substantial Corrosion. 25. b. TABLE VIII Sheet 2 TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS IN CARGO HOLDS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. metre of plating 5 point pattern over 1 sq. 5 point between stiffeners over 1 metre length Ditto b. Lower Stool EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT a. Special Survey of Bulk Carriers within the cargo area.2-13 IACS Req. 1992/Rev.2 Z10. a. 5 point pattern over 1 sq.Z10. metre of plating Z10. Transverse band within 25mm of welded connection to innerbottom Transverse band within 25mm of welded connection to shelf plate Transverse band at approximately mid height Transverse band at part of bulkhead adjacent to upper deck or below upper stool shelf plate (for those ships fitted with upper stools) PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT a.

5 point pattern over 1 sq.2 cont'd Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of Substantial Corrosion. metre of plating iii. stiffeners iii. each 3 locations 3 longitudinal bands. upper 2/3 of bulkhead ii. metre of plating ii. Underdeck Stiffeners a. stiffeners c. 5 point pattern at each location b. Hatch Coamings Each side and end of coaming. 5 point pattern over 1 sq. Cross Deck Strip plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Suspect cross deck strip plating PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT a. i. 25. 5 point pattern at each end and mid span b. one band upper 2/3 of coaming 5 point measurement each band i. 5 point measurement each band 2. 1992/Rev. end or side coaming 5. 3 representative bays of slope plating lower 1/3 of tank upper 2/3 of tank i. 2007 Z10. 5 point pattern over 1 sq. TABLE VIII Sheet 3 DECK STRUCTURE INCLUDING CROSS STRIPS. Special Survey of Bulk Carriers within the cargo area. 5 point pattern over 1 metre length i. COAMINGS AND TOPSIDE TANKS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Topside Water Ballast Tanks a. Watertight transverse bulkheads lower 1/3 of bulkhead i. HATCH COVERS.e.Z10.2-14 . i. outboard strakes (2) and centerline strake (1) 3. 4. 2 representative swash transverse bulkheads lower 1/3 of bulkhead upper 2/3 of bulkhead iii. i. 5 point pattern over 1 sq. metre of plating iii. metre of plating ii. metre of plating ▲ IACS Req.2 Z10. b. b. ii. MAIN CARGO HATCHWAYS. Transverse members Longitudinal member Side and end skirts. ii. metre of plating ii. Hatch Covers a. 5 point pattern over 1 sq. 5 point pattern on both web and flange a. 5 point pattern between underdeck stiffeners over 1 metre length a. 5 point pattern over 1 metre length b. one band lower 1/3. 5 point pattern over 1 sq.

Main Deck Plating 7. suspect and adjacent d. Web frames/Transverses Suspect plates and adjacent (4) Minimum of 3 longitudinals where plating measured Suspect plates Z10. 5 point pattern both web and flange over 1 metre length 5 point pattern over 1 sq. COAMINGS AND TOPSIDE TANKS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 5. Topside Water Ballast Tanks (cont’d) EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT d. 2007 ▲ . 1992/Rev. Longitudinals.2 cont'd TABLE VIII Sheet 3 cont’d DECK STRUCTURE INCLUDING CROSS STRIPS. metre of plating 5 point pattern on both web and flange over 1 metre length 5 point pattern over 1 sq.2-15 IACS Req. MAIN CARGO HATCHWAYS. Main Deck Longitudinals 8. metre 6. HATCH COVERS. 25.2 Z10.Z10.

25. b.Z10.2 cont'd Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of Substantial Corrosion. TABLE VIII Sheet 4 DOUBLE BOTTOM AND HOPPER STRUCTURE STRUCTURAL MEMBER EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 1. 2007 Z10. Web Frames 6. Special Survey of Bulk Carriers within the cargo area. Bottom/side shell longitudinals Suspect plates lower 1/3 of tank upper 2/3 of tank +3 measurements in line across web and 3 measurements on flange b. Inner/Double Bottom Longitudinals 3. 5 point pattern alternate plates over 1 sq. Inner/Double Bottom Plating Suspect plate plus all adjacent plates 5 point pattern for each panel between longitudinals over 1 metre length 2. metre of plating 3 measurements in line across web 3 measurements on flange Suspect plate Minimum of three longitudinals in way of suspect areas ▲ IACS Req. Watertight Bulkheads (WT Floors) Three longitudinals where plates measured b. 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre a. 1992/Rev. Longitudinal Girders or or Transverse floors 4. metre of plating b. 5 point pattern over 1 sq.2-16 . a.2 Z10. metre of plating 5 point pattern over 1 sq. 5.

2 cont'd Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of Substantial Corrosion. 2007 ▲ ▲ . 5 point pattern within 25 mm of welded attachment to both shell and lower slope plate Z10. At each end and mid span: 5 point pattern of both web and flange b. 1992/Rev.Z10.2 Z10. Special Survey of Bulk Carriers within the cargo area. TABLE VIII Sheet 5 CARGO HOLDS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1.2-17 IACS Req. 25. Side Shell frames EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Suspect frame and each adjacent PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT a.

areas. i. the guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of an IACS Member Society.2. close-up survey and tank testing contained in Tables I.Z10. "Condition Evaluation and Maintenance of Tanker Structures. 2. 1992/Rev. PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. This information may be useful in nominating locations. which are. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. "Hull Surveys of Bulk Carriers." 3. 2. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. "Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Condition Assessment of Tanker Structures. these guidelines may not be used to reduce the requirements pertaining to thickness measurement.. the technical assessments described in these guidelines should be worked out by the Owner or operator in cooperation with the Classification Society well in advance of the commencement of the Special Survey." (Ref." 1. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. holds and tanks for thickness measurement.2.2 Methods 3.HULL Contents: 1.5. REFERENCES 1.2 Minimum Requirements However. ▲ Page I-1 IACS Req.2. 1994.TSCF. 2. in all cases. respectively." 4. when considered necessary and appropriate.1.2 Minimum Requirements 2. or evidence a history of. "Bulk Carriers: Guidelines for Surveys. IACS. As indicated in section 5.2 Annex I Z10.5 of IACS Unified Requirement Z10. Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures. II and paragraph 2. 2.1 General 3. wastage or damage. close-up survey and tank testing. Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking.2.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement 3. 2007 . 1). 1992.e." 2.1 Purpose 2.TSCF.2. 1986.3 Timing 2. IACS Unified Requirement Z10. to be complied with as a minimum.2 Corrosion 3.1 Purpose The purpose of the technical assessments described in these guidelines is to assist in identifying critical structural areas.4 Aspects to be Considered TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3. nominating suspect areas and in focusing attention on structural elements or areas of structural elements which may be particularly susceptible to. 25.1 Design Details 3. of Z10.3 Timing As with other aspects of survey planning. INTRODUCTION These guidelines contain information and suggestions concerning technical assessments which may be of use in conjunction with the planning of enhanced special surveys of bulk carriers.2. prior to commencing the survey and normally at least 12 to 15 months before the survey's completion due date. "Hull Surveys of Bulk Carriers.2 cont'd ANNEX I GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS OF BULK CARRIERS SPECIAL SURVEY .

Location of buckles. 1992/Rev. Also. The defects are to be analyzed.2. Figure 2 shows typical locations in bulk carriers which experience has shown may be susceptible to structrual damage. 3.4 Aspects to be Considered Technical assessments.2 cont'd 2. noted and marked on sketches. schematically. 3. 4) which contains a catalogue of typical damages and proposed repair methods for various bulk carrier structural details. For example. *Information with respect to types of cargo carried. a selection of structural details from the design drawings is to be included. 4). cracks and buckling. In addition. 2007 Page I-2 . tanks and areas for survey: *Design features such as stress levels on various structural elements. corrosion." (Ref. design details and extent of use of high tensile steel. This information may be found in the survey reports and/or the Owner's files. in principle. if any. and is closely connected with the quality of corrosion protection at newbuilding. Assessment and Repair of Hull Structure. Technical assessments performed in conjunction with the survey planning process are. The approach is basically an evaluation of the risk based on the knowledge and experience related to design and corrosion. including the results of the Owner's own inspections. buckling. ▲ IACS Req. Corrosion may also lead to cracking and/or buckling. In addition. high stress levels or fatigue. which may include quantitative or qualitative evaluation of relative risks of possible deterioration. and subsequent maintenance during the service life. Typical damage experience to be considered will consist of: Number. Corrosion is related to the ageing process. 3. Assessment and Repair.2 Annex I Z10. *Former history with respect to corrosion. The design is to be considered with respect to structural details which may be susceptible to buckling or cracking as a result of vibration. general experience is to be utilized.2 Methods 3. and condition of coating. Contact damages are not normally covered by the survey plan since indents are usually noted in memoranda and assumed to be dealt with as a normal routine by Surveyors." (Ref.Z10.1 Design Details Damage experience related to the ship in question and similar ships. 25. where available. cracking. to be as shown schematically in Figure 1 depicts. of holds and tanks. is the main source of information to be used in the process of planning. protection of tanks. extent. indents and repairs for the particular ship as well as similar vessels. reference is to be made to IACS's "Bulk Carriers: Guidelines for Survey. such as may be found in the IACS publication "Bulk Carriers: Guidelines for Surveys. of the following aspects of a particular ship may be used as a basis for the nomination of holds.1 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT General There are three basic types of possible failure which may be the subject of technical assessment in connection with planning of surveys. Technical assessments of the relative risks of susceptibility to damage or deterioration of various structural elements and areas are to be judged and decided on the basis of recognized principles and practices. how technical assessments can be carried out in conjunction with the survey planning process. where available. location and frequency of cracks.

good experience. in accordance with the latest Rules or other relevant methods. with the use of HTS for longitudinal material in deck and bottom structures. holds and spaces for close-up survey is to. in addition to using the above mentioned figures. Experience in other locations. side structures. The nomination of tanks. together with relevant information on the anticipated condition of the ship as derived from the information collected in order to prepare the Survey Programme and the age of the ship.Z10. using typical pictures of conditions. Holds and Spaces Condition of Coatings Cleaning Procedures Previous Corrosion Damage Ballast use and time for Cargo Holds Risk of Corrosion in Cargo Holds and Ballast Tanks Location of Ballast Tanks Adjacent to Heated Fuel Oil Tanks Ref. In this respect. The review of the main structural drawings. holds and spaces where corrosion risk is judged to be the highest. 3 gives definitive examples which can be used for judging and describing coating condition. 2007 ▲ .2. The factors contributing to damage are to be carefully considered.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement On the basis of the table of corrosion risks and the evaluation of design experience. 4 is to be used as the basis for the evaluation. The principle for the selection should be that the extent is increased by age or where information is insufficient or unreliable. 3. e. may prove useful and are to be considered.g. in general. An example is shown in Figure 3. the locations for initial close-up survey and thickness measurement (sections) may be nominated. is less favorable. in order to compare with the actual structure and search for similar details which may be susceptible to damage. be based on highest corrosion risk. 3. mild steel has been used may be more susceptible to damage when HTS. stress calculations of typical and important components and details. and is to always include ballast tanks. where the dynamic stresses may be higher. The sections subject to thickness measurement are to normally be nominated in tanks.2. 25. holds and spaces are to be listed with the corrosion risks nominated accordingly. 1992/Rev.2 cont'd Such figures are to be used together with a review of the main drawings. the following information is generally to be considered: Usage of Tanks. initially.2 Corrosion In order to evaluate relative corrosion risks. and its higher associated stresses are utilized. is to include checking for typical design details where cracking has been experienced. The selected areas of the structure identified during this process are to be recorded and marked on the structural drawings to be included in the Survey Programme.2 Annex I Z10. Ref. For bulk carriers. The various tanks. The use of high tensile steel (HTS) is an important factor. Details showing good service experience where ordinary. There is extensive and. Page I-3 IACS Req.

Mark Sketches or Drawings Location for Thickness Measurement and Close-Up Survey Survey Programme Acceptance by Class &Owner Survey Figure 1: Technical Assessment & the Survey Planning Process ▲ IACS Req.Z10. Reports. Acceptable Corrosion Allowance Collection of Information Coating Condition Usage of Tanks Design Related Risk Analyse: Hull Damage This Ship Corrosion Risk Coating condition Usage of Tanks Analyse Hull Damage for Similar Ships Where Available Hull Damage : General Experience Corrosion Damage This Ship Corrosion Damage Similar Ship where Available Present Areas where Damage has been found and Risks considered high. 25. 1992/Rev. 2007 Page I-4 .2 Annex I Z10.2 cont'd Input: Drawings.

25. 2007 Page I-5 . 1992/Rev.2 cont'd FIGURE 2: TYPICAL LOCATIONS SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OR CORROSION ▲ IACS Req.Z10.2 Annex I Z10.

2007 Page I-6 ▲ ▲ TYPICAL DAMAGE AND REPAIR EXAMPLE (REPRODUCED FROM REF: 4) . Topside tank S Snipe frame x S 0. hairline fractures. Notes on repairs 1. 3. reinforcement provided in line with the bracket arm. welded up. soft toes are to be incorporated at the boundaries of the bracket to the wing tanks.3Y S Y Snipe frame Hopper tank S S = Sniped end Modified brackets ▲ Separate Bracket Configuration Notes on possible cause of damage 3276/04 1. This type of damage is due to stress concentration.2 Annex I Z10.3x 0. If renewing the brackets. 2. ends of frames can be sniped to soften them.e. 4. If felt prudent. For larger/significant fractures consideration is to be given to cropping and partly renewing/renewing the frame brackets. 1992/Rev. . 3276/23 FIGURE 3: IACS Req. . For small fractures e. ground and examined by NDT for fractures. the fracture can be 'veed' out. 25.Z10.. Attention to be given to the structure in wing tanks in way of the extended bracket arm i.2 cont'd AREA 1 Detail of damage Structural item Side shell frames and end brackets (separate bracket configuration) Fractures in brackets at termination of frame EXAMPLE 1 Sketch of damage Sketch of repair Topside tank X Side shell Fractures Side shell Y Hopper tank . .g.

Z10. 25. Page II-1 IACS Req. 2007 ▲ .2 Annex II Z10. 1992/Rev.2 Annex II Annex cont'd IACS Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Bulk Carriers * * Note: Annex II is recommendatory.

This document is to be used for recording thickness measurements as required by the IACS Unified Requirement Z10. Reporting forms TM1-BC. TM4-BC. TM2-BC.2 Annex II Z10.2.2 Annex cont'd 1. 1992/Rev. The remaining sheets 12-14 are guidance diagrams and notes relating to the reporting forms and the IACS Unified Requirements for thickness measurement. 2.Z10. 2007 Page II-2 . TM3-BC. 3. 25. The minimum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. TM6-BC and TM7-BC (sheets 4-11) are to be used for recording thickness measurements and the minimum allowable diminution is to be stated. ▲ IACS Req. TM5-BC.

Report TM7-BC S31 forrecording thickness measurement of cargo hold side shell frames under UR S31 Sheet 11 bis - GUIDANCE Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Sheet 14 Bulk Carrier typical transverse section. structural members and transverse bulkheads in association with close-up survey requirements. all bottom shell plating and side shell plating. 2007 ▲ . Report TM4-BC for recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members. 1992/Rev. Page II-3 IACS Req. Report TM6-BC for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members.Sheet 2 Z10. The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used.Z10. Transverse section outline. Sketches of bulk carrier showing typical areas for thickness measurement of cargo hold frames.strength deck and sheerstrake plating. Report TM7-BC for recording the thickness measurement of cargo hold transverse frames. Report TM2-BC (i) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections . Report TM2-BC (ii) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections .2 Annex cont'd Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3 REPORTS Sheet 4 Sheet 5 Sheet 6 Sheet 7 Sheet 8 Sheet 9 Sheet 10 Sheet 11 Front cover Contents General particulars CONTENTS Report TM1-BC for recording the thickness measurement of all deck plating. 25. This diagram may be used for those ships where the diagram on sheet 12 is not suitable.2 Annex II.shell plating. Report TM5-BC for recording the thickness measurement of cargo hold transverse bulkheads. Report TM3-BC for recording the thickness measurement of longitudinal members at transverse sections.

.... 2007 Page II-4 .......2 Annex cont'd Ships name:IMO number:Class identity number:Port of registry:Gross tons:Deadweight:Date of build:Classification Society:- GENERAL PARTICULARS Name of Company performing thickness measurement:Thickness measurement company certified by:Certificate No:Certificate valid from ..--------------------------Signature of surveyor:.....Z10... Place of measurement:First date of measurement:Last date of measurement:Special survey/intermediate survey due:-* Details of measurement equipment:Qualification of operators:- Report Number:Names of operator:.... 25..----------------------Classification Society Official Stamp:▲ IACS Req.----------------------------Signature of operator:........ 1992/Rev......Sheet 3 Z10.------------------------Company official stamp:- consisting of Sheets Name of surveyor:.2 Annex II .. to .........

.............................2 Annex II . mm Gauged P S Forward Reading Diminution P mm % Aft Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % Maximum Allowable Diminution S mm IACS Req.. 25.................................... STRAKE POSITION Mean Diminution PLATE POSITION Diminution S mm % P P Gauged S No................................... 2007 Z10............... 1992/Rev... or Letter % Org.........Sheet 4 ▲ Page II-5 12th forward 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Amidships 1st aft 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Operators Signature..................... .2 Annex TM1–BC ( * – delete as appropriate) Class Identity No.................. ........................cont'd Z10......... NOTES – See Reverse ............................. Report No... Thk....... ALL BOTTOM SHELL PLATING or SIDE SHELL PLATING* Ship's name. Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT of ALL DECK PLATING.....

2 Annex cont'd 1. 4. Side shell plating that is all wind and water strakes within the cargo length area. ABCD2. Only the deck plating strakes outside line of openings are to be recorded.1 2. 2007 Page II-6 . Measurements are to be taken at the forward and aft areas of all plates and the single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 25. Side shell plating that is selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area.2 2. ▲ IACS Req. For bottom plating indicate the number of the strake of plating outboard from the keel plate. 3. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. bottom shell plating and bilge plating within the cargo length area. 5. 1992/Rev. For side shell plating give number of the strake of plating sheerstrake and letter as shown on shell expansion.3 For strength deck indicate the number of the strake of plating inboard from the stringer plate. Keel. The strake position is to be cleared indicates as follows:2. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:All strength deck plating within cargo length area.Z10.2 Annex II Z10.

....... Diminution No.Annex cont'd Z10....2 TM2-BC (I) Class Identity No.... Dim........... Max............ two or three transverse sections) Report No...... 25...... Max...... Thk..................... Gauged Dim.. No.................................... Alwb............ Ship's name. Gauged P Dim..... Alwb........... or Letter mm mm S P Org... 1992/Rev... Alwb.................................. Thk................................... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % % mm Org.... Max.....Sheet 5 IACS Req..................... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Stringer Plate 1st strake inboard 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Z10......... Thk.......2 Annex II ..... STRENGTH DECK AND SHEERSTRAKE PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No.... 2007 ▲ Page II-7 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th centre strake sheer strake TOPSIDE TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature. Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one. ...... .. .... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org....

This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:Strength deck plating and sheerstrake plating transverse sections:Two or three section within the cargo length area. (2) and (3) as shown on the diagram of typical transverse section. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. 25. stringer plate and sheerstrake (including rounded gunwales). 6. 1992/Rev. 2.2 Annex II NOTES Z10. 2007 Page II-8 . ▲ IACS Req. 5.Z10. Only the deck plating strakes outside the line of openings are to be recorded. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. The topside area comprises deck plating. comprising of the structural items (1). 3.2 Annex cont'd 1. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 4.

Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one.....2 Annex II .... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org........... Thk............cont'd Z10. or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Z10.... ..... Thk......... or Letter mm mm S P Org................... 25........................ Gauged P Dim.. Alwb......... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org.2 Annex TM2-BC (II) Class Identity No........ 2007 ▲ Page II-9 1st below sheer strake 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th keel strake BOTTOM TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature.......... Alwb. Alwb..................... two or three transverse sections) Report No...... Max....... 1992/Rev. .................. SHELL PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No................. Max.................. Ship's name... .....Sheet 6 IACS Req......................................... Thk.... No.... Gauged Dim. Diminution No.. Dim........... Max.........

Shell plating transverse sections:- NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:- Two or three sections within cargo length area comprising of the structural (4). The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. 25. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 1992/Rev. The bottom area comprises keel.2 Annex cont'd 1. 2. 2007 Page II-10 .2 Annex II Z10. (5). bottom and bilge plating.Z10. 5. 3. ▲ IACS Req. (6) and (7) as shown on the diagram of typical transverse section. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 4.

........2 Annex TM3-BC Class Identity No...... Dim.. Dim.. Thk..Sheet 7 Operators Signature... Alwb......... Gauged Dim.......... two or three transverse sections) Report No... Max.....................2 Annex II.................................... .......................................cont'd Z10.. Org..................... Item Thk. Max...... Diminution P Diminution S Item No.......... ........ Max................... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER STRUCTURAL MEMBER No..... Alwb.... Gauged Diminution P Diminution Item S Org. Thk....... 1992/Rev.............. Ship's name.. No.............................. Alwb.. mm P P S mm % S % % mm mm mm mm mm % Org.... 25. mm Gauged P S Diminution P Diminution S mm mm mm % mm % IACS Req..... 2007 ▲ Page II-11 Z10... NOTES – See Reverse .... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF LONGITUDINAL MEMBERS (one..

or three sections within the cargo length area. ▲ IACS Req. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated.2 Annex cont'd 1.Z10. 1992/Rev. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 2007 Page II-12 . 25. NOTES This report is to be used used for recording the thickness measurement of:Longitudinal Members at transverse sections:Two. comprising of the appropriate structural items (8) to (20) as shown on diagram of typical transverse section. 4.2 Annex II Z10. 3. 2.

..........................................................................cont'd Z10.......... hopper side and topside water ballast tanks Ship's name............ ....... Report No...... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF TRANSVERSE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS In the double bottom................Sheet 8 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req......... Dim..........2 Annex TM4-BC Class Identity No. ........... TANK DESCRIPTION: LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % Diminution P mm Diminution S % STRUCTURAL MEMBER ITEM mm Original Thickness mm Max........2 Annex II .............. 25.. ▲ Page II-13 Z10.............................. .... Alwb................. 2007 Operators Signature............ 1992/Rev..........

4. sheet 12 of this document.2 Annex cont'd NOTES 1. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. Guidance for areas if measurement is indicated on the diagrams shown on sheet 14 of this document. 2007 Page II-14 . 25. comprising of the appropriate structural items (23) to (25) as shown on diagram of typical transverse section.2 Annex II Z10. This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members. 3. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2. 1992/Rev.Z10. ▲ IACS Req.

.................. ..Sheet 9 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req............2 Annex II ... .2 Annex TM5-BC Report on THICKNESS OF CARGO HOLD TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS Class Identity No............... mm ▲ Page II-15 Z10................... LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: FRAME NO............................ Ship's name.. 25....cont'd Z10.... Report No............... .................................... 1992/Rev.................................... 2007 Operators Signature.............. Dim............. : STRUCTURAL COMPONENT (PLATING/STIFFENER) Original Thickness mm Gauged Port Starboard mm % Diminution P Diminution S mm % Max.. Alwb........................

3. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 1992/Rev.2 Annex II Z10.2 Annex cont'd 1. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 4. 2007 Page II-16 . ▲ IACS Req. 25. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on the diagrams shown on sheet 14 of this document. 2.Z10. NOTES This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of cargo hold transverse bulkheads.

..2 Annex TM6-BC Class Identity No..... mm Max....... ..Sheet 10 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req........2 Annex II ................................ Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS Ship's name............................. 25............ 2007 Operators Signature.... mm ▲ Page II-17 Z10................................. Thk........cont'd Z10............. ..... ............... Dim...... Report No....... Alwb.......................... STRUCTURAL MEMBER: SKETCH LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % mm % Diminution P Diminution S Description Org.................. 1992/Rev.................

2007 Page II-18 . 25. 1992/Rev.2 Annex II Z10. (29). 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. sheet 12 of this document.Z10.2 Annex cont'd 1. (30) and (31) as shown on diagram of typical transverse section. 4. 3. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 14 of this document. ▲ IACS Req. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members including the structural items (28).

. Report No. Ship's name............ . Dim.2 Annex TM7-BC Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF CARGO HOLD TRANSVERSE FRAMES Class Identity No........................................... 25...............................cont'd Z10. UPPER PART MID PART Diminution S Gauged P S % mm % mm mm mm P Diminution S mm % mm mm Org........Sheet 11 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req. Alwb........... .... Diminution P Max... Max. Thk.. LOWER PART Org... FRAME NUMBER S mm % Org........ Thk... Dim.......... 1992/Rev.......................................................... Diminution P Max...... Thk.... ... CARGO HOLD NO... Dim......2 Annex II ....... Alwb............. Gauged Gauged S Diminution P mm % Diminution S mm % mm mm P ▲ Page II-19 Z10....... 2007 Operators Signature....................... Alwb..............

▲ IACS Req. The location and pattern of measurements is to be indicated on the sketches of hold frames shown below. 2. Cargo Hold Transverse Frames NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:- Structural item number 34 as shown on the diagram of typical transverse section. sheet 12 of this document. 3. 25. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on the diagrams shown on sheet 14 of this document.typical transverse frame in cargo hold Thickness gauging area A 4.2 Annex cont'd 1. 2007 Page II-20 .2 Annex II Z10. 1992/Rev. Upper part Mid part Lower part Typical transverse frames in cargo hold Thickness gauging area A Non .Z10. The single measurement recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.

tREN tCOAT tM Diminution cont'd Z10. CARGO HOLD NO. Thk. ………………………………. Thk. 1992/Rev.2 Annex FRAME NO Org.) ZONE A ZONE B ZONE C ZONE D Org.Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF CARGO HOLD SIDE SHELL FRAMES TM7-BC S31 Ship’s Name ………………………………………………………… Class identity No. …………………………………………. 25. Thk. Report No.Sheet 11 bis IACS Req.: Side: (Port / stb. tREN tCOAT tM Diminution tREN tCOAT tM Diminution Org. Thk. tREN tCOAT tM Diminution New TM Table (Rev.15) mm mm mm mm mm % mm mm mm mm mm % mm mm mm mm mm % mm mm mm mm mm % ▲ Page II-21 Z10. 2007 Operators Signature .2 Annex II .

Z10.2 Annex cont'd 1. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 1992/Rev. 2007 Page II-22 . ▲ IACS Req. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:Cargo Hold Transverse Frames for application of UR S31 2. 25. Guidance for areas of measurement is provided in Annex V.2 Annex II Z10. 3.

Z10.Sheet 12 Z10.2 Annex cont'd THICKNESS MEASUREMENT . 25. 2007 .2 Annex II .BULK CARRIERS Typical transverse section indicating longitudinal and transverse members 1 28 8 2 3 9 10 24 11 9 12 16 Single or double skin 4 31 34 19 16 20 17 14 14 18 14 15 25 5 13 7 6 23 Report on TM2 Report on TM3-BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate 8 9 Deck longitudinals Deck girders 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Side shell longitudinals Inner bottom plating Inner botom longitudinals Hopper side plating Hopper side longitudinals 10 Sheerstrake longitudinals 11 Topside tank sloping plating 12 Topside tank sloping plating longitudinals 13 Bottom longitudinals 14 Bilge girders 15 Bilge Longitudinals Report on TM4 Report on TM6-BC Report on TM7-BC 23 24 25 26 27 Double bottom tank floors Topside tank transverses Hopper side tank transverses 28 29 30 31 32 33 Hatch coamings Deck plating between hatches Hatch covers Inner bulkhead plating 34 Hold frames or diaphragms ▲ Page II-23 IACS Req. 1992/Rev.

25.Z10.2 Annex II .2 Annex cont'd THICKNESS MEASUREMENT . 2007 Page II-24 . 1992/Rev.Sheet 13 Z10.BULK CARRIERS Bulk Carriers : Typical transverse section outline To be used for longitudinal and transverse members where the typical Bulk Carrier section is not applicable Report on TM2 Report on TM3-BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate 8 9 Deck longitudinals Deck girders 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Side shell longitudinals Inner bottom plating Inner botom longitudinals Hopper side plating Hopper side longitudinals 10 Sheerstrake longitudinals 11 Topside tank sloping plating 12 Topside tank sloping plating longitudinals 13 Bottom longitudinals 14 Bottom girders 15 Bilge Longitudinals Report on TM4 Report on TM6-BC Report on TM7-BC 23 24 25 26 27 Double bottom tank floors Topside tank transverses Hopper side tank transverses 28 29 30 31 32 33 Hatch coamings Deck plating between hatches Hatch covers Inner bulkhead plating 34 Hold frames or diaphragms ▲ IACS Req.

1992/Rev. 2007 ▲ .2 Annex II . 25. TM4-BC. transverse bulkhead Upper stool Topside tank Area C C Lower stool Hopper side tank Double bottom tank Thickness to be reported on TM5-BC Typical areas of deck plating inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches Area E Hatch opening E Hatch opening E Hatch opening Thickness to be reported on TM6-BC Page II-25 IACS Req. B and D B A B Thickness to be reportedd on TM3-BC.Z10.2 cont'd Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement Areas Typical transverse section D Areas A .Sheet 14 Z10. TM6-BC and TM7-BC as appropriate A cargo hold.

3. • The middle of gusset plates between corrugation flanges. Where the thickness changes within the horizontal levels. Level (b) Ships with lower stool (see Figure 2): Locations: • The mid-breadth of the corrugation flanges at approximately 200 mm above the line of shedder plates.2 cont'd 1. 2. 1 and 2 Gauging is necessary to determine the general condition of the structure and to define the extent of possible repairs and/or reinforcements of the vertically corrugated transverse watertight bulkhead for verification of the compliance with UR S19. 5.2 ANNEX III Z10. 2007 . To adequately assess the scantlings of each individual vertical corrugation. ▲ III-1 IACS Req. where fitted.Z10. 4. 1992/Rev. Level (c) Ships with or without lower stool (see Figures 1 and 2): Locations: • The mid-breadth of the corrugation flanges and webs at about the mid-height of the corrugation. web. 25. ANNEX III Guidelines for the Gauging of the Vertically Corrugated Transverse Watertight Bulkhead between Holds Nos. • The middle of the shedder plates. • The mid-breadth of the corrugation webs at approximately 200 mm above the line of shedder plates. The gauging is to be carried out at the levels as described below. each corrugation flange. the thinner plate is to be gauged. shedder plate and gusset plate within each of the levels given below are to be gauged. Level (a) Ships without lower stool (see Figure 1) : Locations: • The mid-breadth of the corrugation flanges at approximately 200 mm above the line of shedder plates. where fitted. • The middle of the shedder plates. it is essential to determine the thickness diminution at the critical levels shown in Figures 1 and 2. Steel renewal and/or reinforcement is to comply with S19. Taking into account the buckling model applied in UR S19 in the evaluation of strength of the bulkhead. • The mid-breadth of the corrugation webs at approximately 200 mm above the line of shedder plates. • The middle of gusset plates between corrugation flanges.

1992/Rev. 2007 III-2 . 25.2 ANNEX III Z10.Z10.2 cont'd lev el c lev e l a F ig u re 1 lev el c le v e l b F ig u re 2 ▲ IACS Req.

adjacent shell plating. including Close-up Survey is to be carried out to establish the condition of : 1.2 cont'd 1 Additional annual survey reqiuirements for the foremost cargo hold of ships subject to SOLAS XII/9. and transverse bulkheads.9 is found.3. the Annual Survey is to include.2.2. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Surveys prescribed in chapter 3.2.2 Annex IV ANNEX IV Z10.9 of UR Z10. Explanatory note: For existing bulk carriers.Z10.2).2 Extent of Survey 1.1 a) and 1. 1. that there is no structural diminution and the Protective Coating where fitted remains effective.9 of UR Z10. as defined by Z. ▲ IV-1 IACS Req.2. as described in 1.1 In the case of Bulk Carrier over 5 years of age.2). an examination of the following items: 1.2. Prior to the coating of cargo holds of existing ships. is to be carried out to establish the condition of: Shell frames including their upper and lower end attachments. 1. b) Where considered necessary by the surveyor as a result of the Overall and Close-up Survey as described in a) above. the extent of thickness measurements should be increased with the requirements of Table VIII.3 All shell frames including their upper and lower end attachments.2. Where Substantial Corrosion as defined in chapter 1.2.9 of UR Z10.1 General 1. where owners may elect to coat or recoat cargo holds as noted above.4. consideration may be given to the extent of the close-up and thickness measurement surveys.2 The thickness measurement may be dispensed with provided the surveyor is satisfied by the Close-up Survey. scantlings should be ascertained in the presence of a surveyor.1 Where the protective coating in the foremost cargo hold.2. Suspect areas identified at previous surveys (see 1. Extent of Thickness Measurement 1.2. 1992/Rev. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered. the survey is to be extended to include a Close-up Survey of all of the shell frames and adjacent shell plating of the cargo hold.2 For bulk carriers exceeding 15 years of age: a) An Overall Survey of the foremost cargo hold. 25. 1. adjacent shell plating. The minimum requirement for thickness measurements are suspect areas identified at previous surveys(see 1.1 For bulk carriers of 5 . including Close-up Survey of sufficient extent.15 years of age: a) An Overall Survey of the foremost cargo hold.1 Thickness measurement is to be carried out to an extent sufficient to determine both general and local corrosion levels at areas subject to Close-up Survey. and transverse bulkheads. a) above.9 is found to be in GOOD condition.3.4 Special Consideration 1.2). Suspect areas identified at previous surveys(see 1. 2007 . minimum 25% of frames.

Z10. which must be removed before inspection.2 ANNEX V ANNEX V Z10. To measure the remaining thickness of pits or grooving the normal ultrasonic transducer (generally 10mm diameter) will not suffice. A miniature transducer (3 to 5 mm diameter) must be used. Zones of Side Shell Frames and Brackets For the purpose of steel renewal. four zones A. 25. some of which would need to be ground before assessment. ▲ IACS Req. 2007 V-1 . Lower part of side frame Figure 1 Zones of side shell frames and brackets 3. sand blasting and coating. as shown in Figure 1. C and D are defined. Alternatively the gauging firm must use a pit gauge to measure the depth of the pits and grooving and calculate the remaining thickness. Pitting and grooving Pits can grow in a variety of shapes. Guidelines for the Gauging of Side Shell Frames and Brackets in Single Side Skin Bulk Carriers required to comply with UR S31 General Gauging is necessary to determine the general condition of the structure and to define the extent of possible steel renewals or other measures for the webs and flanges of side shell frames and brackets for verification of the compliance with UR S31. B. Pitting corrosion may be found under coating blisters.2 cont'd 1. 1992/Rev. 2. Zones A & B are considered to be the most critical zones.

1992/Rev. 2007 V-2 . 25. Where gauging readings close to the criteria are found. hopper tank and topside tank plating attached to the cargo hold side frame. hopper tank plating or topside tank plating attached to the side frame. over a width up to 30mm from each side of it. is to be cleaned to bare metal. the number of hold frames to be measured is to be increased. 4. Special consideration to the extent of the thickness measurements may be given by the Classification Society. Gauging methodology Numbers of side frames to be measured are equivalent to those of Special Survey or Intermediate Survey corresponding to the ship’s age. at the most pitted part.70% of the as built thickness. 5 % scattered 20 % scattered 10 % scattered 25 % scattered 15 % scattered Figure 2 Pitting intensity diagrams (from 5% to 25% intensity) If pitting intensity is higher than 15% in an area (see Figure 2).2 ANNEX V Z10..2 cont'd 3. The 15% is based upon pitting or grooving on only one side of the plate.75% of the as built thickness.Z10. where this is impracticable on the frame flange or the side shell. if the structural members show no thickness diminution with respect to the as built thicknesses and the coating is found in "as-new" condition (i. In cases where pitting is evident as defined above (exceeding 15 %) then an area of 300mm diameter or more (or. Representative thickness measurements are to be taken for each zone as specified below. for pitting or grooving in the side shell. an equivalent rectangular area). The least thickness measured in way of any of these pits is to be taken as the thickness to be recorded. without breakdown or rusting).1 Assessment based upon Area This is the method specified in S31.e.5 and is based upon the intensity determined from Figure 2 below. and the thickness measured in way of the five deepest pits within the cleaned area. for pitting or grooving in the cargo hold side frame webs and flanges . The minimum acceptable remaining thickness in any pit or groove is equal to: . ▲ IACS Req. then all frames in that hold are to be gauged.2. then thickness measurements are to be taken to check the extent of the pitting corrosion. If renewal or other measures according to S31 are to be applied on individual frames in a hold.

Some have faceplates (T sections) on the side shell frames.1 Gaugings for Zones A. db hB hB da da Section b) Section a) = lower bracket web depth for determining t REN. At least one reading of the attached shell plating is to be taken on each side of the frame (i. The use of faceplates and flanged sections is considered similar for gauging purposes in that both the web and faceplate or web and flange plate are to be gauged.2 cont'd There is a variety of construction methods used for side shell frames in bulk carriers.Sections a) and b) 5 Report on Thickness Measurement of Cargo Hold Frames Annex V END ▲ See form TM7-BC S31 (sheet 11 bis).4. The average reading is to be compared with the allowable thickness. Face Plate Side shell X X X Web X X W mm W mm Figure 3– Typical 5 point pattern on the web plate 4. See Figure 4. the web may be measured by taking 3 readings over the length of Zone C and averaging them.3 Gaugings for section a) and b) (flanges and side shell plating) Where the lower bracket length or depth does not meet the requirements in UR S12(Rev. 4. See figure 3.S = frame web depth db hB = lower bracket length Figure 4 . 4. some have flanged plates and some have bulb plates. If bulb plate has been used. 25. V-3 IACS Req. fore and aft) in way of section a) and section b). If the web plating has general corrosion then this pattern should be expanded to a five point pattern as noted above.2 ANNEX V Z10.e. The gauging report is to reflect the average reading. B & D Web plating The gauging pattern for Zones A. 2007 . gaugings are to be taken at sections a) and b) to calculate the actual section modulus required in UR S31. B & D are to be a five point pattern. The 5 point pattern is to be over the depth of the web and the same area vertically.Z10.3). then web of the bulb plate is to be gauged in the normal manner and the sectional modulus has to be specially considered if required.2 Gaugings for Zone C Web plating Depending upon the condition of the web in way of Zone C. 1992/Rev. At least 2 readings on the flange/faceplate are to be taken in way of each section.3.

2 (cont’d) Annex VI 1 IACS Req.25 2007 .Z10.2/Annex VI Z10. 1992/Rev.

tanks and spaces with information on their use. thickness measurements and pressure testing within the cargo length area. cargo holds.2. close-up surveys. 2 Arrangement of cargo holds.2 (cont’d) 1.2 The arrangements and safety aspects of the survey are to be acceptable to the attending surveyor(s).2 Documentation All documents used in the development of the survey programme are to be available onboard during the survey as required by section 6. including fore and aft peak tanks.1 The present survey programme covers the minimum extent of overall surveys.25 2007 . required by UR Z10.1 Preamble Scope Z10. tanks and spaces This section of the survey programme is to provide information (either in the form of plans or text) on the arrangement of cargo holds. 1. 1. extent of coatings and corrosion prevention system 2 IACS Req.1. 3 List of cargo holds. 1992/Rev.2/Annex VIA ANNEX VIA SURVEY PROGRAMME Basic information and particulars Name of ship: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Length between perpendiculars (m): Shipbuilder: Hull number: Classification Society: Class ID: Date of build of the ship: Owner: Thickness measurement company: 1 1. tanks and spaces that fall within the scope of the survey. ballast tanks.1.Z10.

2 Close-up survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the hull structures that are to undergo a close-up survey for this ship in accordance with 2.4 and 2. Given in the following table(s): (b) 3 IACS Req.1. 9 Identification of areas and sections for thickness measurements This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas and sections where thickness measurements are to be taken in accordance with 2.g.4.3.2. etc.1. 7 7. 5 Provisions and method of access to structures This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the provisions and methods of access to structures provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.1 Survey requirements Overall survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the spaces that should undergo an overall survey for this ship in accordance with 2. information regarding cargo hold and tank cleaning. lighting.3.5. 8 Identification of tanks for tank testing This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the cargo holds and tanks that are to undergo tank testing for this ship in accordance with 2.25 2007 . 4 Conditions for survey Z10.4. 10 Minimum thickness of hull structures This section of the survey programme is to specify the minimum thickness for hull structures of this ship that are subject to survey. ventilation.2. e. 1992/Rev.Z10. gas freeing. 7.2 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to provide information on the conditions for survey.2/Annex VIA This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the use of the holds and tanks of the ship. the extent of coatings and the corrosion prevention system provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire. according to (a) or (b): (a) Determined from the attached wastage allowance table and the original thickness to the hull structure plans of the ship. 6 List of equipment for survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the equipment that will be made available for carrying out the survey and the required thickness measurements.

25 2007 .2 (cont’d) Area or location Original asbuilt thickness (mm) Minimum thickness (mm) Substantial corrosion thickness (mm) Deck Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Cross deck plating Cross deck stiffeners Bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Inner bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Floors Ship side in way of topside tanks Plating Longitudinals Ship side in way of hopper side tanks Plating Longitudinals Ship side in way of tanks (if applicable) Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal stringers Ship side in way of cargo holds Plating Side frames webs Side frames flanges Upper brackets webs Upper brackets flanges Lower brackets webs Lower brackets flanges Longitudinal bulkhead (if applicable) Plating Longitudinals (if applicable) Longitudinal girders (if applicable) Transverse bulkheads Plating Stiffeners (if applicable) Upper stool plating Upper stool stiffeners Lower stool plating Lower stool stiffeners Transverse web frames in topside tanks Plating Flanges 4 IACS Req.2/Annex VIA Z10. 1992/Rev.Z10.

2 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify changes. provide details of the hull damages for at least the last three years in way of the cargo holds. 1992/Rev. Hull damages sorted by location for this ship Cargo hold. 11 Thickness measurement company Z10. ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo length area.25 2007 . if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 5 IACS Req. These damages are subject to survey. tank or space number or area Possible cause. relating to the information on the thickness measurement company provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire. using the tables provided below.Z10.2/Annex VIA Stiffeners Transverse web frames in hopper tanks Plating Flanges Stiffeners Hatch Covers Plating Stiffeners Hatch Coamings Plating Stiffeners Note: The wastage allowance tables are to be attached to the survey programme. 12 Damage experience related to the ship This section of the survey programme is to. if any.

2 (cont’d) Cargo hold. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 13 Areas identified with substantial corrosion from previous surveys This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas of substantial corrosion from previous surveys. 6 IACS Req.25 2007 . 14 Critical structural areas and suspect areas This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the critical structural areas and the suspect areas. tank or space number or area Possible cause. 15 Other relevant comments and information This section of the survey programme is to provide any other comments and information relevant to the survey. 1992/Rev. when such information is available.2/Annex VIA Hull damages for sister or similar ships (if available) in the case of design related damage Z10.Z10.

which has been submitted by the owner.25 2007 .1. is to be appended to the survey programme.Survey Planning Questionnaire The Survey Planning Questionnaire (annex VIB). 1992/Rev. Appendix 2 .2 (cont’d) Date:…………………………………(name and signature of authorized owner’s representative) Date:…………………………………(name and signature of authorized representative of the Classification Society) 7 IACS Req.Other documentation This part of the survey programme is to identify and list any other documentation that forms part of the plan. Appendix 3 .3 requires that main structural plans of cargo holds and ballast tanks (scantling drawings).1.2/Annex VIA Appendices Appendix 1 .List of plans Paragraph 5.3: Z10. including information regarding use of high tensile steel (HTS) are to be available.Z10. Prepared by the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society for compliance with 5. This Appendix of the survey programme is to identify and list the main structural plans which form part of the survey programme.

Particulars Ship’s name: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Owner: Classification Society: Class ID: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Date of build: Z10. up-to-date information.2.2. It is essential that the owner provides. when completing the present questionnaire.2/Annex VIB ANNEX VIB SURVEY PLANNING QUESTIONNAIRE 1 The following information will enable the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society to develop a Survey Programme complying with the requirements of UR Z10.25 2007 . The present questionnaire.2 (cont’d) 8 IACS Req.Z10. when completed. shall provide all information and material required by UR Z10. 1992/Rev.

A. i. frames & brackets Transverse bulkhead Hopper tank platting Lower stool Tank top TOPSIDE Underdeck structure TANKS Side shell & structure Sloping plate & structure Webs & bulkheads HOPPER Hopper sloping plate TANKS & structure Side shell & structure Bottom structure Webs & bulkheads Double bottom structure Upper stool internal structure Lower stool internal Structure 9 IACS Req. CARGO HOLDS Structure Temporary staging Rafts Ladders Direct access Other means (please specify) Z10.2/Annex VIB Information on access provision for close-up surveys and thickness measurement 2 The owner is to indicate.25 2007 . A close-up survey is an examination where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the attending surveyor. 1992/Rev. in the table below.Z10.P. F.P. preferably within reach of hand.e.2 (cont’d) Fore Peak Aft Peak Hatch side coamings Topside sloping plate Upper stool plating Cross deck Side shell. Hold/ Tank No. the means of access to the structures subject to close-up survey and thickness measurement.

NP=no protection U=upper part. L=Leakages. 1992/Rev. description of findings is to be attached to this questionnaire DR=Damage & Repair. for the last 3 years .2/Annex VIB History of bulk cargoes of a corrosive nature (e. Tank/Hold No. Cargo holds Topside tanks Hopper tanks Double bottom tanks Upper stools Lower stools Fore peak Aft peak Miscellaneous other spaces: Note: Indicate tanks which are used for oil/ballast Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Hold and tank history (5) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) HC=hard coating. F=fair. CV= Conversion (Description to be attached to this questionnaire) 10 IACS Req.on all CARGO holds and BALLAST tanks and VOID spaces within the cargo area.25 2007 . the owner is to provide details of the results of their inspections.in accordance with the Guidelines . SH=semi-hard coating. high sulphur content) Z10.Z10. SC=soft coating.g.2 (cont’d) Owner’s inspections 3 Using a format similar to that of the table below (which is given as an example). Y=findings recorded. RC=recoated (during the last 3 years) N=no findings recorded. P=poor. L=lower part. M=middle part. C=complete G=good.

25 2007 . 1992/Rev. relevant information on rectification of the deficiencies: 11 IACS Req.2/Annex VIB Name of owner’s representative: Signature: Date: Z10.2 (cont’d) Reports of Port State Control inspections List the reports of Port State Control inspections containing hull structural related deficiencies.Z10.

1992/Rev.Z10.2 (cont’d) Safety Management System List non-conformities related to hull maintenance.25 2007 .2/Annex VIB Z10. including the associated corrective actions: Name and address of the approved thickness measurement company: Annex VI end Document end 12 IACS Req.

4 5.2.2 2.2. 3.1 2.4 3. 6.1 3. 1996/Rev 8.2 Notes: General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope General Dry Dock Survey Tank Protection Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey Extent of Thickness Measurement Extent of Tank Testing Chemical Tankers Exceeding 10 years of Age Annual Survey Schedule Scope General Examination of the Hull Examination of Weather decks Examination of Cargo pump rooms Examination of Ballast Tanks Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope General Chemical Tankers 5 .2.6 6.2.7 June 2005) (Rev.3 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001. 1. 8.4 Nov.1 3.3 4.105(73) and is to be implemented from 1 July 2002.1 Sept 2006) CONTENTS 1.2. Changes introduced in Rev.1 2. 4.3 5.3 to UR Z10.4.5 4. 7.2 4.2 3.3 3. 4.1 to UR Z10.3 Hull Surveys of Chemical Tankers 1996 (Rev.1 6. This UR Z10. The other changes introduced in Rev.3 8.2.Z10. IACS Req.2002) (Rev.2002) (Rev.2.2 3.6 Oct.2.5 in accordance with Res MSC.2 7. Paragraph 4.3 6.3 1.1 June 2001) (Rev.2.8 Jan.2 6. 2000) (Rev. Intermediate or Special Survey commencing on or after 1 July 1997. 2006/Corr.4 2.2 July 1999) (Rev.3 Sept. Changes introduced in Rev.3 is applicable from the first Annual.3 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 September 1999.4 5. 2.4.1 7. 5.5 Mar.2 5. Changes introduced in Rev. 2006) (Corr.2.6 3. 5. 3.1 4.2.5 2.5 are to be implemented within one year of the adoption by Council.3 is newly introduced in Rev.1 4.4 and Rev.2 4.3 Z10.4.2.3 are to be applied by all Member Societies and Associates from 1 July 2001.2 2. 2000) (Rev.1 2006 ▲ .2.2 1.1 5.3 2. 2.1 1997) (Rev.3 2.l0 years of Age Chemical Tankers l0 .4 2.1 8.15 years of Age Chemical Tankers Exceeding 15 years of Age Preparation for Survey Survey Programme Conditions for Survey Access to Structures Equipment for Survey Survey at Sea or at Anchorage Survey Planning Meeting Documentation On Board General Survey Report File Supporting Documents Review of Documentation On Board Procedures for Thickness Measurements General Certification of Thickness Measurement Company Reporting Reporting and Evaluation of Survey Evaluation of Survey Report Reporting 1.5 5.4 7.1 1.2 to UR Z10.

5. 7.2 related to the protective coating condition are to apply to the ballast tanks of which the condition will be assessed at the forthcoming Special Survey and Intermediate Survey on or after 1 July 2006. 1.4.3.2.Z10.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. 1996/Rev 8.4. Changes introduced in Rev.1 and 4.5. 2006 .1. IACS Req.3 Z10. Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Chemical Tankers ▲ (Cont’d) 6.2.5. The amendments to paragraphs 2.2. 5.3 ENCLOSURES cont'd Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Table VII: Table VIII: Table IX: Annex I: Annex II: Minimum requirements to Close-up Surveys at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers Minimum requirements to thickness measurements at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers Minimum requirements to tank testing at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers Requirements for extent of thickness measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion.6 and 7. Changes introduced in Rev.Hull.8 (para. Owners Inspection Report Procedures for certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Gauging of Hull Structures Survey Reporting Principles Executive Hull Summary Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Chemical Tankers Special Survey .7 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006.

2. Cargo tanks in which water ballast might be carried only in exceptional cases per MARPOL I/13(3) are to be treated as cargo tanks. 1. normally within reach of hand.2. thickness measurements and tank testing.2 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for the carriage of salt water ballast.5 Transverse Section A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating.2. cont'd GENERAL Application 1.3 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-up Surveys. 1. 1.1. 1.3-1 .Z10. 1996/Rev 8. 1. 1. i.2 bis A Combined Cargo/Ballast Tank is a tank which is used for the carriage of cargo or ballast water as a routine part of the vessel’s operation and will be treated as a Ballast Tank.4 Close-up Survey A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor. Combined gas carriers/chemical tankers with independent tanks within the hull.2.6 Representative Tank Representative Tanks are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other tanks of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems.1.9 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicate a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins. 1. 1. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent. vessels with IMO certificate of fitness for the carriage of dangerous chemicals in bulk.3 1.2.10 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating. but within acceptable limits. are to be surveyed as gas carriers.2. When selecting Representative Tanks account is to be taken of the service and repair history onboard and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. 1. ▲ IACS Req.2.2 Definitions 1. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specification. these requirements are applicable only to that portion of the cargo length containing integral tanks.2. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. 1. cofferdams. 1. The requirements are not applicable for independent tanks on deck. pump rooms. bottom. pipe tunnels.e.8 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking.2. inner bottom and longitudinal bulkheads.2.1. void spaces within the cargo area and all Ballast Tanks. side.2.1 Chemical Tanker A Chemical Tanker is a ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquid product listed in Chapter 17 of the International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals In Bulk. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. longitudinals and girders at the deck. 2006 Z10.3 Z10. IBC Code.7 Suspect Area Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage.e.1 1.2 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo tanks.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled Chemical Tankers with integral tanks i. If a chemical tanker is constructed with both integral and independent tanks. 1.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-up Survey when necessary. 1.

87 “Guidelines for Coating Maintenance & Repairs for Ballast Tanks and Combined Tanks on Oil Tankers”. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. 2.2. 1996/Rev 8. 2. cofferdams. ballast tanks and void spaces adjacent to cargo tanks and also deck areas throughout the entire length and breadth of the part of the ship over the above mentioned spaces. 1 Some member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey” others use the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the term “Special Survey”. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility. or hard scale at 10% or more.2. intermediate. either of which. 2.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate.1.3 cont'd 1.1. will affect the vessel’s structural. For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available. in the opinion of the Surveyor. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.2. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey.3. In this case.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.3. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.3 Repairs 1.1. 1. 2006 .4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.2. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey. watertight or weathertight integrity. detachment or fracture). of areas under consideration. 1. i. POOR condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys.1 SPECIAL SURVEY 1 Schedule 2.13 Special consideration Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey.2 Additionally. Z10.12 Cargo Area Cargo Area is that part of the ship which contains cargo tanks. 1. in the opinion of the Surveyor.11 Coating condition Coating condition is defined as follows: GOOD condition with only minor spot rusting. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. 1. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits.3 Z10. but less than as defined for POOR condition. grooving.14) repaired. FAIR condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. hatch covers and hatch comings. 1.Z10. slop tanks and cargo/ballast pump-rooms. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. which affects or. Areas to be considered include: bottom structure and bottom plating side structure and side plating deck structure and deck plating watertight or oiltight bulkheads.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys In any kind of survey. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. 2. 2.14 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Thorough repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.3-2 ▲ IACS Req. However. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation No. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service. 1. where fitted (combined carriers).2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service.e.2.1. special.

Note: lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. 2006 . 2. as required in 2.2. that may be present. including valves and fittings are open during repair periods and can be examined internally.5. if not already performed. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2.1 Scope General 2. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys. The survey of stainless steel tanks may be carried out as an overall survey supplemented by Close-up Survey as deemed necessary by the surveyor.1. tanks having structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar tanks or on similar ships according to available information.2.2. fractures. c.2.2. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates.1 Where provided. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as considered deemed necessary by the surveyor. 1996/Rev 8. 2.2 Dry Dock Survey 2. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo tanks.3. as applicable. a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction.3-3 IACS Req.2. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. d. 2.2.1 The Special Survey is to include. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Survey. A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a. significant deformation.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1. or a soft coating has been applied. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping.2. pumprooms.1 An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces is to be carried out at each Special Survey.1.2 All cargo tanks Ballast Tanks including double bottom tanks.11.3 cont'd 2. b.2. damages or other structural deterioration. 2. 2. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion.3 The Surveyor may extend the Close-up Survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey.1. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.1. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank. and Surveyors are to be advised on all occasions when this piping.Z10. 2. examination.3. the extent of Close-up Surveys according to Table I may be specially considered. the condition of the corrosion prevention system of cargo tanks is to be examined.3. decks and outer hull are to be examined. Special attention is to be given to any ballast piping in cargo tanks and cargo piping in ballast tanks and void spaces.3. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. pipe tunnels.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Survey 2.2 2.3 Cargo piping on deck and cargo and ballast piping within the above tanks and spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory. 2.3. is in a satisfactory condition and is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned. b) In tanks which have structures approved with reduced scantlings due to an approved corrosion control system. 2.2 The minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Special Survey are given in Table I. ▲ Z10. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and also in the following cases: a) In particular.3 Tank Protection 2.3 Z10.4 and 2.2.3.2.

5.1.3 2.3 Examination of weather decks 3.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary.1 ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule 3.3.1 Examination of cargo tank openings including gaskets.1 General 3.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable.3 Boundaries of ballast tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes. 2.4.1 The minimum requirements for tank testing at Special Survey are given in Table III.2 Provisions for extended measurements for areas with Substantial Corrosion are given in Table IV. 2. 2. that the hull and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition. 2.3.3 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks.1.6.2. covers.5 Extent of Tank Testing 2.2. 2. 3.6 Chemical Tankers over 10 Years of Age 2. 1996/Rev 8. Special attention is to be given to cargo/slop discharge piping through Ballast Tanks and void spaces.3-4 .5. at least one is to include a Ballast Tank within 0. Thickness measurement of stainless steel hull structure and piping may be waived.Z10.2.5.5. 2.4. 2006 Z10.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey are given in Table II.1. 2. and as may be additionally specified in the Survey Programme as required by 5.4. 2. ▲ IACS Req.5L amidships.5.2.3 Z10.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements.1 Selected steel cargo pipes outside cargo tanks and ballast pipes passing through cargo tanks are to be: Thickness measured at random or selected pipe lengths to be opened for internal inspection Pressure tested to the maximum working pressure.4. except for clad steel plating. as far as practicable. 2.2. 3.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey.2.5 The testing of double bottom tanks and other spaces not designed for the carriage of liquid may be omitted. 3.2.4 Examination of cargo. 2. 3.2 Examination of the Hull 3.3 The Surveyor may further extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.4. 3. 2. including vent masts and headers.4 Boundaries of cargo tanks are to be tested to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions.2 Scope 3.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1. 3. the extent of thickness measurements according to Table II may be specially considered.4 cont'd Extent of Thickness Measurement 2.2.3.6 In cases where two or three sections are to be measured.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring.2.2.2. 3.3.2.11.2.2 Examination of cargo tanks pressure/vacuum valves and flame screens. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. 3. bunker and vent piping systems. Pressure testing of cargo tanks may be accepted based on a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with a satisfactory result. coamings and flame screens.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen. provided a satisfactory internal examination together with an examination of the tanktop is carried out.4. Suspect Areas identified at previous Special Surveys are to be examined. 3.

d.3 3.2.2. the piping may be required to be pressure tested. the sealing arrangements of all penetrations of pumproom bulkheads. 4. in particular.1. ballast.2.2.4.2 4. steam and vent piping systems as well as vent masts and headers is to be carried out. Suspect Areas identified at previous Surveys are to be examined. 1996/Rev 8.2. 4. a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction.2.2. When considered necessary by the surveyor.2. thickness measurements are to be carried out and if the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. If upon examination there is any doubt as to the condition of the piping.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey. 3.2 For weather decks.2.4 cont'd Examination of Cargo pump rooms and pipe tunnels if fitted 3.3 In addition to the requirements above. 2006 Z10. c.1.10 Years of Age.4. 4. suspect areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule 4.2. ▲ IACS Req.2.5.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 3. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.1 Examination of all pumproom bulkheads for signs of chemical leakage or fractures and.2.2 Chemical Tankers 5 . b.2. 3.3 Z10.2. the examination may be limited to a verification that the hard protective coating remains in GOOD condition. bunker.2.2 to 4.1 Scope General 4.1 Examination of Ballast Tanks where required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey (see 2.2.2 Those items which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Survey may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey. 4.2.2.2. 4.2.2 A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a. thickness measured or both. an Overall Survey of Representative Tanks selected by the Surveyor is to be carried out.2 Examination of the condition of all piping systems.4 4.1 and 4. 4.3-5 . These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.1 For tanks used for water ballast. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank. an examination as far as applicable of cargo.3) and Intermediate Survey (see 4.2. the following is to apply : 4.2. or when extensive corrosion exists.Z10. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table IV.2) is to be carried out. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. If such inspections reveal no visible structural defects. or a soft coating has been applied.1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4. 4.1.1.

and structural elements to be examined: Survey status and basic ship information.3 The submitted Survey Programme is to account for and comply.3-6 . Relevant previous survey and inspection reports from both Classification Society and the Owner.3.4.3. typical cargoes and other relevant data.3 4. the following shall apply: 4.1.1.2. Main structural plans (scantling drawings). However. if not already performed. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.2. The Survey Program is to be worked out taking into account any amendments to the survey requirements implemented after the last Special Survey carried out. an under water survey may be considered in lieu of the requirements of 2. Documentation on-board.3 Z10.2. Note: lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.4. The Survey Programme at Intermediate Survey may consist of the Survey Programme at the previous Special Survey supplemented by the Executive Hull Summary of that Special Survey and later relevant survey reports. 4. areas. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS).3 In application of 4.3. Information regarding the relevant maintenance level during operation.Z10.1.4 Chemical Tankers over 15 years of Age.3 In application of 4.3.1 The Owner in co-operation with the Classification Society is to work out a specific Survey Programme prior to the commencement of any part of: . the following is to apply : 4.2.1. the following documentation is to be collected and consulted with a view to selecting tanks. 2006 ▲ Z10. with the requirements of Tables I. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and water ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for intermediate surveys.3.1.5 for close-up survey. II and paragraph 2. and is to include relevant information including at least: IACS Req. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.3 cont'd Chemical Tankers 10-15 years of Age. 4. Information regarding corrosion prevention level on the newbuilding.2.2.1. 5. 1996/Rev 8. thickness measurement and tank testing.1.2In application of 4.4. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2. 4. pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks is not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor.1.2.1 PREPARATION FOR SURVEY Survey Programme 5. as applicable.1.4.4.2.2 In application of 4.4. 4. a survey in dry dock is to be part of the intermediate survey.2.2.1.the Special Survey . pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks is not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor. as described in 6.3.1.2. Information regarding the use of the ship's tanks. However.1The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5. The Survey Programme is to be in a written format. 5.2 and 6. as a minimum.2.the Intermediate Survey for oil tankers over 10 years of age. 5 5.4.1The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.2.2. clad steel and stainless steel. respectively.2 In developing the Survey Programme. 4.

lighting. 5. Plan of tanks. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way.4. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required.2 Tanks and spaces are to be safe for access.5 Survey at Sea or at Anchorage ▲ 5.3). ventilated.5. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed. fractures.3 Z10.3 and 5.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank and the responsible officer on deck. damages. deformation. 5.5 Where Soft Coatings have been applied.4.2. information regarding tank cleaning.2. etc. to reveal corrosion.2 For close-up survey. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. 5. 5.4 The Classification Society will advise the Owner of the maximum acceptable structural corrosion diminution levels applicable to the vessel. 5. and illuminated.1 For overall survey. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5. 5. oil residues etc. the soft coating is to be removed. 1996/Rev 8. one or more of the following means for access. 2006 . Z10. 5. 5. Nomination of tanks for tank testing (per 2. is to be provided: 5. Provisions and methods for access to structures. Main structural plans (scantling drawings). This system is to also include the personnel in charge of Ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. scale. acceptable to the Surveyor.3 cont'd - Basic ship information and particulars. 5. damages or other structural deterioration. These guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of the Classification Society.1 The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. Nomination of tanks and areas for close-up survey (per 2. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS). dirt.g. 5.2. i.1.Hull.5). Damage experience related to the ship in question.3.e.. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water. ventilation.5 Use may also be made of the Guidelines for Technical Assessment in Conjunction with Planning for Enhanced Surveys of Chemical Tankers Special Survey .2.2.2 Conditions For Survey 5.3-7 IACS Req. When safe access cannot be provided.1. contained in Annex I.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: radiographic equipment ultrasonic equipment magnetic particle equipment dye penetrant 5. 5. 5. gas freed.4 permanent staging and passages through structures temporary staging and passages through structures lifts and movable platforms boats or rafts other equivalent means Equipment for Survey 5.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. Equipment for surveys.4.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal significant corrosion. or other structural deterioration. List of tanks with information on use.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination.3 Access to Structures 5.1.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel onboard.). in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. fractures. clad steel and stainless steel. when considered necessary and appropriate. corrosion prevention and condition of coating. However.2.Z10. 5. Conditions for survey (e.4). Nomination of sections for thickness measurement (per 2.5.3. gas freeing. deformation. safe access is to be provided for the Surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating.

5.2 Survey Report File 6. 6.6 Survey Planning Meeting 5. the ullage corresponding to the maximum water level is to be assumed not more than 3m from the deck plate measured at the midspan of deck transverses and in the middle length of the tank (See Figure 1).7 The use of rafts or boats alone in paragraphs 5.2 The documentation is to be kept on board for the life time of the ship.Guidelines for the use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys. See also 7. This means: i. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided. which should be readily available for the Surveyor.5.5. The platform shall.2.5.1 Prior to the commencement of any part of the Special and Intermediate Survey a survey planning meeting is to be held between the attending Surveyor(s). the maximum water level needed for rafting of under deck structure. 6.1.5 m.1 when the coating of the under deck structure is in GOOD condition and there is no evidence of wastage. 5. including weather forecasting and ship response under foreseeable conditions and provided the expected rise of water within the tank does not exceed 0.5. life and to be at hand during the Z10. If neither of the above conditions are met. A safety check-list is to be provided. or ii.3 Explosimeter.3-8 .2 if a permanent means of access is provided in each bay to allow safe entry and exit. or .Z10. the Owner’s Representative in attendance and the TM company representative. access to deck from a longitudinal permanent platform having ladders to deck in each end of the tank.1.0m Figure 1 5. 5.2. For this purpose. 6.1 A Survey Report File is to be a part of the documentation on board consisting of Reports of structural surveys Executive Hull Summary Thickness measurement reports ▲ IACS Req. 5.3 5. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 .3 oxygen-meter. 5. 3. appropriate life jacketsline to bewhistles arefor all participants. then staging or an “other equivalent means” is to be provided for the survey of the under deck areas.5.5.0m 3.1. Boats survey.1 The owner is to supply and maintain on board documentation as specified in 6. where involved.25m. breathing apparatus. be arranged in level with.5 and 5. rafts or boats alone may be allowed only: . access direct from the deck via a vertical ladder and a small platform fitted approximately 2 m below the deck in each bay.6 If the depth of the webs is more than 1. 2006 Z10. 1996/Rev 8.3. or above.2 and 6.6.6 does not preclude the use of boats or rafts to move about within a tank during a survey. When boats are available cont'd or rafts are to have satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured.5 m or less. 6. or rafts are used. if the depth of the webs is 1.5 Rafts or boats alone may be allowed for inspection of the under deck areas for tanks or spaces.1 DOCUMENTATION ON BOARD General 6.4 Surveys of tanks by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Surveyor. for the full length of the tank.

cont'd 6.1.3.1 Prior to inspection.1. 8. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator.Z10.3 Supporting Documents 6.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a qualified company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table VII. and its contents as a basis for the survey. type of measurement equipment.2 Certification of Thickness Measurement Company 7. thickness measurements etc. as applicable.2. 1996/Rev 8.2. prior to continuing or completing the survey.3 Z10.3 Reporting 7. contained in Annex II.1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS General 7.2 The Survey Report File is to be available also in the Owner's and the Classification Society's management offices.3-9 IACS Req. 7. has been completed. The Surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process. 7. 8.4 Review of Documentation On Board 6.3.2.2.1 The required thickness measurements.1.2 When a survey is split between different survey stations. the Surveyor is to examine the completeness of the documentation onboard.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys.1 Principles for survey reporting are shown in Table VIII.1 REPORTING AND EVALUATION OF SURVEY Evaluation of Survey Report 8. 7. The report is to give the location of measurements.4. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness.) and an indication of whether the item has been credited.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared. 7. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. Main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks Previous repair history Cargo and ballast history Extent of use of inert gas plant and tank cleaning procedures Inspections by ship's personnel with reference to -structural deterioration in general -leakage in bulkheads and piping -condition of corrosion prevention system. if not carried out by the Society itself.3 An Executive Hull Summary of the survey and results is to be issued to the Owner as shown in Table IX and placed on board the vessel for reference at future surveys.1. 7. if any A guidance for reporting is shown in Table V Any other information that will help identify Suspect Areas requiring inspection 6. 2006 ▲ ▲ . the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out. The Executive Hull Summary is to be endorsed by the Classification Society's head office or regional managerial office.2 Reporting 8. Z10. 8.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. 8. 8. 7. The thickness measurement report is to follow the principles as specified in the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Chemical Tankers. are to be witnessed by a Surveyor of the Society.1 until such time as the Special Survey or Intermediate Survey.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey. Furthermore.3.3 6.1 The data and information on the structural condition of the vessel collected during the survey is to be evaluated for acceptability and continued structural integrity of the vessel. are to be made available to the next attending Surveyor(s).1 The following additional documentation is to be available onboard: Survey Programme as required by 5. 7. A list of items examined and / or tested (pressure testing.2.

2006 B ONE DECK TRANSVERSE . E ALL PLATING AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE . D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD .including girder system and adjacent structural members .including double bottom and side tank even though these tanks are separate.in a cargo wing tank D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD . 2 5 < age < 10 E ALL PLATING AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE .in all ballast tanks As special survey No.in a ballast tank Z10.3 TABLE I Table of minimum requirements to Close-up Surveys at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers.in a ballast wing tank or ballast doublehull tank 1) B ONE DECK TRANSVERSE .in all cargo tanks C BOTH TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD . C) Transverse bulkhead complete .in a cargo wing tank E ALL PLATING AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE .Z10. 1996/Rev 8.including girder system and adjacent structural members D) Transverse bulkhead lower part .in two cargo centre tanks or on deck C ALL TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS .in each remaining ballast tank or on deck.3-10 B) Deck transverse including adjacent deck structural members E) Complete tank .1 age <5 A ONE TRANSVERSE SECTION in a ballast wing tank or ballast double hull tank 1) B ONE DECK TRANSVERSE in in a cargo tank or on deck D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD .in a cargo wing tank or on deck A ONE TRANSVERSE SECTION in each remaining cargo tank B ONE DECK TRANSVERSE .3 Special survey No.4 and Subsquent: age > 15 Z10. and external structure on deck in way of the tank.3 cont'd ▲ IACS Req. A) Complete transverse web frame ring including adjacent structural members.in a ballast wing tank or ballast double hull tank1) D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD in each remaining ballast tank D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD in a cargo wing tank D ONE TRANSVERSE BULKHEAD in two cargo centre tanks Special survey No. 3 10 < age < 15 Special survey No.in a cargo centre tank 1) Double hull tank . Special survey No.including all tank boundaries and internal structure.

2006 Z10. Suspect areas 2. .2 Two transverse sections (1) . or a cargo tank used primarily for water ballast) . for general assess4. Measurements. 4.3 all wind and water strakes 3. 1996/Rev 8. One section of deck plating for the full beam of the ship within the cargo area (in way of a ballast tank.3-11 4. Within the cargo area: 2.1 Each deck plate . Measurements. Suspect areas 1. Within the cargo area: 2. of those structural members pattern.2 Three transverse sections (1) . Measurements.3 10 < age ≤ 15 Special Survey No.4 and Subsquent age > 15 Z10.3 Each bottom plate 3. All wind and water strakes.2 5 < age ≤ 10 Special Survey No.1 age ≤ 5 1. according to Table I. Suspect areas Special Survey No. 4. for general assessmemt and recording ofcorrosion pattern. for general assessmemt and recording ofcorrosion pattern. if any.TABLE II Table II. of those structural members subject to close-up survey subject to close-up survey according to Table I.2 One transverse section .3 ▲ Z10.1 Each deck plate . Minimum requirements to thickness measurements at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers Special Survey No.3 cont'd 1. for general assessmemt and recording ofcorrosion memt and recording ofcorrosion pattern. Suspect areas 1. Within the cargo area: 2. full length IACS Req. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area 3.1 Each deck plate . of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I. (1): at least one section is to include a ballast tank within 0. Measurements. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area . of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I.5L amidships.

3-12 .2 and Subsequent age ≤ 5 All ballast tank boundaries All ballast tank boundaries Cargo tank boundaries facing ballast tanks.1 2006 Special Survey No. pipe tunnels.3 TABLE III Table of minimum requirements to tank testing at Special Survey of Chemical Tankers Z10.3 cont'd ▲ IACS Req.1 age > 5 Special Survey No. 1996/Rev 8.Z10. void spaces. pump-rooms or cofferdams All cargo tank bulkheads Z10. 2006/Corr.

Inner Bottom and Bottom plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Suspect plate plus adjacent plates. 2006 . 1996/Rev 8. Inner Bottom and Bottom Longitudinals 3.3 cont'd DOUBLE BOTTOM AND HOPPER STRUCTURE TABLE IV Sheet 1 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. Special Survey of Chemical Tankers within the cargo tank length STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. Measurements around and under all bell mouths and pump wells Three longitudinals where plates measured PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 point pattern for each panel between longitudinals over 1 metre length 3 measurements in line across flange and 3 measurements on vertically web 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre 2.3-13 IACS Req. Longitudinal girders or Transverse floors Suspect plates 4. Watertight Bulkheads (WT Floors) a) lower 1/3 of tank b) upper 2/3 of tank a) 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre.Z10. b) 5 point pattern alternate plates over 1 square metre of plating 5 point pattern 5. Web Frames Suspect plate ▲ Z10.3 Z10.

Deck transverse webs Minimum of two webs with measurements at middle and both ends of span Where provided 5. Special Survey of Chemical Tankers within the cargo tank length. or a minimum of three measurements. 5 point pattern on girder/bhd brackets. Two measurements across face flat. 5 points pattern over about 2 square metre areas.Z10. Deck Longitudinals Minimum of 3 longitudinals in each of two bays 3. 1996/Rev 8. Deck girders and brackets At fore and aft transverse bulkhead.3-14 . bracket toes and in centre of tanks 4.3 cont'd TABLE IV Sheet 2 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. and 2 measurements on flange (if fitted). Single measurements on face flat Single measurements 2. 2006 Z10. the whole deck structure including longitudinal and web frames above the tank is to be thickness measured in accordance with above. Deck plating EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Two bands across tank PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT Minimum of three measurements per plate per band 3 measurements in line vertically on webs. ▲ IACS Req. DECK STRUCTURE STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1.3 Z10. Vertical line of single measurements on web plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener. Panel stiffening NOTE: For tanks where substantial corrosion covers more than 20% of the deck surface.

3 cont'd TABLE IV Sheet 3 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. including in way of cross tie connections PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT Single measurement Single measurement 3. Longitudinals-deckhead and bottom strakes 4. Web frames and cross ties Z10. All other strakes EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Plating between each pair of longitudinals in a minimum of 3 bays Plating between every 3rd pair of longitudinals in same 3 bays Each longitudinal in same 3 bays Every third longitudinal in same 3 bays Minimum of three at top middle and bottom of tank in same 3 bays 3 webs with minimum of three locations on each web. 2006 ▲ . plus single measurements on web frame and cross tie face flats 6.bracket 3 measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange 3 measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange 5 point pattern over area of bracket 5 point pattern over about 2 square metre area.Z10. Longitudinals . Deckhead and bottom strakes.3-15 IACS Req. 1996/Rev 8.all others 5.3 Z10. Longitudinals . SIDE SHELL AND LONGITUDINAL BULKHEADS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. and strakes in way of stringer platforms 2. Special Survey of Chemical Tankers within the cargo tank length.

TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS AND SWASH BULKHEADS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 1. 3 measurements across face flat. 2006 Z10. Brackets Minimum of three at top middle and bottom of tank Measurements at toe of bracket and at centre of span 6. Special Survey of Chemical Tankers within the cargo tank length. 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre. 5 point pattern over span between bracket connections (2 measurements across web at each bracket connection. and strakes in way of stringer platforms EXTENT OF MEASUREMENT Plating between pair of stiffeners at three locations approx. Strakes in corrugated bulkheads 5 point pattern over about 1 square metre of plating 4. single measurements at each bracket toe and at centre of span 5 point pattern over areas of bracket For web.Z10. and one at centre of span).3 cont'd TABLE IV Sheet 4 Requirements for extent of thickness measurement at those areas of substantial corrosion. 1996/Rev 8. For flange. Deckhead and bottom strakes. 5 point pattern over 1 square metre of area plus single measurements near bracket toes and on face flats 5.3-16 . Stiffeners For web. Stringer platforms All stringers with measurements at both ends and middle ▲ IACS Req. All other strakes Single measurement 3. 1/2 and 3/4 width of tank Plating between pair of stiffeners at middle location Plating for each change of scantling at centre of panel and at flange or fabricated connection Minimum of three typical stiffeners PATTERN OF MEASUREMENT 5 points pattern between stiffeners over 1 meter length 2. 1/4.3 Z10. Deep webs and girders 7.

/Rep. Elements Other Deck: Pitting Bottom: Side: Long. : : Mod.3-17 IACS Req. Bulkheads: Transv.3 Table V Z10. 2006 ▲ . 1996/Rev 8.Structural Condition For Tank No: Grade of Steel: Deck Bottom Cracks Buckles : : Corrosion Side Long. Bhd Coating cond. Bulkheads: Repairs carried out due to: Thickness measurements carried out.3 cont'd Ship Name: OWNERS INSPECTION REPORT .Z10. dates: Results in General: Overdue Surveys: Outstanding Conditions of class: Comments: Date of Inspection: Inspected by: Signature: Z10.

(1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the society for approval. 2006 Z10. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society. are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. b) Experiences of the firms on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained.g. ▲ IACS Req. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. technical knowledge of hull structure etc. experiences of technicians as thickness measurement operators. 2. organization and management structure. 1996/Rev 8.Z10. Application TABLE VII PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels.3-18 . e) A guide for thickness measurement operators.3 cont'd 1. Operators. contained in Annex II.3 Z10. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. a) Outline of firms. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. (3) 3. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships. g) Measurement record format in accordance with the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Chemical Tankers.e. i. (1) (2) 4. (2) Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly organised and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. e. Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting. d) Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. f) Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement. c) Technicians careers.

Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm.3 cont'd 5. (1) (2) (3) Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society.3-19 IACS Req. 2006 ▲ .3 Z10. 1996/Rev 8.Z10. Z10.

Survey reports are to be kept in the survey report file required to be on board Information for planning of future surveys Information which may be used as input for maintenance of classification rules and instructions 1.1 Identification of compartments where an overall survey has been carried out.e. 2.e. General 1. continuation and / or completion of periodical hull surveys. 2. the identification of location of close-up survey and thickness measurement is to include a confirmation with description of individual structural members corresponding to the extent of requirements stipulated in Z10. Note: As a minimum.2 Identification of locations.1 based on type of periodical survey and the ship's age. the identification is to include location within each tank by reference to frame numbers. which shall form an auditable documentary trail.3 When a survey is split between different survey stations.4 For areas in tanks where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition and the extent of close-up survey and / or thickness measurement has been specially considered.3 Identification of locations. prior to continuing or completing the survey.1 A survey report is to be generated in the following cases: In connection with commencement. Extent of the survey 2.Z10. is to be made available to the next attending surveyor.5 Identification of tanks subject to tank testing. one web frame ring / one deck transverse. intermediate and special surveys. 2. Where only partial survey is required. where thickness measurement has been carried out. including actions taken. A list of items surveyed.3 cont'd IACS Req. i. relevant findings and an indication of whether the item has been credited.2 The purpose of reporting is to provide: Evidence that prescribed surveys have been carried out in accordance with applicable classification rules Documentation of surveys carried out with findings.3 TABLE VIII SURVEY REPORTING PRINCIPLES As a principle. in each tank. the surveyor is to include the following content in his report for survey of hull structure and piping systems. 2006 Z10. structures subject to special consideration are to be identified. where a close-up survey has been carried out. 2. as relevant When structural damages / defects have been found When repairs. 1. Z10.3-20 . 1996/Rev 8. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. for oil tankers subject to ESP. The structure of the reporting content may be different. together with information of the means of access used. i. in each tank. Thickness measurement and tank testing carried out is also to be listed for the next surveyor. depending on the report system for the respective Societies. annual. 2. repairs carried out and condition of class (recommendation) imposed or deleted Survey records . as relevant for the survey. renewals or modifications have been carried out When condition of class (recommendation) has been imposed or deleted 1.

For identification of extensive repairs. details of the repairs effected are to be reported by making specific reference to relevant items in the numbered list.6 Identification of cargo piping on deck.1 Whenever the attending surveyor is of the opinion that repairs are required. including crude oil washing (COW) piping.3 Table VIII Z10. each item to be repaired is to be identified in a numbered list.e. as relevant: Measured and as-built transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Diminution of transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Details of renewals or reinforcements carried out. 2006 . renewal or modification) Repair extent NDT / Tests 4. condition of class (recommendation) is to be imposed with a specific time limit for the repairs. 4. pipe tunnels and void spaces. extent and condition of protective coating in each tank.0 Actions taken with respect to findings 4.3 Thickness measurement report is to be verified and signed by the surveyor controlling the measurements on board. reference may be given to the survey report. 3. type and extent • Areas with substantial corrosion • Cracks / fractures with description of location and extent • Buckling with description of location and extent • Indents with description of location and extent Identification of compartments where no structural damages / defects are found - The report may be supplemented by sketches / photos. 3. FAIR or POOR). where: Examination including internal examination of piping with valves and fittings and thickness measurement. as relevant (as per 4. as relevant (rated GOOD. Whenever repairs are carried out. In order to provide correct and proper information to the surveyor attending for survey of the repairs.2 Repairs carried out are to be reported with identification of: Compartment Structural member Repair method (i.4 Evaluation result of longitudinal strength of the hull girder of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and over 10 years of age. as relevant: Identification of findings. condition of class (recommendation) is to be sufficiently detailed with identification of each item to be repaired.3-21 IACS Req. pump rooms.3 cont'd 2. has been carried out Operational test to working pressure has been carried out 3. 1996/Rev 8. The following data is to be included. as relevant.2) 4.1 Type.2 Structural condition of each compartment with information on the following. Z10. 3.3 For repairs not completed at the time of survey. and cargo and ballast piping within cargo and ballast tanks.Z10. such as: • Corrosion with description of location.0 Result of the survey 3.

2006 Z10.3 Z10.Z10.3 cont'd IACS UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY Issued upon Completion of Special Survey GENERAL PARTICULARS SHIPS NAME: TABLE IX(i) CLASS IDENTIFY NUMBER: IMO IDENTIFY NUMBER: PORT OF REGISTRY: DEADWEIGHT (M. 1996/Rev 8.3-22 . TONNES): NATIONAL FLAG: GROSS TONNAGE: NATIONAL: ITC (69): CLASSIFICATION NOTATION: DATE OF BUILD: DATE OF MAJOR CONVERSION: TYPE OF CONVERSION: a) b) c) The survey reports and documents listed below have been reviewed by the undersigned and found to be satisfactory A summary of the survey is attached herewith on sheet 2 The hull special survey has been completed in accordance with the Regulations on [date] Executive Summary Report completed by: Name Signature Title OFFICE Executive Summary Report verified by: DATE Name Signature Title OFFICE Attached reports and documents: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) DATE ▲ IACS Req.

3 cont'd EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY A) B) C) D) General Particulars: Report Review: Close-up Survey: – – – Ref.g.3 Z10. Extended Annual/Intermediate survey due to coating breakdown Statement on evaluation/verification of survey report J) Conclusion ▲ Z10. for Suspect Areas. and corresponding Thickness diminution Corrosion pattern E) F) Tank Protection Separate form indicating: – Location of coating – Condition of coating (if applicable) – Identification of tanks/areas G) H) I) Repairs: Condition of Class/Recommendations: Memoranda: – – – – Acceptable defects Any points of attention for future surveys.Z10. 1996/Rev 8. e.3-23 IACS Req. 2006 .Table IX (i) Where and how survey was done Extent (Which tanks) TABLE IX(ii) Cargo & Ballast Piping System: – Examined – Operationally tested Thickness measurements: – – – * * Reference to Thickness Measurement report Summary of where measured Separate form indicating the tanks/areas with Substantial Corrosion.

▲ IACS Req.Z10. 2006 Z10.3 Z10.3-24 . 1996/Rev 8.e.3 cont'd TABLE IX(iii) EXTRACT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS Reference is made to the thickness measurements report: 1) 2) Position of substantially corroded Tanks/Areas or Areas with deep pitting Thickness diminution [%] Corrosion pattern Remarks: e. i. attached sketches Remarks 1) 2) Substantial corrosion. 75 – 100% of acceptable margins wasted P = Pitting C = Corrosion in General Any bottom plating with a pitting intensity of 20% or more. with wastage in the substantial corrosion range or having an average depth of pitting of 1/3 or more of actual plate thickness is to be noted. Ref.g.

Tank protection Coating condition Remarks Remarks: 1) All segregated ballast tanks and combined cargo/ballast tanks to be listed. This is to be noted in part H) of the Executive Hull Summary. extended annual surveys are to be introduced. 2) C = Coating 3) NP = No Protection Coating condition according to the following standard GOOD condition with only minor spot rusting. 1996/Rev 8. 2006/Corr. If coating condition less than “GOOD” is given. FAIR condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration.3-25 .1 2006 Z10.3 Z10.Z10.3 cont'd TANK PROTECTION TABLE IX (iv) 1) 2) 3) Tank Nos. ▲ IACS Req. POOR condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. but less than as defined for POOR condition.

▲ IACS Req.3 Timing 2. 2.3. wastage or damage. or evidence a history of. 1996/Rev 8.3-26 . 2. Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. the technical assessments described in these guidelines should be worked out by the Owner or operator in cooperation with the Classification Society well in advance of the commencement of the Special Survey. "Hull Surveys of Chemical Tankers. IACS Unified Requirement Z10. close-up survey and tank testing. of Z10.2.3.3 cont'd Contents: 1.2 Corrosion 3.1 Design Details 3. these guidelines may not be used to reduce the requirements pertaining to thickness measurement." 2. "Hull Surveys of Chemical Tankers.TSCF. i.2 Methods 3. "Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Condition Assessment of Tanker Structures. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. II and III.2 Minimum Requirements 2. 1).." 3. This information may be useful in nominating locations. ANNEX I GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS OF CHEMICAL TANKERS SPECIAL SURVEY .Z10.1 General 3. areas and tanks for thickness measurement.3 Timing As with other aspects of survey planning.2 Minimum Requirements However. when considered necessary and appropriate. 2.1. "Condition Evaluation and Maintenance of Tanker Structures. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.5 of IACS Unified Requirement Z10.TSCF. 1992.1 Purpose The purpose of the technical assessments described in these guidelines is to assist in identifying critical structural areas. prior to commencing the survey and normally at least 12 to 15 months before the survey's completion due date. the guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of an IACS Member Society. which are. 2.0 INTRODUCTION These guidelines contain information and suggestions concerning technical assessments which may be of use in conjunction with the planning of enhanced special surveys of chemical tankers.0 PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. As indicated in section 5. to be complied with as a minimum. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme.e.2.3." (Ref. in all cases.3 Annex I Z10. 1986.2. nominating suspect areas and in focusing attention on structural elements or areas of structural elements which may be particularly susceptible to. respectively.HULL 3.1 Purpose 2. 2006 Z10.4 Aspects to be Considered TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3." 1.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement REFERENCES 1. close-up survey and tank testing contained in Tables I.

The approach is basically an evaluation of the risk based on the knowledge and experience related to design and corrosion. noted and marked on sketches." (Ref. An example is shown in Figure 2. This information may be found in the survey reports and/or the Owner's files. protection of tanks and condition of coating. which may include quantitative or qualitative evaluation of relative risks of possible deterioration. Typical damage experience to be considered will consist of: . 2 and 3). is to include checking for typical design details where cracking has been experienced. 3. buckling. 3. use of different tanks for cargo/ballast. general experience is to be utilized.0 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3. ▲ Z10. how technical assessments can be carried out in conjunction with the survey planning process. Contact damages are not normally covered by the survey plan since indents are usually noted in memoranda and assumed to be dealt with as a normal routine by Surveyors. cracking. extent. is the main source of information to be used in the process of planning.3 Annex I Z10. design details and extent of use of high tensile steel. In addition. * Former history with respect to corrosion. For example.1 Design Details Damage experience related to the ship in question and similar ships. indents and repairs for the particular ship as well as similar vessels. which contains a catalogue of typical damages and proposed repair methods for various tanker structural details. reference should be made to TSCF's "Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Condition Assessment of Tanker Structures. location and frequency of cracks.Z10. Corrosion is related to the ageing process. and subsequent maintenance during the service life. where available. corrosion. 2006 . The factors contributing to damage are to be carefully considered. of the following aspects of a particular ship may be used as a basis for the nomination of tanks and areas for survey: * Design features such as stress levels on various structural elements.Location of buckles. if any. Technical assessments performed in conjunction with the survey planning process are. in principle.3 2. a selection of structural details from the design drawings are to be included. in order to compare with the actual structure and search for similar details which may be susceptible to damage. Corrosion may also lead to cracking and/or buckling. to be as shown schematically in Figure 1 depicts. The defects are to be analyzed.2. The design is to be considered with respect to structural details which may be susceptible to buckling or cracking as a result of vibration.Number.1 General There are three basic types of possible failure which may be the subject of technical assessment in connection with planning of surveys. cracks and buckling. and is closely connected with the quality of corrosion protection at newbuilding.4 cont'd Aspects to be Considered Technical assessments. schematically. In addition. * Information with respect to types of cargo carried. where available. including the results of the Owner's own inspections. in addition to using the above mentioned figures.3-27 IACS Req. such as may be found in publications of the Tanker Structure Cooperative Forum (TSCF). . 1996/Rev 8. Such figures should be used together with a review of the main drawings. (Refs. 2). Technical assessments of the relative risks of susceptability to damage or deterioration of various structural elements and areas are to be judged and decided on the basis of recognised principles and practices. high stress levels or fatigue.2 Methods 3. The review of the main structural drawings.

The various tanks and spaces are to be listed with the corrosion risks nominated accordingly.3 The use of highmild steel has(HTS)usedanmay be morefactor. in accordance with the latest Rules or other relevant methods.g.2. 3. is less favourable. e. 3.2. together with relevant information on the anticipated condition of the ship as derived from the information collected in order to prepare the Survey Programme and the age of the ship. stress calculations of typical and important components and details. with the use of HTS for longitudinal material in deck and bottom structures. The sections subject to thickness measurement are to normally be nominated in tanks and spaces where corrosion risk is judged to be the highest. There is extensive and. side structures.2 Corrosion In order to evaluate relative corrosion risks. the locations for initial close-up survey and thickness measurement (sections) may be nominated. been susceptible to its higher cont'd associated stresses. using typical pictures of conditions. initially. ▲ IACS Req. Details damage when HTS. the following information is generally to be considered: Usage of Tanks and Spaces Condition of Coatings Cleaning Procedures Previous Corrosion Damage Ballast use and time for Cargo Tanks Corrosion Risk Scheme (See Ref. and is to always include ballast tanks. be based on highest corrosion risk.3-28 . Table 3. are utilized. The selected areas of the structure identified during this process are to be recorded and marked on the structural drawings to be included in the Survey Programme. 3. andexperience where ordinary. 3 gives definitive examples which can be used for judging and describing coating condition. Experience in other locations. The principle for the selection is to be that the extent is increased by age or where information is insufficient or unreliable. where the dynamic stresses may be higher. 2006 Z10.Z10. The nomination of tanks and spaces for close-up survey is to.1) Location of Heated Tanks Ref. 3. 1996/Rev 8. in general.3 Annex I tensile steel is important showing good service Z10. In this respect. good experience. may prove useful and are to be considered. The evaluation of corrosion risks is to be based on information in Ref.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement On the basis of the table of corrosion risks and the evaluation of design experience.

3 Annex I Z10.3-29 IACS Req. Acceptable Corrosion Allowance Collection of Information Coating Condition Usage of Tanks Design Related Risk Corrosion Risk Analyse: Hull Damage This Ship Coating condition Usage of Tanks Analyse Hull Damage for Similar Ships Where Available Corrosion Damage This Ship Hull Damage : General Experience Corrosion Damage Similar Ship where Available Present Areas where Damage has been found and Risks considered high. 2006 .3 cont'd Input: Drawings. Reports. 1996/Rev 8.Z10. Mark Sketches or Drawings Location for Thickness Measurement and Close-Up Survey Survey Programme Acceptance by Class & Owner Survey FIGURE 1: TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND THE SURVEY PLANNING PROCESS ▲ Z10.

2006 ▲ Z10. 1 : Connection of longitudinals to transverse webs Web and flat bar fractures at cut-outs for longitudinal stiffener connections PROPOSED REPAIR FULL COLLAR IF FRACTURES IN WEB PLATE ARE SMALL AND ARE REPAIRED BY WELDING TYPICAL DAMAGE ★ FRACTURE SHELL PLATING OR LONGITUDINAL BULKHEAD FLAT BAR STIFFENER A FRACTURED WELD/WEB ★ FRACTURE A A A LUG SIDE SHELL OR BULKHEAD LONGITUDINAL WEB PLATING ★ FRACTURE BACKING BRACKET LUG ≥X X VIEW A .3 cont'd LOCATION: EXAMPLE No. 4.A WEB FLAT BAR STIFFENER VIEW A . 2) IACS Req. corners of cut-out for the longitudinal and connection of web to shell at cut-outs. 5 6.A WEB AND FLAT BAR CROPPED AND PART RENEWED OR ALTERNATIVELY WELDED NOTE ★ONE OR MORE FRACTURES MAY OCCUR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO DAMAGE 1. Dynamic sea way load/ship motions. 2.3-30 . High localised corrosion at areas of stress concentration such as flat bar stiffener connections.Z10. Defective weld at return around the plate thickness. High stress in the web of the transverse. 1996/Rev 8. FIGURE 1 TANKER STRUCTURE CO-OPERATIVE FORUM SUBJECT: CATALOGUE OF STRUCTURAL DETAILS FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2: TYPICAL DAMAGE AND REPAIR EXAMPLE (REPRODUCED FROM REF. 3. Insufficient area of connection of longitudinal to web plate. Asymmetrical connection of flat bar stiffener resulting in high peak stresses at the heel of the stiffener under fatigue loading.3 Annex I Z10.

3 Annex II Z10.3-31 IACS Req. 2006 ▲ . Z10. 1996/Rev 8.3 cont'd ANNEX II Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Chemical Tankers * * Note: Annex II is recommendatory.Z10.

1996/Rev 8.3-32 ▲ . 2006 Z10. The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used.3 Z10.shell plating Report TM3-T for recording the thickness measurement of longitudinal members at transverse sections Report TM4-T recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members Report TM5-T for recording the thickness measurement of W.T. transverse bulkheads Report TM6-T for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members GUIDANCE Sheet 11 Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Chemical tanker typical transverse sections.3 cont'd Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3 REPORTS Sheet 4 Sheet 5 Sheet 6 Sheet 7 Sheet 8 Sheet 9 Sheet 10 Contents Instructions General Particulars CONTENTS Report TM1-T for recording the thickness measurements of all deck plating. all bottom shell plating and side shell plating Report TM2-T (i) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections . The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagram on sheet 11 is not suitable Transverse sections of chemical tankers showing typical areas for thickness measurement in association with close-up survey requirements IACS Req. Transverse section outline./O.Z10.T.strength deck and sheerstrake plating Report TM2-T (ii) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections .

2. TM4-T. The remaining sheets 11-13 are guidance diagrams and notes relating to the reporting forms and the procedure for thickness measurements. TM2-T. TM3-T.3 Annex II Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.3-33 IACS Req. 2006 ▲ . 1996/Rev 8. Z10.3 cont'd INSTRUCTIONS Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Chemical Tankers 1.Z10. 3. This document is to be used for recording thickness measurements as required by IACS Unified Requirements Z10. TM5-T and TM6-T (sheets 4-10) are to be used for recording thickness measurements and the maximum allowable diminution is to be stated.3 Reporting forms TM1-T.

........ to ....................... Certificate valid from ............................................. Place of measurement First date of measurement Last date of measurement Special survey/intermediate survey due:Details of measurement equipment:Qualification of operator:____________________________________________________________________________________ Report Number:consisting of Sheets ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of operator:Signature of operator:....... 1996/Rev 8.. Name of surveyor:Signature of surveyor:Classification Society Official Stamp:......................... ... . 2006 Z10..... ....................... * Delete as appropriate Sheet 3 IACS Req.............3-34 ▲ ......................3 Annex II Z10...Z10.......3 cont'd Ships name:IMO Number:Class Identification number Port of registry:Gross tons:Deadweight:Date of build:Classification society:- GENERAL PARTICULARS ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Company performing thickness measurement:Thickness measurement company certified by:Certificate No........... Company official stamp:..........

.........3 cont'd TM1–T ( * – delete as appropriate) Class Identity No... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT of ALL DECK PLATING................................................................Sheet 4 Operators Signature............. STRAKE POSITION Mean Diminution PLATE POSITION Diminution S mm % P Gauged P S % No......................... mm Gauged P S Forward Reading Diminution P mm % Aft Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % Maximum Allowable Diminution mm Z10............................3 Annex II ........... ......Z10....... 1996/Rev 8..............3-35 12th forward 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Amidships 1st aft 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th IACS Req............................. 2006 12th Z10..... or Letter S Org. NOTES – See Reverse ▲ .......... ... Thk.......... ALL BOTTOM SHELL PLATING or SIDE SHELL PLATING* Ship's name. Report No.........

The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of :All strength deck plating within the cargo area. For bottom plating indicate the number of the strake of plating outboard from the keel plate.2 2. All keel. 5.Z10.3-36 ▲ . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. bottom shell plating and bilge plating within the cargo area. 4. For chemical tankers all deck plating strakes are to be recorded.3 For strength deck indicate the number of the strake of plating inboard from the stringer plate. 3. For side shell plating give number of the strake of plating below sheerstrake and letter as shown on shell expansion.3 Z10. IACS Req. 1996/Rev 8. 6. 2006 Z10. Measurements are to be taken at the forward and aft areas of all and where plates cross ballast/cargo tank boundaries separate measurements for the area of plating in way of each type of tank are to be recorded.3 cont'd 1. ABCD2. Side shell plating including selected wind and water strakes outside cargo area All wind and water strakes within cargo area The strake position is to be clearly indicated as follows :2.1 2.

.... Alwb..... Max........ 2006 Z10..... Thk. Ship's name.. Alwb.............. ... ...........3-37 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th centre strake sheer strake TOPSIDE TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature..3 Annex II .. Max................ or Letter mm mm S P Org............. Gauged P Dim.......................... ...... Dim.3 cont'd TM2-T (i) Class Identity No. FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org.... Alwb.................................... Max.... No. Thk............... Gauged Dim.......... STRENGTH DECK AND SHEERSTRAKE PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No............. 1996/Rev 8................Z10.... Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one...................... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Stringer Plate 1st strake inboard 2nd 3rd 4th IACS Req.... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org......... Diminution No.............. Thk.. two or three transverse sections) Report No..............Sheet 5 ▲ Z10.....

3 cont'd 1. 1996/Rev 8. 6.3-38 . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. stringer plate and sheerstrake (including rounded gunwales). NOTES This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Strength deck plating and sheerstrake plating transverse sections : One. ▲ IACS Req. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. For chemical tankers all deck plating strakes are to be recorded.3 Annex II Z10. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (1).Z10. 5. 2006 Z10. 2 3. 4. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. (2) and (3) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections. The topside area comprises deck plating.

...3 cont'd TM2-T (ii) Class Identity No....................................... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org...... Max. Alwb.... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Z10..... Diminution No..... Ship's name........ Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one... Dim...3-39 1st below sheer strake 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th keel strake BOTTOM TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature..... Thk........ Thk.......................................... Gauged P Dim.. FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % % mm Org.. or Letter mm mm S P Org......... Thk. . 2006 ▲ Z10...... SHELL PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No....... Max.......... Max............... No............................Sheet 6 IACS Req.......... Alwb.. . ..... Gauged Dim.. Alwb................................Z10.......3 Annex II .... 1996/Rev 8. two or three transverse sections) Report No................

The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. 2 3.Z10. (5) and (6) and (7) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections. bottom and bilge plating. 5.3-40 . 4. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (4). NOTES This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Shell plating transverse sections : One.3 cont'd 1. ▲ IACS Req. The bottom area comprises keel.3 Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 1996/Rev 8. 2006 Z10.

........... Gauged Diminution P Diminution Item S Org.. Allow...... Dim......................Sheet 7 IACS Req............................... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF LONGITUDINAL MEMBERS (one.. Diminution P Diminution S Item No.................... Max.. FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER STRUCTURAL MEMBER No..................... Allow.. Max. Ship's name............... Dim.................. mm Gauged P S Diminution P Diminution S mm mm mm % mm % Z10.......3 Annex II . Org...Z10.. Allow.......3 cont'd TM3-T Class Identity No.... Max...... two or three transverse sections) Report No. Thk.................... .... No.. Gauged Dim. 2006 ▲ Z10....... Thk........... 1996/Rev 8............... mm P P S mm % S mm % % mm mm mm mm % Org.......3-41 NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature............. .. Item Thk.......... ................

3-42 . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 4. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. 2.Z10.3 cont'd 1. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Longitudinal Members at transverse sections : One. ▲ IACS Req. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the appropriate structural items (8) to (20) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections. 1996/Rev 8.3 Annex II Z10. 3. 2006 Z10.

............................ Z10..........3 Annex II ..... Alwb......... Report No... ........ 1996/Rev 8........3 cont'd TM4-T Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF TRANSVERSE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS In the cargo oil and water ballast tanks within the cargo tank length Ship's name...................... 2006 Operators Signature....................... Class Identity No...Z10.............................................. Dim..................3-43 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req......................... .. ... TANK DESCRIPTION: LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % Diminution P mm Diminution S % STRUCTURAL MEMBER ITEM mm Original Thickness mm Max........Sheet 8 ▲ Z10.........................

The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.3 cont'd 1. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of transverse structural members.Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2006 Z10. comprising of the appropriate structural items (25) to (33) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse section. ▲ IACS Req. 3.3 Annex II Z10. 2. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 11 of this document. 1996/Rev 8. 4.3-44 .

........... Report on THICKNESS OF W.................... 2006 ▲ Z10...Sheet 9 IACS Req............./O......................... ........ ........ : Gauged Port Starboard mm % Diminution P Diminution S mm % LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: STRUCTURAL COMPONENT (PLATING/STIFFENER) Original Thickness mm Max..3 cont'd TM5-T Class Identity No....................... ................................3-45 NOTES – See Reverse Operators Signature.. Alwb.. TANK/HOLD DESCRIPTION: FRAME NO.. Report No................... 1996/Rev 8..3 Annex II .T......................... Dim.. mm Z10..................T TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS within the cargo tank or cargo hold spaces Ship's name.............Z10...................

Z10. 4.3-46 . transverse bulkheads.T./O.T. 3.3 cont'd 1. 2. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 13 of this document. ▲ IACS Req. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 2006 Z10. 1996/Rev 8.3 Annex II Z10. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of W. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.

............ .... mm Max..........Sheet 10 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.... Dim........................... Report No...3 Annex II ......... 1996/Rev 8........... Thk.... mm Z10............ ▲ .3 cont'd TM6-T Class Identity No.............. Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS Ship's name. STRUCTURAL MEMBER: SKETCH LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % mm % Diminution P Diminution S Description Org..........................................Z10....................... ............ 2006 Operators Signature................... Alwb...........................3-47 Z10..........

3 Annex II Z10.3-48 . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.3 cont'd 1. 1996/Rev 8. 2. 2006 Z10. 3. ▲ IACS Req. NOTES This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members.Z10.

Struts 32. Deck plating between hatches 38. Bottom longitudinals 13. Side shell vertical web 29. Deck transverse centre tank 26. 4. Hatch covers 39. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 30.Typical transverse section indicating longitudinal and transverse members 9 1 2 3 27 10 29 32 29 11 25 8 9 9 8 31 17 32 4 16 32 29 29 18 32 14 13 17 15 13 30 13 26 5 12 6 12 7 Report on TM2-T (1) & (2) Report on TM3-T Report on TM4-T 1.Z10. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. 2. 40. Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate Report on TM2-T (1) & (2) 36. 25. Deck girders 10. Inner bottom plating 20. Deck transverse wing tank 28. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 12.B. 22. Inner bottom longitudinals 21. Bottom transverse centre tank 27. 1996/Rev 8. 3. 8. Deck olongitudinals 9. Bottom transverse wing tank 31. 5. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 18. 7. 2006 . 23. Floors 34. D.Chemical Tankers Tanker . Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 19.3-49 IACS Req. 24. Bilge longitudinals 15. Transverse web face plate 33. 35.3 Annex II .3 cont'd Thickness Measurement . 6. Longitudinal bulkhead lower strake 16. Bottom girders 14. Hatch coamings 37. ▲ Z10. Side shell longitudinals 17.Sheet 11 Z10.

Transverse section outline. 1996/Rev 8.3 cont'd Thickness Measurement .Chemical Tankers. To be used for longitudinal and transverse members where typical sections are not applicable ▲ IACS Req.Z10.3 Annex II .Sheet 12 Z10.3-50 . 2006 Z10.

3 Annex II .3-51 .Chemical Tankers. 1996/Rev 8.3 cont'd Thickness Measurement . Close-up Survey Requirements Typical transverse section close-up survey Typical transverse bulkhead C B B Girder C E Girder Girder A D D Thickness to be reported on TM3-T and TM4-T as appropriate Thickness to be reported on TM5-T Typical transverse section close-up survey C B B and E Typical transverse bulkhead Upper Stool D Lower stool Double bottom tank D A Thickness to be reported on TM3-T and TM4-T as appropriate Close-up survey area Thickness to be reported on TM5-T Recommendations for the extent and patterm of gaugings are indicated in Table IV of the IACS Unified Requirements Annex II END Document END ▼ ▼ IACS Req.Sheet 13 Z10. 2006 Z10.Z10.

2 June 2005) (Rev.4 5.3 2.2 4.1 1.3 Jan 2006) (Rev.2 5.5 3.2 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness Measurements And Close-Up Surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope Extent of Overall and Close-up Surveys Extent of Thickness Measurements Extent of Tank Testing Annual Survey Schedule Scope Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope Preparation For Survey Survey Programme Conditions For Survey Access To Structures Equipment For Survey Survey At Sea Or At Anchorage Survey Planning Meeting Documentation On Board General Survey Report File Supporting Documents Review Of Documentation On Board Procedures For Thickness Measurements General Certification Of Thickness Measurements Company Reporting Reporting And Evaluation Of Survey Evaluation Of Survey Report Reporting 1 IACS Req.1 3.1 Sept 2006) (Rev.4 7. 2002) (Rev.1 7.3 6.4 Hull Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers Z10.5 5.5 Feb 2007) CONTENTS 1.4 (Dec.1 5.4 2.2 5. 4.4 June 2006) (Corr. 2. 6.4 2.4 Z10. 2001/Rev.3 1.1 2. 1. 8.1 8.5 2007 . 5.3 8. (cont’d) 2001) (Rev.1 4.2 2.6 6.2 7. 1 Oct.2 6.Z10. 7.3 5. 3.1 6.2 1.

Hull Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Hull Oil Tankers Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers Appendix 1: Appendix II: Calculation criteria of section modulus of midship section of hull girder Diminution limit of minimum longitudinal strength of ships in service Appendix III: Sampling method of thickness measurements for longitudinal strength evaluation and repair methods Annex IVA: Survey Programme Appendix 1 List of Plans Appendix 2 Survey Planning Questionnaire Appendix 3 Other Documentation Annex IVB: Annex IVC: Survey Planning Questionnaire Owner’s Inspection Report 2 IACS Req.5 2007 . Minimum requirements for overall and close-up survey and thickness measurements at intermediate survey of double hull oil tankers Owners Inspection Report Z10. 2001/Rev.4 ENCLOSURES Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Table VI: Minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers Minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers Minimum requirements for tank testing at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers Requirements for extent of thickness measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion.4 (cont’d) Table VII: Procedures for Certification of Firms Engaged in Thickness Gauging of Hull Structures Table VIII: Survey Reporting Principles Table IX: Annex I: Annex II: Annex III: Executive Hull Summary Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers Special Survey .Z10.

2.3. Changes introduced in Rev.5 2007 .2. 1. whereas statutory requirements of IMO Res. 2001/Rev. 2 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006.1.2 related to the protective coating condition are to apply to the ballast tanks of which the coating condition will be assessed at the forthcoming Special Survey and Intermediate Survey on or after 1 July 2006.4 (cont’d) 2.5. Z10. 5. The amendments to paragraphs 2.Z10. 3 IACS Req.2. MSC 197(80) apply on 1 January 2007.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. 5. 3.4. Changes introduced in Rev.4 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2007.4.6 and 7.5. Changes introduced in Rev. 4. Changes introduced in Rev.5 are to be uniformly implemented for surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2008.3 (para.1 and 4.4 Note: 1.

consisting of double sides and double bottom spaces for the carriage of water ballast or void spaces. which have the cargo tanks protected by a double hull which extends for the entire length of the cargo area. 1. Note: 1) MARPOL Annex I cargoes The requirements in this UR are also applicable to existing double hull tankers not complying with MARPOL Regulation 13F.1. Cargo tanks in which water ballast might be carried only in exceptional cases per MARPOL I/13(3) are to be treated as cargo tanks. i.1 The requirements apply to all self-propelled Double Hull Oil Tankers. but having a U-shaped midship section.3 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional Close-up Surveys. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship. void spaces within the cargo area and all ballast tanks. pipe tunnels. 1.e.4 1.2 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for the carriage of salt water ballast.2. 4 IACS Req.3 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination.Z10. thickness measurements and tank testing.4 Close-up Survey A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the surveyor. 1. The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional Close-up Survey when necessary. 1. 1.5 2007 .4 (cont’d) A Double Hull Oil Tanker is a ship which is constructed primarily for the carriage of oil1) in bulk. 1.2 bis A Combined Cargo/Ballast Tank is a tank which is used for the carriage of cargo or ballast water as a routine part of the vessel’s operation and will be treated as a Ballast Tank.1.2. pump rooms. 2001/Rev. 1.2.2. normally within reach of hand.2 1. 1.1 1.1 Definitions Double Hull Oil Tanker GENERAL Application Z10. cofferdams.1.2 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo tanks.2.

Z10. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more. but less than as defined for POOR condition.4 (cont’d) A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating.2.5mm and tnet.2.2. 1. Hard Protective Coating is to usually be epoxy coating or equivalent. 1.10 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating.9 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicate a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins.2. • POOR Reference is made to IACS Recommendation No. sides. 1.2. but within acceptable limits. longitudinals and girders at the deck. bottom.4 1. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specification. of areas under consideration. inner bottom and longitudinal bulkheads.2.5 Transverse Section Z10. 1. or hard scale at 10% or more. 1. 2001/Rev. For vessels built under the IACS Common Structural Rules. substantial corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that the assessment of the corrosion pattern indicates a gauged (or measured) thickness between tnet + 0. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.11 Coating Condition Coating condition is defined as follows: • • GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting.87 “Guidelines for Coating Maintenance & Repairs for Ballast Tanks and Combined Cargo / Ballast Tanks on Oil Tankers” 5 IACS Req.5 2007 . When selecting Representative Tanks account is to be taken of the service and repair history onboard and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas. 1.8 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking.6 Representative Tank Representative Tanks are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other tanks of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration.2.7 Suspect Area Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage.

6 IACS Req. or recommendation. either of which.4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Repairs Z10. . cofferdams. 1. 1. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits. ballast tanks and void spaces adjacent to cargo tanks and also deck areas throughout the entire length and breadth of the part of the ship over the above mentioned spaces.3 1. 1. will affect the vessel’s structural. For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available.side structure and side plating.4 (cont’d) In any kind of survey. .14 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Thorough Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. detachment or fracture). i. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys.13 Special consideration Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating.14) repaired. slop tanks and cargo/ballast pump-rooms. . is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service.4 1. watertight or weathertight integrity.3. in the opinion of the Surveyor.2. in the opinion of the Surveyor.2.bottom structure and bottom plating. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage.hatch covers or hatch coamings. 1. 1.2 Additionally. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones. Areas to be considered include: .Z10.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. special.e. 2001/Rev. where fitted (combination carriers). will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service.watertight or oiltight bulkheads.2.12 Cargo Area Cargo Area is that part of the ship which contains cargo tanks.5 2007 . grooving. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion. . therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification. which affects or.2.3.deck structure and deck plating. intermediate. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility.

2 2.1. significant deformation. 2001/Rev. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. as required in 2. 7 IACS Req. 2. pump rooms. decks and outer hull are to be examined. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion. is in a satisfactory condition and is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned. examination.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. 2.1 Scope General SPECIAL SURVEY(2) Schedule Z10.5. in addition to the requirements of the Annual Survey.Z10. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. 2. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate.1.2.3. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2.1. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo tanks.4 (cont’d) 2.2 All cargo tanks.2.2. However. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. 2.5 2007 . the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date. tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping. damages or other structural deterioration that may be present. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey.1 The Special Survey is to include. Note: 2) Some member Societies use the term "Special Periodical Survey" others use the term "Class Renewal Survey" instead of the term "Special Survey". 2.4 2. 2.2. fractures.1.1 2.1. In this case.1. Ballast Tanks.1. pipe tunnels. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates. including double bottom tanks.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.4 and 2.

5 2007 . Cargo and Ballast piping within the above tanks and spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey.3 The Surveyor may extend the Close-up Survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the tanks under survey. a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction. 2.3. 8 IACS Req. the condition of the corrosion prevention system of cargo tanks is to be examined.4 2. and Surveyors are to be advised on all occasions when this piping. 2001/Rev.1 An Overall Survey of all tanks and spaces is to be carried out at each Special Survey.2.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Surveys 2. if not already performed. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the surveyor. 2.1. or a soft coating has been applied.3 Tank Protection 2.2. Special attention is to be given to any ballast piping in cargo tanks and any cargo piping in ballast tanks and void spaces. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank.3. including valves and fittings are open during repair periods and can be examined internally.Z10. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.2. c.3.2. Note: Lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. d.2. tanks having structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar tanks or on similar ships according to available information. 2. b.2 The minimum requirements for Close-up Surveys at Special Survey are given in Table I.1 Where provided.3. as applicable. 2. 2. including Crude Oil Washing (COW) piping.2 Dry Dock Survey Z10.4 (cont’d) 2.3 Cargo piping on deck.2. A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and also in the following cases: a) in particular. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for special surveys.

4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1. These extended thickness measurments are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed. 2.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements.1.11.4 b) In tanks which have structures approved with reduced scantlings due to an approved corrosion control system.5L amidships. 2.4. and as may be additionally specified in the Survey Programme as required in 5. 2.1 The minimum requirements for tank testing at Special Survey are given in Table III.4. In case of oil tankers of 130m in length and upwards (as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines in force) and more than 10 years of age. at least one is to include a Ballast Tank within 0.4.Z10. 2.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary.2. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. 2. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. 2.6 In cases where two or three sections are to be measured.1.3 The Surveyor may further extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary.3 Boundaries of ballast tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes. 2. 2.5.5. 9 IACS Req.1.3.4 Extent of Thickness Measurements Z10.11.1. for the evaluation of the ship’s longitudinal strength as required in 8. the extent of thickness measurements according to Table II may be specially considered.5 2007 .4. 2001/Rev.2 Provisions for extended measurements for areas with Substantial Corrosion are given in Table IV. the sampling method of thickness measurements is given in Annex III Appendix 3.4.2. the extent of Close-up Surveys according to Table I may be specially considered.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coating are found to be in a GOOD condition as defined in 1. 2.4 (cont’d) 2.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Survey are given in Table II. 2.4.5 Extent of Tank Testing 2.5.

5.4 2. Z10. 2.5 The testing of double bottom tanks and other spaces not designed for the carriage of liquid may be omitted.4 (cont’d) 10 IACS Req.4 Boundaries of cargo tanks are to be tested to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions. 2001/Rev.Z10.5 2007 .5. provided a satisfactory internal examination together with an examination of the tanktop is carried out.

2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable. 3. 3.1. 3.1 Scope General ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule Z10.2. the sealing arrangements of all penetrations of pump room bulkheads.5 Examination of Ballast Tanks 11 IACS Req. coamings and flame screens.2.2.3.1 Examination of all pump room bulkheads for signs of oil leakage or fractures and.1 Examination of cargo tank openings including gaskets.4 Examination of cargo pump rooms and pipe tunnels if fitted. 2001/Rev. covers. 3.2.3.3. crude oil washing. bunker and vent piping systems.2.4.2. 3.2.2. in particular. 3.1 3.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen.2.2.2.2 Examination of the condition of all piping systems.4 3.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey. 3.3. including vent masts and headers.2 3.2.4 Examination of cargo.2. 3. that the hull and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition. 3. 3. 3.4 (cont’d) 3.2 Examination of cargo tanks pressure/vacuum valves and flame screens.Z10.3 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks. 3.2. as far as practicable.3 Examination of the weather deck 3.2.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring.2 Examination of the hull 3.2.4.5 2007 .1.

Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken.4 3. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. or when extensive corrosion exists. Z10.2.2.2. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.2.2. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.2) is to be carried out.3) and Intermediate Survey(see 4. thickness measurements are to be carried out and if the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table IV.5 2007 .2.1 Examination of Ballast Tanks where required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey (see 2. 2001/Rev.5.4 (cont’d) 12 IACS Req.1 and 4.Z10.

5 2007 .2. 4. The following is to apply: a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction.2. The following is to apply: 4. which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Surveys.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule Z10. 4. ballast.3.4 4. or a soft coating has been applied.2 4.2. 4. 4. suspect areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.2. or substantial corrosion is found within the tank. pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks and the requirements for longitudinal strength evaluation of Hull Girder as required in 8.2.2.1.1. thickness measured or both.2.2.2 to 4.2 Those items. However.2.1.2 For weather decks.1 For tanks used for salt-water ballast. d.1.2 A Ballast Tank is to be examined at subsequent annual intervals where: a. c. crude oil washing.2.2. 4.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.2.1.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey.2 Double Hull Oil Tankers between 5 and 10 years of age. 4.3 In addition to the requirements above.2. 4.4 and shown in Table V. the examination may be limited to a verification that the hard protective coating remains in GOOD condition.4 (cont’d) 4. bunker.1. 4. or the hard protective coating is found to be in less than GOOD condition and the hard protective coating is not repaired to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. b.1 Scope General 4. 13 IACS Req. an Overall Survey of Representative Tanks selected by the Surveyor is to be carried out. an examination as far as applicable of cargo. the piping may be required to be pressure-tested.1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4. 4. steam and vent piping systems as well as vent masts and headers is to be carried out. may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey.Z10.are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor.2. If upon examination there is any doubt as to the condition of the piping.3 Double Hull Oil Tankers between 10 and 15 years of age. 2001/Rev.1. If such inspections reveal no visible structural defects.1.

2.3 In application of 4.3. 4.3 In application of 4.4 (cont’d) 14 IACS Req. a survey in dry dock is to be part of the intermediate survey. 4.4.1.2.1. Double Hull Oil Tankers over 15 years of age. 4.2.1. an under water survey may be considered in lieu of the requirements of 2.2. if not already carried out. of the lower portions of the cargo tanks and water ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for intermediate surveys.1.2. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2. However.4 4. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.3.1 are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor. Note: Lower portions of the cargo and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.2.4.5 2007 .2 In application of 4.2. pressure testing of cargo and ballast tanks and the requirements for longitudinal strength evaluation of Hull Girder as required in 8.2. 4.4.4.2.4.3.2.4.3.Z10. 2001/Rev.1. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.4. as applicable.1.4 4.2.1.1. The following is to apply: Z10.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.2.2 In application of 4.1.

5.4 .2 and 6.1. areas.6 .1 .3.3 . the following documentation is to be collected and consulted with a view to selecting tanks.4 (cont’d) The Survey Programme at Intermediate Survey may consist of the Survey Programme at the previous Special Survey supplemented by the Executive Hull Summary of that Special Survey and later relevant survey reports.5 . including carriage of cargo under heated conditions. information and other relevant data regarding conversion or modification of the ship’s cargo and ballast tanks since the time of construction. as described in 6.1 The Owner in co-operation with the Classification Society is to work out a specific Survey Programme prior to the commencement of any part of: the Special Survey the Intermediate Survey for oil tanker over 10 years of age PREPARATION FOR SURVEY Survey Programme Z10. relevant previous damage and repair history. main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks (scantlings drawings). The survey is not to commence until the survey programme has been agreed. documentation on board. The Survey Programme is to be in a written format based on the information in annex IVA.4 5. 5. including information regarding use of high-tensile steels (HTS).2 In developing the survey programme. and structural elements to be examined: .1 5. the survey planning questionnaire is to be completed by the owner based on the information set out in annex IVB.7 survey status and basic ship information. 2001/Rev. 5. relevant previous survey and inspection reports from both the recognized organization and the owner. Executive Hull Summary.Z10.8 .9 15 IACS Req. details of the inert gas plant and tank cleaning procedures.2 . . and forwarded to the Classification Society.1.1.1.5 2007 .1 Prior to the development of the survey programme. cargo and ballast history for the last 3 years. The Survey Programme is to be worked out taking into account any amendments to the survey requirements implemented after the last Special Survey carried out.

4 (cont’d) .4 . and any other information that will help identify suspect areas and critical structural areas Z10.1 .12 .. critical structural areas and suspect areas.5 .5 for close-up survey. information regarding tank cleaning.13 5. with the requirements of Tables I. information regarding the relevant maintenance level during operation including port state control reports of inspection containing hull related deficiencies. conditions for survey (e.6 . ventilation.13 basic ship information and particulars. lighting.10 description and history of the coating and corrosion protection system (previous class notations). equipment for surveys. if any. identification of the thickness measurement company.5). damage experience related to the ship in question. etc. inspections by the Owner’s personnel during the last 3 years with reference to structural deterioration in general. corrosion prevention and condition of coating.Z10. Safety Management System non-conformities relating to hull maintenance. and is to include relevant information including at least: .3 The submitted Survey Programme is to account for and comply.8 .7 . leakages in tank boundaries and piping and condition of the coating and corrosion protection system if any.3).11 . thickness measurement and tank testing. respectively.11 .g. where relevant. list of tanks with information on use. nominations of sections for thickness measurement (per 2.4). nomination of tanks for tank testing (per 2. including the associated corrective action(s). main structural plans (scantling drawings). provisions and methods for access to structures. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS).9 .2 .).3 .1. as a minimum. II and 2.5 2007 . plan of tanks. 2001/Rev. nomination of tanks and areas for close-up survey (per 2. gas freeing. 16 IACS Req.4 .12 .10 .

contained in Annex I.1 The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. to reveal corrosion. 5.4 The Classification Society will advise the Owner of the maximum acceptable structural corrosion diminution levels applicable to the vessel. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water.2.1. 5.1. when considered necessary and appropriate. void or enclosed space. When safe access cannot be provided.4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion.1. or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating.2 Details of the means of access are to be provided in the survey planning questionnaire. fractures.2.2. 5. 5.4 (cont’d) 17 IACS Req. Tanks and spaces are to be gas free and properly ventilated. oil residues etc.2 5. the soft coating is to be removed. 5. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed.2. dirt. safe access is to be provided for the surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating.Z10. fractures.2. damages. 5. However.2. deformation.2. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale. 2001/Rev. scale.5 2007 . 5.5 Use may also be made of the Guidelines for Technical Assessment in Conjunction with Planning for Enhanced Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers Special Survey .5 Where Soft Coatings have been applied.Hull. Prior to entering a tank. deformation.1.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination. 5.4 5. the survey of the spaces involved is to not proceed.1.2 Tanks and spaces are to be safe for access. damages or other structural deterioration. These guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of the Classification Society.1 In order to enable the attending surveyors to carry out the survey.3 In cases where the provisions of safety and required access are judged by the attending surveyors not to be adequate. it is to be verified that the atmosphere in that space is free from hazardous gas and contains sufficient oxygen. Conditions for survey Z10. provisions for proper and safe access are to be agreed between the owner and the Classification society.2. 5.

2 For close-up survey.6 The surveyor(s) are to always be accompanied by at least one responsible person. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required. acceptable to the Surveyor. is to be provided: • • • • • • 5.4 5.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: • • • • radiographic equipment. assigned by the owner. as the case may be. the navigation bridge. Equipment for survey Access to structures Z10. means are to be provided to enable the surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way. The communication arrangements are to be maintained throughout the survey.4. The back-up team is to continuously observe the work in the tank or space and is to keep lifesaving and evacuation equipment ready for use.3.4 5.4.2.Z10. In addition a back-up team of at least two experienced persons is to be stationed at the hatch opening of the tank or space that is being surveyed. one or more of the following means for access. ultrasonic equipment. portable ladders.3 5.2. lifts and movable platforms. experienced in tank and enclosed spaces inspection.1 For overall survey. the responsible officer on deck and. magnetic particle equipment. 5.7 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank or space being examined.5 2007 . dye penetrant. 5. 2001/Rev. 5.4 (cont’d) 18 IACS Req. 5. temporary staging and passages through structures.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. other equivalent means. permanent staging and passages through structures. boats or rafts.3.

4 (cont’d) 5.g. at no time should the water level be allowed to be within 1 m of the deepest under deck web face flat so that the survey team is not isolated from a direct escape route to the tank hatch. having satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured.5. the tank or space must contain clean ballast water only. 5.4.3 . safety helmet. A safety check-list is to be provided.5 Adequate protective clothing is to be made available and used during the survey (e. Filling to levels above the deck transverses should only be contemplated if a deck access manhole is fitted and open in the .6 19 IACS Req.4 When rafts or boats are used for close-up surveys. safety shoes. etc. the following conditions are to be observed: . 5.3 and 5.25m.1. the surface of water in the tank should be calm (under all foreseeable conditions the expected rise of water within the tank should not exceed 0. gloves. This system is to include the personnel in charge of ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. 5. breathing apparatus.4 Adequate and safe lighting is to be provided for the safe and efficient conduct of the survey. 5. inflatable rafts or boats.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the tank and the responsible officer on deck.1 only rough duty. Even a thin sheen of oil on the water is not acceptable.4.5 2007 .5. 5.2 .5. On no account should the level of the water be rising while the boat or raft is in use.4 . 5. riding belts with rope and hook and whistles together with instructions and guidance on their use are to be made available during the survey. 2001/Rev. the boat or raft should be tethered to the access ladder and an additional person should be stationed down the access ladder with a clear view of the boat or raft. 5. lifelines.).Z10.5 Survey at sea or at anchorage Z10. oxygen-meter.3 Explosimeter. Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5.25 m) and the water level either stationary or falling. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided.3 Surveys of tanks by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken with the agreement of the Surveyor.4. 5.4. including weather forecasting and ship response under foreseeable conditions and provided the expected rise of water within the tank does not exceed 0.5 . should be used.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel onboard.4 5. appropriate lifejackets should be available for all participants.2.5.

Z10.4 bay being examined, so that an escape route for the survey party is available at all times. Other effective means of escape to the deck may be considered; .7 if the tanks (or spaces) are connected by a common venting system, or inert gas system, the tank in which the boat or raft should be used should be isolated to prevent a transfer of gas from other tanks (or spaces).

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5.5.5 Rafts or boats alone may be allowed for inspection of the under deck areas for tanks or spaces, if the depth of the webs is 1.5 m or less. 5.5.6 If the depth of the webs is more than 1.5 m, rafts or boats alone may be allowed only: .1 .2 when the coating of the under deck structure is in GOOD condition and there is no evidence of wastage; or if a permanent means of access is provided in each bay to allow safe entry and exit. This means: i. access direct from the deck via a vertical ladder and a small platform fitted approximately 2 m below the deck in each bay; or ii. access to deck from a longitudinal permanent platform having ladders to deck in each end of the tank. The platform shall, for the full length of the tank, be arranged in level with, or above, the maximum water level needed for rafting of under deck structure. For this purpose, the ullage corresponding to the maximum water level is to be assumed not more than 3m from the deck plate measured at the midspan of deck transverses and in the middle length of the tank (See Figure 1). If neither of the above conditions are met, then staging or an “other equivalent means” is to be provided for the survey of the under deck areas.

5.5.7 The use of rafts or boats alone in paragraphs 5.5.5 and 5.5.6 does not preclude the use of boats or rafts to move about within a tank during a survey. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 - Guidelines for the use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys.

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5.6.1 Proper preparation and close co-operation between the attending surveyor(s) and the owner’s representatives onboard prior to and during the survey are an essential part in the safe and efficient conduct of the survey. During the survey on board safety meetings are to be held regularly. 5.6.2 Prior to the commencement of any part of the Special and Intermediate Survey a survey planning meeting is to be held between the attending Surveyor(s), the Owner’s Representative in attendance, the TM company representative, where involved, and the master of the ship for the purpose of ascertaining that all the arrangements envisaged in the survey programme are in place, so as to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of the survey work to be carried out. See also 7.1.2. 5.6.3 The following is an indicative list of items that are to be addressed in the meeting: .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 schedule of the vessel (i.e. the voyage, docking and undocking manoeuvres, periods alongside, cargo and ballast operations etc.); provisions and arrangements for thickness measurements (i.e. access, cleaning/de-scaling, illumination, ventilation, personal safety); extent of the thickness measurements; acceptance criteria (refer to the list of minimum thicknesses); extent of close-up survey and thickness measurement considering the coating condition and suspect areas/areas of substantial corrosion; execution of thickness measurements; taking representative readings in general and where uneven corrosion/pitting is found; mapping of areas of substantial corrosion; and communication between attending surveyor(s) the thickness measurement company operator(s) and owner representative(s) concerning findings.

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Z10.4 6. 6.1 DOCUMENTATION ON BOARD General

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6.1.1 The owner is to obtain, supply and maintain on board documentation as specified in 6.2 and 6.3, which is to be readily available for the Surveyor. 6.1.2 The documentation is to be kept on board for the lifetime of the ship. 6.2 6.2.1 A Survey Report File is to be a part of the documentation on board consisting of: • • • reports of structural surveys; Executive Hull Summary; thickness measurement reports. Survey report file

6.2.2 The Survey Report File is to be available also in the Owner's and the Classification Society's management offices. 6.3 Supporting documents

6.3.1 The following additional documentation is to be available onboard: • • • • • • Survey Programme as required by 5.1 until such time as the Special Survey or Intermediate Survey, as applicable, has been completed; main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks; previous repair history; cargo and ballast history; extent of use of inert gas plant and tank cleaning procedures; inspections by ship's personnel with reference to • structural deterioration in general; • leakage in bulkheads and piping; • condition of coating or corrosion prevention system, if any. • any other information that will help identify Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas requiring inspection;

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Z10.4 6.4 6.4.1 Prior to survey, the Surveyor is to examine the completeness of the documentation onboard, and its contents as a basis for the survey. Review of documentation on board

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Z10.4 7. 7.1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS General

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7.1.1 Thickness measurements required, if not carried out by the Society itself, are to be witnessed by a Surveyor on board to the extent necessary to control the process. 7.1.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey. 7.1.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. 7.1.4 In all cases the extent of the thickness measurements are to be sufficient as to represent the actual average condition. 7.2 Certification of thickness measurements company

7.2.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a qualified company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table VII. 7.3 7.3.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared. The report is to give the location of measurements, the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness. Furthermore, the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out, type of measurement equipment, names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator. The thickness measurement report is to follow the principles as specified in the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements for Double Hull Oil Tankers, contained in Annex II. 7.3.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. Reporting

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Z10.4 8. 8.1 8.1.1 The data and information on the structural condition of the vessel collected during the survey is to be evaluated for acceptability and continued structural integrity of the vessel. 8.1.1.1 In case of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards (as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines in force), the ship’s longitudinal strength is to be evaluated by using the thickness of structural members measured, renewed and reinforced, as appropriate, during the special survey carried out after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the criteria for longitudinal strength of the ship’s hull girder for oil tankers specified in Annex III. 8.1.1.2 The final result of evaluation of the ship’s longitudinal strength required in 8.1.1.1, after renewal or reinforcement work of structural members, if carried out as a result of initial evaluation, is to be reported as a part of the Executive Hull Summary. 8.2 8.2.1 Principles for survey reporting are shown in Table VIII. 8.2.2 When a survey is split between different survey stations, a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. A list of items examined and / or tested (pressure testing, thickness measurements etc.) and an indication of whether the item has been credited, are to be made available to the next attending Surveyor(s), prior to continuing or completing the survey. 8.2.3 An Executive Hull Summary of the survey and results is to be issued to the Owner as shown in Table IX and placed on board the vessel for reference at future surveys. The Executive Hull Summary is to be endorsed by the Classification Society's head office or regional managerial office. Reporting REPORTING AND EVALUATION OF SURVEY Evaluation of survey report

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Minimum Requirements for Close-Up Survey at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers

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Special Survey No.1 age ≤ 5
One web frame (1), in a ballast tank (see Note 1)

Special Survey No.2 5 < age ≤ 10
All web frames (1), in a ballast tank (see Note 1) The knuckle area and the upper part (5 metres approximately) of one web frame in each

Special Survey No.3 10 < age ≤ 15
All web frames (1), in all ballast tanks

Special Survey No.4 and Subsequent age > 15
As for Special Survey for age from 10 to 15 years Additional transverse areas as deemed necessary by the Society

remaining ballast tank (6)
One deck transverse, in a cargo oil tank (2) One deck transverse, in two cargo oil tanks (2) All web frames (7), including deck transverse and cross ties, if fitted. in a cargo oil tank One web frame (7), including deck transverse and cross ties, if fitted, in each remaining cargo oil tank All transverse bulkheads, in all cargo oil (3) and ballast (4) tanks

One transverse bulkhead (4), in a ballast tank (see Note 1) One transverse bulkhead (5) in a cargo oil centre tank One transverse bulkhead (5), in a cargo oil wing tank (see Note 2)

One transverse bulkhead (4), in each ballast tank (see Note 1) One transverse bulkhead (5), in two cargo oil centre tanks One transverse bulkhead (5), in a cargo oil wing tank (see Note 2)

(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) are areas to be subjected to close-up surveys and thickness measurements (see Figure 1 and Figure 2 (1): Web frame in a ballast tank means vertical web in side tank, hopper web in hopper tank, floor in double bottom tank and deck transverse in double deck tank (where fitted), including adjacent structural members. In fore and aft peak tanks web frame means a complete transverse web frame ring including adjacent structural members (2): Deck transverse, including adjacent deck structural members (or external structure on deck in way of the tank, where applicable) (3): Transverse bulkhead complete in cargo tanks, including girder system, adjacent structural members (such as longitudinal bulkheads) and internal structure of lower and upper stools, where fitted (4): Transverse bulkhead complete in ballast tanks, including girder system and adjacent structural members, such as longitudinal bulkheads, girders in double bottom tanks, inner bottom plating, hopper side, connecting brackets (5): Transverse bulkhead lower part in cargo tank, including girder system, adjacent structural members (such as longitudinal bulkheads) and internal structure of lower stool, where fitted (6). The knuckle area and the upper part (5 metres approximately), including adjacent structural members. Knuckle area is the area of the web frame around the connections of the slope hopper plating to the inner hull bulkhead and the inner bottom plating, up to 2 metres from the corners both on the bulkhead and the double bottom (7): Web frame in a cargo oil tank means deck transverse, longitudinal bulkhead vertical girder and cross ties, where fitted, including adjacent structural members Note 1: ballast tank: means double bottom tank plus double side tank plus double deck tank, as applicable, even if these tanks are separate Note 2: Where no centre cargo tanks are fitted (as in the case of centre longitudinal bulkhead), transverse bulkheads in wing tanks are to be surveyed

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Table II TABLE II Table II. Minimum requirements to thickness measurements at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers Special Survey No.4 and Subsquent age > 15 1. Suspect areas

Special Survey No.1 age ≤ 5 1. Suspect areas 1. Suspect areas

Special Survey No.2 5 < age ≤ 10

Special Survey No.3 10 < age ≤ 15

1. Suspect areas

2. One section of deck plating for the full beam of the ship within the cargo area .1 Each deck plate .2 One transverse section .2 Two transverse sections (1) .3 all wind and water strakes 3. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area 3. Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo area .1 Each deck plate

2. Within the cargo area:

2. Within the cargo area:

2. Within the cargo area:

Minimum Requirements for Thickness measurements at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers

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.1 Each deck plate .2 Three transverse sections (1) .3 Each bottom plate 3. All wind and water strakes, full length

4. Measurements, for general assess4. Measurements, for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion memt and recording of corrosion pattern, of those structural members pattern, of those structural members subject to close-up survey subject to close-up survey according to Table I. according to Table I.

4. Measurements, for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion pattern, of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I.

4. Measurements, for general assessmemt and recording of corrosion pattern, of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I.

(1): at least one section is to include a ballast tank within 0.5L amidships.

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Age of ship (in years at time of special survey due date) Special Survey No.2 and Subsequent age > 5

Special Survey No.1 age ≤ 5

All ballast tank boundaries

All ballast tank boundaries

Table III - Minimum Requirements for Tank Testing at Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers

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Cargo tank boundaries facing ballast tanks, void spaces, pipe tunnels, pump-rooms or cofferdams

All cargo tank bulkheads

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Table IV/Sheet 1 -

Requirements for extent of Thickness Measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion - Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers within the Cargo Area Length

BOTTOM, INNER BOTTOM AND HOPPER STRUCTURE Structural member Extent of measurement Pattern of measurement Bottom, inner bottom and Minimum of three bays 5-point pattern for each hopper structure plating across double bottom tank, panel between longitudinals including aft bay and floors Measurements around and under all suction bell mouths Bottom, inner bottom and Minimum of three Three measurements in line hopper structure longitudinals in each bay across flange and three longitudinals where bottom plating measurements on vertical measured web Bottom girders, including At fore and aft watertight Vertical line of single the watertight ones floors and in centre of tanks measurements on girder plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener, or a minimum of three measurements Bottom floors, including the Three floors in bays where 5-point pattern over two watertight ones bottom plating measured, square metre area with measurements at both ends and middle Hopper structure web frame Three floors in bays where 5-point pattern over one ring bottom plating measured square metre of plating. Single measurements on flange Hopper structure transverse lower 1/3 of bulkhead 5-point pattern over one watertight bulkhead or square metre of plating swash bulkhead 5-point pattern over two upper 2/3 of bulkhead square metre of plating For web, 5-point pattern stiffeners (minimum of over span (two three) measurements across web at each end and one at centre of span). For flange, single measurements at each end and center of span Panel stiffening Where applicable Single measurements

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Structural member Deck plating Deck longitudinals

DECK STRUCTURE Extent of measurement Two transverse bands across tank Every third longitudinal in each of two bands with a minimum of one longitudinal At fore and aft transverse bulkhead, bracket toes and in centre of tanks

Deck girders and brackets (usually in cargo tanks only)

Deck transverse webs

Minimum of two webs, with measurements at both ends and middle of span

Vertical web and transverse Minimum of two webs, and bulkhead in wing ballast both transverse bulkheads tank (two metres from deck) Panel stiffening Where applicable

Pattern of measurement Minimum of three measurements per plate per band Three measurements in line vertically on webs and two measurements on flange (if fitted) Vertical line of single measurements on web plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener, or a minimum of three measurements. Two measurements across flange. 5-point pattern on girder/bulkhead brackets 5-point pattern over one square metre area. Single measurements on flange 5-point pattern over one square metre area Single measurements

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5. 2007 . bracket middle and bottom of tank in same three bays Vertical web and transverse bulkheads (excluding deckhead area): strakes in way of Minimum of two webs 5-point pattern over horizontal girders and both transverse approx.brackets Minimum of three at top. two square metre other strakes bulkheads area Minimum of two webs two measurements and both transverse between each pair of bulkheads vertical stiffeners Plating on each girder in a Two measurements between Horizontal girders minimum of three bays each pair of longitudinal girder stiffeners Panel stiffening Where applicable Single measurements ▲ Z10. 2001/ Rev.4-6 IACS Req.Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers within the Cargo Area Length STRUCTURE IN WING BALLAST TANKS Structural member Extent of measurement Pattern of measurement Side shell and longitudinal bulkhead plating: upper strake and strakes Plating between each pair Single measurement in way of horizontal of longitudinals in a girders minimum of three bays (along the tank) Single measurement all other strakes Plating between every third pair of longitudinals in same three bays Side shell and longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals on: upper strake Each longitudinal in same 3 measurements across three bays web and 1 measurement on flange 3 measurements across Every third longitudinal in all other strakes web and 1 measurement same three bays on flange 5-point pattern over area of Longitudinals .4 cont'd Table IV/Sheet 3 - Requirements for extent of Thickness Measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion .4 Z10.Z10.

Z10.Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers within the Cargo Area Length LONGITUDINAL BULKHEADS IN CARGO TANKS Structural member Extent of measurement Pattern of measurement Deckhead and bottom Plating between each pair of Single measurement strakes.4 cont'd Requirements for extent of Thickness Measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion . and strakes in way longitudinals in a minimum of the horizontal stringers of three bays of transverse bulkheads All other strakes Plating between every third Single measurement pair of longitudinals in same three bays Longitudinals on deckhead Each longitudinal in same Three measurements across and bottom strakes three bays web and one measurement on flange All other longitudinals Every third longitudinal in same three bays Minimum of three at top. plus single measurements on bracket flanges Longitudinals .brackets Web frames and cross ties Lower end brackets (opposite side of web frame) Minimum of three brackets ▲ IACS Req. including in way of cross tie connections Three measurements across web and one measurement on flange 5-point pattern over area of bracket 5-point pattern over approximately two square metre area of webs. 2001/ Rev. 2007 Z10. plus single measurements on flanges of web frame and cross ties 5-point pattern over approximately two square metre area of brackets.4 Table IV/Sheet 4 - Z10. 5. middle and bottom of tank in same three bays Three webs with minimum of three locations on each web.4-7 .

For flange.4 cont'd Requirements for extent of Thickness Measurements at those areas of substantial corrosion .Z10. Transverse band within 5-point pattern between where fitted 25mm of welded stiffeners over one metre connection to inner length bottom/deck plating Transverse band within 25mm of welded connection to shelf plate Deckhead and bottom Plating between pair of 5-point pattern between strakes. 5-point pattern over area of middle and bottom of tank bracket Horizontal stringers All stringers with 5-point pattern over one measurements at both ends square metre area.Special Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers within the Cargo Area Length TRANSVERSE WATERTIGHT AND SWASH BULKHEADS IN CARGO TANKS Structural member Extent of measurement Pattern of measurement Upper and lower stool. plus and middle single measurements near bracket toes and on flanges ▲ Z10.4 Table IV/Sheet 5 - Z10. and strakes in way stiffeners at three locations : stiffeners over one metre of horizontal stringers approximately 1/4. 5. 1/2 and length 3/4 width of tank All other strakes Plating between pair of Single measurement stiffeners at middle location Strakes in corrugated Plating for each change of 5-point pattern over about bulkheads scantling at centre of panel one square metre of plating and at flange of fabricated connection Stiffeners Minimum of three typical For web. 2001/ Rev.4-8 IACS Req. single measurements at each bracket toe and at centre of span Brackets Minimum of three at top. 2007 . 5-point pattern stiffeners over span between bracket connections (two measurements across web at each bracket connection and one at centre of span).

4 Z10.4-9 . 5. 2001/ Rev.2.4 (Blank) ▲ IACS Req.2 See 4.3 See 4.2.Z10. 2007 Z10.2.4 cont'd Table V - Minimum Requirements for Overall and Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurements at Intermediate Survey of Double Hull Oil Tankers Age of ship at time of intermediate survey due date 5 < age ≤ 10 10 < age ≤ 15 age > 15 See 4.

4 Z10. 2001/ Rev.4-10 IACS Req. 2007 ▲ .Z10. 5.4 cont'd Figure 1 - Close-up Survey Requirements for Double Hull Oil Tankers Areas (1) to (5) Close-up Survey Area Z10.

4 Z10. 5. 2007 Z10. 2001/ Rev.4 cont'd Figure 2 - Close-up Survey Requirements for Double Hull Oil Tankers Areas (6) and (7) Close-up Survey Area ▲ IACS Req.4-11 .Z10.

Hull.4 cont'd TABLE VI Note: Table VI is superseded by Annex I : Guidelines for Technical Assessment in conjunction with planning for Enhanced Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers Special Survey .4-12 IACS Req. 5. 2001/ Rev.Z10. ▲ Z10.4 Z10. 2007 .

are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. ▲ (3) 3. technical knowledge of hull structure etc. b) Experiences of the firms on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society. Application This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels. organization and management structure. (2) Auditing of the firms: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. (1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the society for approval. Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting.4-13 . 2007 Z10. g) Measurement record format in accordance with the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Hull Oil Tankers contained in Annex II. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. d) Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. a) Outline of firms. experiences of technicians as thickness measurement operators. i.g.5. f) Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement. the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly orgainized and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. c) Technicians careers. e) A guide for thickness measurement operators.4 cont'd TABLE VII PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES 1. 2.Z10.4 Z10. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. (1) (2) 4. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. Operators. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society.e. e. 2001/ Rev. IACS Req.

Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society. (1) (2) (3) Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. 2007 .Z10.4 cont'd 5. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm.4-14 IACS Req.4 Z10. 5. 2001/ Rev. ▲ Z10.

is to be made available to the next attending surveyor.4 cont'd SURVEY REPORTING PRINCIPLES As a principle.3 Identification of locations. in each tank. for oil tankers subject to ESP. renewals or modifications have been carried out When condition of class (recommendation) has been imposed or deleted 1. continuation and / or completion of periodical hull surveys.5 Identification of tanks subject to tank testing. 2007 Z10. Extent of the survey 2. Thickness measurement and tank testing carried out is also to be listed for the next surveyor.1 A survey report is to be generated in the following cases: In connection with commencement. Where only partial survey is required. 2. 2001/ Rev. General 1. 5. depending on the report system for the respective Societies. together with information of the means of access used.Z10. where a close-up survey has been carried out. Note: As a minimum.1 Identification of compartments where an overall survey has been carried out. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. The structure of the reporting content may be different. i. 2. A list of items surveyed. which shall form an auditable documentary trail. prior to continuing or completing the survey.3 When a survey is split between different survey stations. in each tank. Survey reports are to be kept in the survey report file required to be on board Information for planning of future surveys Information which may be used as input for maintenance of classification rules and instructions 1. intermediate and special surveys. where thickness measurement has been carried out.2 The purpose of reporting is to provide: Evidence that prescribed surveys have been carried out in accordance with applicable classification rules Documentation of surveys carried out with findings. as relevant for the survey. 1. i. including actions taken. ▲ 2. the identification of location of close-up survey and thickness measurement is to include a confirmation with description of individual structural members corresponding to the extent of requirements stipulated in Z10.4 For areas in tanks where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition and the extent of close-up survey and / or thickness measurement has been specially considered.2 Identification of locations. 2. structures subject to special consideration are to be identified. the surveyor is to include the following content in his report for survey of hull structure and piping systems.4-15 . annual.4 based on type of periodical survey and the ship's age. repairs carried out and condition of class (recommendation) imposed or deleted Survey records . as relevant When structural damages / defects have been found When repairs. one web frame ring / one deck transverse. IACS Req. the identification is to include location within each tank by reference to frame numbers. 2.4 TABLE VIII Z10.e. relevant findings and an indication of whether the item has been credited.e.

Z10. pump rooms. 3. 3.4-16 IACS Req. renewal or modification) including: • Steel grades and scantlings (if different from the original). Result of the survey 3.4 Evaluation result of longitudinal strength of the hull girder of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and over 10 years of age.1 Type.2) 4.1 Whenever the attending surveyor is of the opinion that repairs are required. For identification of extensive repairs. where: Examination including internal examination of piping with valves and fittings and thickness measurement. Whenever repairs are carried out. as relevant (rated GOOD. as relevant.6 Identification of cargo piping on deck. pipe tunnels and void spaces. as relevant (as per 4.e. including crude oil washing (COW) piping. FAIR or POOR). reference may be given to the survey report. condition of class (recommendation) is to be sufficiently detailed with identification of each item to be repaired. Repair extent NDT / Tests - 4. as appropriate. and cargo and ballast piping within cargo and ballast tanks. 2001/ Rev. type and extent • Areas with substantial corrosion • Cracks / fractures with description of location and extent • Buckling with description of location and extent • Indents with description of location and extent Identification of compartments where no structural damages / defects are found - The report may be supplemented by sketches / photos. has been carried out Operational test to working pressure has been carried out 3.4 Z10. details of the repairs effected are to be reported by making specific reference to relevant items in the numbered list. 2007 ▲ . each item to be repaired is to be identified in a numbered list. 5.2 Structural condition of each compartment with information on the following. such as: • Corrosion with description of location. 3. condition of class (recommendation) is to be imposed with a specific time limit for the repairs.2 Repairs carried out are to be reported with identification of: Compartment Structural member Repair method (i.3 For repairs not completed at the time of survey. Actions taken with respect to findings 4.3 Thickness measurement report is to be verified and signed by the surveyor controlling the measurements on board. as relevant: Measured and as-built transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Diminution of transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges Details of renewals or reinforcements carried out. as relevant: Identification of findings. In order to provide correct and proper information to the surveyor attending for survey of the repairs. 4. extent and condition of protective coating in each tank.4 cont'd 2. The following data is to be included. • Sketches/photos. Z10.

5. 2007 . 2001/ Rev. TONNES): NATIONAL FLAG: GROSS TONNAGE: NATIONAL: ITC (69): CLASSIFICATION NOTATION: DATE OF BUILD: DATE OF MAJOR CONVERSION: TYPE OF CONVERSION: a) The survey reports and documents listed below have been reviewed by the undersigned and found to be satisfactory Executive Summary Report completed by: Name Signature Title OFFICE Executive Summary Report verified by: DATE Name Signature Title OFFICE DATE b) c) A summary of the survey is attached herewith on sheet 2 The hull special survey has been completed in accordance with the Regulations on [date] Attached reports and documents: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Z10.4 cont'd IACS UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY Issued upon Completion of Special Survey TABLE IX(i) GENERAL PARTICULARS SHIPS NAME: CLASS IDENTIFY NUMBER: IMO IDENTIFY NUMBER: PORT OF REGISTRY: DEADWEIGHT (M.4-17 ▲ IACS Req.4 Z10.Z10.

Extended Annual/Intermediate survey due to coating breakdown J) K) Evaluation results of the ship’s longitudinal strength (for oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age) Conclusion – Statement on evaluation/verification of survey report ▲ Z10. and corresponding Thickness diminution Corrosion pattern E) Thickness measurements: – – – * * F) Tank Protection Separate form indicating: – Location of coating – Condition of coating (if applicable) – Identification of tanks/areas G) H) I) Repairs: Condition of Class/Recommendations: Memoranda: – – – Acceptable defects Any points of attention for future surveys.Table IX (i) Where and how survey was done Extent (Which tanks) TABLE IX(ii) Cargo & Ballast Piping System: Examined Operationally tested Reference to Thickness Measurement report Summary of where measured Separate form indicating the tanks/areas with Substantial Corrosion.4 cont'd EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY A) B) C) D) General Particulars: Report Review: Close-up Survey: – – – Ref.Z10. for Suspect Areas. 2007 .4-18 IACS Req.g. 5. e.4 Z10. 2001/ Rev.

e. ▲ IACS Req. 2001/ Rev. 75 – 100% of acceptable margins wasted P = Pitting C = Corrosion in General Any bottom plating with a pitting intensity of 20% or more.g. with wastage in the substantial corrosion range or having an average depth of pitting of 1/3 or more of actual plate thickness is to be noted. attached sketches Remarks 1) 2) Substantial corrosion.4 Z10.Z10. 5. i.4-19 . 2007 Z10.4 cont'd TABLE IX(iii) EXTRACT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS Reference is made to the thickness measurements report: 1) Positions of substantially corroded Tanks/Areas or Areas with deep pitting Thickness diminution [%] 2) Corrosion pattern Remarks: e. Ref.

FAIR condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration.4-20 IACS Req. Tank protection Coating condition Remarks Remarks: 1) All segregated ballast tanks and combined cargo/ballast tanks to be listed. 2) C = Coating 3) NP = No Protection Coating condition according to the following standard GOOD condition with only minor spot rusting. If coating condition less than “GOOD” is given. POOR condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. This is to be noted in part H) of the Executive Hull Summary. 5.Z10. 2007 . extended annual surveys are to be introduced.4 Z10. ▲ Z10. but less than as defined for POOR condition.4 cont'd TANK PROTECTION 1) 2) 3) TABLE IX (iv) Tank Nos. 2001/ Rev.

5. renewed or reinforced. whichever is the greater. as appropriate. during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2.4 TABLE IX (v) Z10. only one applicable section is to be completed) 1 This section applies to ships regardless of the date of construction: Transverse sectional areas of deck flange (deck plating and deck longitudinals) and bottom flange (bottom shell plating and bottom longitudinals) of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness measured. ▲ ▲ IACS Req.0 cn is to be used for the purpose of this calculation.4 cont'd Evaluation result of longitudinal strength of the hull girder of oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age (Of sections 1. as shown in the following table: Table 2 Transverse section modulus of hull girder Zact (cm3) *1 Zreq (cm3) *2 Remarks Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Transverse Section 3 * Bottom The actual transverse section modulus of the hull girder of oil tankers calculated under paragraph 2.1 of Annex III.2.1. during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age. and are found to be within their diminution limits determined by the Classification Society *.1. renewed or reinforced.4 is not to be less than 90% of the required section modulus for new buildings specified in IACS Unified Requirements S7* or S11. as appropriate. 2001/ Rev. as shown in the following table: Table 1 Transverse sectional area of hull girder flange Measured As-built Diminution cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) cm2 (%) Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Transverse Section 3 Deck flange Bottom flange Deck flange Bottom flange Deck flange Bottom flange 2 This section applies to ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002: Section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured. 2007 Z10. * C = 1.Z10.1 of Annex III to UR Z10.4-21 . 2 and 3 below. and found that the diminution of the transverse sectional area does not exceed 10% of the as-built area.2.

3 This section applies to ships constructed before 1 July 2002: Section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder have been calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured.1 of Annex III.2.4 Z10. renewed or reinforced. renewed or reinforced. 2001/ Rev. as shown in the following table: Describe the criteria for acceptance of the minimum section moduli of the ship's hull girder for ships in service required by the Classification Society.2.1. in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2. Z10.2 of Annex III. 5. Zmc means the diminution limit of minimum section modulus calculated in accordance with provisions of paragraph 2.4 cont'd Notes *1 Zact means the actual section moduli of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated by using the thickness of structural members measured.1 of Annex III. as calculated in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2. and found to meet the criteria required by the Classification Society and that Zact is not less than Zmc (defined in *2 below) as specified in appendix 2 to Annex III. as appropriate.1. Table 3 Transverse Section 1 Transverse Section 2 Transverse Section 3 Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Upper deck Bottom Transverse section modulus of hull girder Zact (cm3) *1 Zreq (cm3) *2 Remarks Notes: *1 *2 As defined in note *1 of Table 2. Zreq means diminution limit of the longitudinal bending strength of ships. as appropriate.Z10. during the special survey.2 of Annex III.1.1.4-22 IACS Req. during the special survey most recently conducted after the ship reached 10 years of age in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2.2.2. *2 The calculation sheets for Zact are to be attached to this report. 2007 ▲ ▲ .

4I-1 IACS Req. As indicated in 5. or evidence a history of. Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. 1995.1 General 3.1. INTRODUCTION These guidelines contain information and suggestions concerning technical assessments which may be of use in conjunction with the planning of enhanced special surveys of double hull oil tankers. "Hull Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers. 1).2 Minimum Requirements 2. the technical assessments described in these guidelines are to be worked out by the Owner or operator in cooperation with the Classification Society well in advance of the commencement of the Special Survey." (Ref. the guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of an IACS Member Society. nominating suspect areas and in focusing attention on structural elements or areas of structural elements which may be particularly susceptible to. these guidelines may not be used to reduce the requirements pertaining to thickness measurement.2." 2.4 Annex I Z10. i. "Guidelines for the Inspection and Maintenance of Double Hull Tanker Structures. areas and tanks for thickness measurement.2. which are.2 Minimum Requirements However. 2.. respectively. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. II and III.3 Timing 2.HULL Contents: 1. "Guidance Manual for Tanker Structures.4 cont'd ANNEX I GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS OF DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS SPECIAL SURVEY . close-up survey and tank testing contained in Tables I.1 Purpose 2.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement 3." 1. in all cases.TSCF. to be complied with as a minimum. 5. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2. ▲ Z10. wastage or damage.2 Methods 3. This information may be useful in nominating locations.2. 1997. "Hull Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers.4. 2. when considered necessary and appropriate.2 Corrosion 3. 2. close-up survey and tank testing. IACS Unified Requirement Z10. 2001/ Rev.e.TSCF. PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES 2.1 Design Details 3. REFERENCES 1.4.Z10.5 of IACS Unified Requirement Z10. prior to commencing the survey and normally at least 12 to 15 months before the survey's completion due date. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship." 3. 2007 .4 Aspects to be Considered TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3. of Z10.3 Timing As with other aspects of survey planning.1 Purpose The purpose of the technical assessments described in these guidelines is to assist in identifying critical structural areas.4. 2.

mild steel has been used may be more susceptible to damage when HTS. cracking. high stress levels or fatigue. The review of the main structural drawings.2. and its higher associated stresses. 2 and 3). The factors contributing to damage are to be carefully considered. use of different tanks for cargo/ballast. * Former history with respect to corrosion. In addition. which contain a catalogue of typical damages and proposed repair methods for various tanker structural details. Details showing good service experience where ordinary. extent.Number. where available. Corrosion may also lead to cracking and/or buckling. should include checking for typical design details where cracking has been experienced. with the use of HTS for longitudinal material in deck and bottom structures. in addition to using the above mentioned figures.4I-2 . such as may be found in publications of the Tanker Structure Cooperative Forum (TSCF). which may include quantitative or qualitative evaluation of relative risks of possible deterioration. is less favorable. Chapter 3 of Ref.3. cracks and buckling. good experience. in order to compare with the actual structure and search for similar details which may be susceptible to damage. where the dynamic stresses may be higher. indents and repairs for the particular ship as well as similar vessels.1 Design Details Damage experience related to the ship in question and similar ships. 3. * Information with respect to types of cargo carried. The approach is basically an evaluation of the risk based on the knowledge and experience related to design and corrosion. Contact damages are not normally covered by the survey plan since indents are usually noted in memoranda and assumed to be dealt with as a normal routine by Surveyors. in general.2 deals with various aspects specific to double hull tankers. In particular. buckling. Technical assessments of the relative risks of susceptability to damage or deterioration of various structural elements and areas are to be judged and decided on the basis of recognised principles and practices. ▲ IACS Req. design details and extent of use of high tensile steel. Typical damage experience to be considered will consist of: . where available. a selection of structural details from the design drawings is to be included. TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT 3. The design is to be considered with respect to structural details which may be susceptible to buckling or cracking as a result of vibration. reference is to be be made to the two TSCF’s publications mentioned in Ref. of the following aspects of a particular ship may be used as a basis for the nomination of tanks and areas for survey: * Design features such as stress levels on various structural elements. Such figures are to be used together with a review of the main drawings. corrosion.4 cont'd 2. and is closely connected with the quality of corrosion protection at newbuilding. if any.4 Annex I Z10. . 3. There is extensive and. which depicts how technical assessments can be carried out in conjunction with the survey planning process. which are to be considered in working out the survey planning. protection of tanks and condition of coating. are utilized.Z10. This information may be found in the survey reports and/or the Owner's files. (Refs.2 and Ref. 2007 Z10. Corrosion is related to the ageing process. corrosion trends. An example is shown in Figure 2. misalignment during construction. location and frequency of cracks. and subsequent maintenance during the service life. The defects should be analyzed. For example.4 Aspects to be Considered Technical assessments. Experience in other locations. general experience is to be utilized. side structures. 2001/ Rev.1 General There are three basic types of possible failure which may be the subject of technical assessment in connection with planning of surveys. noted and marked on sketches. e. including the results of the Owner's own inspections. such as stress concentration locations. Technical assessments performed in conjunction with the survey planning process are. 5. In addition. in principle to be as shown schematically in Figure 1. is the main source of information to be used in the process of planning. fatigue considerations and areas requiring special attention.g.Location of buckles.2 Methods 3. The use of high tensile steel (HTS) is an important factor.

The nomination of tanks and spaces for close-up survey should. 3.4 Annex I Z10. and should always include ballast tanks.1) . 5.4I-3 IACS Req. stress calculations of typical and important components and details.Corrosion Risk Scheme (See Ref. 3 gives definitive examples which can be used for judging and describing coating condition. The selected areas of the structure identified during this process are to be recorded and marked on the structural drawings to be included in the Survey Programme. the specific aspects addressing corrosion in double hull tankers indicated in 3. the locations for initial close-up survey and thickness measurement (areas and sections) may be nominated. The various tanks and spaces are to be listed with the corrosion risks nominated accordingly. may prove useful and are to be considered.4 cont'd In this respect.Condition of Coatings . Special attention is to be given to the areas where the double hull tanker is particularly exposed to corrosion. To do this end. together with relevant information on the anticipated condition of the ship as derived from the information collected in order to prepare the Survey Programme and the age of the ship.2 Corrosion In order to evaluate relative corrosion risks. 2007 .Ballast use and time for Cargo Tanks . The evaluation of corrosion risks is to be based on information in Ref. using typical pictures of conditions.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement On the basis of the table of corrosion risks and the evaluation of design experience.Previous Corrosion Damage .Cleaning Procedures .Location of Heated Tanks Ref. 3.Usage of Tanks and Spaces .2 are to be taken into account. be based on highest corrosion risk.4 (Corrosion trends) of Ref. 3. Table 2. The principle for the selection is to be that the extent is increased by age or where information is insufficient or unreliable. 2001/ Rev. The sections subject to thickness measurement are to normally be nominated in tanks and spaces where corrosion risk is judged to be the highest. initially.2.2. in accordance with the latest Rules or other relevant methods. ▲ Z10. 3. the following information is generally to be considered: .Z10.

4 cont'd Input: Drawings. Reports. Acceptable Corrosion Allowance Collection of Information Coating Condition Usage of Tanks Design Related Risk Corrosion Risk Analyse: Hull Damage This Ship Coating condition Usage of Tanks Analyse Hull Damage for Similar Ships Where Available Corrosion Damage This Ship Hull Damage : General Experience Corrosion Damage Similar Ship where Available Present Areas where Damage has been found and Risks considered high.4I-4 . Mark Sketches or Drawings Location for Thickness Measurement and Close-Up Survey Survey Programme Acceptance by Class & Owner Survey FIGURE 1: TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND THE SURVEY PLANNING PROCESS ▲ IACS Req.Z10. 2007 Z10. 5. 2001/ Rev.4 Annex I Z10.

2007 . 3.A WEB AND FLAT BAR CROPPED AND PART RENEWED OR ALTERNATIVELY WELDED NOTE ★ONE OR MORE FRACTURES MAY OCCUR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO DAMAGE 1. 2001/ Rev. Defective weld at return around the plate thickness. Insufficient area of connection of longitudinal to web plate.Z10.4I-5 IACS Req. Dynamic sea way load/ship motions. Asymmetrical connection of flat bar stiffener resulting in high peak stresses at the heel of the stiffener under fatigue loading. corners of cut-out for the longitudinal and connection of web to shell at cut-outs.4 cont'd LOCATION: EXAMPLE No. 5 6.A WEB FLAT BAR STIFFENER VIEW A . 2.4 Annex I Z10. 5. FIGURE 1 TANKER STRUCTURE CO-OPERATIVE FORUM SUBJECT: CATALOGUE OF STRUCTURAL DETAILS FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2: TYPICAL DAMAGE AND REPAIR EXAMPLE (REPRODUCED FROM REF. High stress in the web of the transverse. 4. 1 : Connection of longitudinals to transverse webs Web and flat bar fractures at cut-outs for longitudinal stiffener connections PROPOSED REPAIR FULL COLLAR IF FRACTURES IN WEB PLATE ARE SMALL AND ARE REPAIRED BY WELDING TYPICAL DAMAGE ★ FRACTURE SHELL PLATING OR LONGITUDINAL BULKHEAD FLAT BAR STIFFENER A FRACTURED WELD/WEB ★ FRACTURE A A A LUG SIDE SHELL OR BULKHEAD LONGITUDINAL WEB PLATING ★ FRACTURE BACKING BRACKET LUG ≥X X VIEW A . High localised corrosion at areas of stress concentration such as flat bar stiffener connections. 2) ▲ ▲ Z10.

4 Annex II Z10.4II-1 IACS Req. 2001/ Rev.Z10. ▲ Z10. 2007 . 5.4 cont'd ANNEX II Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Hull Oil Tankers * * Note: Annex II is recommendatory.

T. Transverse section of a double hull oil tanker showing typical areas for thickness measurement in association with close-up survey requirements./O. transverse bulkheads Report TM6-DHT for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members GUIDANCE Sheet 11 Typical transverse section of a double hull oil tanker (up to 150.strength deck and sheerstrake plating Report TM2-DHT (ii) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections . Transverse section outline.4. Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Sheet 14 - Sheet 15 - ▲ IACS Req.Z10. 2007 Z10. The diagram included details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used. The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagrams on sheet 11 and sheet 12 are not suitable Transverse section and transverse bulkheads of a double hull oil tanker showing typical areas for thickness measurement in association with close-up survey requirements.T.000 dwt). 5.000 dwt). Typical transverse section of a double hull oil tanker (above 150.4.4II-2 Sheet 1 . 2001/ Rev. all bottom shell plating and side shell plating Report TM2-DHT (i) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections .4 Annex II CONTENTS Z10. The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used.shell plating Report TM3-DHT for recording the thickness measurement of longitudinal members at transverse sections (including double hull plating) Report TM4-DHT for recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members Report TM5-DHT for recording the thickness measurement of W.areas (1) to (5) as defined in Table I of the UR Z10.4 cont'd Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3 REPORTS Sheet 4 Sheet 5 Sheet 6 Sheet 7 Sheet 8 Sheet 9 Sheet 10 - Contents Instructions General Particulars Report TM1-DHT for recording the thickness measurements of all deck plating. areas (6) to (7) as defined in Table I of the UR Z10.

▲ Z10. This document is to be used for recording thickness measurements as required by IACS Unified Requirement Z 10.Z10. TM3-DHT. TM4-DHT. 2007 . The remaining sheets 11-15 are guidance diagrams and notes relating to the reporting forma and the procedure for the thickness measurements. TM5-DHT and TM6-DHT (sheets 4-10) are to be used for recording thickness measurements and the maximum allowable diminution is to be stated. Reporting forms TM1-DHT. 2001/ Rev.4.4II-3 Sheet 2 IACS Req.4 Annex II Z10.4 cont'd INSTRUCTIONS Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Hull Oil Tankers 1. 5. 2. TM2-DHT. 3. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.

..... 2001/ Rev..............................4 Annex II Z10............ ...4II-4 Sheet 3 ................ Company official stamp:......... Place of measurement First date of measurement Last date of measurement Special survey/intermediate survey due:-* Details of measurement equipment:Qualification of operator:____________________________________________________________________________________ Report Number:consisting of Sheets ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of operator:Signature of operator:............. Certificate valid from ............................. ....................Z10. ...........................4 cont'd Ships name:IMO Number:Class Identification number Port of registry:Gross tons:Deadweight:Date of build:Classification society:- GENERAL PARTICULARS ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Company performing thickness measurement:Thickness measurement company certified by:Certificate No........... * Delete as appropriate ▲ IACS Req........ Name of surveyor:Signature of surveyor:Classification Society Official Stamp:..... to ....... 5...... 2007 Z10.......

........ ......................... .............Z10.Sheet 4 IACS Req............ 2007 Operators Signature......................4 Annex II .............. Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT of ALL DECK PLATING...4II-5 12th forward 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Amidships 1st aft 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Z10..................... 5...... Report No....... 2001/ Rev............... mm Gauged P S ▲ Z10.... Thk........................4 cont'd TM1–DHT ( * – delete as appropriate) Class Identity No................................... or Letter Org..... STRAKE POSITION Forward Reading Diminution P mm % Diminution S mm % P Gauged P S % S mm Aft Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % PLATE POSITION No.......... ALL BOTTOM SHELL PLATING or SIDE SHELL PLATING* Ship's name......... NOTES – See Reverse ...............

The strake position is to be clearly indicated as follows :2. 5.4 Annex II Z10.1 1.Z10. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM1-DHT This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of :All strength deck plating within the cargo area.1 2. 1.4II-6 . ▲ IACS Req.4 cont'd 1. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. Measurements are to be taken at the forward and aft areas of all and where plates cross ballast/cargo tank boundaries separate measurements for the area of plating in way of each type of tank are to be recorded. 4.2 2.3 1. For side shell plating give number of the strake of plating below sheerstrake and letter as shown on shell expansion. 3. All keel. bottom shell plating and bilge plating within the cargo area.2 1. 5.4 2.3 For strength deck indicate the number of the strake of plating inboard from the stringer plate. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. For bottom plating indicate the number of the strake of plating outboard from the keel plate. 2007 Z10. 2001/ Rev. Side shell plating including selected wind and water strakes outside cargo area. All wind and water strakes within cargo area.

.. Dim.... Alwb...... two or three transverse sections) Report No........ Thk...4 Annex II ................ Gauged Dim..........4 cont'd TM2–DHT (i) Class Identity No....... ....... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org....... 2007 Operators Signature.......... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org................ Ship's name.................... ........................ .... No........ STRENGTH DECK AND SHEERSTRAKE PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No.Sheet 5 IACS Req..4II-7 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th centre strake sheer strake TOPSIDE TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Z10.................... Max...................... 2001/ Rev......Z10... Thk... Thk...... Alwb....... Gauged P Dim.................. Alwb............................ or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Stringer Plate 1st strake inboard 2nd 3rd 4th ▲ Z10.... Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one... 5. or Letter mm mm S P Org... Max... Diminution No........ Max....

5. 5.Z10. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. ▲ IACS Req. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (0). 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2001/ Rev.4 cont'd NOTES TO THE REPORT TM2-DHT (i) 1. stringer plate and sheerstrake (including rounded gunwales). The topside area comprises deck plating. This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Strength deck plating and sheerstrake plating transverse sections : One.4 Annex II Z10. (1) and (2) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11 and 12 of this document. 4. 2007 Z10.4II-8 . 3.

. 2001/ Rev...4II-9 1st below sheer strake 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th keel strake BOTTOM TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse Z10.. ................................... Max... Max...Sheet 6 IACS Req...... Gauged P Dim.......... Gauged Dim......... Alwb.. Alwb...... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org.... Dim..... Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING (one....................Z10...................... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % ▲ Z10....4 Annex II ..... ............. or Letter mm mm S P Org.. two or three transverse sections) Report No......... Thk.... or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org....... Thk........ SHELL PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No....... Ship's name...... Max.. 5........ Diminution No............................ Thk...............4 cont'd TM2–DHT (ii) Class Identity No........ 2007 Operators Signature........................... No.... ..... Alwb.

2001/ Rev. bottom and bilge plating. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the structural items (3). 5. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated.4 cont'd 1. 4.4 Annex II Z10. The bottom area comprises keel. 2007 Z10. (4) and (5) and (6) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11 and 12 of this document.Z10. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. ▲ IACS Req. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM2-DHT(ii) This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Shell plating transverse sections : One. 5. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.4II-10 . 2 3.

..........4 cont'd TM3-DHT Class Identity No...... Thk....... Max.. Gauged Dim......... Max.. Alwb................. No..Sheet 7 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req....... 2001/ Rev...... Alwb.................... mm P P S mm % S % mm % mm mm mm mm % mm Org............ FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER STRUCTURAL MEMBER No... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF LONGITUDINAL MEMBERS (one. Thk....... Max...... . 5................... Alwb.... Gauged P S Diminution P Diminution S mm mm mm % mm % ▲ Z10...................... Diminution P Diminution S Item No...... Gauged Diminution P Diminution Item S Org. Ship's name......... . 2007 Operators Signature..........4 Annex II ............... two or three transverse sections) Report No.... Item Thk................4II-11 Z10.. Org....... Dim.....Z10............................. ........... Dim..............

3. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.4 cont'd 1. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM3-DHT This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of : Longitudinal Members at transverse sections : One. 2001/ Rev. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. 4. 5. 2007 Z10. ▲ IACS Req. 2. two or three sections within the cargo area comprising of the appropriate structural items (10) to (29) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11 and 12 of this document.Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.4II-12 .4 Annex II Z10.

.... Alwb......................................... Report No.......... ▲ Z10........ .. TANK DESCRIPTION: LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % Diminution P mm Diminution S % STRUCTURAL MEMBER ITEM mm Original Thickness mm Max.....Z10..................... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF TRANSVERSE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS In the cargo oil and water ballast tanks within the cargo tank length Ship's name................4 cont'd TM4–DHT Class Identity No......4 Annex II ..................... ........ Dim.................... 5.............4II-13 Z10...... 2001/ Rev.................................. NOTES – See Reverse ............ 2007 Operators Signature..................Sheet 8 IACS Req..

▲ IACS Req. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.4 Annex II Z10. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.4 cont'd 1.4II-14 . 2. 5. 2001/ Rev. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM4-DHT This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurements of: Transverse structural members. comprising of the appropriate structural items (30) to (36) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11 and 12 od this document.Z10. 3. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 14 and 15 of this document. 2007 Z10.

4 Annex II . 2001/ Rev... NOTES – See Reverse ........./O.............. 5.... Dim....... : Gauged Port Starboard mm Diminution P % Diminution S mm % LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: STRUCTURAL COMPONENT (PLATING/STIFFENER) Original Thickness mm Max........ mm ▲ Z10..........T... Alwb.......................................................Sheet 9 IACS Req....................4II-15 Z10..4 cont'd TM5-DHT Class Identity No.. Report on THICKNESS OF W..... ... 2007 Operators Signature..............T TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS within the cargo tank or cargo hold spaces Ship's name........... TANK/HOLD DESCRIPTION: FRAME NO............Z10................... Report No............................................. ....

4. 3./O. 5. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.T.Z10. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 14 of this document. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. ▲ IACS Req. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM5-DHT This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of: W. 2007 Z10. transverse bulkheads.4 cont'd 1. 2.T. 2001/ Rev.4 Annex II Z10.4II-16 .

Dim... ............... Alwb.. .....................4 TM6-DHT Class Identity No............ mm Max........................ Report No.................... 5.................... STRUCTURAL MEMBER: SKETCH LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % mm % Diminution P Diminution S Description Org............ Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS Ship's name........... NOTES – See Reverse ...........4 Annex II ............4II-17 Z10..........cont'd Z10... 2007 Operators Signature.... mm ▲ Z10...... Thk..................................Sheet 10 IACS Req................... 2001/ Rev..........

4II-18 . 5.4 Annex II Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. ▲ IACS Req.Z10. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. NOTES TO THE REPORT TM6-DHT This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of: Miscellaneous structural members. 2007 Z10. 3. 2001/ Rev.4 cont'd 1. 2.

Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 19. Cross ties ▲ Z10. Bilge longitudinals 14. Longitudinal bulkhead bottom strake 20. Bottom longitudinals 15. 2001/ Rev. Horizontal girders in wing ballast tanks 17. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 36. Hopper longitudinals 26. Deck girders 16.4 Annex II . 5. Deck transverse – wing tank 32. Inner bottom longitudinals 28.Double Hull Oil Tankers Typical transverse section of a double hull tanker up to 150. Inner side plating 23. 2007 . Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 21. Bottom shell plating 6. Keel plate 10.4 cont'd Thickness Measurement . Double bottom floor – wing tank 34. Vertical web in wing ballast tank 33. Sheerstrake 3. Inner bottom plating 27. Hopper plating 25. Topside tank longitudinals 30.Z10. Deck longitudinals 11. Stringer plate 2.Sheet 11 Z10. Sheerstrake longitudinals 12. Bilge plating 5.000 dwt with indication of longitudinal and transverse members Report on TM2-DHT (i) & (ii) 0. Double bottom floor – centre tank 35. Deck transverse – centre tank 31. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 22. Side shell longitudinals 13. Topside tank plating 29. Bottom girders 18. Inner side longitudinals 24.4II-19 IACS Req. Strength deck plating 1. Side shell plating 4.

Bottom girders 18. Bilge plating 5. Bottom longitudinals 15.Z10. Topside tank longitudinals 30. Deck longitudinals 11. Inner bottom plating 27.Double Hull Oil Tankers Typical transverse section of a double hull tanker above 150. Deck transverse – centre tank 31. Stringer plate 2.4 cont'd Thickness Measurement . Hopper plating 25.4II-20 . Deck girders 16. 2007 Z10.000 dwt with indication of longitudinal and transverse members Report on TM2-DHT (i) & (ii) 0. Sheerstrake longitudinals 12. Keel plate 10. Side shell plating 4.Sheet 12 Z10. Strength deck plating 1. Inner side longitudinals 24. Double bottom floor – centre tank 35. Side shell longitudinals 13. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 21. Topside tank plating 29. Cross ties ▲ IACS Req. Sheerstrake 3. Vertical web in wing ballast tank 33. Inner side plating 23. Hopper longitudinals 26.4 Annex II . Horizontal girders in wing ballast tanks 17. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 22. 2001/ Rev. Double bottom floor – wing tank 34. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 19. 5. Deck transverse – wing tank 32. Bottom shell plating 6. Bilge longitudinals 14. Inner bottom longitudinals 28. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 36. Longitudinal bulkhead bottom strake 20.

Side shell longitudinals 13. 2007 . Bottom girders 18. Sheerstrake longitudinals 12. Inner bottom plating 27. Deck transverse – centre tank 31. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 36. Horizontal girders in wing ballast tanks 17. Double bottom floor – wing tank 34.Sheet 13 Z10. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 21. Stringer plate 2. Deck girders 16. Bottom longitudinals 15.Z10. Hopper longitudinals 26. Report on TM2-DHT (i) & (ii) 0. Inner side plating 23. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 19.4 Annex II . Bottom shell plating 6.4II-21 IACS Req.Double Hull Oil Tankers Transverse section outline The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagrams on sheet 11 and sheet 12 are not suitable.4 cont'd Thickness Measurement . Inner side longitudinals 24. Side shell plating 4. Keel plate 10. Inner bottom longitudinals 28. Longitudinal bulkhead bottom strake 20. 2001/ Rev. Topside tank plating 29. Sheerstrake 3. Topside tank longitudinals 30. Cross ties ▲ Z10. Bilge plating 5. Strength deck plating 1. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 22. Bilge longitudinals 14. 5. Hopper plating 25. Double bottom floor – centre tank 35. Deck transverse – wing tank 32. Vertical web in wing ballast tank 33. Deck longitudinals 11.

4 cont'd Thickness Measurements .areas (1) to (5) as defined in Table I of UR Z10. 2001/ Rev. TM4-DHT and TM5-DHT as appropriate.Thickness to be reported on TM3-DHT.4 Annex II .4II-22 .Z10.Sheet 14 Z10. Close-up Survey Area ▲ IACS Req. 2007 Z10. 5.4 .Double Hull Oil Tankers Areas subject to close-up survey and thickness measurements .

Double Hull Oil Tankers Areas subject to close-up survey and thickness measurements . 5.4 Annex II .areas (6) to (7) as defined in Table I of UR Z10.4 .Thickness to be reported on TM3-DHT and TM4-DHT as appropriate.4II-23 IACS Req. Close-up Survey Area Z10. 2001/ Rev.Z10.Sheet 15 Z10.4 cont'd Thickness Measurements . 2007 ▲ ▲ .

2001/ Rev. 5.4 Annex III Z10.4 cont'd ANNEX III Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers ▲ Z10.4 III-1 IACS Req. 2007 .Z10.

1 These criteria is to be used for the evaluation of longitudinal strength of the ship's hull girder as required by section 8.1. the actual section moduli (Zact) of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated in accordance with the requirements of the foregoing paragraph 2.1.1 . during the special survey.2 should is not to be less than the diminution limits determined by the Classification Society * .1. 2001/ Rev.1.5.1.2. . during the special survey. or to calculate the actual section moduli (Zact) of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder by applying the calculation method specified in appendix 1. renewed or reinforced. as appropriate. 2. either one of the following measures is to be taken: .2.4 III-2 .2. 1. fillet welding between longitudinal internal members and hull envelopes is to be in sound condition so as to keep integrity of longitudinal internal members with hull envelopes.0 cn is to be used for the purpose of this calculation.1. the actual section moduli (Zact) of the transverse section of the ship's hull girder calculated in accordance with the requirements of the foregoing paragraph 2.1 for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002. whichever is the greater. renewed or reinforced.2 is to satisfy either of the following provisions. as applicable: . or for ships constructed before 1 July 2002. 2007 Z10.1.2 is to meet the criteria for minimum section modulus for ships in service required by the Classification Society.2 In order that ship’s longitudinal strength to be evaluated can be recognized as valid.1 of Annex III to UR Z10. 2 Evaluation of longitudinal strength On oil tankers of 130 m in length and upwards and of over 10 years of age.2 * The actual transverse section modulus of the hull girder of oil tankers calculated under paragraph 2. * C = 1. 2. renewed or reinforced.4 Annex III Z10. during the special survey.e.2 to renew or reinforce the deck or bottom flanges so that the actual sectional area is not less than 90% of the as-built area. 2.2. the longitudinal strength of the ship's hull girder is to be evaluated in compliance with the requirements of this annex on the basis of the thickness measured. The condition of the hull girder for longitudinal strength evaluation should be determined in accordance with the methods specified in appendix 3. as appropriate.2.2 Requirements for transverse section modulus of hull girder 2. original sectional area when the ship was built). by using the thickness measured.Z10.2 If the diminution of sectional areas of either deck or bottom flange exceeds 10 % of their respective as-built area (i. as appropriate. provided that in no case Zact is to be less than the diminution limit of the minimum section modulus (Zmc) as specified in appendix 2.4 cont'd 1 General Annex III Criteria for Longitudinal Strength of Hull Girder for Oil Tankers 1. ▲ IACS Req.1.1 is not to be less than 90% of the required section modulus for new buildings specified in IACS Unified Requirements S7* or S11.1 The actual section moduli of transverse section of the ship’s hull girder calculated in accordance with the foregoing paragraph 2.1 The transverse sectional areas of deck flange (deck plating and deck longitudinals) and bottom flange (bottom shell plating and bottom longitudinals) of the ship’s hull girder is to be calculated by using the thickness measured.1 Calculation of transverse sectional areas of deck and bottom flanges of hull girder 2.1.

Z10. 4 A deduction-free sum of smaller opening breadths in one transverse section in the bottom or deck area of 0. provided this is greater than the distance to the deck line at side: yt = y ⎛ 0.06(∑B . 9 Longitudinal girders between multi-hatchways will be considered by special calculations. x and y to be measured to the point giving the largest value of yt. Z10. x= distance from top of continuous strength member to centreline of the ship. for scallops maximum 75mm.4 cont'd APPENDIX 1 CALCULATION CRITERIA OF SECTION MODULI OF MIDSHIP SECTION OF HULL GIRDER 1 When calculating the transverse section modulus of the ship's hull girder.e.5m in length or 1. draining holes and single scallops in longitudinals or longitudinal girders does not exceed 25% of the web depth. where scallop welding is applied. The deck modulus is then to be calculated by dividing the moment of inertia by the following distance.4 Annex III Z10. 5 6 7 The shadow area will be obtained by drawing two tangent lines with an opening angle of 30˚.) need not be deducted provided that the sum of their breadths or shadow area breadths in one transverse section does not reduce the section modulus at deck or bottom by more than 3% and provided that the height of lightening holes. single scallops in way of seams. lightening holes. 2001/ Rev.9 + 0. 8 Continuous trunks and longitudinal hatch coamings are to be included in the longitudinal sectional area provided they are effectively supported by longitudinal bulkheads or deep girders. 3 Smaller openings (manholes. 2 Large openings. 5.2m in breadth and scallops. are always to be deducted from the sectional areas used in the section modulus calculation. ∑b = total breadth of large openings) may be considered equivalent to the above reduction in sectional modulus.2 ⎝ B⎠ x⎞ where: y= distance from neutral axis to top of continuous strength member.b) (where B = breadth of ship. openings exceeding 2. The bottom modulus is related to the base line. the sectional area of all continuous longitudinal strength members is to be taken into account.4 III-3 IACS Req. etc. i. 2007 ▲ . The deck modulus is related to the moulded deck line at side.

3 However. 2 Scantlings of all continuous longitudinal members of the ship's hull girder based on the section modulus requirement in 1 above are to be maintained within 0. Cb is not to be taken less than 0. 2007 Z10. e.L ⎞ ⎝ 100 ⎠ 1.5 for 130 m ≤ L ≤ 300 m for 300 m < L < 350 m cn = 10.75 cn = 10.4 Annex III Z10. on the summer load waterline from the fore side of stem to the after side of the rudder post. for ships of unusual main proportions and/or weight distributions.350 ⎞ ⎝ 150 ⎠ 1. ▲ IACS Req. k = 0.7)k where L = Length of ships. Moulded block coefficient at draught d corresponding to summer load waterline. in meters. based on consideration of type of ship. L is the distance. moulded displacement (m ) at draught d LBd 0.72 for high tensile steel with yield stress of 355N/mm2 and over. In ships with unusual stern and bow arrangement the length L may be specially considered.Z10. k = 1.78 for high tensile steel with yield stress of 315N/mm2 and over. the above standard may not be applicable to ships of unusual type or design. or the centre of the rudder stock if there is no rudder post. hull form and loading conditions.4 III-4 .5 for 350 m ≤ L ≤ 500 m k = material factor. bearing in mind the desire not to inhibit the ship’s loading flexibility.4 cont'd APPENDIX 2 DIMINUTION LIMIT OF MINIMUM LONGITUDINAL STRENGTH OF SHIPS IN SERVICE 1 The diminution limit of the minimum section modulus ( Zmc) of oil tankers in service is given by the following formula: Zmc = cL B ( Cb + 0.4 L amidships.4 L part.0 for mild steel with yield stress of 235N/mm2 and over. in special cases. Greatest moulded breadth in metres.9 cn 3 2 (cm ) 3 B = Cb = Cb = c = cn = 10. 2001/ Rev. of the extreme length on the summer load waterline. 5. and need not be greater than 97%. e.75 - ⎛ L .g.60.g.75 ⎛ 300 . L is not to be less than 96%. k = 0. the scantlings may be gradually reduced towards the end of 0. based on L and B. However.

5. 4. 2. should be sampled. Where differences in thickness at the butt joint exceed 15% of the lower thickness. e. girder webs and flanges.1 Pursuant to the requirements of section 2.4 Within 0. 2001/ Rev. every longitudinal and girder should be measured on the web and face plate.1 Where one or more of the transverse sections are found to be deficient in respect of the longitudinal strength requirements given in this annex.4 to be measured at each transverse section in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10. stiffeners. the 0.3 and should be clear of areas which have been locally renewed or reinforced. Tank spaces that are partially within.4. 2.3 At least two points should be measured on each deck plate and/or bottom shell plate required to be measured within the cargo area in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10.5 For longitudinal members other than those specified in 2. 3 Additional measurements where the longitudinal strength is deficient 3. 2 Sampling method of thickness measurement 2. In addition.Z10. and every plate should be measured at least in one point per strake. every longitudinal and girder should be measured on the web and face plate. 3.5L region.5L amidships region has been sampled.) should not be within the substantial corrosion range (75% of the allowable diminution associated with each particular member). but extend beyond.4 of Z10.4.g. etc.6 The thickness of each component should be determined by averaging all of the measurements taken in way of the transverse section on each component.2 Additional thickness measurements should also be performed on one transverse section forward and one aft of each repaired area to the extent necessary to ensure that the areas bordering the repaired section also comply with the requirements of Z10. a transition taper should be provided. the number of transverse sections for thickness measurement should be increased such that each tank within the 0. 2. and every plate should be measured at one point between longitudinals. other ballast tanks.4L amidships for the extent of the hull girder length that contains tanks therein and within 0.4. 4 Effective repair methods 4.4 III-5 IACS Req.1 The extent of renewal or reinforcement carried out to comply with this annex should be in accordance with 4. ▲ Z10. 2007 .2 The minimum continuous length of a renewed or reinforced structural member should be not less than twice the spacing of the primary members in way. transverse sections should be chosen such that thickness measurements can be taken for as many different tanks in corrosive environments as possible. cargo tanks permitted to be filled with sea water and other cargo tanks.4. Ballast tanks sharing a common plane boundary with cargo tanks fitted with heating coils and cargo tanks permitted to be filled with sea water should be selected where present. The transverse sections should be located where the largest thickness reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck and bottom plating measurements prescribed in 2. 2.4 Annex III APPENDIX 3 Z10. ballast tanks sharing a common plane boundary with cargo tanks fitted with heating coils.5L amidships for adjacent tanks which may extend beyond 0.2 The minimum number of transverse sections to be sampled should be in accordance with Table II of Z10.2.4. where tanks means ballast tanks and cargo tanks.4.4L amidships.1D (where D is the ship’s moulded depth) of the deck and bottom at each transverse section to be measured in accordance with the requirements of Table II of Z10.4 cont'd 1 Sampling method of thickness measurements for longitudinal strength evaluation and repair methods Extent of longitudinal strength evaluation Longitudinal strength should be evaluated within 0. 2. the thickness diminution in way of the butt joint of each joining member forward and aft of the replaced member (plates.

slot welds.3 . 2007 Z10. including the termination of the straps. 5. should be capable of withstanding the applied loads. In considering the fitting of straps. ----- ▲ Annex III END IACS Req. the alignment and arrangement.4 The existing structure adjacent to replacement areas and in conjunction with the fitted straps.5L amidships length. is in accordance with a standard recognized by the Classification Society.2 to restore and/or increase longitudinal strength. the thickness diminution of the deck or bottom plating to be reinforced should not be within the substantial corrosion range (75% of the allowable diminution associated with the deck plating). .4 . depending on the width of the strap. the straps are continuous over the entire 0. The welding procedures applied should be acceptable to the Classification Society. etc.Z10. 2001/ Rev.4 III-6 . taking into account the buckling resistance and the condition of welds between the longitudinal members and hull envelope plating.4 Annex III Z10.3 Alternative repair methods involving the fitting of straps or structural member modification should be subject to special consideration.4 cont'd 4. it should be limited to the following conditions: .1 .5 4. and continuous fillet welding and full penetration welds are used at butt welding and.

Z10.5 2007 .4/Annex IV Z10.4 (cont’d) ANNEX IV 1 IACS Req. 2001/Rev.

Z10.5 2007 . 2001/Rev.4 (cont’d) Basic information and particulars Name of ship: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Length between perpendiculars (m): Shipbuilder: Hull number: Classification Society: Class ID: Date of build of the ship: Owner: Thickness measurement company: 2 IACS Req.4/Annex IVA ANNEX IVA SURVEY PROGRAMME Z10.

2 Documentation All documents used in the development of the survey programme are to be available onboard during the survey as required by section 6. e.1 Survey requirements Overall survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the spaces that are to undergo an overall survey for the ship in accordance with 2.3. 7 7.1.1. the extent of coatings and the corrosion protective system provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire. ballast tanks. etc.1 Preamble Scope Z10. lighting.2 The arrangements and safety aspects of the survey are to be acceptable to the attending surveyor(s). close-up surveys.Z10.1 The present survey programme covers the minimum extent of overall surveys. 2001/Rev. information regarding cargo hold and tank cleaning. 1. 4 Conditions for survey This section of the survey programme is to provide information on the conditions for survey. ventilation.4. 6 List of equipment for survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the equipment that will be made available for carrying out the survey and the required thickness measurements.5 2007 .4 (cont’d) 1. 3 IACS Req. including fore and aft peak tanks. gas freeing.4/Annex IVA 1 1. thickness measurements and pressure testing within the cargo area.1.g. cargo tanks. extent of coatings and corrosion protection system This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the use of the tanks of the ship. required by UR Z10. 1. 2 Arrangement of tanks and spaces This section of the survey programme is to provide information (either in the form of plans or text) on the arrangement of tanks and spaces that fall within the scope of the survey. 3 List of tanks and spaces with information on their use. 5 Provisions and method of access to structures This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the provisions and methods of access to structures provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.

Given in the following table(s): (b) Area or location Deck Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Ship side Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Longitudinal bulkhead Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Inner bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Transverse bulkheads Plating Original asbuilt thickness (mm) Minimum thickness (mm) Substantial corrosion thickness (mm) 4 IACS Req.4/Annex IVA 7.3. if such information is available): (a) Determined from the attached wastage allowance table and the original thickness to the hull structure plans of the ship.1.4 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the hull structures that are to undergo a close-up survey for the ship in accordance with 2. 9 Identification of areas and sections for thickness measurements This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas and sections where thickness measurements are to be taken in accordance with 2.2 Close-up survey Z10. 8 Identification of tanks for tank testing This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the tanks that are to undergo tank testing for the ship in accordance with 2.Z10.4 (indicate either (a) or preferably (b). 2001/Rev.5 2007 . 10 Minimum thickness of hull structures This section of the survey programme is to specify the minimum thickness for hull structures of the ship that are subject to UR Z10.2.4.5.

Hull damages sorted by location for the ship Tank or space number or area Possible cause.5 2007 . 12 Damage experience related to the ship This section of the survey programme is to. provide details of the hull damages for at least the last three years in way of the cargo and ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo area. floors and stringers Plating Flanges Stiffeners Cross ties Flanges Webs Note: The wastage allowance tables are to be attached to the survey programme. 2001/Rev. These damages are subject to survey. relating to the information on the thickness measurement company provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.4 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify changes. using the tables provided below. 11 Thickness measurement company Z10.4/Annex IVA Stiffeners Transverse web frames. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 5 IACS Req. if any.Z10.

4/Annex IVA Z10. 14 Critical structural areas and suspect areas This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the critical structural areas and the suspect areas. if such information is available. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 13 Areas identified with substantial corrosion from previous surveys This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas of substantial corrosion from previous surveys. 2001/Rev.4 (cont’d) Hull damages for sister or similar ships (if available) in the case of design related damage Tank or space number or area Possible cause.Z10. 15 Other relevant comments and information This section of the survey programme is to provide any other comments and information relevant to the survey.5 2007 . 6 IACS Req.

Prepared by the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society for compliance with 5. (name and signature of authorized representative of the Classification Society) 7 IACS Req.1.4 (cont’d) Date:…………………………………. Appendix 3 .2 requires that main structural plans of cargo and ballast tanks (scantling drawings). Appendix 2 . This appendix of the survey programme is to identify and list the main structural plans which form part of the survey programme.Z10. is to be appended to the survey programme.1.List of plans Paragraph 5. to be available.3.4/Annex IVA Appendices Appendix 1 .5 2007 .3. Z10. 2001/Rev.Survey Planning Questionnaire The Survey Planning Questionnaire (annex IVB). including information regarding use of high tensile steel (HTS). which has been submitted by the owner. (name and signature of authorized owner’s representative) Date:………………………………….Other documentation This part of the survey programme is to identify and list any other documentation that forms part of the Plan.

P. the means of access to the structures subject to close-up survey and thickness measurement.5 2007 . A close-up survey is an examination where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the attending surveyor. The present questionnaire. when completing the present questionnaire. i.4.P.4 (cont’d) F. up-to-date information. when completed. normally within reach of hand.4/Annex IVB ANNEX IVB SURVEY PLANNING QUESTIONNAIRE The following information will enable the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society to develop a survey programme complying with the requirements of UR Z10.Z10.e. Tank No. It is essential that the owner provides. is to provide all information and material required by UR Z10. Particulars Ship's name: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Owner: Classification Society: Class ID: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Date of build: Information on access provision for close-up surveys and thickness measurement: The owner is to indicate. 2001/Rev. Structure C(Cargo)/ B(Ballast) Temporary staging Rafts Ladders Direct access Other means (please specify) Z10. Wing Tanks Centre Tanks Fore peak Aft peak Under deck Side shell Bottom transverse Longitudinal Transverse Under deck Bottom transverse Transverse 8 IACS Req.4. A. in the table below.

Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Tank damage history (5) Cargo centre tanks Cargo wing tanks Slop 9 IACS Req. 150(77) on Recommendation for material safety data sheets for MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils. Tank No.Z10.4 (cont’d) History of cargo with H2S content or heated cargo for the last 3 years together with indication as to whether cargo was heated and. including peak tanks.4/Annex IVB Z10. Marine Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)* * Refer to resolution MSC.5 2007 . where available. the owner is to provide details of the results of their inspections for the last 3 years on all cargo and ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo area. Owner’s inspections Using a format similar to that of the table below (which is given as an example). 2001/Rev.

L=leakages. SC=soft coating. description of findings is to be attached to the questionnaire DR=damage & repair. F=fair. Y=findings recorded.4/Annex IVB Z10. 1) HC=hard coating.4 (cont’d) Tank No. CV=conversion (description is to be attached to this questionnaire) 2) 3) 4) 5) Name of owner’s representative: Signature: Date: 10 IACS Req.Z10. NP=no protection U=upper part. 2001/Rev. L=lower part. Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Tank damage history (5) Ballast tanks Aft peak Fore peak Miscellaneous spaces Note: Indicate tanks which are used for oil/ballast. RC=recoated (during the last 3 years) N=no findings recorded.5 2007 . M=middle part. C=complete G=good. SH=semi-hard coating. P=poor.

including the associated corrective actions: Name and address of the approved thickness measurement company: 11 IACS Req. 2001/Rev.Z10.5 2007 .4 (cont’d) Reports of Port State Control inspections List the reports of Port State Control inspections containing hull structural related deficiencies and relevant information on rectification of the deficiencies: Safety Management System List non-conformities related to hull maintenance.4/Annex IVB Z10.

4/Annex IVC ANNEX IVC OWNER’S INSPECTION REPORT Structural condition Ship’s name: Z10. 2001/Rev.5 2007 .Z10.4 (cont’d) For tank No: Grade of steel: deck: bottom: side: longitudinal bulkhead: Elements Deck Bottom Side Longitudinal bulkhead Transverse bulkhead Cracks Buckles Corrosion Coating condition Pitting Modification/ repair Other Repairs carried out due to: Thickness measurements carried out (dates): Results in general: Overdue surveys: Outstanding conditions of class: Comments: Date of inspection: Inspected by: Signature: Annex IV end Document end 12 IACS Req.

5 HULL SURVEYS OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK (cont) (Dec.2 3. 1.1 3.6 Apr 2007) (Rev.3 2.3 4.2 5.3 5.5 2. 2003/Rev.1 5.1 8.4 June 2006) (Rev.1 Jan 2004) (Rev. 3.7 2007 . CARRIERS 2003) (Corr.2 General Application Definitions Repairs Thickness Measurements And Close-Up Surveys Special Survey Schedule Scope Extent Of Overall And Close-Up Surveys Extent Of Thickness Measurements Extent Of Tank Testing Additional Special Survey Requirements After Determining Compliance With SOLAS XII/12 And XII/13 Annual Survey Schedule Scope Additional Annual Survey Requirements After Determining Compliance With SOLAS XII/12 And XII/13 Intermediate Survey Schedule Scope Preparation For Survey Survey Programme Conditions For Survey Access To Structures Equipment For Survey Survey At Sea Or At Anchorage Survey Planning Meeting Documentation On Board General Survey Report File Supporting Documents Review Of Documentation On Board Procedures For Thickness Measurements General Certification Of Thickness Measurements Company Reporting Reporting And Evaluation Of Survey Evaluation Of Survey Report Reporting 1 IACS Req.6 3. 6.4 7. 2006) (Rev. 2.1 June 2005) (Rev.2 2.3 1.Z10.3 8.1 4.1 1.2 1.4 2.5 5. 7.2 5.1 2.1 7.2 6.5 Feb 2007) (Rev.2 7. 8.7 July 2007) 1.4 2.6 6.2 Jan.1 6.3 6.3 Jan 2006) (Rev. 5. 4.5 Z10.4 5.

Z10.5 (cont) Table VII: Executive Hull Summary Annex I: Guidelines For Technical Assessment In Conjunction With Planning For Enhanced Surveys Of Double Skin Bulk Carriers .Special Survey .5 ENCLOSURES Table I: Table II: Table III: Table IV: Table V: Table VI: Minimum Requirements For Close-Up Survey At Special Hull Survey Minimum Requirements For Thickness Measurements At Special Hull Survey Of Double Skin Bulk Carriers Requirements For Extent Of Thickness Measurements At Those Areas Of Substantial Corrosion Of Double Skin Bulk Carriers Within The Cargo Length Area Minimum Requirements Of Overall And Close-Up Survey And Thickness Measurements At Intermediate Survey Of Double Skin Bulk Carriers Procedures For Certification Of Firms Engaged In Thickness Measurement Of Hull Structures Survey Reporting Principles Z10.Hull Recommended Procedures For Thickness Measurements Of Double Skin Bulk Carriers Survey Programme Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Annex IIIB: List of Plans Survey Planning Questionnaire Other documentation Annex II: Annex IIIA: Survey Planning Questionnaire 2 IACS Req. 2003/Rev.7 2007 .

MSC 197(80) apply on 1 January 2007. 1.Z10. 2003/Rev. 5.5 Note: 1.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. Changes introduced in Rev. 5. 2.6 and 7. 2. 3 IACS Req. 4. Changes introduced in Rev. Changes introduced in Rev.4. whereas statutory requirements of IMO Res. This Unified Requirement is to be implemented by IACS Members and Associates from 1 January 2005.6 are to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies for surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2008. Changes introduced in Rev. 3 (para. 6. Changes introduced in Rev.6 and 3. Changes introduced in Rev.7 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2008.4 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2007.5 (cont) 7.5.5. Z10.3) are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007. Changes introduced in Rev. 2 (para. 5. 3.1 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2006. 8.5 are to be uniformly implemented for surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2008.1.4.7 2007 .

The survey is to be extended when Substantial Corrosion and/or structural defects are found and include additional close-up survey when necessary. normally within reach of hand.2 For bulk carriers with hybrid cargo hold arrangements. a space which is used for both cargo and salt water ballast will be treated as a Ballast tank when substantial corrosion has been found in that space.1 Definitions Double Skin Bulk Carrier A Double Skin Bulk Carrier is a ship which is constructed generally with single deck. the requirements of UR Z10.2 are to apply to cargo holds of single side skin. 1.1. 1. A Double Side Tank is to be considered as a separate tank even if it is in connection to either the topside tank or the hopper side tank.Z10.2.3 The requirements apply to surveys of hull structure and piping systems in way of cargo holds.2. i.1.2. 1.2 1.3 Spaces Spaces are separate compartments including holds.4.e. 1.4 Overall Survey An Overall Survey is a survey intended to report on the overall condition of the hull structure and determine the extent of additional close-up surveys.1 or UR Z10.5 (cont) 1. top-side tanks and hopper side tanks in cargo spaces.1 GENERAL Application The requirements apply to all self-propelled Double Skin Bulk Carriers.2.5 Close-up Survey A Close-up Survey is a survey where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the Surveyor. tanks.1 1.2 Ballast Tank A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used solely for salt water ballast.1.4 The requirements contain the minimum extent of examination. with some cargo holds of single side skin and others of double side skin. Z10. as applicable.g. in which all cargo holds are bounded by a double-side skin (regardless of the width of the wing space). e. cofferdams.2. 1. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo holds. decks and the outer hull. fuel oil tanks within the cargo length area and all ballast tanks. 4 IACS Req. 1. void spaces. 2003/Rev. including such types as ore carriers and combination carriers1). thickness measurements and tank testing.5 1. pipe tunnels. The requirements are additional to the classification requirements applicable to the remainder of the ship.7 2007 . or.1. 1. 1) For combination carriers with longitudinal bulkheads additional requirements are specified in UR Z10. 1. where applicable. and is intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk.

10 Substantial Corrosion Substantial Corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that assessment of corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of allowable margins.2. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration. longitudinals and girders at the deck. When selecting Representative Spaces account is to be taken of the service and repair history onboard and identifiable Critical Structural Areas and/or Suspect Areas.2. substantial corrosion is an extent of corrosion such that the assessment of the corrosion pattern indicates a gauged (or measured) thickness between tnet + 0.5 (cont) A Transverse Section includes all longitudinal members such as plating. inner sides top wing inner sides and longitudinal bulkheads.5mm and tnet.2.7 2007 • POOR . 1. but less than as defined for POOR condition. sides. or hard scale at 10% or more.2.8 Suspect Area Suspect Areas are locations showing Substantial Corrosion and/or are considered by the surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage.5 1. 1. Hard Protective Coating is usually to be epoxy coating or equivalent. hopper sides. 1. 1. 2003/Rev. For vessels built under the IACS Common Structural Rules.9 Critical Structural Area Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. 1. of areas under consideration 5 IACS Req. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship. NOTE: Critical Structural Areas are defined in Annex I. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more.11 Corrosion Prevention System A Corrosion Prevention System is normally considered a full hard protective coating.7 Representative Space Representative Spaces are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other spaces of similar type and service and with similar corrosion prevention systems.2. 1. bottom.12 Coating Condition Coating condition is defined as follows: • GOOD • FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting. Other coating systems may be considered acceptable as alternatives provided that they are applied and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specification. inner bottom.2.Z10.6 Transverse Section Z10.2. but within acceptable limits.

3.bottom structure and bottom plating . 1. consideration may be given to allow the vessel to proceed directly to a repair facility.watertight or oiltight bulkheads .Z10. Areas to be considered include: .15 Prompt and Thorough Repair A Prompt and Thorough Repair is a permanent repair completed at the time of survey to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.6.14 Special Consideration Special consideration or specially considered (in connection with close-up surveys and thickness measurements) means sufficient close-up inspection and thickness measurements are to be taken to confirm the actual average condition of the structure under the coating.5 1. ballast tanks and void spaces. remedial measures are to be implemented before the ship continues in service.3.13 Cargo Length Area Cargo Length Area is that part of the ship which contains cargo holds and adjacent areas including fuel tanks. or extensive areas of wastage over the allowable limits. grooving.3. 2003/Rev.2. therein removing the need for the imposition of any associated condition of classification.2. will impair the vessel’s fitness for continued service. when a survey results in the identification of structural defects or corrosion. or recommendation.2.3 Repairs Z10.2.7 2007 . 1. will affect the vessel’s structural. in the opinion of the Surveyor. detachment or fracture).2 Additionally.hatch covers and hatch coamings .2.1 Any damage in association with wastage over the allowable limits (including buckling. 1. in the opinion of the Surveyor.side structure and side plating .inner bottom structure and inner bottom plating . watertight or weathertight integrity.15) repaired.inner side structure and inner side plating . 6 IACS Req. which affects or.deck structure and deck plating . For locations where adequate repair facilities are not available. either of which.5 (cont) 1. 1.items in 3. cofferdams. This may require discharging the cargo and/or temporary repairs for the intended voyage. is to be promptly and thoroughly (see 1.

special.7 2007 .4 Thickness measurements and close-up surveys Z10. intermediate.5 (cont) In any kind of survey. 2003/Rev. 7 IACS Req.5 1. thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. i.e.Z10. annual or other surveys having the scope of the foregoing ones.

tests and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull and related piping. 2. In this case. 2. pipe tunnels. 2. 2.2 2.2.1. examination.2. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances. 2. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. subject to proper maintenance and operation and to periodical surveys being carried out at the due dates. 8 IACS Req.3. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey.2 All cargo holds.2.7 2007 .Z10. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. 2. significant deformation.1 The Special Survey is to include.5 (cont) 2. fractures.1 Scope General 2.5 2. that may be present.1 SPECIAL SURVEY Schedule Z10. cofferdams and void spaces bounding cargo holds. 2.2. 2003/Rev. as required in 2. decks and outer hull are to be examined.3 All piping systems within the above spaces are to be examined and operationally tested to working pressure to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction to ensure that tightness and condition remain satisfactory.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Classification Certificate. is in a satisfactory condition and is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned. ballast tanks.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey. including double bottom and double side tanks. The aim of the examination is to discover Substantial Corrosion.5.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.4 The survey extent of ballast tanks converted to void spaces is to be specially considered in relation to the requirements for ballast tanks. Some member Societies use the term "Special Periodical Survey" others use the term "Class Renewal Survey" instead of the term "Special Survey".4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.1.4 and 2.2.1. However. and this examination is to be supplemented by thickness measurement and testing as required in 2. 2.1.1.2.1.1. in addition to the requirements of the annual survey. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. damages or other structural deterioration. to ensure that the structural integrity remains effective.1.1.

1 Where provided.2. including: • stowage and securing in open condition. • operational testing of hydraulic and power components. the tanks in question are to be examined at annual intervals. 2.2.5 2.3 is to be carried out. 2.1 A survey in dry dock is to be a part of the Special Survey. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals.Z10.7 2007 . The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.2. as defined by Z9 and is found in GOOD condition. 2.2. in addition to all hatch covers and coamings. 2.2. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered. chains.2 Where a hard protective coating is provided in cargo holds.2. if not already performed.4. 2003/Rev.4. 2.3 Tank Protection 2. of the lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for Special Surveys. When such a breakdown of hard protective coating is found in water ballast double bottom tanks and it is not renewed.2 Dry Dock Survey Z10.3 Checking the effectiveness of sealing arrangements of all hatch covers by hose testing or equivalent. wires. where a soft coating is applied. • proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition. For ballast tanks.4.2.5 (cont) 2. as applicable. 2.3. where soft coating has been applied.2.1 A thorough inspection of the items listed in 3. and it is not renewed. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. 9 IACS Req. the condition of the corrosion prevention system of ballast tanks is to be examined.2.3.4.4 Thickness measurement of the hatch cover and coaming plating and stiffeners is to be carried out as given in Table II. Note: Lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line. excluding double bottom tanks.2. or where extensive corrosion exists. thickness measurements are to be carried out. Thickness measurements are to be carried out as deemed necessary by the Surveyor. or where a hard protective coating has not been applied from the time of construction. or where a hard Protective Coating has not been applied from the time of construction. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition.4 Hatch Covers and Coamings The hatch covers and coamings are to be surveyed as follows: 2. and link drives.2.2 Checking of the satisfactory operation of all mechanically operated hatch covers is to be made.2.

one deep tank for fuel oil in the cargo area is to be included.4.4 For areas in tanks where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition. 2003/Rev.1 The minimum requirements for thickness measurements at Special Surveys are given in Table II. excluding ore carriers and in Table I/Sheet 2 for ore carriers. 2. respectively.4 Extent of Thickness Measurements 2. Fuel oil tanks in the cargo length area are to be surveyed as follows: Special Survey No.4 For areas in spaces where hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.5 (cont) 2. 2. minimum two Notes 1. 3.2 Provisions for extended measurements for areas with Substantial Corrosion are given in Table III and as may be additionally specified in the Survey Programme as required by 5.3. 2. on a rotational basis. Refer also to 2.3.3.3 10 < Age ≤ 15 Two Special Survey No. 2.3 and subsequent special surveys. the extent of thickness measurements according to Table II may be specially considered.3 Extent of Overall and Close-up Surveys Z10.3. 2.1 An overall survey of all tanks and spaces is to be carried out at each Special Survey. These requirements apply to tanks of integral (structural) type. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed. 10 IACS Req.1 Age ≤ 5 None Special Survey No.Z10. 4. the extent of close-up surveys according to Table I may be specially considered.5 2.4. if fitted.2 5 < Age ≤ 10 One Special Survey No.1.4. Peak tanks (all uses) are subject to internal examination at each special survey. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.3 The Surveyor may extend the close-up survey as deemed necessary taking into account the maintenance of the spaces under survey. the condition of the corrosion prevention system and where spaces have structural arrangements or details which have suffered defects in similar spaces or on similar ships according to available information.3. 2.2 The minimum requirements for close-up surveys at Special Surveys are given in Table I/Sheet 1 for double skin bulk carriers.2. At special survey No. If a selection of tanks is accepted to be examined.4. 2.2. refer also to 2.3.4 and Subsequent 15 < Age Half. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. then different tanks are to be examined at each special survey. 2.2.3 The Surveyor may further extend the thickness measurements as deemed necessary.2.7 2007 .

11 IACS Req.4.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/12 for hold. Thickness measurement is also to be carried out to determine the corrosion levels on the transverse bulkhead plating. 2.2 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/13 for the availability of pumping systems.4. the special survey is to include an examination and a test of the means for draining and pumping ballast tanks forward of the collision bulkhead and bilges of dry spaces any part of which extends forward of the foremost cargo hold. ballast and dry space water level detectors.3 Boundaries of ballast tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the top of air pipes.4 Boundaries of ballast holds are to be tested with a head of liquid to near to the top of hatches.6.6. 2.5.5. the special survey is to include an examination and a test of the water ingress detection systems and of their alarms.5 Extent of Tank Testing Z10. 2003/Rev. For Fuel Oil Tanks.5.7 2007 . 2. Tank testing of fuel oil tanks may be specially considered based on a satisfactory external examination of the tank boundaries.6 The testing of double bottom tanks and other spaces not designed for the carriage of liquid may be omitted.5 2. 2.5.6 Representative thickness measurement to determine both general and local levels of corrosion in the transverse web frames in all water ballast tanks is to be carried out. deep tanks and cargo holds used for water ballast within the cargo length area are to be pressure tested. only representative tanks are to be pressure tested.5. that there is no structural diminution.5. 2. provided a satisfactory internal examination together with an examination of the tanktop is carried out.Z10. and a confirmation from the Master stating that the pressure testing has been carried out according to the requirements with satisfactory results.1 All boundaries of water ballast tanks.5 (cont) 2. 2. and the hard protective coating where applied remains efficient.5 Boundaries of fuel oil tanks are to be tested with a head of liquid to the highest point that liquid will rise under service conditions. The extent of thickness measurements may be specially considered provided the surveyor is satisfied by the close-up survey. and of their controls.6 Additional special survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 2.5 Transverse sections are to be chosen where the largest reductions are suspected to occur or are revealed from deck plating measurements. 2. 2.2 The Surveyor may extend the tank testing as deemed necessary. 2.

2. where sea loads are normally greatest. are to be surveyed open.1 Examination of the hull plating and its closing appliances as far as can be seen. Particular attention is to be paid to the condition of the hatch covers in the forward 25% of the ship’s length. 3. 3.2. additional sets above those required by 3. and cross joint cleats or other securing devices. . 3.2 Examination of watertight penetrations as far as practicable. 3.1.2. 3.2 3. 2003/Rev.2.3.7 2007 .3 If there are indications of difficulty in operating and securing hatch covers. As a result.4 Where the cargo hatch securing system does not function properly. coamings and piping are maintained in a satisfactory condition.2 A thorough survey of cargo hatch covers and coamings is only possible by examination in the open as well as closed positions and is to include verification of proper opening and closing operation. such that all sets on the ship are assessed at least once in every 5-year period.3.3.2. hatch covers and coamings 3. chains.2. as far as practicable. are to be tested in operation. 3.1 ANNUAL SURVEY Schedule Z10. wires.1 Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after the anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey.1. that the hull.2. closed and in operation to the full extent on each direction at each annual survey. 3. hatch covers.1 Scope General 3.2 Examination of the hull 3. and link drives.2. and .1 stowage and securing in open condition. The closing of the covers is to include the fastening of all peripheral.3.1 Confirmation is to be obtained that no unapproved changes have been made to the hatch covers.3 operational testing of hydraulic and power components. hatch coamings and their securing and sealing devices since the last survey.3 Examination of weather decks.1 The survey is to consist of an examination for the purpose of ensuring. repairs are to be carried out under the supervision of the Classification Society. the hatch cover sets within the forward 25% of the ship’s length and at least one additional set.3.2. weather decks.2. 3. 12 IACS Req.5 (cont) 3. at the discretion of the surveyor.2.5 3.2.Z10.2.2. including: .2 proper fit and efficiency of sealing in closed condition.

including close-up survey. tensioners. the coamings. 3. and stiffener attachments that may be accessible in the open position by close-up survey (for corrosion. wooden or steel pontoons are fitted. where applicable. 9.2. closed cover locating devices (for distortion and attachment). battens and wedges. drainage channels and non return valves). guides. and their securing devices. with panel stiffeners and brackets are to be checked for corrosion.3. 10. guide rails and track wheels. guide plates and chocks. clamping devices. including ventilators. 3. cleating (for wastage.3.5 3. including side plates. 6. retaining bars.8 Where portable covers. Cover panels.2. cracks. 5. 13 IACS Req. 4. 2003/Rev. at each annual survey. Z10. wires. checking the satisfactory condition.9 Examination of flame screens on vents to all bunker tanks.3. flexible seals on combination carriers. and gypsies. 3. steel pontoons. end and interpanel hinges.3. including close-up survey of hatchcover plating. sealing arrangements of perimeter and cross joints (gaskets for condition and permanent deformation. chains. 8. compression bars. the following items are to be surveyed: 1. at each annual survey. compression bars. the effectiveness of sealing arrangements may be proved by hose or chalk testing supplemented by dimensional measurements of seal compressing components. and 11.5 For each cargo hatch cover set. pins and stools where fitted. 3. especially of the coaming tops.7 Where considered necessary. stoppers. electrical safety devices and interlocks. hatch securing bars and their securing devices.2. chain or rope pulleys.2.6 At each hatchway.5 (cont) 3. tarpaulins.2. and condition of rubber components). gasket lips. adjustment. cracks and deformation.3. drainage channels and drain pipes (if any). of: wooden covers and portable beams.10 Examination of bunker and vent piping systems.3. hydraulic system. 3. loading pads/bars and the side plate edge.7 2007 . 2.2. deformation). cleats. 7. carriers or sockets for the portable beam.Z10.

All piping and penetrations in cargo holds.1 Double Skin Bulk Carriers 10-15 years of age. 2003/Rev. When considered necessary by the surveyor.5 (cont) 3.4.2.Z10. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. or where extensive corrosion exists. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. are to be examined. c) 3. are to be examined.7 2007 . These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as complete. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as complete. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. or where extensive corrosion exists. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found. Examination of ballast tanks c) 3. thickness measurements are to be carried out. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table III. The following is to apply: a) b) Overall survey of two selected cargo holds.2 Double Skin Bulk Carriers over 15 years of age. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. thickness measurements are to be carried out.2. The following is to apply: a) b) Overall survey of all cargo holds. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as complete.5 3. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table III. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken.2. thickness measurements are to be carried out.2. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined.4 Examination of Cargo Holds. 14 IACS Req. including overboard piping. Z10. or where extensive corrosion exists.5. All piping and penetrations in cargo holds.5 3. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. If the results of these thickness measurements indicate that Substantial Corrosion is found.1 Examination of ballast tanks when required as a consequence of the results of the Special Survey and Intermediate Survey is to be carried out. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with Table III.2. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken. including overboard piping.4.

2 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/13 for the availability of pumping systems.7 2007 .3.Z10. at random. 2003/Rev. of the water ingress detection systems and of their alarms. Z10. 3.3 Additional annual survey requirements after determining compliance with SOLAS XII/12 and XII/13 3. the annual survey is to include an examination and a test.5 3.3.1 For ships complying with the requirements of SOLAS XII/12 for hold. of the means for draining and pumping ballast tanks forward of the collision bulkhead and bilges of dry spaces any part of which extends forward of the foremost cargo hold.5 (cont) 15 IACS Req. the annual survey is to include an examination and a test. ballast and dry space water level detectors. and of their controls.

1 The survey extent is dependent on the age of the vessel as specified in 4.2. may be surveyed either at or between the 2nd and 3rd Annual Survey. or where extensive corrosion exists. thickness measurements are to be carried out. 4. the tanks in question may be examined at annual intervals.1 Scope General 4.1 The Intermediate Survey is to be held at or between either the 2nd or 3rd Annual Survey. The selection is to include fore and aft peak tanks and a number of other tanks.7 2007 .10 years of age. If such overall survey reveals no visible structural defects. corrosion or other defects are found in water ballast tanks or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction.1 INTERMEDIATE SURVEY Schedule Z10. taking into account the total number and type of ballast tanks. In ballast tanks other than double bottom tanks.5 4.2. or where soft coating has been applied. the examination may be limited to verification that the corrosion prevention system remains efficient.1.4 and shown in Table IV.2 Those items.2 4.2. the examination is to be extended to other ballast tanks of the same type. b) c) d) 16 IACS Req.2 to 4. which are additional to the requirements of the Annual Survey. When such breakdown of hard protective coating is found in ballast double bottom tanks. or where a soft coating has been applied. When considered necessary by the Surveyor. suspect areas identified at previous surveys are to be overall and close-up surveyed.1. Where POOR coating condition. 4.1 Ballast Tanks a) For tanks used for water ballast. where a hard protective coating is found in POOR condition.5 (cont) 4.2.2 Double Skin Bulk Carriers 5 .2. an overall survey of representative tanks selected by the Surveyor is to be carried out. and it is not renewed. 4.2. The following is to apply: 4. In addition to the requirements above.Z10.2. or where a hard protective coating was not applied from the time of construction. 2003/Rev.1. or where a hard protective coating has not been applied. 4. the tanks in question are to be examined and thickness measurements carried out as considered necessary at annual intervals.

17 IACS Req. Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys are to be examined. Prior to the coating of cargo holds of existing ships. b) c) d) Explanatory note: For existing bulk carriers.2.Z10. However.2.5 (cont) 4.3.2. 4.4 Double Skin Bulk Carriers over 15 years of age.1c).2. 4. where owners may elect to coat or recoat cargo holds as noted above.3.3.2.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to be to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5.2.2a. Areas of substantial corrosion identified at previous surveys are to have thickness measurements taken.1.2.2 In application of 4. where required as per 4.3.4.2. Where considered necessary by the Surveyor as a result of the overall survey as described in 4. scantlings are to be ascertained in the presence of a surveyor.1. 4.1. Z10. consideration may be given to the extent of the close-up and thickness measurement surveys. internal examination of fuel oil tanks and pressure testing of all tanks are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second annual survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third annual survey in lieu of the application of 2.1. 2003/Rev.3 In application of 4.2b).2 Cargo Holds a) b) An overall survey of all cargo holds is to be carried out. as defined by Z9 is found to be in GOOD condition. These extended thickness measurements are to be carried out before the survey is credited as completed.4.3 Double Skin Bulk Carriers 10 – 15 years of age.3 Extent of Thickness Measurements a) Thickness measurements are to be carried out to an extent sufficient to determine both general and local corrosion levels at areas subject to close-up survey.2. The following is to apply: 4.1 The requirements of the Intermediate Survey are to the same extent as the previous Special Survey as required in 2 and 5. the extent of thickness measurements is to be increased in accordance with the requirements of Table III.2.2. Where the hard protective coating in cargo holds. and as provided in 4.1. Where Substantial Corrosion is found.5 4.2. 4. the extent of close-up surveys and thickness measurements may be specially considered.2. The following is to apply: 4. the survey is to be extended to include a close-up survey of those areas of structure in the cargo holds selected by the Surveyor.2.2.2.2. The extent of thickness measurement may be specially considered provided the Surveyor is satisfied by the close-up survey that there is no structural diminution and the hard protective coatings are found to be in a GOOD condition.3.2. an under water survey may be considered in lieu of the requirement of 2.7 2007 .2.2.

a survey in dry dock is to be part of the Intermediate Survey.Z10. 4.5 However.5 (cont) 18 IACS Req.4.2. as applicable.4.4. The overall and close-up surveys and thickness measurements.4. internal examination of fuel oil tanks and pressure testing of all tanks are not required unless deemed necessary by the attending Surveyor.2. Z10.1. of the lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are to be carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements for Intermediate Surveys.3 In application of 4. 4. 2003/Rev.7 2007 .1. Note: Lower portions of the cargo holds and ballast tanks are considered to be the parts below light ballast water line.4.2. the intermediate survey may be commenced at the second Annual Survey and be progressed during the succeeding year with a view to completion at the third Annual Survey in lieu of the application of 2.2.2 In application of 4. if not already performed.1.

• information regarding corrosion prevention level on the new-building. the following documentation is to be collected and consulted with a view to selecting holds.5 for close-up survey. and structural elements to be examined: • survey status and basic ship information.2 and 6. • information regarding the relevant maintenance level during operation.1.1. 5. The survey is not to commence until the Survey programme has been agreed. • documentation on-board. 5.5 5. the survey planning questionnaire is to be completed by the owner based on the information set out in Annex IIIB.1 Prior to the development of the survey programme. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS).3.1 The Owner in co-operation with the Classification Society is to work out a specific Survey Programme prior to the commencement of any part of: • • the Special Survey the Intermediate Survey for double skin bulk carriers over 10 years of age. • main structural plans (scantlings drawings). and is to include relevant information including at least: • basic ship information and particulars.5 (cont) 5.3 The submitted Survey Programme is to account for and comply. The Survey Programme is to be in a written format based on the information in Annex IIIA. areas.1. 5. typical cargoes and other relevant data. as a minimum. 5. with the requirements of Tables I and II and paragraph 2.2 In developing the Survey Programme. including information regarding use of high tensile steels (HTS).1.7 2007 . as described in 6.1. 5. • relevant previous survey and inspection reports from both Classification Society and the Owner. tanks.2 The Survey Programme at Intermediate Survey may consist of the Survey Programme at the previous Special Survey supplemented by the Executive Hull Summary of that Special Survey and later relevant survey reports.1 PREPARATION FOR SURVEY Survey Programme Z10.Z10. respectively.1. thickness measurement and tank testing. • information regarding the use of the ship’s holds and tanks. 19 IACS Req. The Survey Programme is to be worked out taking into account any amendments to the survey requirements implemented after the last Special Survey carried out. 2003/Rev. • main structural plans (scantling drawings). and forwarded to the Classification Society.1.

2. 5.2 5.2. provisions for proper and safe access.3). • list of holds and tanks with information on use.Hull. gas freeing.g. Cargo holds. However. the survey of the spaces involved is not to proceed. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. 5.5 Use may also be made of the Guidelines for Technical Assessment in Conjunction with Planning for Enhanced Surveys of Double Skin Bulk Carriers .4 The Classification Society will advise the Owner of the maximum acceptable structural corrosion diminution levels applicable to the vessel. These guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of the Classification Society. tanks and spaces are to be gas free and properly ventilated. • nomination of tanks for tank testing (per 2. • conditions for survey (e. void or enclosed space. information regarding hold and tank cleaning. or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating.3 In preparation for survey and thickness measurements and to allow for a thorough examination. tanks and spaces are to be safe for access.4). • nomination of holds and tanks and areas for close-up survey (per 2. 5.2 Cargo holds. contained in Annex I. • damage experience related to the ship in question. Spaces are to be sufficiently clean and free from water. when considered necessary and appropriate. those areas of structure whose renewal has already been decided by the owner need only be cleaned and descaled to the extent necessary to determine the limits of the areas to be renewed. protection and condition of coating.5 • plan of holds and tanks.1 Conditions for survey The Owner is to provide the necessary facilities for a safe execution of the survey.5 (cont) 5. lighting.). it is to be verified that the atmosphere in the tank is free from hazardous gas and contains sufficient oxygen. • equipment for surveys. to reveal corrosion. 20 IACS Req. Prior to entering a tank. damages.. fractures.1. are to be agreed between the owner and the Classification society. ventilation. oil residues etc.1. • provisions and methods for access to structures.1. all spaces are to be cleaned including removal from surfaces of all loose accumulated corrosion scale.Special Survey . dirt. deformation.Z10. 5.2.2 Details of the means of access are to be provided in the survey planning questionnaire.1.3 In cases where the provisions of safety and required access are judged by the attending surveyor(s) not to be adequate. scale. etc. 5. • nominations of sections and areas for thickness measurement (per 2.7 2007 .1.1 In order to enable the attending surveyors to carry out the survey. 2003/Rev.5). 5.2.2. Z10.2. 5.

4 Sufficient illumination is to be provided to reveal corrosion. 5.2 One or more of the following fracture detection procedures may be required if deemed necessary by the Surveyor: • radiographic equipment. • dye penetrant. ladders and passages through structures. tank or space being examined.2. fractures.7 2007 .2.2.1 For overall surveys. the soft coating is to be removed. boats or rafts.2 For close-up surveys. 5. 5. 21 IACS Req.4.3. other equivalent means. acceptable to the Surveyor. the navigation bridge. lifts and movable platforms.7 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the cargo hold.4 permanent staging and passages through structures.g. means are to be provided to enable the Surveyor to examine the hull structure in a safe and practical way. e.5 (cont) 5.2. The communication arrangements are to be maintained throughout the survey. portable ladders.3. the responsible officer on deck and. When safe access cannot be provided.5 5. as the case may be. 2003/Rev. • magnetic particle equipment. assigned by the owner. Equipment for survey 5. temporary staging. one or more of the following means for access.1 Thickness measurement is normally to be carried out by means of ultrasonic test equipment. 5. In addition a back-up team of at least two experienced persons is to be stationed at the hatch opening of the tank or space that is being surveyed. experienced in tank and enclosed spaces inspection. 5. safe access is to be provided for the Surveyor to verify the effectiveness of the coating and to carry out an assessment of the conditions of internal structures which may include spot removal of the coating. is to be provided: • • • • • • 5. The accuracy of the equipment is to be proven to the Surveyor as required. The back-up team is to continuously observe the work in the tank or space and is to keep lifesaving and evacuation equipment ready for use.6 The surveyor(s) are to always be accompanied by at least one responsible person. damages or other structural deterioration as well as the condition of the coating. • ultrasonic equipment. 5.4.Z10.3 Access to structures Z10. deformation.5 Where Soft Coatings have been applied.

5.4 When rafts or boats will be used for close-up survey the following conditions are to be observed: . Necessary precautions and procedures for carrying out the survey are to be in accordance with 5. This system is to also include the personnel in charge of ballast pump handling if boats or rafts are used. etc. 5.25m.1 Survey at sea or at anchorage may be accepted provided the Surveyor is given the necessary assistance from the personnel onboard. the boat or raft is to be tethered to the access ladder and an additional person is to be stationed down the access ladder with a clear view of the boat or raft.Z10. having satisfactory residual buoyancy and stability even if one chamber is ruptured. Even a thin sheen of oil on the water is not acceptable. .25 m) and the water level either stationary or falling.6 If the depth of the webs is more than 1.5 Rafts or boats alone may be allowed for inspection of the under deck areas for tanks or spaces.g. gloves. the tank.5 .3 .4.3 Surveys of tanks or applicable holds by means of boats or rafts may only be undertaken with the agreement of the Surveyor. On no account is the level of the water to be rising while the boat or raft is in use. including weather forecasting and ship response under foreseeable conditions and provided the expected rise of water within the tank does not exceed 0. safety helmet.6 5.5.7 2007 .1. lifelines.3 Explosimeter.1 .4.5.2 A communication system is to be arranged between the survey party in the spaces under examination and the responsible officer on deck. hold or space must contain clean ballast water only. so that an escape route for the survey party is available at all times.5. and at no time is the water level to be allowed to be within 1 m of the deepest under deck web face flat so that the survey team is not isolated from a direct escape route to the tank hatch. 5. A safety check-list is to be provided.2 . oxygen-meter.5 m or less.5 Survey at sea or at anchorage Z10. safety shoes. if the depth of the webs is 1.3 and 5.5. inflatable rafts or boats. appropriate lifejackets are to be available for all participants. breathing apparatus.2.5 Adequate protective clothing is to be made available and used (e. are to be used. 5. the surface of water in the tank or hold is to be calm (under all foreseeable conditions the expected rise of water within the tank is not to exceed 0.5. 5.) during the survey. riding belts with rope and hook and whistles together with instructions and guidance on their use are to be made available during the survey. rafts or boats alone may be allowed only: 22 IACS Req. Filling to levels above the deck transverses is only to be contemplated if a deck access manhole is fitted and open in the bay being examined.5. 5. 5. Other effective means of escape to the deck may be considered. who is to take into account the safety arrangements provided. 5.5 m.4. 2003/Rev.5 (cont) 5.4 only rough duty.4. 5.5 5.4 Adequate and safe lighting is to be provided for the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.

docking and undocking manoeuvres. extent of close-up survey and thickness measurement considering the coating condition and suspect areas/areas of substantial corrosion.5 (cont) If neither of the above conditions are met.1 .3 The following is an indicative list of items that are to be addressed in the meeting: . the ullage corresponding to the maximum water level is to be assumed not more than 3m from the deck plate measured at the midspan of deck transverses and in the middle length of the tank. 5. 5.5 and 5.2 .5. illumination. the owner’s representative in attendance.6. cargo and ballast operations. personal safety). 2003/Rev. or if a permanent means of access is provided in each bay to allow safe entry and exit. acceptance criteria (refer to the list of minimum thicknesses).5. access.e.6 schedule of the vessel (i. 5.1. 23 IACS Req. provisions and arrangements for thickness measurements (i. cleaning/de-scaling. execution of thickness measurements.7 2007 . the maximum water level needed for rafting of under deck structure.5 .6.6 does not preclude the use of boats or rafts to move about within a tank during a survey. periods alongside. ventilation. the voyage.5 . or above. so as to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of the survey work to be carried out. a survey planning meeting is to be held between the attending surveyor(s).1 . for the full length of the tank. then staging or an “other equivalent means” is to be provided for the survey of the under deck areas.4 . etc. ii.6 Survey Planning Meeting 5. See also 7.2. During the survey on board safety meetings are to be held regularly.Guidelines for the use of Boats or Rafts for Close-up surveys.).6.3 .5.Z10. 5. This means: i. be arranged in level with. or access to deck from a longitudinal permanent platform having ladders to deck in each end of the tank.2 when the coating of the under deck structure is in GOOD condition and there is no evidence of wastage. For this purpose. The platform shall. access direct from the deck via a vertical ladder and a small platform fitted approximately 2 m below the deck in each bay. Z10.7 The use of rafts or boats alone in paragraphs 5.e.1 The establishment of proper preparation and the close co-operation between the attending surveyor(s) and the owner’s representatives onboard prior to and during the survey are an essential part in the safe and efficient conduct of the survey.2 Prior to commencement of any part of the renewal and intermediate survey. Reference is made to IACS Recommendation 39 . extent of the thickness measurements. the thickness measurement company operator (as applicable) and the master of the ship for the purpose to ascertain that all the arrangements envisaged in the survey programme are in place.

8 .9 taking representative readings in general and where uneven corrosion/pitting is found. and communication between attending surveyor(s) the thickness measurement company operator(s) and owner representative(s) concerning findings.7 2007 .7 .5 (cont) 24 IACS Req. mapping of areas of substantial corrosion. 2003/Rev.5 . Z10.Z10.

4 Review of documentation on board 6. has been completed.1 DOCUMENTATION ON BOARD General Z10. supply and maintain on board documentation as specified in 6. as applicable. 25 IACS Req. 6. if any.1. 6. 2003/Rev.3 6.2 6. Survey report file A Survey Report File is to be a part of the documentation on board consisting of • reports of structural surveys. which is to be readily available for the Surveyor.1 Prior to survey.condition of corrosion prevention system. .1 Supporting documents The following additional documentation is to be available onboard: • Survey Programme as required by 5.5 6. • cargo and ballast history.1. • Executive Hull Summary. . • main structural plans of cargo holds and ballast tanks.2 6. • previous repair history. 6.7 2007 .1 The documentation is to be kept on board for the life time of the ship. 6. and its contents as a basis for the survey.3.2 The Survey Report File is to be available also in the Owner's and the Classification Society's management offices.leakage in bulkheads and piping.3.4. • inspections by ship's personnel with reference to . • any other information that will help identify critical structural areas and/or Suspect Areas requiring inspection.1 The Owner is to obtain.5 (cont) 6. 6. • thickness measurement reports. the Surveyor is to examine the completeness of the documentation onboard.Z10.2 and 6.2.structural deterioration in general.2.1 until such time as the Special Survey or Intermediate Survey.

The report is to give the location of measurements. contained in Annex II. 7.3.7 2007 . Furthermore.1. 7. the thickness measured as well as corresponding original thickness. names of personnel and their qualifications and has to be signed by the operator.5 (cont) 7.3. 7. 7. 7. are to be witnessed by a Surveyor of the Society.2 The Surveyor is to review the final thickness measurement report and countersign the cover page. 7. The Surveyor is to be on board to the extent necessary to control the process.1 PROCEDURES FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS General Z10.2. 7.5 7.1.1 A thickness measurement report is to be prepared.4 In all cases the extent of thickness measurements is to be sufficient as to represent the actual average condition.1. type of measurement equipment.2 The thickness measurement company is to be part of the survey planning meeting to be held prior to commencing the survey.Z10. The thickness measurement report is to follow the principles as specified in the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements for Double Skin Bulk Carriers.3 Thickness measurements of structures in areas where close-up surveys are required shall be carried out simultaneously with close-up surveys. 2003/Rev.1 The thickness measurements are to be carried out by a qualified company certified by the Classification Society according to principles stated in Table V. the report is to give the date when the measurements were carried out.1.3 Reporting 7.1 The required thickness measurements. if not carried out by the Classification Society itself.2 Certification of thickness measurements company 7. 26 IACS Req.

Z10.5 (cont) 8. The Executive Hull Summary is to be endorsed by the Classification Society's head office or regional managerial office. prior to continuing or completing the survey.5 8. 8.1 REPORTING AND EVALUATION OF SURVEY Evaluation of survey report Z10.2 When a survey is split between different survey stations.1 Reporting Principles for survey reporting are shown in Table VI. 2003/Rev. thickness measurements etc.2.1 The data and information on the structural condition of the vessel collected during the survey is to be evaluated for acceptability and continued structural integrity of the vessel.2. 8. 8.1.2.2 8.) and an indication of whether the item has been credited. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. are to be made available to the next attending Surveyor(s).3 An Executive Hull Summary of the survey and results is to be issued to the Owner as shown in Table VII and placed on board the vessel for reference at future surveys. 8. A list of items examined and / or tested (pressure testing. 27 IACS Req.7 2007 .

(D) All deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between all cargo hold hatches. (B) All transverse bulkheads including stiffening system in each water ballast tank.Z10. (A) 25% of ordinary transverse web frames in the foremost double side tanks.5 (cont) Forward and aft transverse bulkheads including stiffening system in a transverse section including topside.2 5 < age ≤ 10 One tranverse web with associated plating and longitudinals as applicable in each water ballast tank. including internal structure of upper and lower stools. (B) All ordinary transverse web frames in all double side tanks.5 TABLE I / Sheet I MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT SPECIAL HULL SURVEY OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS. (A) 25% of ordinary transverse web frames in all double side tanks. (A) Z10. (A) Special Survey No. including internal structure of upper and lower stools.3 10 < age ≤ 15 All tranverse webs with associated plating and longitudinals as applicable in each water ballast tank. (A) Special Survey No. (This is to include the foremost topside and double side water ballast tanks on either side) (A) Special Survey No. where fitted. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (platings and stiffeners). (E) All cargo hold transverse bulkheads. (D) All deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between all cargo hold hatches. 2003/Rev. Two selected cargo hold transverse bulkheads. (B) Areas (C) – (E) as for age interval 10 to 15 years. where fitted. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (platings and stiffeners). where fitted. EXCLUDING ORE CARRIERS Special Survey No.1 age ≤ 5 One transverse web with associated plating and longitudinals in two representative water ballast tanks of each type.7 2007 . (D) One transverse bulkhead in each cargo hold.4 and subsequent age > 15 All tranverse webs with associated plating and longitudinals as applicable in each water ballast tank. (E) 28 IACS Req. hopper side and double side ballast tanks. including internal structure of upper and lower stools. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (platings and stiffeners). (A) All transverse bulkheads including stiffening system in each water ballast tank.

5 (A).Z10. (A): Transverse web frame or watertight transverse bulkhead in topside. Immediately below the upper deck plating and immediately adjacent to the upper wing tank. (D) and (E) are areas to be subjected to close-up surveys and thickness measurements (see Figure 1 and 2). hopper side and double side ballast tanks.7 2007 . and immediately below the upper stool shelf plate for those ships fitted with upper stools. and immediately above the line of the shedder plates. Immediately above and below the lower stool shelf plate (for those ships fitted with lower stools). siffeners and girders Cargo hold hatch covers and coamings Deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches Close-up survey of transverse bulkheads to be carried out at four levels: Immediately above the inner bottom and immediately above the line of gussets (if fitted) and shedders for ships without lower stool. (C). (B). 2003/Rev. or immediately below the topside tanks. In fore and aft peak tanks transverse web frame means a complete transverse web frame ring including adjacent structural members Ordinary transverse frame in double side tanks Cargo hold transverse bulkheads plating. Z10.5 (cont) (B): (C): (D): (E): Note: Level (a): Level (b): Level (c): Level (d): 29 IACS Req. Above mid-height of the bulkhead.

(A) One web frame ring complete including adjacent structural members in each wing void space. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners).5 TABLE I / Sheet 2 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE-UP SURVEY AT SPECIAL HULL SURVEY OF ORE CARRIERS Special Survey No. (A) One transverse bulkhead lower part including girder system and adjacent structural members in each remaining ballast tank. including internal structure of upper and lower stools.(E) as for age interval 10 to 15 years.3 10 < age ≤ 15 All web frame rings complete including adjacent structural members in each ballast tank. Two selected cargo hold transverse bulkheads. where fitted.1 age ≤ 5 One web frame ring complete including adjacent structural members in a ballast wing tank.2 5 < age ≤ 10 All web frame rings complete including adjacent structural members in a ballast wing tank.including girder system and adjacent structural members . (E) Special Survey No.in each ballast tank. (A) Special Survey No. (A) One deck transverse including adjacent deck structural members in each remaining ballast tank.including girder system and adjacent structural members . where fitted.5 (cont) Additional web frame rings in void spaces as deemed necessary by the Classification Society. (A) All transverse bulkheads complete . (D) 30 IACS Req. Z10.Z10. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners).4 and subsequent age > 15 As for Special Survey for age from 10 to 15 years. including internal structure of upper and lower stools. (A) Forward and aft transverse bulkheads complete . (E) Areas (C) . (D) All deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between all cargo hold hatches. (A) One transverse bulkhead in each cargo hold. where fitted. (D) All deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between all cargo hold hatches. (A) All cargo hold transverse bulkheads. (C) All cargo hold hatch covers and coamings (plating and stiffeners).7 2007 . (A) Special Survey No.in a ballast wing tank. (A) One transverse bulkhead lower part including girder system and adjacent structural members in a ballast tank. including internal structure of upper and lower stools. 2003/Rev.

Z10. About mid-height of the bulkhead. and immediately below the upper stool shelf plate for those ships fitted with upper stools. stiffeners and girders Cargo hold hatch covers and coamings Deck plating and under deck structure inside line of hatch openings between cargo hold hatches Close-up Survey of transverse bulkheads to be carried out at four levels: Immediately above the inner bottom and immediately above the line of gussets (if fitted) and shedders for ships without lower stool.7 2007 . (D) and (E) are areas to be subjected to close-up surveys and thickness measurements (see Figure 1 and Figure 2). (A): Transverse web frame or watertight transverse bulkhead in ballast wing tanks and void spaces. Immediately above and below the lower stool shelf plate (for those ships fitted with lower stools). (C). In fore and aft peak tanks transverse web frame means a complete transverse web frame ring including adjacent structural members Cargo hold transverse bulkheads plating.Z10.5 (A). and immediately above the line of the shedder plates. or immediately below the topside tanks. Immediately below the upper deck plating and immediately adjacent to the upper wing tank. 2003/Rev.5 (cont) (C): (D): (E): Note: Level (a): Level (b): Level (c): Level (d): 31 IACS Req.

one in the amidship area.5 TABLE II MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT SPECIAL HULL SURVEY OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS Special Survey No.7 2007 .2 5 < age ≤ 10 Suspect areas Within the cargo length: . full length Z10.each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings . outside line of cargo hatch openings . for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern.3 10 < age ≤ 15 Suspect areas Within the cargo length: .two transverse sections.4 and subsequent age > 15 Suspect areas Within the cargo length: . one in the amidship area. for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern. 2003/Rev.1 age ≤ 5 Suspect areas Special Survey No. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I Measurements.Z10.Two transverse sections of deck plating outside line of cargo hatch openings Special Survey No.each bottom plate All wind and water strakes. outside line of cargo hatch openings .three transverse sections. for general assessment and recording of corrosion pattern.each deck plate outside line of cargo hatch openings .all wind and water strakes Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area Special Survey No. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I 32 IACS Req.5 (cont) Wind and water strakes in way of the two transverse sections considered above Selected wind and water strakes outside the cargo length area Measurements. of those structural members subject to close-up survey according to Table I Measurements.

upper 2/3 of bulkhead . including aft bay Measurements around and under all suction bell mouths Minimum of three longitudinals in each bay where bottom plating measured At fore and aft watertight floors and in centre of tanks Pattern of measurement Five-point pattern for each panel between longitudinals and floors Z10.five-point pattern over two square metre of plating .7 2007 . For flange.5 TABLE III / Sheet 1 REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT THOSE AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS WITHIN THE CARGO LENGTH AREA BOTTOM.For web. inner bottom and hopper structure longitudinals Bottom girders. or a minimum of three measurements Five-point pattern over two square metre area Panel stiffening Where applicable Five-point pattern over one square metre of plating Single measurements on flange . including the watertight ones Hopper structure web frame ring Hopper structure transverse watertight bulkhead or swash bulkhead Three floors in the bays where bottom plating measured.Z10.five-point pattern over one square metre of plating .stiffeners (minimum of three) Three meaurements in line across the flange and three measurements on the vertical web Vertical line of single measurements on girder plating with one measurement between each panel stiffener. including the watertight ones Bottom floors. INNER BOTTOM AND HOPPER STRUCTURE Structural member Bottom.lower 1/3 of bulkhead . single measurements at each end and centre of span Single measurements 33 IACS Req. five-point pattern over span (two measurements across web at each end and one at centre of span). inner bottom and hopper structure plating Extent of measurement Minimum of three bays across double bottom tank. with measurements at both ends and middle Three floors in bays where bottom plating measured .5 (cont) Bottom. 2003/Rev.

Lower 1/3 of tank . metre of plating Five-point pattern over 1 sq. metre of plating Five-point pattern over 1 sq. HATCH COVERS. one band upper 2/3 of coaming a) watertight transverse bulkheads: .e.Stiffeners Topside Ballast Tanks c) three representative bays of slope plating .Z10. metre of plating Five-point pattern on both web and flange over 1 metre length Five-point pattern over 1 sq.Lower 1/3 of bulkhead .7 2007 . end or side coaming Z10.5 (cont) Hatch Coamings Topside Ballast Tanks Five-point pattern over 1 sq. one band lower 1/3.Stiffeners Topside Ballast Tanks b) two representative swash transverse bulkheads: .Lower 1/3 of bulkhead . metre of plating Five-point pattern on both web and flange over 1 metre length Five-point pattern over 1 sq. COAMINGS AND TOPSIDE TANKS Structural member Cross Deck Strip plating Underdeck Stiffeners Extent of measurement Suspect Cross Deck Strip plating Transverse members Longitudinal member Hatch Covers Side and end skirts.Upper 2/3 of bulkhead . suspect and adjacent Suspect plates and adjacent (4) Suspect Plates Suspect Plates Five-point pattern over 1 sq.5 TABLE III / Sheet 2 REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT THOSE AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS WITHIN THE CARGO LENGTH AREA DECK STRUCTURE INCLUDING CROSS STRIPS. metre Five-point pattern over 1 sq. each three locations Three longitudinal bands. MAIN CARGO HATCHWAYS. 2003/Rev. metre of plating Five-point pattern over 1 metre length Pattern of measurement Five-point pattern between underdeck siffeners over 1 metre length Five-point pattern at each end and mid span Five-point pattern on both web and flange Five-point pattern at each location Five-point measurement each band Five-point measurement each band i. outboard strakes (2) and centreline strake (1) Each side and end of coaming.Upper 2/3 of bulkhead .Upper 2/3 of tank Topside Ballast Tanks Main Deck Plating Main Deck Longitudinals Web Frames/Transverses d) Longitudinals. metre of plating Five-point pattern over 1 sq. metre of plating Five-point pattern over 1 metre length 34 IACS Req.

7 2007 . two square metre area .Five-point pattern over approx.Every third transverse frame / longitudinal in same three bays Minimum of three at top.Two measurements between each pair of vertical stiffeners Two measurements between each pair of longitudinal girder stiffeners Single measurements Horizontal girders Panel stiffening 35 IACS Req.other strakes .Plating between each pair of transverse frames / longitudinals in a minimum of three bays (along the tank) .Single measurement .All other strakes Side shell and inner side transverse frames / longitudinals on: .Plating between every third pair of longitudinals in same three bays .Three measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange Five-point pattern over area of bracket .Each transverse frame / longitudinal in same three bays .Three measurements across web and 1 measurement on flange .Single measurement Extent of measurement Pattern of measurement Z10.Minimum of two webs and both transverse bulkeads Plating on each girder in a minimum of three bays Where applicable . middle and bottom of tank in same three bays .Minimum of two webs and both transverse bulkeads .upper strake .all other strakes Transverse frames / Longitudinals .strakes in way of horizontal girders .Z10.5 (cont) .brackets Vertical web and transverse bulkheads: . 2003/Rev.5 TABLE III / Sheet 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT THOSE AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS WITHIN THE CARGO LENGTH AREA STRUCTURE IN DOUBLE SIDE SPACES OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS INCLUDING WING VOID SPACES OF ORE CARRIERS Structural member Side shell and inner plating: .Upper strake and strakes in way of horizontal girders .

Five-point pattern between stiffeners over one metre length .Five-point pattern over one square metre of plating . 2003/Rev.Five-point pattern over one square metre of plating Z10.5 TABLE III / Sheet 4 REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT THOSE AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL CORROSION OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS WITHIN THE CARGO LENGTH AREA TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS IN CARGO HOLDS Structural member Lower stool. where fitted Extent of measurement .7 2007 .Five-point pattern between stiffeners over one metre length .Transverse bands within 25mm of welded connection to shelf plate .5 (cont) Transverse bulkheads 36 IACS Req.Z10.Transverse band at approximately mid height .Transverse band at part of bulkhead adjacent to upper deck or below upper stool shelf plate (for those ships fitted with upper stools) Pattern of measurement .Transverse band within 25mm of welded connection to inner bottom .

5 TABLE IV MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF OVERALL AND CLOSE-UP SURVEY AND THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS AT INTERMEDIATE SURVEY OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS Age of ship at time of intermediate survey due date 5 < age ≤ 10 Overall survey of Representative ballast tanks selected by the attending surveyor (the selection is to include fore and aft peak tanks and a number of other tanks.5 (cont) 37 IACS Req. 2003/Rev.Z10. taking into account the total number and type of ballast tanks) Overall and close-up survey of Suspect Areas identified at previous surveys Overall survey of all cargo holds Thickness measurements to an extent sufficient to determine both general and local corrosion levels at areas subject to closeup survey at ‘suspect areas’ identified at previous surveys 10 < age ≤ 15 The requirements of the previous special survey age > 15 The requirements of the previous special survey Z10.7 2007 .

the firm is audited in order to ascertain that the firm is duly organised and managed in accordance with the documents submitted. A guide for thickness measurement operators. (1) Certification is conditional on an onboard demonstration at thickness measurements as well as satisfactory reporting. Renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. Experience of the firm on thickness measurement inter alia of hull structures of the vessels.e. etc.Z10. 2003/Rev. Application This guidance applies for certification of the firms which intend to engage in the thickness measurement of hull structures of the vessels. Operators. technical knowledge of hull structure. Certification Upon satisfactory results of both the audit of the firm in 2(2) and the demonstration tests in 2(3) above. Measurement record format in accordance with the Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Bulk Carriers. Z10. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval as well as a notice to the effect that the thickness measurement operation system of the firm has been certified by the Society. contained in Annex II.7 2007 (2) .g. Technicians’ careers. experience of technicians as thickness measurement operators. e. Training programmes of technicians for thickness measurement. 38 IACS Req. (3) 3. organization and management structure.5 (cont) d) e) f) g) (2) Auditing of the firm: Upon reviewing the documents submitted with satisfactory results. Equipment used for thickness measurement such as ultra-sonic testing machines and its maintenance/calibration procedures. i. and eventually is capable of conducting thickness measurement of the hull construction of the ships. 2.5 TABLE V PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION OF FIRMS ENGAGED IN THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF HULL STRUCTURES 1. are to be qualified according to a recognized industrial NDT Standard. (1) Procedures for Certification Submission of Documents: Following documents are to be submitted to the Society for approval: a) b) c) Outline of firm.

Z10. Information of any alteration to the Certified Thickness Measurement Operation System In case where any alteration to the certified thickness measurement operation system of the firm is made. Re-audit is made where deemed necessary by the Society. such an alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. Where the firm failed to inform of any alteration in 4 above to the Society.5 (cont) 39 IACS Req.Z10. 2003/Rev.5 4. Where the Society's surveyor found any deficiencies in the approved thickness measurement operation systems of the firm. 5. Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: (1) (2) (3) Where the measurements were improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported.7 2007 .

1.5 (cont) 1. where thickness measurement has been carried out. in each ballast tank and cargo hold including hatch covers and coamings. including actions taken. 2.7 2007 . repairs carried out and condition of class (recommendation) imposed or deleted Survey records. General 1.1 Identification of compartments where an overall survey has been carried out. a report is to be made for each portion of the survey. relevant findings and an indication of whether the item has been credited.5 TABLE VI SURVEY REPORTING PRINCIPLES As a principle. together with information of the means of access used.2 The purpose of reporting is to provide: Evidence that prescribed surveys have been carried out in accordance with applicable classification rules Documentation of surveys carried out with findings. i.1 A survey report is to be generated in the following cases: . as relevant When structural damages / defects have been found When repairs. are to be made available to the next attending surveyor. Survey reports are to be kept in the survey report file required to be on board Information for planning of future surveys Information which may be used as input for maintenance of classification rules and instructions 1. 40 IACS Req. Extent of the survey 2. annual.Z10. the identification of location of close-up survey and thickness measurement is to include a confirmation with description of individual structural members corresponding to the extent of requirements stipulated in UR Z10. Thickness measurement and tank testing carried out is also to be listed for the next surveyor. in each ballast tank and cargo hold including hatch covers and coamings. renewals or modifications have been carried out When condition of class (recommendation) has been imposed or deleted Z10. 2.3 Identification of locations. intermediate and special surveys. as relevant for the survey. which shall form an auditable documentary trail. for bulk carriers subject to ESP.2 based on type of periodical survey and the ship's age. Note: As a minimum.2 Identification of locations. prior to continuing or completing the survey. depending on the report system for the respective Societies. The structure of the reporting content may be different.In connection with commencement. 2. where a close-up survey has been carried out. continuation and / or completion of periodical hull surveys. 2003/Rev. the surveyor is to include the following content in his report for survey of hull structure and piping systems. A list of items surveyed.e.3 When a survey is split between different survey stations.

5 Where only partial survey is required.steel grades and scantlings (if different from the original). ballast tanks.7 2007 . type and extent • Areas with substantial corrosion • Cracks / fractures with description of location and extent • Buckling with description of location and extent • Indents with description of location and extent Identification of compartments where no structural damages / defects are found - The report may be supplemented by sketches / photos. details of the repairs effected are to be reported by making specific reference to relevant items in the numbered list. Actions taken with respect to findings 4.5 (cont) 3. 4. renewal or modification) including: . 25% of shell frames. as relevant (rated GOOD. extent and condition of protective coating in each tank. such as: • Corrosion with description of location. 3. as appropriate. Whenever repairs are carried out. Repair extent NDT / Tests 41 IACS Req.5 Identification of tanks subject to tank testing. 2.e. one transverse web. structures subject to special consideration are to be identified. each item to be repaired is to be identified in a numbered list. as relevant: Identification of findings. 4. 2003/Rev.1 Whenever the attending surveyor is of the opinion that repairs are required. FAIR or POOR). pipe tunnels. .1 Type.sketches/photos. cofferdams and void spaces where: Examination including internal examination of piping with valves and fittings and thickness measurement.3 Thickness measurement report is to be verified and signed by the surveyor controlling the measurements on board.Z10. two selected cargo hold transverse bulkheads.4 For areas in ballast tanks and cargo holds where protective coating is found to be in GOOD condition and the extent of close-up survey and / or thickness measurement has been specially considered.6 Identification of piping systems on deck and within cargo holds. 2. 3. Result of the survey 3. as relevant. i. the identification is to include location within each ballast tank and cargo hold by reference to frame numbers.2 Structural condition of each compartment with information on the following. has been carried out Operational test to working pressure has been carried out Z10.2 Repairs carried out are to be reported with identification of: Compartment Structural member Repair method (i. 2.e.

For identification of extensive repairs. 2003/Rev.5 (cont) 42 IACS Req. condition of class (recommendation) is to be sufficiently detailed with identification of each item to be repaired. Z10. reference may be given to the survey report.5 4. In order to provide correct and proper information to the surveyor attending for survey of the repairs.3 For repairs not completed at the time of survey. condition of class (recommendation) is to be imposed with a specific time limit for the repairs.7 2007 .Z10.

5 (cont) DATE OF BUILD: DATE OF MAJOR CONVERSION: TYPE OF CONVERSION: a) b) c) The survey reports and documents listed below have been reviewed by the undersigned and found to be satisfactory A summary of the survey is attached herewith on sheet 2 The hull special survey has been completed in accordance with the Regulations on [date] Name Signature Title Executive Summary Report completed by: OFFICE Executive Summary Report verified by: OFFICE DATE Name Signature DATE Title Attached reports and documents: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 43 IACS Req.7 2007 .5 TABLE VII (i) IACS UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY Issued upon Completion of Special Survey GENERAL PARTICULARS SHIP’S NAME: CLASS IDENTIFY NUMBER: IMO IDENTIFY NUMBER: PORT OF REGISTRY: DEADWEIGHT (M.Z10. 2003/Rev. TONNES): NATIONAL FLAG: GROSS TONNAGE: NATIONAL: ITC (69): CLASSIFICATION NOTATION: Z10.

e.g. Extended Annual/Intermediate survey due to coating breakdown Statement on evaluation/verification of survey report I) Conclusion: - 44 IACS Req. for Suspect Areas. and corresponding Thickness diminution Corrosion pattern Z10.Z10.5 (cont) Separate form indicating: Location of coating Condition of coating (if applicable) Identification of tanks/areas F) G) H) Repairs: - Condition of Class/Recommendations: Memoranda: Acceptable defects Any points of attention for future surveys.Table VII (i) Where and how survey was done Extent (Which tanks) Reference to Thickness Measurement report Summary of where measured Separate form indicating the tanks/areas with Substantial Corrosion.5 TABLE VII (ii) EXECUTIVE HULL SUMMARY A) B) C) D) General Particulars: Report Review: Close-up Survey: Thickness measurements: E) Tank Protection: Ref. 2003/Rev.7 2007 .

e.7 2007 .Z10. Ref. P = Pitting. 2) 45 IACS Req.5 (cont) Position of substantially corroded Tanks/Areas or Areas with deep pitting1) Thickness diminution[%] Corrosion pattern2) Remarks: e. 2003/Rev. C = Corrosion in General Any bottom plating with a pitting intensity of 20% or more. i. attached sketches Remarks: 1) Substantial corrosion. with wastage in the substantial corrosion range or having an average depth of pitting of 1/3 or more of actual plate thickness is to be noted. 75 – 100% of acceptable margins wasted.g.5 TABLE VII (iii) EXTRACT OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENT Reference is made to the thickness measurements report: Z10.

This is to be noted in part G) of the Executive Hull Summary. condition with local breakdown at edges of stiffeners and weld connections and/or light rusting over 20% or more of areas under consideration.Z10. condition with general breakdown of coating over 20% or more of areas or hard scale at 10% or more of areas under consideration. POOR If coating condition "POOR" is given.7 2007 .1) Tank/hold protection2) Coating condition3) Remarks Remarks: 1) All ballast tanks and cargo holds to be listed. extended annual surveys are to be introduced. 2003/Rev. 46 IACS Req. NP = No Protection 2) 3) Coating condition according to the following standard: GOOD FAIR condition with only minor spot rusting.5 (cont) Tank/hold nos. but less than as defined for POOR condition. C = Coating.5 TABLE VII (iv) TANK PROTECTION Z10.

5 (cont) 47 IACS Req.5 Z10. 2003/Rev.7 2007 .Z10.

5 (cont) End of Section 48 IACS Req. 2003/Rev.7 2007 .Z10.5 Z10.

2 INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES Purpose Minimum Requirements Timing Aspects to be considered TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT General Methods 3.2 Corrosion 3.5 (cont) ANNEX I GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING FOR ENHANCED SURVEYS OF DOUBLE SKIN BULK CARRIERS SPECIAL SURVEY– HULL Contents: 1.3 2. which may be of use in conjunction with the planning of enhanced Special Surveys of double skin bulk carriers.5 of IACS Unified Requirement Z10. "Guidelines for the Inspection and Maintenance of Double Hull Tanker Structures. TSCF.2.4 3. 1995" 4.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement REFERENCES 1. 2003/Rev.1 2. "Hull Surveys of Double Skin Bulk Carriers" 2. 2.5 Annex I Z10.5.2. "Guidance Manual for Tanker Structures.5. As indicated in 5.5-I-1 IACS Req. when considered necessary and appropriate. TSCF. 2.1 Design Details 3. 1997" 1. in conjunction with the preparation of the required Survey Programme. IACS. "Unified Requirement Z10. IACS. 1). 3. ▲ Z10. 2007 .1 3.2.2 2. "Hull Surveys of Double Skin Bulk Carriers" (Ref.7. "Bulk Carriers: Guidelines for Surveys.1. the guidelines are a recommended tool which may be invoked at the discretion of an IACS Member Society. Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures. INTRODUCTION These guidelines contain information and suggestions concerning technical assessments.Z10. January 2002" 3.

Critical Structural Areas are locations which have been identified from calculations to require monitoring or from the service history of the subject ship or from similar or sister ships (if available) to be sensitive to cracking. prior to commencing the survey and normally at least 12 to 15 months before the survey's completion due date.5.1 PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES Purpose The purpose of the technical assessments described in these guidelines is to assist in identifying critical structural areas.4 Aspects to be considered Technical assessments. i. which may include quantitative or qualitative evaluation of relative risks of possible deterioration. if any. of Z10. • Former history with respect to corrosion. in all cases. buckling. • Information with respect to types of cargo carried.5 (cont) 2. ▲ IACS Req. where available. tanks and areas for survey: • Design features such as stress levels on various structural elements. areas holds and tanks for thickness measurement. protection of holds and tanks and condition of coating. This information may be useful in nominating locations. these guidelines may not be used to reduce the requirements pertaining to thickness measurement. wastage or damage. 2. 2.Z10. of the following aspects of a particular ship may be used as a basis for the nomination of holds. which are. cracking. or evidence a history of. design details and extent of use of high tensile steel. 2003/Rev.5. close-up survey and tank testing contained in Tables I and II and in paragraph 2. close-up survey and tank testing. respectively.7. nominating suspect areas and in focusing attention on structural elements or areas of structural elements which may be particularly susceptible to. 2. to be complied with as a minimum. 2007 Z10. 2. indents and repairs for the particular ship as well as similar vessels.5-I-2 .3 Timing As with other aspects of survey planning.e. use of different holds/tanks for cargo/ballast.2 Minimum Requirements However. the technical assessments described in these guidelines should be worked out by the Owner or operator in cooperation with the Classification Society well in advance of the commencement of the Special Survey.5 Annex I Z10. buckling or corrosion which would impair the structural integrity of the ship.

Also. Corrosion is related to the ageing process. reference is to be made to IACS's "Bulk Carriers: Guidelines for Survey.Number. Corrosion may also lead to cracking and/or buckling. Typical damage experience to be considered will consist of: . and subsequent maintenance during the service life. 3. which may be susceptible to buckling or cracking as a result of vibration. 2) which contains a catalogue of typical damages and proposed repair methods for various structural details on single skin bulk carriers.5 (cont) Technical assessments of the relative risks of susceptibility to damage or deterioration of various structural elements and areas are to be judged and decided on the basis of recognized principles and practices.Corrosion. to be as shown schematically in Figure 1. Contact damages are not normally covered by the survey planning since indents are usually noted in memoranda and assumed to be dealt with as a normal routine by Surveyors." (Ref. is the main source of information to be used in the process of planning. location and frequency of cracks . a selection of structural details from the design drawings is to be included. Technical assessments performed in conjunction with the survey planning process are. The design is to be considered with respect to structural details. extent. This information may be found in the survey reports and/or the Owner's files.1 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT General There are three basic types of possible failure. which contains catalogues of typical damages and proposed repair methods for double hull oil tanker structural details which may to some extent be similar to ▲ Z10. 2003/Rev.5-I-3 IACS Req. 3. Reference should also be made to the TSCF's publication mentioned in Ref. cracks and buckling.Location of buckles. 2007 . 3. which may be the subject of technical assessment in connection with planning of surveys. The defects are to be analyzed. general experience is to be utilized.2. 3 and 4). noted and marked on sketches. in principle. In addition. where available.7. Assessment and Repair. 3.Z10.Design .2 3.1 Methods Design Details Damage experience related to the ship in question and sister and/or similar ships. and is closely connected with the quality of corrosion prevention systems fitted at new building.5 Annex I Z10. including the results of the Owner's own inspections. The approach is basically an evaluation of the risk in the following aspects based on the knowledge and experience related to: . such as may be found in publications of IACS (Ref 2) and Tanker Structure Cooperative Forum (TSCF). In addition. (Refs. high stress levels or fatigue. corrosion.

7. 2003/Rev.1 Z10. Mark Sketches or Drawings Location for Thickness Measurement and Close-Up Survey Survey Programme Acceptance by Class &Owner Survey Figure 1: Technical Assessment & the Survey Planning Process ▲ IACS Req.Z10.5-I-4 . Acceptable Corrosion Allowance Collection of Information Coating Condition Usage of Tanks Design Related Risk Analyse: Hull Damage This Ship Corrosion Risk Coating condition Usage of Tanks Analyse Hull Damage for Similar Ships Where Available Hull Damage : General Experience Corrosion Damage This Ship Corrosion Damage Similar Ship where Available Present Areas where Damage has been found and Risks considered high. 2007 Z10.5 Annex I/Fig. Reports.5 cont'd Input: Drawings.

while Chapter 4 of Ref. The selected areas of the structure identified during this process should be recorded and marked on the structural drawings to be included in the Survey Programme. together with relevant information on the anticipated condition of the ship as derived from the information collected in order to prepare the Survey Programme and the age of the ship. mild steel has been used may be more susceptible to damage when HTS.Condition of Coatings . in order to compare with the actual structure and search for similar details that may be susceptible to damage. and its higher associated stresses. Details showing good service experience where ordinary.5 Annex I Z10. side structures. which are also to be considered in working out the survey planning.Z10. 3. e.Location of Ballast Tanks Adjacent to Heated Fuel Oil Tanks Ref. good experience.7. corrosion trends. in accordance with the latest Rules or other relevant methods may prove useful and are to be considered. In particular.g. the following information is generally to be considered: . stress calculations of typical and important components and details. is less favourable. Such figures are to be used together with a review of the main drawings. using typical pictures of conditions.Previous Corrosion Damage . In this respect. in addition to using the above-mentioned figures. ore/oil carriers. The review of the main structural drawings. The evaluation of corrosion risks is to be based on information in both Ref. where the dynamic stresses may be higher. Holds and Spaces . 4.Risk of Corrosion in Cargo Holds and Ballast Tanks . 2 and Ref.2 Corrosion In order to evaluate relative corrosion risks. ▲ Z10. such as stress concentration locations. 2003/Rev. 4 gives definitive examples which can be used for judging and describing coating condition. with the use of HTS for longitudinal material in deck and bottom structures. There is extensive and. 3 deals with various aspects specific to double hull tankers. The factors contributing to damage are to be carefully considered. fatigue considerations and areas requiring special attention.Ballast use and time for Cargo Holds . OBO carriers. gas carriers). The various holds. as far as applicable to double skin bulk carriers. in general.Usage of Tanks. 2007 . The use of high tensile steel (HTS) is an important factor. are utilized.Cleaning Procedures .5 (cont) structural details in double skin bulk carriers. Experience in other locations. Chapter 3 of Ref. 3 addresses experience gained on structural defects in double hulls (chemical tankers. tanks and spaces are to be listed with the corrosion risks nominated accordingly. misalignment during construction.5-I-5 IACS Req. is to include checking for typical design details where cracking has been experienced.2.

5-I-6 .5 Annex I Z10. holds and spaces for close-up survey is to. 2003/Rev. The sections subject to thickness measurement are to normally be nominated in tanks. and is to always include ballast tanks.Z10. The nomination of tanks. The principle for the selection should that the extent is increased by age or where information is insufficient or unreliable. initially. 2007 Z10. the locations for initial close-up survey and thickness measurement (areas and sections) may be nominated.7. be based on highest corrosion risk.2.3 Locations for Close-up Survey and Thickness Measurement On the basis of the table of corrosion risks and the evaluation of design experience. holds and spaces where corrosion risk is judged to be the highest. ▲ IACS Req.5 (cont) 3.

2003/Rev.5 Annex II Z10.Z10.5 (cont) ANNEX II Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Skin Bulk Carriers * * Note: Annex II is recommendatory.5-II-1 IACS Req. ▲ Z10.7. 2007 .

Typical transverse section of a double skin bulk carrier.Thickness Measurement .Report TM4.DSBC for recording the thickness measurement of W.7. 2007 Z10.General Particulars REPORTS CONTENTS Sheet 4 .5 (cont) Sheet 1 – Contents Sheet 2 – Instructions Sheet 3 .strength deck and sheerstrake plating Sheet 6 .Report TM5.Z10. ▲ IACS Req.Typical transverse section of an ore carrier.T.5-II-2 .DSBC for recording the thickness measurement of longitudinal members at transverse sections (including double hull structure) Sheet 8 .Report TM3. The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used Sheet 12 . The diagram includes details of the items to be measured and the report forms to be used. all bottom shell plating and side shell plating Sheet 5 .shell plating Sheet 7 .DSBC for recording the thickness measurement of miscellaneous structural members GUIDANCE Sheet 11 .5 Annex II/Sheet 1 Z10. The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagrams on sheet 11 and 12 are not suitable. transverse bulkheads in cargo holds Sheet 10 .Ore Carriers Areas subject to close-up surveys and thickness measurements .Report TM6. Sheet 13 .DSBC for recording the thickness measurement of transverse structural members (including common frames. Sheet 14 .DSBC (ii) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections .Report TM2.5.Report TM1-DSBC for recording the thickness measurements of all deck plating.Report TM2-DSBC (i) for recording the thickness measurement of shell and deck plating at transverse sections . web frames and transverse bulkheads in double hull tanks) Sheet 9 . 2003/Rev.Double Skin Bulk Carriers Transverse section outline.areas (A) to (E) as defined in Table I of the UR Z10.Thickness Measurement .

5 Annex II/Sheet 2 Z10.DSBC. This document is to be used for recording thickness measurements as required by IACS Unified Requirement Z 10. TM5-DSBC and TM6. 3. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.7. 2007 .5-II-3 IACS Req. TM2. Reporting forms TM1-DSBC. TM3. TM4.DSBC.Z10.DSBC(sheets 4-10) are to be used for recording thickness measurements and the maximum allowable diminution should be stated. 2.DSBC.5 (cont) INSTRUCTION Recommended Procedures for Thickness Measurements of Double Skin Bulk Carriers 1. ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10. The remaining sheets 11-14 are guidance diagrams and notes relating to the reporting forms and the procedure for the thickness measurements.5. 2003/Rev.

..............7............Sheets Name of operator:-......... Certificate valid from............................................Signature of surveyor:-............... 2007 Z10. Company official stanp:-..................to.....5-II-4 .... Place of measurement First date of measurement:Last date of measurement Special survey/intermediate survey due:-* Details of measurement equipment:Qualification of operator:- Report Number:Consisting of. 2003/Rev...............................Classification Society Official Stamp:-..... Signature of operator:-.....Z10............................. * Delete as appropriate ▲ IACS Req.....Name of surveyor:-...5 (cont) Ships name:IMO Number:Class Identification number:Port of registry:Gross tons:Deadweight:Date of build:Classification Society:- GENERAL PARTICULARS Name of Company performing the thickness measurment:Thickness measurement company certified by:Certificate No......................5 Annex II/Sheet 3 Z10.

...... Thk... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT of ALL DECK PLATING............................. mm P Mean Diminution % S mm ▲ Z10..5 TM1–DSBC ( * – delete as appropriate) Class Identity No.. or Letter Org.......5-II-5 12th forward 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Amidships 1st aft 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th IACS Req............................ .7........................... ALL BOTTOM SHELL PLATING and SIDE SHELL PLATING* Ship's name.......... NOTES – See Reverse ....... 2003/Rev.... 2007 12th Z10...................(cont) Z10.....................5 Annex II/Sheet 4 Operators Signature. STRAKE POSITION Gauged P S P Forward Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % Gauged S Aft Reading Diminution P Diminution S mm % mm % PLATE POSITION No................... Report No.....

NOTES TO REPORT TM1-DSBC This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:1. Only the deck plating strakes outside line of openings are to be recorded. 2007 Z10. For side shell plating give number of the strake of plating sheerstrake and letter as shown on shell expansion.2 2.7. 1.1 . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 1.5 Annex II/Sheet 4 Z10.1 2. For strength deck indicate the number of the strake of plating inboard from the stringer plate. bottom shell plating and bilge plating within the cargo length area.Side shell plating including selected wind and water strakes outside cargo length area.2 .5 (cont) 1. The strake position is to be cleared indicates as follows:2.All wind and water strakes within cargo length area. ▲ IACS Req.5-II-6 .3 3. 6. For bottom plating indicate the number of the strake of plating outboard from the keel plate. 5.4 .All strength deck plating within cargo length area. 2003/Rev. 4. 1.All keel. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.3 . 2. Measurements are to be taken at the forward and aft areas of all plates and where plates cross ballast/cargo tank boundaries separate measurements for the area of plating in way of each type of tank are to be recorded.Z10.

........ or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % Stringer Plate 1st strake inboard 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10........ FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org. Alwb. Gauged P Dim............ Max. Max............5 Annex II/Sheet 5 Operators Signature...... two or three transverse sections) Ship's name.... STRENGTH DECK AND SHEERSTRAKE PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No.... ... Thk. Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING at transverse sections (one............ Max................(cont) Z10... 2007 Z10............. or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org......... Report No.... No... Gauged Dim..... .... Thk...........5 TM2–DSBC(i) Class Identity No.................. Thk......7... 2003/Rev... Alwb........ or Letter mm mm S P Org.. Alwb...........5-II-7 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th centre strake sheer strake TOPSIDE TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req........ Dim..... Diminution No.................

7. ▲ IACS Req.5-II-8 . stringer plate and sheerstrake (including rounded gunwales).Z10. comprising the structural items (0).5 Annex II/Sheet 5 Z10. 12 and 13 of this document. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated. two or three sections within the cargo length area. 2007 Z10. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 5. The top side area comprises deck plating.DSBC (i) This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of:Strength deck plating and sheerstrake plating transverse sections:One. NOTES TO REPORT TM2 . 2003/Rev.5 (cont) 1. 4. (1) and (2) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11. 3. 2. 6. Only the deck plating strakes outside line of hatch openings are to be recorded.

......... or Letter mm mm S P Org............ Diminution No............ .........5 Annex II/Sheet 6 Operators Signature...... Thk........ 2003/Rev..... Max...... Thk.. No... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution P Diminution S THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER Diminution S STRAKE POSITION mm % mm % Org. 2007 Z10....5-II-9 1st below sheer strake 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th keel strake BOTTOM TOTAL NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req..... Max..... Alwb... SHELL PLATING SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER No. Gauged Diminution P Diminution S Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF SHELL AND DECK PLATING at transverse sections (one. two or three transverse sections) Ship's name................7........... Alwb.. or Letter mm mm P S % mm mm % Org....... or Letter mm mm P S mm % mm % ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10... Dim.. Gauged P Dim..........(cont) Z10... ..... Alwb..... Thk....................... Max......5 TM2–DSBC(ii) Class Identity No.............. Report No... Gauged Dim....................

(4).Z10. 2007 Z10. 2003/Rev. 3. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated.7. ▲ IACS Req. 2. comprising the structural items (3). 4. 12 and 13 of this document. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. two or three sections within the cargo length area. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. NOTES TO REPORT TM2-DSBC(ii) This report is to be used used for recording the thickness measurement of:Shell plating at transverse sections: One.5 Annex II/Sheet 6 Z10.5-II-10 . bottom and bilge plating.5 (cont) 1. 5. (5) and (6) as shown on the diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11. The bottom area comprises keel.

....... Max............... Alwb..... Max.............................................. Dim..... Gauged Diminution P Diminution Item S Org... .......... FIRST TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER SECOND TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER THIRD TRANSVERSE SECTION AT FRAME NUMBER STRUCTURAL MEMBER No... 2003/Rev...(cont) Z10. Thk.........5 Annex II/Sheet 7 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req......... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF LONGITUDINAL MEMBERS at transverse sections (one..................... 2007 Operators Signature.... Gauged Dim......................... Diminution P Diminution S Item No........... mm Gauged P S Diminution P Diminution S mm mm mm % mm % ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10.... Alwb... ........... Max.... Thk.... Dim... Ship's name.7... two or three transverse sections) Report No.... No.. mm P P S mm % S mm % % mm mm mm mm % Org......5-II-11 Z10.............. Org............. .....5 TM3-DSBC Class Identity No........................... Item Thk... Alwb........

5 Annex II/Sheet 7 Z10.5-II-12 . 12 and 13 of this document.Z10.DSBC This report is to be used used for recording the thickness measurement of:Longitudinal Members at transverse sections:Two. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. or three sections within the cargo length area comprising the appropriate structural items (10) to (25) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11. ▲ IACS Req. 4. The exact frame station of measurement is to be stated.7. 2007 Z10.5 (cont) 1. 2. NOTES TO REPORT TM3 . The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements. 2003/Rev. 3.

.... .. hopper side and topside water ballast tanks Report No....... .......... TANK DESCRIPTION: LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm Diminution P % mm Diminution S % STRUCTURAL MEMBER ITEM mm Original Thickness mm Max............................(cont) Z10....... 2003/Rev... Ship's name...........5-II-13 Z10.................................................................. .... 2007 Operators Signature........................ Dim.. Alwb.................. ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10.5 Annex II/Sheet 8 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.........7....................... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF TRANSVERSE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS In the double bottom..........5 TM4–DSBC Class Identity No..................

NOTES TO REPORT TM4-DSBC This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of: Transverse structural members.5-II-14 . The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. 2007 Z10. Guidance for areas of measurements is indicated on sheet 14 of this document.5 Annex II/Sheet 8 Z10. 12 and 13 of this document. 2. 2003/Rev.7. 3. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.Z10. ▲ IACS Req. 4. comprising the appropriate structural items (30) to (34) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11.5 (cont) 1.

...................... Dim...... : STRUCTURAL COMPONENT (PLATING/STIFFENER) Original Thickness mm Gauged Port Starboard mm % Diminution P Diminution S mm % Max... LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: FRAME NO..............................5 Annex II/Sheet 9 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req.............. ......7..... Report on THICKNESS OF WATERTIGHT TRANSVERSE BULKHEADS IN CARGO HOLDS Ship's name............ mm ▲ Z10.... 2003/Rev....... 2007 Operators Signature..5-II-15 Z10............. Alwb.... Report No.......................(cont) Z10..............5 TM5–DSBC Class Identity No............. ............

T. NOTES TO REPORT TM5 .Z10. 4.5-II-16 .5 (cont) 1. 2003/Rev. Guidance for areas of measurements is indicated on sheet 14 of this document. 2007 Z10. 3.DSBC This report form is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of: W.5 Annex II/Sheet 9 Z10. transverse bulkheads in cargo holds 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document. ▲ IACS Req. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.7.

.......... Alwb......... Report on THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS Ship's name.......................... Thk.....................(cont) Z10. 2007 Operators Signature......................... ... Dim............7..... .. Report No.......5-II-17 Z10............... mm ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10..........5 TM6-DSBC Class Identity No. mm Max.................5 Annex II/Sheet 10 NOTES – See Reverse IACS Req....... 2003/Rev..... STRUCTURAL MEMBER: SKETCH LOCATION OF STRUCTURE: Gauged P S mm % mm % Diminution P Diminution S Description Org................

4. 3. NOTES TO REPORT TM6 . (41) and (42) as shown on diagrams of typical transverse sections illustrated on sheets 11.7. 12 and 13 of this document. The single measurements recorded are to represent the average of multiple measurements.5-II-18 . 2. The maximum allowable diminution could be stated in an attached document.Z10.DSBC This report is to be used for recording the thickness measurement of: Miscellaneous structural members including the structural items (40). 2007 Z10.5 Annex II/Sheet 10 Z10.5 (cont) 1. Guidance for areas of measurement is indicated on sheet 14 of this document. 2003/Rev. ▲ IACS Req.

5 (cont) Thickness Measurement – Double Skin Bulk Carriers Typical transverse section of a double skin bulk carrier with indication of longitudinal and transverse members 1 28 8 2 3 9 10 24 11 9 12 16 Double Skin 4 31 34 19 16 20 17 14 14 18 14 15 25 5 13 7 6 23 Report on TM2. Bottom longitudinals 14. Side shell plating 5.DSBC 28. Keel plate -. Side shell longitudinals.5 Annex II/Sheet 11 Z10. Deck longitudinals 9. Deck girders 10. Bottom shell plating 7. Hopper longitudinals 23. Bilge longitudinals 16.DSBC (i) & (ii) 1.DSBC 17. Inner side plating 6.5-II-19 IACS Req. Strength deck plating 2. Hatch covers ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10. Sheerstrake 4. Inner side longitudinals. Hopper side tank transverses 34. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. Hopper plating 20. Inner bottom plating 18. Bottom girders 15. Inner bottom longitudinals 19. Topside tank transverses 31. Stringer plate 3.Z10. Hatch coamings -. if any Report on TM4. if any Horizontal girders in wing ballast tanks Report on TM6. 2007 .7. Double bottom tank floors 25. 2003/Rev. Topside tank sloping plating longitudinals 13. transverse web frame -.DSBC 8. Topside tank sloping plating 12. Bilge plating Report on TM3. Deck plating between hatches -.

Bottom transverse wing tank 31. Deck transverse wing tank 28. Struts 32.5 (cont) Thickness Measurement – Ore Carriers Typical transverse section of an ore carrier with indication of longitudinal and transverse members 1 2 9 3 8 36 9 10 27 29 28 32 4 32 25 11 18 31 32 16 28 30 32 19 29 15 20 17 14 33 13 5 12 6 7 12 Report on TM2-DSBC (i) & (ii) 1. Longitudinal bulkhead top strake 12. Strength deck plating Stringer plate Sheerstrake Side shell plating Bilge plating Bottom shell plating Keel plate Report on TM3-DSBC Report on TM4-DSBC Report on TM6-DSBC 36. 23. 6. 8. 40. Longitudinal bulkhead vertical web 30. 22. 7. Deck girders 10. Bottom longitudinals 13. Longitudinal bulkhead plating (remainder) 18. Deck longitudinals 9. Hatch covers 39. Longitudinal bulkhead longitudinals 19. Deck plating between hatches 38. 3. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11. Hatch coamings 37. Bottom transverse centre tank 27. Side shell vertical web 29.Z10. 4. Side shell longitudinals 17. Inner bottom longitudinals 21.5 Annex II/Sheet 12 Z10. Inner bottom plating 20. 35.B. Bilge longitudinals 15. D. 5. 25. Transverse web face plate 33. 2. ▲ IACS Req.7. Floors 34. 2007 Z10. Deck transverse centre tank 26. 2003/Rev. 24. Longitudinal bulkhead lower strake 16. Bottom girders 14.5-II-20 .

Deck girders 10.DSBC 17.DSBC 28. Hatch covers ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ Z10. Side shell plating 5.Z10. if any Report on TM4. Double bottom tank floors 25. Sheerstrake 4. Bottom shell plating 7. Inner side longitudinals. Bottom longitudinals 14. Side shell longitudinals. 2007 .DSBC 8. Strength deck plating 2.5 Annex II/Sheet 13 Thickness Measurement – Double Skin Bulk Carriers Z10. Keel plate -. Inner bottom longitudinals 19. Hopper longitudinals 23. Bilge plating Report on TM3. Bottom girders 15. Stringer plate 3. Sheerstrake longitudinals 11.7. Hatch coamings -. Bilge longitudinals 16.5 (cont) Transverse section outline: The diagram may be used for those ships where the diagrams on sheet 11 and 12 are not suitable. transverse web frame -. if any Horizontal girders in wing ballast tanks Report on TM6. Hopper side tank transverses 34. Deck plating between hatches -. Report on TM2. Inner bottom plating 18. Inner side plating 6. Hopper plating 20. Topside tank sloping plating longitudinals 13.DSBC (i) & (ii) 1. Topside tank sloping plating 12. Topside tank transverses 31.5-II-21 IACS Req. 2003/Rev. Deck longitudinals 9.

2003/Rev.5-II-22 .5 (cont) Thickness Measurement .5 Annex II/Sheet 14 Z10.Ore Carriers Areas subject to close up survey and thickness measurements . TM5-DSBC and TM6-DSBC as appropriate Typical transverse section close-up survey C B B and E Typical transverse bulkhead Upper Stool D Lower stool Double bottom tank D A Thickness to be reported on TM3-T and TM4-T as appropriate Close-up survey area Thickness to be reported on TM5-T Annex II END ▲ IACS Req.7.5 -Thickness to be reported on TM3-DSBC. TM4-DSBC. 2007 Z10.areas (A) to (E) as defined in Table I of UR Z10.Z10.

5/Annex III Z10.5 (cont’d) ANNEX III 1 IACS Req.Z10.7 2007 . 2003/Rev.

Z10. 2003/Rev.5/Annex IIIA ANNEX IIIA SURVEY PROGRAMME Basic information and particulars Z10.5 (cont’d) Name of ship: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Length between perpendiculars (m): Shipbuilder: Hull number: Classification Society: Class ID: Date of build of the ship: Owner: Thickness measurement company: 2 IACS Req.7 2007 .

1 Survey requirements Overall survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the spaces that should undergo an overall survey for this ship in accordance with 2. tanks and spaces that fall within the scope of the survey. close-up surveys.1 The present survey programme covers the minimum extent of overall surveys. including fore and aft peak tanks. gas freeing. etc.5/Annex IIIA 1 1. 6 List of equipment for survey This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the equipment that will be made available for carrying out the survey and the required thickness measurements. ventilation. 7. 2 Arrangement of cargo holds. extent of coatings and corrosion prevention system This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the use of the holds and tanks of the ship. 3 List of cargo holds.1 Preamble Scope Z10.Z10. thickness measurements and pressure testing within the cargo length area. cargo holds.3. 1. tanks and spaces This section of the survey programme is to provide information (either in the form of plans or text) on the arrangement of cargo holds. lighting. tanks and spaces with information on their use. required by UR Z10.5.2 Documentation All documents used in the development of the survey programme are to be available onboard during the survey as required by section 6.1.1. information regarding cargo hold and tank cleaning.2 Close-up survey 3 IACS Req. 5 Provisions and method of access to structures This section of the survey programme is to indicate any changes relating to (and is to update) the information on the provisions and methods of access to structures provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire. 4 Conditions for survey This section of the survey programme is to provide information on the conditions for survey.g.2 The arrangements and safety aspects of the survey are to be acceptable to the attending surveyor(s).1. e.7 2007 .5 (cont’d) 1. ballast tanks. 2003/Rev. 7 7. 1. the extent of coatings and the corrosion prevention system provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.

3.1.5 (indicate either (a) or preferably (b).5 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the cargo holds and tanks that are to undergo tank testing for this ship in accordance with 2. 2003/Rev. 8 Identification of tanks for tank testing Z10. 9 Identification of areas and sections for thickness measurements This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas and sections where thickness measurements are to be taken in accordance with 2.5/Annex IIIA This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the hull structures that are to undergo a close-up survey for this ship in accordance with 2. Given in the following table(s): Area or location Original asbuilt thickness (mm) Minimum thickness (mm) Substantial corrosion thickness (mm) Deck Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Cross deck plating Cross deck stiffeners Bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Inner bottom Plating Longitudinals Longitudinal girders Floors Ship side in way of topside tanks Plating Longitudinals Ship side in way of hopper side tanks Plating Longitudinals Ship side in way of double hull tanks Plating Longitudinals or ordinary transverse frames Longitudinal stringers 4 IACS Req.7 2007 .5.4. if such information is available): (a) (b) Determined from the attached wastage allowance table and the original thickness to the hull structure plans of the ship. 10 Minimum thickness of hull structures This section of the survey programme is to specify the minimum thickness for hull structures of this ship that are subject to UR Z10.2.Z10.

Z10. ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo length area. 12 Damage experience related to the ship This section of the survey programme is to. using the tables provided below.5 (cont’d) This section of the survey programme is to identify changes. relating to the information on the thickness measurement company provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire. provide details of the hull damages for at least the last three years in way of the cargo holds. 2003/Rev. 11 Thickness measurement company Z10. 5 IACS Req.5/Annex IIIA Longitudinal bulkhead (inner side) Plating Longitudinals or ordinary transverse frames Longitudinal girders (if applicable) Transverse bulkheads Plating Stiffeners (if applicable) Upper stool plating Upper stool stiffeners Lower stool plating Lower stool stiffeners Transverse web frames in topside tanks Plating Flanges Stiffeners Transverse web frames in double hull tanks Plating Flanges Stiffeners Transverse web frames in hopper tanks Plating Flanges Stiffeners Hatch Covers Plating Stiffeners Hatch Coamings Plating Stiffeners Note: The wastage allowance tables are to be attached to the survey programme. These damages are subject to survey. if any.7 2007 .

Z10. when such information is available. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair Z10. tank or space number or area Possible cause.7 2007 .5/Annex IIIA Hull damages sorted by location for this ship Cargo hold. 15 Other relevant comments and information This section of the survey programme is to provide any other comments and information relevant to the survey.5 (cont’d) Hull damages for sister or similar ships (if available) in the case of design related damage Cargo hold. tank or space number or area Possible cause. 14 Critical structural areas and suspect areas This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the critical structural areas and the suspect areas. if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair 13 Areas identified with substantial corrosion from previous surveys This section of the survey programme is to identify and list the areas of substantial corrosion from previous surveys. 2003/Rev. 6 IACS Req.

5 (cont’d) 7 IACS Req. Appendix 3 . which has been submitted by the owner. This Appendix of the survey programme is to identify and list the main structural plans which form part of the survey programme.1.3 requires that main structural plans of cargo holds and ballast tanks (scantling drawings).List of plans Paragraph 5. Prepared by the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society for compliance with 5.5/Annex IIIA Appendices Appendix 1 .Survey Planning Questionnaire The Survey Planning Questionnaire (annex IIIB). is to be appended to the survey programme. including information regarding use of high tensile steel (HTS) are to be available.Z10.Other documentation This part of the survey programme is to identify and list any other documentation that forms part of the plan.1.7 2007 .3: Date:…………………………(name and signature of authorized owner’s representative) Date:…………………………(name and signature of authorized representative of the Classification Society) Z10. 2003/Rev. Appendix 2 .

Particulars Ship’s name: IMO number: Flag State: Port of registry: Owner: Classification Society: Class ID: Gross tonnage: Deadweight (metric tonnes): Date of build: Information on access provision for close-up surveys and thickness measurement 2 The owner is to indicate.5/Annex IIIB ANNEX IIIB SURVEY PLANNING QUESTIONNAIRE 1 The following information will enable the owner in co-operation with the Classification Society to develop a Survey Programme complying with the requirements of UR Z10. normally within reach of hand.e. up-to-date information.Z10. Z10. F.5 (cont’d) Hold/ Tank No. It is essential that the owner provides.7 2007 . i.5. the means of access to the structures subject to close-up survey and thickness measurement.5. The present questionnaire.P. CARGO HOLDS Structure Temporary staging Rafts Ladders Direct access Other means (please specify) Fore Peak Aft Peak Hatch side coamings Topside sloping plate Upper stool plating Cross deck Double side tank plating Transverse bulkhead Hopper tank platting Lower stool plating Tank top TOPSIDE Underdeck structure TANKS Side shell & structure Sloping plate & structure Webs & bulkheads 8 IACS Req. when completed.P. shall provide all information and material required by UR Z10. A. A close-up survey is an examination where the details of structural components are within the close visual inspection range of the attending surveyor. 2003/Rev. when completing the present questionnaire. in the table below.

Z10. for the last 3 years .7 2007 .in accordance with UR Z10. high sulphur content) Owner’s inspections 3 Using a format similar to that of the table below (which is given as an example). 9 IACS Req.g.5/Annex IIIB HOPPER Hopper sloping plate TANKS & structure Side shell & structure Bottom structure Webs & bulkheads DOUBLE Side shell & structure SIDE Inner skin & structure SKIN Webs & bulkheads TANKS Double bottom structure Upper stool internal structure Lower stool internal structure WING Underdeck & TANKS structure OF ORE Side shell & structure CARRIE Side shell vertical RS web & structure Longitudinal bulkhead & structure Longitudinal bulkhead web & structure Bottom plating & structure Cross ties/stringers Z10.5 . 2003/Rev.on all CARGO holds and BALLAST tanks and VOID spaces within the cargo area.5 (cont’d) History of bulk cargoes of a corrosive nature (e. the owner is to provide details of the results of their inspections.

NP=no protection U=upper part. L=lower part. CV= Conversion (Description to be attached to this questionnaire) Corrosion protection (1) Coating extent (2) Coating condition (3) Structural deterioration (4) Hold and tank history (5) Name of owner’s representative: Signature: Date: 10 IACS Req.5 (cont’d) Tank/Hold No.7 2007 . SH=semihard coating. RC=recoated (during the last 3 years) N=no findings recorded.Z10. L=Leakages. 2003/Rev. SC=soft coating. Cargo holds Topside tanks Hopper tanks Double side skin tanks Double bottom tanks Upper stools Lower stools Wing tanks (ore carriers) Fore peak Aft peak Miscellaneous other spaces: Note: Indicate tanks which are used for oil/ballast 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) HC=hard coating. M=middle part. description of findings is to be attached to this questionnaire DR=Damage & Repair. Y=findings recorded. F=fair. P=poor. C=complete G=good.5/Annex IIIB Z10.

including the associated corrective actions: Name and address of the approved thickness measurement company: Annex III end Document end 11 IACS Req. 2003/Rev.5 (cont’d) Reports of Port State Control inspections List the reports of Port State Control inspections containing hull structural related deficiencies.7 2007 .Z10.5/Annex IIIB Z10. relevant information on rectification of the deficiencies: Safety Management System List non-conformities related to hull maintenance.

6 (June 2000) Z10.1 in June 2003. IACS Req. 2002 v .Z10.6 Hull Surveys for General Dry Cargo Ships Re-categorized as UR Z7.

mid-deck designs.1 for oil tankers which are not double hull oil tankers.1 PREAMBLE The regime of enhanced surveys given in Unified Requirements Z10.Z11 Z11 (1993) (Rev 1 1996) (Rev.4 for double hull oil tankers. . To clearly indicate to shipowners and the users of Member Societies' register books those ships which are subject to an enhanced survey programme.UR Z10. i. Z10.3 July 2004) Mandatory Ship Type and Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP) Notations 1 1. .3 for chemical tankers.3.e. are applicable to a number of ship types falling within the broad definitions of oil tankers. . 1. Changes introduced in Rev. These URs should be referred to for their detailed applicability. Self-propelled ships are ships with mechanical means of propulsion not requiring assistance from another ship during normal operation. 2 Revision Note: 1.2 1.g.UR Z 10. 1 1 For bulk carriers with hybrid cargo hold arrangements.5 to cargo holds of double side skin. with some cargo holds of single side skin and others of double side skin. 2 2.UR Z10.2 for single side skin bulk carriers1. Survey requirements can be found in: . Z11-1 IACS Req. chemical tankers and bulk carriers contained in those Unified Requirements. e.5 and Z 10.3 Fig.4 and Z10.3 are to be implemented from 1st January 2005.UR Z10. depending on the structural configuration. or equivalent.4 for combination carriers (ore/oil and oil/bulk/ore).5 for double side skin bulk carriers1.UR Z10. . .UR Z 10. as well as tankers with alternative structural arrangements.2 and/or Z 10. Z10.1 SHIP TYPE AND ENHANCED SURVEY PROGRAMME (ESP) NOTATIONS Oil Tanker The ship type notation "OIL TANKER". and the notation "ESP" shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships2 which are constructed generally with integral tanks and intended primarily to carry oil in bulk.5 for ore carriers. Typical midship sections are given in Figure 1. 1993/Rev 3 2004 .2. built and/or maintained in accordance with a Member Society's Rules and Regulations. the following notations shall be included within the class notation assigned to all such ships.UR Z10.2 are to apply to cargo holds of single side skin and Z 10.1. the requirements of UR Z10. This type notation shall be assigned to tankers of both single and double hull construction.1and/or Z10. . Z10.5 as appropriate.2 June 2000) (Rev.2 and/or Z10. depending on the structural configuration.

Typical midship section are given in Figure 3. 1993/Rev 3 2004 Z11-2 . two longitudinal bulkheads and a double bottom throughout the cargo length area and intended primarily to carry ore cargoes in the centre holds only. 2 2. and the notation "ESP" shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships2 which are constructed generally with single deck. double bottom. Fig. 3 IACS Req. and the notation "ESP" shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships2 which are constructed generally with single deck. or equivalent.3 Ore Carrier The ship type notation "ORE CARRIER". or equivalent.2 Bulk Carrier The ship type notation "BULK CARRIER". hopper side tanks and topside tanks and with single or double side skin construction in cargo length area and intended primarily to carry dry cargoes in bulk.Z11 Z11 cont'd 2.Typical midship sections are given in Figure 2. Fig.

4 Combination Carrier . Typical midship sections are given in Figure 5. or equivalent. The ship types defined in .Z11 Z11 cont'd 2. The ship type notation 'ORE/OIL CARRIER". including ore. and with single or double side skin construction in the cargo length area. and the notation "ESP" shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships2 which are constructed generally with single deck.3 below shall be considered to be combination carriers.1 “Combination carrier" is a general term applied to ships intended for the carriage of both oil and dry cargoes in bulk. 1993/Rev 3 2004 .2 and . . with the exception of oily mixture retained in slop tanks. in bulk.3 The ship type notation "OIL/BULK/ORE (OBO) CARRIER". and the notation "ESP" shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships 2 which are constructed generally with single deck.2 Fig. two longitudinal bulkheads and a double bottom throughout the cargo length area and intended primarily to carry ore cargoes in the centre holds or of oil cargoes in centre holds and wing tanks. 4 . and intended primarily to carry oil or dry cargoes. 5 Z11-3 IACS Req. Typical midship sections are given in Figure 4. hopper side tanks and topside tanks. Fig. these cargoes are not carried simultaneously. or equivalent. double bottom.

5 Chemical Tankers The ship type notation “CHEMICAL TANKER”. as well as tankers with alternative structural arrangements. This type notation shall be assigned to tankers of both single or double hull construction. Fig. and the notation “ESP” shall be assigned to sea going self-propelled ships2 which are constructed generally with integral tanks and intended primarily to carry chemicals in bulk. 1993/Rev 3 2004 Z11-4 . Typical midship sections are given in Figure 6.Z11 Z11 cont'd 2. or equivalent. 6 END IACS Req.

September 2000 IACS Req.Z12 Deleted . 1995 v .

1995/Rev 1 1995 v . in advance of the repairs. Note: Annexed “Guidelines for the Survey of Voyage Repairs” is a recommendation and is not a mandatory requirement under this UR Z13. are to be carried out by a riding crew during a voyage they are to be planned in advance. Failure to notify the Classification Society. any repair as a result of such maintenance and overhauls which affects or may affect classification is to be noted in the ship’s log and submitted to the attending Surveyor for use in determining further survey requirements. however. v IACS Req. may result in suspension of the vessel’s class.Z13 Z13 1995 (Rev 1 1995) Voyage Repairs and Maintenance Where repairs to hull. The above is not intended to include maintenance and overhaul to hull. A complete repair procedure including the extent of proposed repair and the need for surveyor’s attendance during the voyage is to be submitted to and agreed upon by the Surveyor reasonably in advance. which affect or may affect classification. machinery or equipment. machinery and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommended procedures and established marine practice and which does not require the Classification Society’s approval.

e. 2. A copy of this memorandum is to be placed on board and to be provided to the attending Surveyor examining repairs. In addition. qualification records to remain on board and to be provided to attending Surveyor examining completed repairs. Verification of the qualification of welders and supervisory personnel. Review of intended supervision and quality control. Further. preheating (if applicable) adherence to welding sequence principles. Review of intended working conditions. cleaning. 6. 10. A meeting is to be held with the owners prior to commencement of hull repairs during a vessel’s voyage to discuss and confirm the following : 1. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure continued effectiveness of the structure. a copy is to be sent/faxed to the arrival port where completed repairs will be examined. 9. staging. etc. Completed repairs are to be examined and tested as required to the satisfaction of the attending Surveyor. Verification of new materials regarding certification. etc. Review of intended repair. Check on availability of drying ovens. v Z13 Annex . Verification of welding consumables regarding certification and suitability for materials involved. Verified mill sheets to remain on board and to be provided to attending Surveyor examining completed repairs. Availability of pertinent drawings. Note: All details and results of subject meeting to be covered by a memorandum. i. including the longitudinal strength and the watertight/weathertight integrity of the vessel. 1995 . 7.e. grade and scantlings. Extent of intended repairs. ventilation. A.Z13 Annex Z13 cont'd ANNEX GUIDELINES FOR THE SURVEY OF VOYAGE REPAIRS The purpose of these notes is to provide guidance to the field Surveyors in dealing with voyage hull repairs and is to be considered in addition to the Rules of the Classification Society. 5. no part of this guide is intended to conflict with Rules of the Classification Society. lighting. All repairs to be based on the Classification Society’s recommendations and/or concurrence. it might be necessary to restrict welding to certain positions and prohibit welding in more difficult positions when the ship’s motions might influence the quality of the welding.1 IACS Req. 11. i. 4. 3. 8. Review of the intended provisions to facilitate sound weldments. holding containers.

Any repairs to primary hull structures shall require attendance by a Surveyor riding-ship survey or at regular intervals to confirm fit-up. NDT of completed repairs to primary structure to be carried out to attending Surveyor’s satisfaction. Any contemplated repairs to primary hull structures. The initial meeting had been carried out and conditions found satisfactory. 2.Z13 Annex Z13 cont'd B. C. Repairs to other hull structural parts may be accepted based on examination upon completion of repairs. i. A final satisfactory examination upon completion was carried out. are to be submitted to the Classification Society for review prior to commencing voyage repairs.e. main longitudinal and transverse members and their attachments. No hull repairs carried out by a riding crew should be accepted unless: 1. alignment. . general workmanship and compliance with recommendations.

Welding and Replacement of Materials APPENDIX A Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking Survey Note: UR Z15 supercedes ex-UR D12.Shipboard Automatic and Remote Control Systems 2. GENERAL 1.7. Structure. BOILER SURVEYS 6. Z15-1 IACS Req. Structure and Equipment 3. 2 and Subsequent Special Surveys . Schedule 5. Annual Survey .3.5.1. 2002) Hull. Annual Survey . Special Survey .Machinery 3.Electrical Equipment 2.3.Special Features 4.5. 2002 v v . Special Survey . Reactivation Surveys 8. Scope 2.2. Application 1.1. Special Surveys .1. Special Survey . Ballast Spaces 5. Scope 3.2.1.Electrical Equipment 3. Structure and Equipment 2. Special Survey No. Alterations 8. Schedule 2.4.Hull.2.3.8.4.2.2.1. SPECIAL SURVEY 2.Machinery 2.Shipboard Automatic and Remote Control Systems 3.6.5.3.Z15 Z15 (August. Extension of Intervals of Tailshaft Surveys 6. Definition 2.1. Scope 7. SURVEY PREPLANNING AND RECORD KEEPING 8. 1 . Schedule 6. Annual Survey . TAILSHAFT SURVEYS 5. Structure and Equipment 2. OCCASIONAL SURVEYS 8. Special Survey No. Damage Survey 8. Repairs 8. Annual Survey . Parts to be Examined 4.Special Features (All Types) 3. Schedule 3. Annual Survey .Hull.7.2. DRYDOCKING SURVEY (OR EQUIVALENT) 4.2. ANNUAL SURVEY 3.6. Schedule 4.Hull.4.1. Equipment and Machinery Surveys of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units 1.

2.3. Special Surveys (Renewal Surveys) of hull. The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date. 2. 1. in lay-up or in unusual circumstances will be determined on individual basis.1.4.1.1. The requirements apply to surveys of the hull. The requirements apply to all Mobile Offshore Drilling Units after their construction.3.5.1.1. 2.2.1. Application 1. equipment.1.Z15 Z15 cont’d 1. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. The Special Surveys shall include. The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter within 5 years from the credited date of the previous Special Survey. and upon the Society’s approval of the proposed arrangements.1. 2. 2. 2.2. tests. are to be reported to the Society and dealt with to the satisfaction of the Surveyor.2. 1. 2002 Z15-2 . 1. Suspect Areas are locations considered by the Surveyor to be prone to rapid wastage. 1.2. 2. and machinery subject to classification. a system of Continuous Survey may be undertaken whereby the Special Survey requirements are carried out in regular rotation in accordance with the Rules of the Society to complete all the requirements of the particular Special Survey within a five year period. and machinery are to be carried out at 5 year intervals to renew the Classification Certificate(s). structure.2.2. For survey completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.2. the following examinations.1.4. Spaces are separated compartments. Any defects that may affect classification found during the survey.1.2. and checks of sufficient extent to ensure that the hull.1. 2. when selecting Representative Spaces account should be taken of the service and repair history on board and identifiable critical and/or Suspect Areas. A Ballast Tank is a tank which is used primarily for salt water ballast. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey.1. v IACS Req.1. structure. Definition 1. At the request of the Owner. When considered necessary by the Society the interval between Special Surveys may be reduced. in addition to Annual Survey and Drydocking Survey (or equivalent) requirements. structure. In this case the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted. equipment. Schedule 2. However an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances. 1.7.2. and machinery are in satisfactory condition and that the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit is fit for its intended purpose for the new period of class of 5 years to be assigned subject to proper maintenance and operation and the Periodical Surveys carried out at the due dates.1. equipment.6. Representative Spaces are those which are expected to reflect the condition of other Spaces of similar type and service and with similar corrosion protection systems. Special Survey requirements of units of unusual design. GENERAL 1. For Survey completed more than three months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. SPECIAL SURVEY 2.2. Scope 2.1.

duct keels. gas freed and cleaned as necessary to expose damages and allow meaningful examination and thickness gauged in case of excessive wastage. Tanks and other normally closed compartments are to be ventilated. 1 . deck houses. racks. Non-destructive testing of suspect areas may be required Leg jacking or other elevating systems externally. decks and other compartments is to be verified by visual inspection.3. non-destructive tested or thickness gauged. peak spaces. brackets. and stiffeners for drilling related apparatus. Foundations and supporting headers. gussets. or other non-corrosive products may be waived provided that upon a general examination the Surveyor considers their condition to be satisfactory. bulkheads. Structure in.3. External thickness gauging may be required to confirm corrosion control. • • • • • • • • • • 2. diesel oil. compartments and free-flooding spaces throughout the drilling unit are to be examined externally and internally for excess wastage or damage. Jetting piping systems or other external piping. All tanks. Structures such as derrick substructure and supporting structure. Suspect areas may be required to be tested for tightness. Tubular or similar type legs are to be examined externally and internally. void spaces. superstructure or deck house. 2. or excessive wastage. Internal examination and testing of void spaces. jack-houses. hull. watertight bulkheads and deck. particularly where penetrating mats or spud cans.3. joints. steering gear spaces. Watertight integrity of tanks. deck. and all other internal spaces are to be examined externally and internally for damage. including non-destructive testing of leg connections to mats or spud cans. machinery spaces. fractures. Thickness gaugings are to be carried out where wastage is evident or suspect. helicopter deck and its supporting structure. including chords.The following hull structure and equipment items are to be examined.1. together with leg guides are to be examined. superstructures. Internal examinations of spud cans and mats are to be specially considered. v • • • • Z15-3 IACS Req. Self-Elevating Units • All legs. chain lockers. Thickness gauging of plating and framing may be required where wastage is evident or suspected. compartments filled with foam or corrosion inhibitors.3. Leg connections to bottom mats or spud cans. together with internal stiffeners and pinholes as applicable.Z15 Z15 cont'd 2. helicopter landing areas. cofferdams. Windlass and attachments of anchor racks and anchor cable fairleads.3. All Drilling Units • The hull or platform structure including tanks.2. where attached to hull. sponsons. around and under jack-house and leg walls. 2002 . raw water (sea water intake) towers and their respective attachments to the deck or hull. diagonal and horizontal braces. 2. light fuel oil. and tanks used only for lube oil. Surface-type Units • Structural appendages and ducts for positioning units. Special Survey No.

Heat exchangers and other unfired pressure vessels within the scope of classification are to be examined. including an operational test and checking or relief-valve settings. examination of the steering machinery is to be carried out. spud cans and mats. 2002 v . Non-Self-Propelled Units In addition to the requirements for Annual Surveys.Machinery Machinery installations of all types of drilling Units are to undergo Special Surveys at intervals similar to those for Special Survey on the hull.3. consideration will be given to postponement of the examinations until the next Rig move. including valves. Special attention should be paid to splash zones on structure. Special Survey No.2. together with gussets and brackets.5.3. the main and auxiliary propulsion machinery. Z15-4 IACS Req. Special Surveys . Joints of supporting structure including diagonals. structure or pontoons. 2. Pumps and pumping arrangements. opened out or thickness gauged and pressure tested as considered necessary. Evaporators that operate with a vacuum on the shell need not be opened. structure or platform and lower hull. special attention is to be given to the following items as applicable: • All openings to the sea. and in ballast tanks. at each Special Survey.5. Units with Propulsion .5. and associated relief valves proved operable. free-flooding spaces. including associated pressure vessels should be surveyed. 2. Structure and Equipment These Surveys are to be at least as comprehensive as Special Survey No. 2. Other systems are to be tested as considered necessary. and the fastenings to the shell plating are to be renewed when considered necessary by the Surveyor.Hull. Self-Propelled Units In addition to the requirements for non-propelled units. pipes and strainers are to be examined. 2 and Subsequent Special Surveys . Column-Stabilized Units • Connections of columns and diagonals to upper hull.4. 1. or at the time of underwater examination in lieu of drydocking. 2. with special attention being given to the condition and thickness of material in high corrosion areas. 2. together with cocks and valves connected therewith are to be examined internally and externally while the Unit is in drydock. pre-load tanks.4. braces and horizontals. cocks. including sanitary and other overboard discharges. Where the spud cans or mat are partly or entirely obscured below the mud line where the Special Survey is otherwise being completed. The foundations of machinery are to be examined. Representative gaugings will be required. The machinery may be required to be opened for further examination as considered necessary by the Surveyor. but may be accepted on basis of satisfactory external examination and operational test or review of operating records.5. These gaugings will be specified in advance by the Society.Z15 Z15 cont'd • Spud cans or mats. Non-metallic flexible expansion pieces in the main salt water circulating system are to be examined internally and externally. Non-destructive examination may be required of suspect areas. In addition. Internal continuation or back-up structure for the above. legs or related structure. in order that both may be recorded at approximately the same time.1. • • • 2. The Surveyor is to be satisfied with the operation of the bilge and ballast systems.Assist or Dynamic Position Propulsion-assist and dynamic positioning equipment should be surveyed on the basis of Special Periodical Survey-Machinery in accordance with the requirements of the Society.

Shipboard Automatic and Remote-Control Systems In addition to the requirements of Annual Surveys the following parts are to be examined: • • Control Actuators: All mechanical. Ventilating air alarm systems to be proven satisfactory.Special Features (All Types) Mobile Offshore Drilling Units may have many items of machinery and electrical equipment not found on conventional vessels. Unattended Plants: Control systems for unattended machinery spaces are to be subjected to dock trials at reduced power on the propulsion engine to ensure the proper performance of all automatic functions. Emergency switch(s) for all electrical equipment including main and emergency generators.Remote shutdown for fuel-oil transfer service pumps and ventilating equipment. special attention is to be given to the following items as applicable: • • • • Fittings and connections on main switchboards and distribution panels are to be examined. alarms. tested and proven satisfactory. Remote Shutdown Arrangements . except alarm and communication systems and lighting in vital areas such as escape routes and landing platforms.Electrical Equipment In addition to the requirements for Annual Surveys.6. • 2. All generators are to be run under load. degassers and desanders are to be examined and doors and closures in boundary bulkheads verified as effective. Items to be especially examined and reported upon at all Special Surveys are as follows: 2. together with oil tank outlet valves where required to be capable of being remotely closed are to be proved satisfactory. 2. Special Survey . are to be proved satisfactory. • • 2.8. Electric lighting. v Z15-5 IACS Req. All equipment and circuits are to be inspected for possible development of physical changes or deterioration. either separately or in parallel.1. proven satisfactory and verified as explosion-proof or intrinsically safe.Z15 Z15 cont'd 2. Electrical equipments: The insulation resistance of the windings of electrical control motors or actuators is to be measured. The windings of main propulsion generators and motors are to be thoroughly examined and found or made dry and clean. shale shakers.8. intake and exhaust locations for enclosed restricted areas are to be examined. at each Special Survey.Enclosed hazardous areas such as those containing open active mud tanks. Special Survey . Particular attention is to be paid to the ends of all windings of stators and rotors. and pneumatic control actuators and their power systems are to be examined and tested as considered necessary.2. The insulation resistance of the circuits is to be measured between conductors and between conductors and ground and these values compared with those previously measured. 2002 . and care is to be taken to see that no circuits are overfused. Hazardous Areas . Electrical auxiliaries installed for vital purposes. with all circuits of different voltages above ground being tested separately to the Surveyor's satisfaction.7. and safety systems. generators and motors are to be examined and their prime movers opened for inspection. Ventilating systems including ductwork. Certain of these items are required for classification even if the unit is without propulsion machinery. The insulation resistance of each generator and motor is to be measured. Cables are to be examined as far as practicable without undue disturbance of fixtures. fans.8. Special Survey . and instrumentation are to be examined. Automatic power disconnect to motors in case of loss of ventilating air is to be proved satisfactory. electrical fixtures. Electrical motors are to be examined including closed-loop ventilating systems for large D-C motors. Switches and circuit breakers are to be tested. hydraulic.

if fitted. that the hull. v IACS Req. ends. and machinery are maintained in a satisfactory condition. Scope The survey consists of an examination for the purpose of ensuring. including hatchcovers. sill. the elevating systems are to be examined and reported on. Weighing and re-charging as necessary of all dry chemical and CO 2 extinguishers. and the applicable parts listed below are to be generally examined and placed in satisfactory condition as found necessary. Piping Systems . Portlights together with deadcovers. Structure and Equipment 3. and overboard discharges from enclosed spaces. together with their respective securing devices. and spanners at each fire station.A general examination of the fire detection and extinguishing apparatus is to be made in order that the Surveyor may be satisfied with its efficient state. shutters and hinges. tank vent pipes together with flame screens. Ventilators. Schedule Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after each anniversary date from the date of the initial classification survey or of the date credited for the last Special Survey. deck house. Machinery casings and covers.3.Bilge alarm systems. 3. 2. to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. structure.5.1. fittings. 2002 Z15-6 . 2.8. its structural arrangements. deck.3. 3. operationally or hydrostatically tested to working pressure. Closing appliances for all the above. Fire Fighting Apparatus where included in the Societies’ Rules . 3.3. including supporting structure.Piping systems used solely for drilling operations and complying either with the Society’s requirements or a recognized standard are to be examined.1. and closing appliances upon which the stability calculations or the load line assignment is based. ANNUAL SURVEY 3. Self Elevating Systems . coamings and supports. as far as practical. Watertight bulkheads and end bulkheads of enclosed superstructures. and deck houses protecting openings. structures attached to the deck. superstructure.3. companionways.6. Miscellaneous . to be tested.Z15 Z15 cont'd 2. doors check valves. Servicing of all portable soda-acid and foam extinguishers. 3. The Surveyors are to be satisfied at each Annual Survey that no material alterations have been made to the unit. Alarm systems 2. All Drilling Units • • • • • • • • Accessible hatchways. Annual Survey . as far as practicable.3.3. Windlass and attachment of anchor racks and anchor cables.2. or in enclosed superstructures. Fire pumps and piping including operation and capacity. accessible internal spaces. derrick substructure. equipment. as far as practicable.On self elevating type Mobile Offshore Drilling Units.8. nozzles. manholes and other openings.Hull.8. 3.2. The following items are to be especially examined: • • • • • Fire hoses. dogs. subdivision.8. cargo ports and similar openings in hull sides. Pinions and gears of the climbing pinion gear train of rack and pinion systems are to be examined. to the Surveyor's satisfaction by an effective crack detection method. At each Annual Survey the exposed parts of the hull.4. Freeing ports together with bars.

3.4.1.4. Annual Survey . pumps. pumps.Shipboard Automatic and Remote-Control Systems A general examination of the automatic and remote-control system is to be made to the Surveyor's satisfaction. 2002 .Z15 Z15 cont'd • Protection of the crew. electrical installation including those in hazardous areas. including operation of same. SURVEY OF THE OUTSIDE OF UNIT’S BOTTOM AND RELATED ITEMS 4.5. or openings in the deck or hull and the back-up structure in way of structural members or sponsons connecting to the hull. steering machinery. For units operating in salt water for less than six (6) months each year. Column Stabilized and Self Elevating Units may be subject to examination of major structural components including non-destructive testing.3.1. externally. Plating and supporting structure in way of leg wells. the extent should be agreed to by the Society and the Owner or operator prior to commencement of the Survey. pipings.4. and other electrical equipment. and fire extinguishing apparatus. 3. 3. The outside of the unit’s bottom and related items are to be examined two times in any five (5) year period. guard rails. and deck houses accommodating crew. piping. fire fighting apparatus where included in the Societies’ Rules. electrical installation in hazardous areas and fire extinguishing apparatuses to be carried out. Non-Self Propelled Units A general examination of items required for classification such as auxiliary machinery. remote shutdown arrangements. the emergency sources of electrical power.Electrical Equipment A general examination of electrical machinery. Self-Propelled Units A general examination of main and auxiliary engines. 3.1. 3. gangways. If the Society deems such survey to be necessary.4. steps. and bilge systems is to be made. 3.6. Annual Survey .3.6. piping systems. slots. 4. with an interval not exceeding three (3) years between examinations.2. Surface-Type Units The hull and deck structure around the drilling well (moon-pool) and in vicinity of any other structural changes in section. v Z15-7 IACS Req. as deemed necessary by the Society. diagonal and horizontal braces together with any other parts of the upper hull supporting structure as accessible above the waterline. the survey interval may be increased by the Society.5. boilers.Special Features A general examination of hazardous areas.Machinery 3. 3. Column-Stabilized Units Columns. The machinery-space fire-detection and bilge water-level alarms are to be tested to confirm satisfactory operation. Note: At the 1st Annual Survey after construction. Annual Survey . 3.7. Self-Elevating Units Jack-house structures and attachments to upper hull or platform. The operation of the emergency sources of power. Schedule 4. is to be confirmed as far as practicable. Annual Survey . including their automatic operation. Jacking or other elevating systems and leg guides. the switchgear. self-elevating systems. Legs as accessible above the waterline. 3.1. lifelines.

spud cans.3. 4. If such examination reveals no visible structural defects. thickness gauged. Consideration may be given at the discretion of the Society. 4. Non-destructive testing may be required of areas considered to be critical by the Society or found to be suspect by the Surveyor. Leg connections to mat and spud cans are to be examined at each Drydock Survey or equivalent.2. 2002 Z15-8 .3. and steering nozzle clearances are to be ascertained and reported upon. footings.1. rudder pintle and gudgeon securing arrangements. provided they are in general agreement with Appendix A. underwater areas of columns. Column stabilized units v IACS Req. underwater areas of legs.3. stem.2.1.2. Surface type units One peak tank and at least two other representative ballast tanks between the peak bulkheads used primarily for water ballast. 1 and between subsequent Special Surveys. 4. mat.3.4. 4.1. the examination may be limited to a verification that the corrosion control arrangements remain effective. placed in satisfactory condition as found necessary.Z15 Z15 cont'd 4. pontoons or lower hulls.3.3. together with their connections as applicable.1.2. rudder.2. bracing and their connections. if accessible. and sea strainers are to be selectively cleaned to the satisfaction of the attending Surveyor and examined together with appendages. Surface-type Units (ship or barge type units) • External surfaces of the hull. • 4. At each Drydocking Survey or equivalent. the following ballast spaces are to be internally examined. 4. Self-Elevating Units • External surfaces of the upper hull or platform. rudder bearing. are to be selectively cleaned and examined to the satisfaction of the attending Surveyor. 2. sea chest and strainers. Non-destructive testing may be required of areas considered to be critical by the Society or found to be suspect by the Surveyor. stern frame.3. Self elevating units Representative ballast tanks or free-flooding compartments in mat or spud cans. and propulsion units as applicable. Proposals for alternative means of examining the unit’s bottom and related items while afloat may be considered. and at least two representative hull pre-load tanks. free-flooding areas and other locations subjected to sea water from both sides. and their fastenings. the propeller. Propeller shaft bearing.2. Column-Stabilized Units • External surfaces of the upper hull or platform.2. exposed parts of stern bearing assembly. Ballast Spaces In conjunction with Drydocking Surveys (or equivalent) after Special Survey No. sea chests. after Special Survey No. • 4. keel. nozzles. are to be selectively cleaned to the satisfaction of the attending Surveyor and examined. 4. to any special circumstances justifying an extension of the interval. 4.3. All Units Particular attention is to be given to corrosion control systems in ballast spaces. and reported upon. Parts to be Examined 4. the Surveyor is to be satisfied with the condition of the internal structure of the mat or spud cans.

the extent of hull cleaning. At each Boiler Survey the boilers. 6. Schedule Boiler Surveys are to be carried out according to the schedule found in UR Z18.2. The proper operation of the safety valves is to be confirmed at each survey. except that in the case of Mobile Offshore Drilling unit.1. Scope 6. The Survey Program shall be in written format. the boilers and superheaters are to be subjected to hydrostatic pressure test. Submitted data. extended intervals between tailshaft surveys may be considered based on: • • • • Satisfactory diver's external examination of stern bearing and outboard seal area including weardown check as far as is possible.2.1. v Z15-9 IACS Req. These should include drawings or forms for identifying the areas to be surveyed. Confirmation of satisfactory lubricating oil records (oil loss rate. 6. Schedule Refer to the schedule in UR Z21 for tailshaft surveys.2. due to low running hours on tailshafts. Boiler mountings and safety valves are to be examined at each Boiler Survey and opened as considered necessary by the Surveyor. Internal examination of the shaft area (inboard seals) in propulsion room(s). BOILERS SURVEYS 6. nomenclature. 7.2. Plans and procedures for Drydocking Surveys (or Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking Survey per Appendix A) are to be submitted for review in advance of the survey and made available on board. will be subject to revision if found to be necessary in light of experience.4. if applicable. and at least two ballast tanks in columns or upper hull. Shaft seal elements are examined/replaced in accordance with seal manufacturer's recommendations.2. 5. 5. SURVEY PREPLANNING AND RECORD KEEPING 7. or free-flooding compartments as accessible.2.1. 6. A specific Survey Program for Special Surveys and Special Continuous Surveys must be worked out in advance of the Special Survey by the Owner in cooperation with the Classification Society. contamination). and for the recording of any damage or deterioration found. Extension of Intervals of Tailshaft Surveys Surveys are to be carried out in accordance with the Rules of the Society. 6. lower hulls. TAILSHAFT SURVEYS 5. superheaters.3. When considered necessary by the Surveyor.2. 6.2. 7. after review by the Society.1.2. and economizers are to be examined internally (water-steam side) and externally (fire side). 2002 .Z15 Z15 cont'd Representative ballast tanks in footings. non-destructive testing locations (including NDT methods).

The above is not intended to include maintenance and overhaul to hull. 8. 8. is to be to the satisfaction of the Society. Welding or other fabrication performed on steels of special characteristics or repairs or renewals of such steel or in areas adjacent to such steel is to be accomplished with procedures approved by the Society considering the special materials involved. Reactivation Surveys In the case of units which have been out of service for an extended period. Failure to notify the Society. machinery or equipment.2. which could invalidate the conditions for which a classification has been assigned so that it may be examined at the earliest opportunity by the Society’s Surveyor(s). 8. however. It is the responsibility of the Owner/operator of the unit to report to the Society without delay any damage. machinery and equipment in accordance with recommended manufacturers procedures and established marine practice and which does not require Society approval. v IACS Req.1. 8. defect or breakdown. Repairs 8.2. other structures.2. Welding of steels.1. Substitution of steels differing from those originally installed is not to be made without approval by the Society. columns or other structures. OCCASIONAL SURVEYS 8.3. 8. All repairs found necessary by the Surveyor are to be carried out to his satisfaction.5.1.2.Z15 Z15 cont'd 8. 8. legs. are planned in advance to be carried out.3. and conditions under which the unit had been maintained during that period. the length of the period. 11 . Damage Survey 8.1. a complete repair procedure including the extend to proposed repair and the need for Surveyors attendance is to be submitted to and agreed upon by the Society reasonably in advance.5. in advance of the repairs."Materials Selection Guideline for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units" when considering suitable replacement materials. 8. may result in suspension of the unit’s classification until such time as the repair is redone or evidence submitted to satisfy the Surveyor that the repair was properly carried out. which affect or may affect classification. Welding and Replacement of Materials 8. the requirements for reactivation surveys will be specially considered in each case with due regard given to the status of surveys at the time of the commencement of the lay-up period. any repair as a result of such maintenance and overhauls which affects or may affect classification is to be noted in the ships log and submitted to the Surveyor. The Society may reference IACS Recommendations No. 2002 Z15-10 . including high strength structural steel. Such work is to be carried out in accordance with approved plans and tested on completion as required by the Rules and to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. This applies also to repairs during voyage or on site.1.5.4.5.2. Where repairs to hull. Alterations No alterations which may affect classification are to be made to the hull or machinery of a classed unit unless plans of proposed alterations are submitted and approved by the Society before the work of alterations is commenced.

Overall or spot cleaning may be required. When verified they will be noted in the unit's classification for reference at subsequent surveys. nomenclature.Z15 Z15 cont'd Appendix A . Whenever the stainless-steel seal sleeve is renewed or machined. A2. v Z15-11 IACS Req. non-destructive testing locations (including NDT methods). Hinged sea suction grids would facilitate this operation.2 Rudder Bearings For self-propelled units with rudders.Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking Survey A1 General Following are the procedures and conditions under which a properly conducted underwater inspection may be credited as equivalent to a Drydocking Survey. Means for underwater non-destructive testing may also be required for fracture detection. means must be provided to examine any sea valve. A3.4 Underwater Conditions The areas to be surveyed are to be sufficiently clean and the sea water clear enough to permit meaningful examination and photograph (if necessary) by diver. This may require bolted access plates and a measuring arrangement. A2 Conditions A2. A3. means are to be provided for ascertaining that the seal assembly on oillubricated bearings is intact and for verifying that the clearance or wear-down of the stern bearing is not excessive.1 Stern Bearing For self-propelled units. A2. A3. and for the recording of any damage or deterioration found. A2.2 Thickness Gauging and Non-Destructive Testing Underwater of internal thickness gaugings of suspect areas may be required in conjunction with the underwater inspection.3 Sea Suctions Means are to be provided to enable the diver to confirm that the sea suction openings are clear. the base readings for the wear-down gauge are to be re-established and noted in the vessel's records and in the survey report. the extent of underwater cleaning. These should include drawings or forms for identifying the areas to be surveyed.1 Limitations Underwater Inspection in lieu of Drydocking Survey may not be acceptable where there is record of abnormal deterioration or damage to the underwater structure. A3 Physical Features The following physical features are to be incorporated into the unit's design in order to facilitate the underwater inspection. means and access are to be provided for determining the condition and clearance of the rudder bearings. and for verifying that all parts of the pintle and gudgeon assemblies are intact secure. up-to-date records of the base depths are to be maintained on board. 2002 . or where damage affecting the fitness of the unit is found during the course of the survey.3 Plans and Data Plans and procedures for the Drydocking Survey (Underwater Inspection) are to be submitted for review in advance of the survey and made available on board. A3. For use of the wear-down gauges.4 Sea Valves For the Drydocking Survey (Underwater Inspection) associated with the Special Survey.

A4. provided means and details for accomplishing results are not less effective.2 Underwater Areas An examination of the entire unit below the waterline is to be carried out by an approved firm in accordance with UR Z17.Plans and Data.3 . marking and thickness gauging of such locations may be necessary as determined by the attending Surveyor. Information Note: Appendix A would be applicable to all drilling unit types due to contents of paragraph A2. 2002 v v .3 Damage Areas Damage areas are to be photographed.1 Exposed Areas An examination of the outside of the structure above the waterline is to be carried out by the Society's Surveyor. Internal examination. orienting and identifying underwater surfaces in photographs or on video tapes. A5 Alternatives The Society is prepared to consider alternatives to the above guidelines including remotely operated vehicles.Z15 Z15 cont'd A4 Procedures A4. Means are to be provided for location. measurements. Z15-12 IACS Req. Means and access are to be provided to enable the Surveyor to accomplish visual inspection and non-destructive testing as necessary. A4.

inter alia. and personnel protection equipment.3 Non.2.2.destructive testing: 2. These requirements are related to cargo installations and are additional to those already specified in Z1 and Z7.2. the surrounding structures of wing tanks. double bottom tanks and cofferdams are to be examined for cold spots when the cargo tanks are in the cold condition unless voyage records together with the instrumentation give sufficient evidence of the integrity of the insulation system.3 The intermediate survey required in Section Z 16. ▲ IACS Req.cargo tanks supports and anti-rolling/anti-pitching devices. supports and keys. including welded connections as deemed necessary by the surveyor. .1 The surveys are intended to include all installations and equipment related to the carriage and handling of liquefied gases. considered as highly stressed parts: .3 Survey intervals Survey intervals are to be in accordance with UR Z1 and Z7.1 Mar 2006) Periodical surveys of cargo installations on ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk 1 1. 1.1 Cargo containment survey All cargo tanks are to be examined internally. necessitating gas-freeing/aerating will normally not be necessary unless required by the Rules of the individual Society.3.2. Removal of insulation may be required in order to verify the condition of the tank or the insulation itself if found necessary by the Surveyor.web frames or stiffening rings.Z16 Z16 (June 1999) (Rev. The intermediate survey is preferably to be carried out with the ship in a gas-free condition. Where the arrangement is such that the insulation cannot be examined. . The following items are. alarm and safety systems for correct functioning. 2 2.2.2 Special attention is to be given to the cargo tank and insulation in way of chocks.2. portable equipment. 2.2. The extent of the testing required for the intermediate survey will normally be such that the survey cannot be carried out during a loading or discharging operation.4 apply with the following additions.2 2. 1999/Rev.1 General Scope The Surveys required herein are relevant to ships designed for the carriage of liquefied gases in bulk. Access for cargo tanks or inerted hold spaces.1 2006 . These survey requirements do not cover fire protection. tank shell and highly stressed parts. 1.1 Special Survey General The requirements of Section Z 16.swash bulkhead boundaries.2 The annual survey is preferably to be carried out during a loading or discharging operation.2 Extent and methods 1. 1.1 Non-destructive testing is to supplement cargo tank inspection with special attention to be given to the integrity of the main structural members. 2. 1. intends to supplement the annual survey by testing cargo handling installations with related automatic control. fire fighting installation. 2.4.

25 times the MARVS. 2.pipe connections.1.3. ladders. or 2. a visual examination or another acceptable method. 6th. 1999/Rev. examined. planned non-destructive testing.2. 2nd. For integral tanks and for independent tanks type A and B. the following applies: – – – – – – – cargo tank supports and anti-rolling/anti-pitching devices.7 As far as practicable all hold spaces and hull insulation (if provided). 2.8 For membrane and semi-membrane tanks systems.10. etc. If a special programme does not exist.dome and stump connections to tank shell.. pipe connections.2.2. etc. all independent cargo tanks type C are to be either: 2.2. the extent of non-destructive testing shall be as given in a programme specially prepared for the cargo tank design.25 times MARVS.3. 2.2.) 2. For independent tanks type C.2 Subjected to a thorough. The secondary barrier of all tanks is to be checked for their effectiveness by means of a pressure/vacuum test.2. the test pressure is not to be less than 1.2.2. foundations for pumps. ladders etc. 2.9 The pressure/vacuum relief valves.).5 or G 1. This testing is to be carried out in accordance with a programme specially prepared for the tank design.4 The tightness of all cargo tanks is to be verified by an appropriate procedure. . inspection and testing are to be carried out in accordance with programmes specially prepared in accordance with an approved method for the actual tank system. 4th.10. . Provided that the effectiveness of the ship’s gas detection equipment has been confirmed. followed by non-destructive testing in accordance with Z 16.2.7 as appropriate.1 Hydraulically or hydro-pneumatically tested to 1.e. secondary barriers and tank supporting structures are to be visually examined.1 to Z16.2.6.2.2. stiffening rings. a hydraulic or hydro-pneumatic test is to be carried out. it will be acceptable to utilize this equipment for the tightness test of independent tanks below deck.2 For independent tanks type B.6 At every other special survey (i.foundations for pumps. Insulation is to be removed as necessary for the required non-destructive testing. the test pressure is to be in accordance with IACS UR G 1. This testing is to be carried out internally and externally as applicable.. tested and readjusted as necessary. towers.2.6. swash bulkhead boundaries. Y-connections between tank shell and a longitudinal bulkhead of bilobe tanks.1 2006 . 2..Z16 Z16 cont'd . rupture disc and other pressure relief devices for interbarrier spaces and hold spaces are to be opened. dome and sump connections to the tank shell. towers.2. 2. (The individual Societies may choose to include any one or both of the above listed two alternatives in their Rules.2. ▲ IACS Req.5 Where findings of Z 16.4 or an examination of the voyage records raises doubts as to the structural integrity of a cargo tank. At least 10% of the length of the welded connections in each of the above mentioned areas is to be tested. depending on their design.

heat exchangers and other components.10 The pressure relief valves for the cargo tanks are to be opened for examination. The closing devices for all air intakes and openings into accommodation spaces. The hours per day of the reliquefaction plants or the boil-off rate is to be considered. 1999/Rev. 3. used in connection with cargo handling and methane boil-off burning are to be examined as required in the Rules of each individual Society for periodical survey of machinery. and sealed. and testing of a representative sampling of valves.4 It is to be verified that all cargo piping systems are electrically bonded to the hull. including prime movers. are to be examined. control stations and approved openings in superstructures and deckhouses facing the cargo area or bow and stern loading/unloading arrangements. compressors. 2.3. 2. adjusted. 3.5.1 2006 . All windows and sidescuttles within the area required to be of the fixed type (non-opening) are to be examined for gas tightness. 3. 2. a pressure test at 1. including each size and type of liquefied gas or vapor relief valve in use.1. compensators etc.3 Piping systems 2.4 Components Cargo pumps. ▲ IACS Req. 2. consideration will be given to acceptance on the basis of opening.2 All gas-tight bulkheads are to be inspected.5 Miscellaneous 2. 3.3 The following equipment is to be examined: hoses and spool pieces used for segregation of piping systems for cargo.5. The effectiveness of gas-tight shaft sealing is to be verified.1. service spaces. 2.5. actuators. provided there is logbook evidence that the remaining valves have been overhauled and tested since crediting of the previous Special Survey. function tested. inert gas and bilging.3 The means for accomplishing gas tightness of the wheelhouse doors and windows is to be examined. A random selection of valves is to be opened for examination and adjusted. process pressure vessels. machinery spaces. 2.1 The cargo.2 The pressure relief valves are to be function-tested. If the cargo tanks are equipped with relief valves with non-metallic membranes in the main or pilot valves. including valves.25 times the MARVS for the pipeline is to be carried out.2. liquid nitrogen and process piping systems. Insulation is to be removed as deemed necessary to ascertain the condition of the pipes.3.2 All accessible gas-tight bulkhead penetrations including gas-tight shaft sealings are to be visually examined.5. internal examination.Z16 Z16 cont'd 2. 2. After reassembly the complete piping systems are to be tested for leaks.1 The log books are to be examined with regard to correct functioning of the cargo containment and cargo handling systems. liquid nitrogen tanks.1. such non-metallic membranes are to be replaced. If the visual examination raises doubt as to the integrity of the pipelines.1 Systems for removal of water or cargo from interbarrier spaces and holds are to be examined and tested as deemed necessary.1 Annual Survey General 3. Where a proper record of continuous overhaul and retesting of individually identifiable relief valves is maintained. are to be opened for examination as deemed necessary.

3 Cargo containment venting systems Venting systems. 3. 3. filling limit information.g.Z16 Z16 cont'd 3.1.6. including protection screens if provided. 3.Verification of calibration status of the measuring instruments.4. cooling down procedures etc. pumps. during operation.3 The relevant instruction and information material such as cargo handling plans.4.1 The instrumentation of the cargo installation with regard to pressure.3. 3.6 Miscellaneous 3. . as far as possible.6.1 2006 . are to be verified as being onboard. e. vapourizers. 3. temperature and liquid level is to be verified in good working order by one or more of the following methods: Visual external examination Comparing of read outs from different indicators Consideration of read outs with regard to the actual cargo and/or actual conditions.2. 3. ▲ IACS Req.3 apply with the following additions: 4. 4. compressors and cargo hoses are in general to be visually examined. The testing is to include testing of alarm and safety functions.4 Mechanical ventilation fans in gas dangerous spaces and zones are to be visually examined.6.1 Intermediate survey General The requirements of Section Z 16.2 Instrumentation and safety systems 4.4. Examination of maintenance records with reference to cargo plant instrumentation maintenance manual.2 Arrangements for burning methane boil-off are to be visually examined as far as practicable.5 Environmental control for cargo containment systems Inert gas/dry air installations including the means for prevention of backflow of cargo vapour to gas-safe spaces are to be verified as being in satisfactory operating condition.6.1 The instrumentation of the cargo installations with regard to pressure. 1999/Rev. for the cargo tanks. It is to be verified that the cargo tank relief valves are sealed and that the certificate for the relief valves opening/closing pressures is onboard.2 Cargo handling systems The cargo handling piping and machinery. cargo and process piping.4 Instrumentation and safety systems 3. 4.2 The logbooks are to be examined for confirmation that the emergency shutdown system has been tested. 3. Simulated testing may be accepted for sensors which are not accessible or for sensors located within cargo tanks or inerted hold spaces. interbarrrier spaces and hold spaces are to be visually examined externally.1 It is to be verified that all accessible cargo piping systems are electrically bonded to the hull. 3. cargo heat exchangers. temperature and level as applicable and comparing with test instruments. The instrumentation and safety systems are to be verified as being in good working order in accordance with Z 16. temperature and liquid level is to be visually examined and to be tested by changing the pressure.

Note: See also IACS Rec.4 Miscellaneous The instrumentation and safety systems for burning cargo as fuel are to be examined in accordance with the requirements of Z 16.3 The emergency shutdown system is to be tested. 4. 4.2. Where proper records of testing are maintained consideration may be given to accepting recent readings by the ship’s crew. etc. – Integrity of enclosures. Gas Detectors are to be calibrated or verified with sample gases. (Spot check). cargo control rooms.1.3 Electrical equipment Electrical equipment in gas-dangerous spaces and zones is to be examined as far as practicable with particular respect to the following: – Protective earthing. – Testing of insulation resistance of circuits.2.2. Such measurements are only to be made when the ship is in a gas-free or inerted condition. – Testing of systems for de-energizing non-certified safe electrical equipment located in spaces protected by air-locks.Inspection and maintenance of electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas.1 2006 ▲ ▲ .35 .4. to verify that the system will cause the cargo pumps and compressors to stop. 4. – Function testing of pressurized equipment and of associated alarms. No. 1999/Rev. The integrity of the suction lines between suction points and analyzing units is to be verified as far as possible.2 The piping of the gas detection system is to be visually inspected for corrosion and damage as far as practicable. IACS Req. – Damage of outer sheath of cables. without flow in the pipe lines.Z16 Z16 cont'd 4. such as electrical motor-rooms.

6 June 2007) Procedural Requirements for Service Suppliers CONTENTS 1. Existing Approvals Annex 1 Special Requirements for Various Categories of Service Suppliers Revision notes: 1. Certification 6. Rev.1. 1997/Rev.2 Nov. 1999) (Rev.5 Feb 2004) (Rev. Cancellation of Approval 8.5 clarified applicability to thickness measurement companies in 3.1 and Annex 1.3 July 2002) (Rev.6 is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies and Associates from 1 January 2008. Application 4. 11 & 12.1 June 1999) (Rev. 1. General 2. 3. Rev.Z17 Z17 Z17 (1997) (cont) (Rev. Information of Alterations to the Certified Service Operation System 7. with reference in 3.4 added in Annex. Page 1 of 13 IACS Req. Procedure for Approval and Certification 5. Rev.1.6 2007 . Objective 3.4 July 2003) (Rev. 2.2.1. Section 10.

1. tests or maintenance of safety systems and equipment. Societies shall only utilise service suppliers approved in accordance with this UR. except with respect to statutory work. etc. 3. where otherwise instructed by the relevant flag Administration.1 Application This procedure applies to the approval of the following categories of service suppliers: Class services • Firms engaged in thickness measurements on ships except (1) (2) • • • non-ESP ships less than 500 gross tonnage and all fishing vessels. side and inner doors. For such services the Society may accept approvals done by: i. 1997/Rev. Firms engaged in tightness testing of hatches with ultrasonic equipment Firms carrying out in-water survey of ships and mobile offshore units Firms engaged in the examination of Ro-Ro ships bow.g. duly authorized organizations acting on behalf of the flag Administration.Z17 1. 1. 2.2 Where such services are used by Surveyors in making decisions affecting statutory certifications. the flag Administration itself. stern. General Z17 (cont) 1. or other organizations that are acceptable to the flag Administration (e. 3. the firms are subject to approval by the Society where the Society is so authorised by the relevant flag Administration. Objective 2. ii.1 3.1 Firms providing services on behalf of the owner of a ship or a mobile offshore unit. 1 After 10 December 2000. iii.). the results of which are used by Surveyors in making decisions affecting classification are subject to approval by the Society in accordance with the mandatory procedures in this unified requirement and its Annex1.1 The objective of this procedure is to set basic standards for qualifying service suppliers.6 2007 . such as measurements. other governments. Page 2 of 13 IACS Req.

g.1. Reference to such national and/or international requirements are given in Annex 1.6 2007 .1 Procedure for Approval and Certification Submission of documents 4. inflatable rescue boats Firms engaged in the servicing and testing of radio communication equipment Firms engaged in inspection and testing of centralised gas welding and cutting equipment Firms engaged in surveys and maintenance of self contained breathing apparatus Firms engaged in annual performance testing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) Firms engaged in surveys of low location lighting systems using photo luminescent materials Firms engaged in sound pressure level measurements of public address and general alarm systems Z17 (cont) • • • • • • • 3.2. General requirements concerning suppliers are given in 4.1.3 Detailed requirements specific to the various categories of suppliers are given in Annex 1. including subsidiaries to be included in the approval/certification List of nominated agents Experience of the company in the specific service area List of operators/technicians/inspectors documenting training and experience within the relevant service area. and specific requirements as relevant. as relevant Description of equipment used for the particular service for which approval is sought A guide for operators of such equipment Training programmes for operators/technicians/inspectors • • • • • • Page 3 of 13 IACS Req. hydrostatic release units.1 The following documents are to be submitted to the Society for review. inflatable lifejackets. 1997/Rev. organisation and management structure. National and/or international requirements may give additional requirements. 3. in Annex 1. 4. • Outline of company.2 In the following such firms are referred to as the supplier. international or industry standards. 4. e.2 Statutory services • Firms engaged in surveys and maintenance of fire extinguishing equipment and systems Firms engaged in service on inflatable liferafts.Z17 3. and qualifications according to recognised national.

6 Procedures – The supplier shall have documented work procedures covering all services supplied.6 2007 . 4. a program of external training may be considered as acceptable.8 Verification – The supplier shall verify that the services provided are carried out in accordance with approved procedures. 4. Particular emphasis shall be given to quality management by the supplier in following-up of such subcontracts.2.3 Supervision – The supplier shall provide supervision for all services provided.2.1 Extent of Approval – The supplier shall demonstrate.2.2 and 4. The record shall contain information on maintenance and calibration.2.5 Evidence of approval/acceptance by other bodies.2. that person shall meet the requirements of a supervisor. A record of the equipment used shall be kept.Z17 • Check lists and record formats for recording results of the services referred to in section 1 Quality Manual and/or documented procedures covering requirements in 4.4 Personnel records – The supplier shall keep records of the approved operators/technicians/inspectors. training and experience for the services for which they are approved. The personnel shall also have an adequate experience and be familiar with the operation of any necessary equipment. 4. that it has the competence and control needed to perform the services for which approval is sought.9.2 – 4.5 Equipment and facilities – The supplier shall have the necessary equipment and facilities for the service to be supplied. 4. international or industry standard as applicable. For a supplier consisting of one person. Page 4 of 13 IACS Req. if any Information on the other activities which may present a conflict of interest Record of customer claims and of corrective actions requested by certification bodies Where relevant. Where such standards do not exist.2 General requirements: 4.2.2. Subcontractors providing anything other than subcontracted personnel or equipment shall also meet the requirements of sections 4. list and documentation of licenses granted by equipment’s manufacturer Z17 (cont) • • • • • 4. Operators/technicians/inspectors shall have had a minimum of one (1) year tutored on-the-job training. 4. 4. the supplier is to define standards for the training and qualification of its personnel relevant to the functions each is authorised to perform. formal education.5. 1997/Rev. Where it is not possible to perform internal training. 4.2 Training of personnel – The supplier is responsible for the qualification and training of its personnel to a recognised national.2.2.2. The record shall contain information on age. The responsible supervisor shall have had minimum two (2) years experience as an operator/technician/inspector within the activity for which the supplier is approved.7 Subcontractors – The supplier shall give information of agreements and arrangements if any parts of the services provided are subcontracted. as required by 4.

maintenance and control of documents Z17 (cont) 4. shall be assessed by the manufacturer(s) and nominated as their agent. Such suppliers shall be approved either on a case by case basis. Page 5 of 13 IACS Req.2.6 Service Suppliers Relations with the Equipment Manufacturer 4. corrective actions.Z17 4.5. and issuance.1 Quality System The supplier shall have a documented system covering at least the following: • • • • • • • • code of conduct for the relevant activity maintenance and calibration of equipment training programmes for operators/technicians/inspectors supervision and verification to ensure compliance with operational procedures recording and reporting of information quality management of subsidiaries and agents job preparation periodic review of work process procedures. Such approvals shall be based upon an evaluation of the quality system implemented by the parent company against the most current version of ISO 9000 series.6.6. 1997/Rev. 4. would be considered acceptable.6. Special guidelines may be given in Annex 1. 4. material etc. or in accordance with 4. 4. 4.5. complaints. and that it is considered capable of conducting the services for which approval/certification is sought.2 A documented Quality system complying with the most current version of ISO 9000 series and including the above items.6 2007 .4 Certification is conditional on a practical demonstration of the specific service performance as well as satisfactory reporting being carried out.1 A company which works as a service station for manufacturer(s) of equipment (and as a service supplier in this field). The Society may require follow-up to confirm adherence to this quality system by performing audits on such agents or subsidiaries against the most current version of ISO 9000 series.2. are available for the agent as well as of proper training of the agent’s technicians. The report shall include a copy of the Certificate of Approval. and when these agents/subsidiaries have an equally effective quality system complying with the most current version of ISO 9000 series. the supplier is audited in order to ascertain that the supplier is duly organised and managed in accordance with the submitted documents.5 4. then he must have implemented a quality system certified in accordance with the most current version of ISO 9000 series. 4. with effective controls of his agents and/or subsidiaries.2 If a manufacturer of equipment (and service supplier) applies to a Society for inclusion of his nominated agents and/or subsidiaries in the approval. The manufacturer shall ensure that appropriate instruction manuals.3 Auditing of the Supplier – Upon reviewing the submitted documents with satisfactory result.9 Reporting – The report shall be prepared in a form acceptable to the Society.

5 Where the supplier fails to inform of any alteration as in 6 above to the Society.1. Existing Approvals Approvals granted before the date of implementation of UR Z17 may remain valid as stated in the respective certificates for a period up to but not exceeding 3 years. 1997/Rev. 7.2 Where a Surveyor finds deficiencies in the approval service operation system of the supplier and appropriate corrective action is not taken.1.3 A supplier whose approval was cancelled.2. 7. has not been carried out. Re-audit may be required when deemed necessary by the Society. 7. may apply for re-approval provided he has corrected the non-conformities which resulted in cancellation.1 In case where any alteration to the certified service operation system of the supplier is made.2 The Society reserves the right to cancel the approval and to inform the IACS Members accordingly. and the Society is able to confirm he has effectively implemented the corrective action.4 7.1.2 Renewal or endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding five (5) years by verification through audits that approved conditions are maintained. if requested as per 5.6.3 7.6 2007 . Information of Alterations to the Certified Service Operation System 6. The Certificate shall clearly state that the type and scope of services and any limitations or restrictions imposed.2. Certification Z17 (cont) 5. Renewals of such certificates have to be carried out in accordance with UR Z17. Where intermediate audit.1.Z17 5.1 Cancellation of Approval Approval may be cancelled in the following cases: Where the service was improperly carried out or the results were improperly reported. as relevant. Where wilful acts or omissions are ascertained. 5. 6. Page 6 of 13 IACS Req.1 7. Individual Societies may require renewal or endorsement of the Certificate at intervals shorter than five (5) years and may require intermediate audits. renewal/endorsement of the Certificate is to be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years by verification that original conditions are maintained. 7. The supplier will also be included in the Society’s records of approved service suppliers.1. if required.1 Upon satisfactory completion of both the audit of the supplier and the demonstration test. 7. the Society will issue a Certificate of Approval stating that the supplier’s service operation system has been found to be satisfactory and that the results of services performed in accordance with that system may be accepted and utilised by the Society’s Surveyors in making decisions affecting classification or statutory certification. 5.3 Where several servicing stations are owned by a given company. For firms engaged in thickness measurements. 7. such alteration is to be immediately informed to the Society. 8. each station is to be assessed and approved except as specified in 4.

2 non-ESP ships less than 500 gross tonnage and all fishing vessels. as relevant.3. EN 473 level II or ISO 9712 level II). 2. single crystal technique) are required.Z17 ANNEX 1 Special Requirements for Various Categories of Service Suppliers 1.2. Page 7 of 13 IACS Req. Procedures – Documented work procedures are at least to contain information on survey preparation. 1.2 2. Equipment – On coated surfaces. EN 473 level I or ISO 9712 level I) and shall have adequate knowledge of ship structures sufficient to elect a representative position for each measurements.g.1. calibration checks.1 Firms engaged in thickness measurements on ships Extent of engagement – Thickness measurement of structural material of ships except (1) (2) 1. 1997/Rev. Z10.3 1.5. Z10.1 2.g. Operators – The operators carrying out the measurements shall be certified to a recognised national or international industrial standard (e. and report preparation and content.3 Equipment – The ultrasonic equipment to be used shall be type approved by the Society. which have been cleaned and grinded. Z10. Firms engaged in tightness testing of hatches with ultrasonic equipment Extent of engagement – Ultrasonic tightness testing of hatches Operators – The operator is to have the following qualifications: • • • Have knowledge of different hatch designs. It shall be demonstrated for the Surveyor that the equipment is fit for the purpose of detecting leakages in hatch covers. Z17 (cont) Supervisor – The responsible supervisor shall be qualified according to a recognised national or international industrial NDT standard (e. Verification – The supplier must have the Surveyor’s verification of each separate job. Single echo instruments may be used on uncoated surfaces. selection and identification of test locations. their functioning and sealing features Have experience with operation and maintenance of different hatch designs Be able to document a theoretical and practical training onboard in using ultrasonic equipment specified 1. documented in the report by his signature.6 2007 . surface preparation.6 1. Z10. Reporting – The report shall be based on the guidelines given in UR Z7.5 1.1.7 2. protective coating preservation.4 and Z10.4 1. instruments using pulsed echo technique (either with oscilloscope or digital instruments using multiple echo.

1997/Rev.2 • • • • • 3. buckling and deteriorated coatings. cutters. Equipment for cleaning of the hull Page 8 of 13 IACS Req.1 3. grinders. its operation and approval criteria. propeller.3 A plan for training of personnel in the reporting system.Z17 2. Firms carrying out in-water survey of ships and mobile offshore units Extent of engagement – In-water survey of ships and mobile offshore units. Training of personnel – The supplier is responsible for the qualification of its divers and the diving equipment utilised when carrying out survey..5 3. its maintenance. Supervisor – The supervisor shall be qualified according to the supplier’s general requirements and shall have minimum two (2) years’ experience as a diver carrying out survey. shall be included. indents. Equipment – The following shall be available: • • • • • Closed circuit colour television with sufficient illumination equipment Two-way communication between diver and surface staff Video recording device connected to the closed circuit television Still photography camera Equipment for carrying out thickness gauging. Z17 (cont) 3.g. tail shaft. its adjustment. etc. Under-water thickness gauging and non-destructive testing in accordance with a recognised national or international industrial NDT standard Bearing clearance measurements on rudders and tail shaft Under-water video monitoring with TV-monitors on deck. measuring of bearing clearances. as relevant to the work to be performed. etc. rudder and its bearings. etc. clearances.4 Procedures – The supplier shall have documented work procedures which shall include the manual for the ultrasonic equipment specified.6 • . ship’s underwater structure. e. non-destructive testing and measurements. minimum Rule requirements for relevant ship types.6 2007 3.4 3. Knowledge of the following shall be documented: • Ship’s underwater structure and appendages. as well as still picture work Operation of under-water communication system Special equipment and tools like hull cleaners. Divers carrying out survey – The diver carrying out the survey shall have had at least one (1) year’s experience as an assistant diver carrying out survey (minimum 10 different assignments). etc. 3. the recognition of corrosion damage.

A. and should preferably hold a General Operator’s Certificate (GOC). Supervisor – The supervisor shall have minimum two (2) years education from a technical school and experience as an inspector.6 2007 5.761(18) gives recommendations on conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatable liferafts which shall be observed as relevant. of the Society’s Rules and Guidelines. Firms engaged in surveys and maintenance of fire extinguishing equipment and systems Extent of engagement – The supplier shall have the professional knowledge of fire theory.2 Firms engaged in service of inflatable liferafts. The procedures should include requirements to record the nature and extent of damages to and defects found in equipment during servicing and repair work. Equipment and premises – IMO Res. testing. hydrostatic release units and/or inflatable rescue boats. documented in the report by his signature. and IMO Performance Standards as well as relevant parts. ITU Radio Regulations. 5. A. Firms engaged in the servicing and testing of radio communication equipment Extent of engagement – Inspection. inflatable lifejackets. hydrostatic release units. Procedures and instructions – The supplier shall have documented procedures and instructions for how to carry out service of equipment. 6. Reference documents – The supplier shall have access to SOLAS 1974 as amended. Page 9 of 13 IACS Req. The supplier shall provide evidence that it has been authorised or licensed to service the particular makes and models of equipment for which approval is sought by the equipment’s manufacturer. 1997/Rev.2 6.7 Procedures and guidelines – The supplier shall have documented operational procedures and guidelines for how to carry out the survey and how to handle the equipment. Two-way communication between diver and surface Video recording and closed circuit television operation Guidance of the diver along the hull to ensure complete coverage of the parts to be surveyed Z17 (cont) Verification – The supplier must have the Surveyor’s verification of each separate job. inflatable rescue boats Extent of engagement – Servicing of inflatable liferafts.3 5. These shall include: • • • 3. inflatable lifejackets.3 . This data shall be made available to the Society upon request.1 5.789(19): Specification on the survey and certification functions of recognised organisations acting on behalf of the administration.Z17 3.4 6. and/or measurement of radio equipment aboard ships or mobile offshore units for compliance with SOLAS regulations. fire fighting and fire extinguishing appliances sufficient to carry out the surveys and to make the necessary evaluations of the condition of the equipment. IMO Res. if any.1 6.8 4. 5.

of associated central gas installation systems and of current safety requirements applicable to such equipment by national administrations.5. Equipment The supplier shall have the major and auxiliary equipment required for correctly performing the inspection. FM. sufficient to carry out the inspection and testing and to make the necessary evaluations of the state of the equipment. The record shall contain information on manufacturer and type of equipment.6 2007 . Firms engaged in surveys and maintenance of self contained breathing apparatus The supplier shall document and demonstrate that it has knowledge of the equipment and systems sufficient to carry out the inspections and testing of self-contained breathing apparatus to identified standards and to make the necessary evaluation of the condition of the equipment.1 6. Procedures and instructions for operating of each item of the testing/inspection equipment shall also be kept and be available at all times.Z17 6.5. Minimum required instruments: • • • • • 6. as applicable. GMDSS. Firms engaged in inspection and testing of centralised gas welding and cutting equipment The supplier shall document and demonstrate that it has knowledge of gas welding. current and resistance Equipment for measuring output and reflect effect on VHF and MF/HF Equipment for measuring modulation on MF/HF and VHF (AM. A record of the equipment used shall be kept.4 Radio inspector – The inspector carrying out the inspection shall have passed the internal training of the supplier in Radiotelephony.3 6. PM) Acid tester for checking specific gravity of lead batteries Tester for checking of correct output from Free-Float Satellite EPIRB Z17 (cont) 6. The inspector shall also have at least one (1) year’s technical school and at least one (1) year experience as an assistant radio inspector.5 6. A standard which is relevant to the radio equipment to be tested shall be available for the equipment and shall be cited in the inspection report.5.2 6.6 Procedures and instructions – The supplier shall have documented procedures and instructions for how to carry out testing and examination of radio equipment. For equipment employing software in the conjunction with testing/examination. 1997/Rev. and a log of maintenance and calibrations. 7. voltage. this software shall be fully described and verified. 8.7 Equipment for measuring frequency. Page 10 of 13 IACS Req. and initial and renewal surveys.

by the relevant class society. vernier calipers. hydraulic operating system. The supplier shall have access to the service history of the doors. Page 11 of 13 IACS Req.inspection of securing and locking devices. stern.3 of Z17.5.6. the Senior Service Engineer (Supervisor) shall have a minimum two (2) years education from a technical school.2 9.5. The supplier is to be certified to the most current version of ISO 9000 series.2 For Tightness Testing: • Ultrasonic leak detector or equivalent 9.4 For Inspection of Electric Control System and Indication System: • • Digital multi-meter Earth fault detector 9. securing and locking devices and tightness testing.The supplier shall have access to SOLAS 1974 as amended and IACS Guidelines No.4 9.3 9. Reference documents .6. The supplier should use.5. electric control system for the hydraulics. 9. including the Operating and Inspection Manual.6 2007 . Non-destructive examination (i.3 Procedures and Instructions The supplier shall have access to drawings and documents.1 Firms engaged in the examination of Ro-Ro ships bow. Hinges and Bearings: • Equipment for measuring clearances (i. side and inner doors Extent of engagement .5.5 9. feeler gauges. 8 .6 9.3 For Inspection of Hydraulic Operating System: • • Pressure gauges Particle counter for analysing the quality of hydraulic fluid 9. In addition to 4.e. electric indicator systems.Check-list for Surveyors of Ro-Ro Ships Shell and Inner Doors Guidelines for Surveyors. magnetic particle inspection) Z17 (cont) 9.Z17 9. 1997/Rev. complete and sign a checklist which has been found acceptable by the classification society.2 9.6.2.1 • 9. or its equivalent. Required Equipment For Inspection of Supporting Securing and Locking Devices.1 9. and supporting. dye penetrant. micrometers).e.

2 Firms engaged in annual performance testing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) Extent of engagement – Testing and servicing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) in accordance with SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 18. and have documented procedures and instructions. A. ISO 15370-2001. 11. Operators – The operator is to have the following qualifications: • Have adequate knowledge of the applicable international requirements (namely SOLAS reg.8.3 10.2.The supplier shall issue a certificate of compliance as specified in SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 18.1 11. documented in the report by his signature.752(18).g.3.1 10.4 11. 1997/Rev. IMO Res.3 Equipment – The measuring instrument shall incorporate a fast-response photometer head with CIE (International Commission on Illumination) photopic correction and have a measurement range of at least 10-4 cd/m2 to 10 cd/m2.8. IEC 61996).2 • 11.Z17 10.6 2007 .6 Page 12 of 13 IACS Req. Reporting – The report shall conform to Annex C of ISO 15370-2001. 11. Procedures – Documented work procedures are at least to contain information on survey preparation. selection and identification of test locations. The supplier shall provide evidence that he has been authorised or licensed by the equipment’s manufacturer to service the particular makes and models of equipment for which approval is sought.4 11. In addition the supplier shall have documentation and equipment as specified in the authorisation or license from the equipment manufacturer. Test Report . II-2/13. 10.5 11. Documentation and Equipment – The supplier shall have access to IMO Resolution A. Verification – The supplier must have the Surveyor’s verification of each separate job.5.861(20) and applicable industry performance standard (e. FSSS Code Chapter 11) Be able to document a theoretical and practical training onboard in using equipment specified Z17 (cont) 10.. Firms engaged in surveys of low location lighting systems using photo luminescent materials Extent of engagement – Luminance measurements on board ships of low location lighting systems using photo luminescent materials.

calibration. Procedures – Documented work procedures are at least to contain information on survey preparation. Verification – The supplier must have the Surveyor’s verification of each separate job. complying to IEC 60651. type 1 precision class with. the ambient noise level or the speech interference level. In addition microphones shall be of the random incidence type. documented in the report by his signature. 12.5 12. 12. 1995) Be able to document a theoretical and practical training onboard in using equipment specified Z17 (cont) • 12.6 2007 .1 12. selection and identification of test locations. IMO Code on alarms and indicators. complying to IEC 61260. 1997/Rev.2 Firms engaged in sound pressure level measurements of public address or general alarm systems on board ships Extent of engagement – Sound pressure level measurements of public address and general alarm systems on board ships. Reporting – The report shall describe.2. The report shall conform to any other specific requirement of the Society. Operators – The operator is to have the following qualifications: • Have adequate knowledge of the applicable international requirements (SOLAS Reg. at least an Aweighting frequency response curve and 1/3 octave and 1 octave band filters.6 End of Document Page 13 of 13 IACS Req.3 Equipment – The measuring instrument shall be an integrating sound level meter with frequency analyser capabilities complying with IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 60651 and IEC 60804. as a minimum. the environmental conditions of the tests and.4 12.Z17 12. III/4 and III/6. as appropriate for the measurements to be carried out. as appropriate for the measurements to be carried out. LSA CODE Chapter VII/7. for each test location.

2 2006 . The changes introduced in Rev.2 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2008. 1. excluding section M20.Z18 Z18 (Nov 2001) (Rev. The changes introduced in Rev.2 1.1 Jan 2006) (Rev.1 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies on surveys commenced on or after 1 January 2007.3 General Requirements Special Surveys Annual Surveys Continuous Surveys 2. Machinery Verification Runs Note: 1. Ex-M20 was re-categorized as Z18 in November 2001. Propulsion Steam Turbines: Modification of First Special Survey 4.2 Oct 2006) Periodical Survey of Machinery 1. 2. ▲ Z18-1 IACS Req. Survey of Steam Boilers 3.1 1.2 “Surveys of Propeller Shafts and Tube Shafts” which was separately relocated to Z21. 2001/Rev. 3.

others the term “Class Renewal Survey” instead of the terms “Special Survey”. When the Special Survey is commenced prior to the 4th Annual Survey. 1. 1. 1. However. and boilers of non-essential service having working pressure exceeding 0. the interval between consecutive examinations of each item is not to exceed five (5) years. 1. There is to be a minimum of two internal examinations during each 5-year special survey period. ▲ Z18-2 IACS Req. In all cases the interval between any two such examinations is not to exceed 36 months.1. For surveys completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey.1. 2001/Rev.Z18 Z18 cont'd 1.5 m2. an extension of class of 3 months maximum beyond the 5th year can be granted in exceptional circumstances. the period of class will start from the survey completion date. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey before the extension was granted.1 Water tube boilers used for main propulsion. They will normally be performed at the same time as an Annual Hull or Load Line survey. including reheat boilers.2 The first Special Survey is to be completed within 5 years from the date of the initial classification survey and thereafter 5 years from the credited date of the pervious Special Survey. Survey of Steam Boilers 2. 1.35 N/mm2 (3.4 The Special Survey may be commenced at the 4th Annual Survey and be progressed with a view to completion by the 5th anniversary date.5 bar) and a heating surface exceeding 4.3 For surveys completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the Special Survey. 1. In this case.2 Annual Surveys Annual Surveys are to be held within 3 months before or after each anniversary date of the date of the initial classification survey or the completion of the last Special Survey.3 Continuous Surveys Special Surveys of machinery may be carried out on a continuous survey basis. the next period of class will start from the expiry date of the Special Survey. In this case.1. all other boilers of essential service. the entire survey is to be completed within 15 months if such work is to be credited to the Special Survey.1 General Requirements Special Surveys1 1.1 Special Surveys are to be carried out at 5 years intervals to renew the Class Certificate.1. 2.2 2006 . are to be surveyed internally. 1 Some Member Societies use the term “Special Periodical Survey”.

Nondestructive Testing may be required for this purpose. ▲ Z18-3 IACS Req. and the results recorded in the log book for review by the Classification Society. Boiler mountings and safety valves are to be examined at each survey and opened out as considered necessary by the Classification Society. if steam cannot be raised at port. is to be carried out annually. 2001/Rev. or delays incurred by action taken to avoid severe weather conditions. means unavailability of repair facilities. unavailability of essential materials. The adjustment of the safety valves is to be verified during each boiler internal survey.2 External survey of boilers including test of safety and protective devices.1 (internal examination) in exhaust gas heated economizers of the shell type. for exhaust gas heated economizers. superheaters. Review of the following records since the last Boiler Survey is to be carried out as part of the survey: • Operation • Maintenance • Repair history • Feedwater chemistry 2. and test of safety valve using its relieving gear.g. The extension may be granted by the Classification Society after the following is satisfactorily carried out: i) ii) iii) iv) External examination of the boiler Boiler safety valve relieving gear (easing gear) is to be examined and operationally tested Boiler protective devices operationally tested Review of the following records since the last Boiler Survey: • Operation • Maintenance • Repair history • Feedwater chemistry 2. Boiler safety valve and its relieving gear are to be examined and tested to verify satisfactory operation. equipment or spare parts.4 Exhaust Gas Heated Economizers In addition to the other requirements of 2. the safety valves may be set by the Chief Engineer at sea. e. However. 1"Exceptional circumstances". the safety valves are to be tested by the Chief Engineer at sea within the annual survey window. This test is to be recorded in the log book for review by the attending Surveyor prior to crediting the Annual Survey of Machinery. all accessible welded joints are to be subjected to a visual examination for cracking.2 2006 . the boilers. and economizers are to be examined internally on water-steam side and fire side. 2.Z18 Z18 cont'd At each survey.3 An extension of the internal examination of the boiler up to 3 months beyond the due date can be granted in exceptional circumstances1. within the window of the Annual Survey of a ship. For exhaust gas heated economizers.

and the arrangements for change over in case of emergency operation of the plant are readily operable. 4. 4.1 At the time of drydocking. which are utilized in support of military operations or service.2 Turbine casings should be opened at the next Special Survey and subsequent Special Surveys. If significant repairs are carried out to main or auxiliary machinery or steering gear. as well as measuring equipment of steam pressure at proper locations along the steam flow. 2001/Rev.2 This requirement applies to all member Societies and Associates from 1 January 2001. 3. consideration should be given to a sea trial to attending Surveyors’ satisfaction. that the turbine plant is in good working condition. and fitted with rotor position indicators and vibration indicators of an approved type. Propulsion Steam Turbines: Modification of First Special Survey 3. IACS Req. Machinery Verification Runs 4.Z18 Z18 cont'd 3. Note: Special consideration may be given in application of relevant sections of this Unified Requirement to commercial vessels owned or chartered by Governments. thrust bearings and flexible couplings. provided the surveyor has been satisfied from operation service records and power trials subsequent to the survey.1 Where the propulsion steam turbines are of a well known type.2 2006 Z18-4 ▲ ▲ . a dock trial is to be carried out to attending Surveyors’ satisfaction to confirm satisfactory operation of main and auxiliary machinery. the first Special Survey may be limited to the examination of rotor bearings.

g. 3. 1999 . measuring and test equipment. pressure.g.g. Simple Measuring Equipment The Surveyor may accept simple measuring equipment (e. Other Equipment The Surveyor shall satisfy himself that other equipment (e. temperature or rpm gauges and meters) based either on calibration records or comparision of readings with multiple instruments. tensile test machines.Z19 Calibration of Measuring Equipment (April 1999) 1. micrometers) without individual identification or confirmation of calibration. 2. weld gauges. measuring tapes. etc) is calibrated to a recognized national or international standard. which Surveyors rely on to make decisions affecting classification or statutory certification. are to be individually identified and calibrated to a recognized national or international standard. ultrasonic thickness measurement equipment. 4. v v Z19-1 IACS Req. properly maintained and periodically compared with other similar equipment or test pieces. Shipboard Equipment The Surveyor may accept equipment fitted on board a ship and used in examination of shipboard equipment (e. rulers. General Inspection. provided they are of standard commercial design.

1 The PMS shall be programmed and maintained by a computerized system.2 It considers surveys to be carried out on the basis of intervals between overhauls recommended by manufacturers. documented operator’s experience and a condition monitoring system.4 way. 1. CDs.Z 20 Z 20 (May 2001) Planned Maintenance Scheme (PMS) for Machinery 1 1.2.2 This scheme is limited to components and systems covered by CMS. 2 2.2 The system shall be approved in accordance with a procedure of each individual Member Society. 2001 v .3. this may not be applied to the current already approved schemes. 1. 1. if an approved condition monitoring system is in effect.1 In general.1.1.1. Any items not covered by PMS shall be surveyed and credited in the usual Maintenance Intervals 1. 1. the machinery survey intervals based on CMS cycle period may be extended.1.1. where fitted. However.3.1 PMS.2. 2. 1.3. 1.3 Computerized systems shall include back-up devices.1.1.1 These requirements apply to an approved Planned Maintenance Scheme for Machinery (PMS) as an alternative to the Continuous Machinery Survey (CMS).3 Access to computerized systems for updating of the maintenance documentation and maintenance program shall only be permitted by the chief engineer or other authorized person. Onboard responsibility The chief engineer shall be the responsible person on board in charge of the 1. which are to be updated at regular intervals. 2. for components where the maintenance is based on running hours longer intervals may be accepted as long as the intervals are based on the manufacturer s recommendations.1 General Application 1.3 1. However.3 1. the intervals for PMS shall not exceed those specified for CMS.2 However.2 Documentation on overhauls of items covered by the PMS shall be reported and signed by the chief engineer. such as disks/tapes.1 Procedures and conditions for approval of a PMS System Requirements 2. Z20-1 IACS Req.

2.1). condition monitoring data including all data since last opening of the machine and the original base line data. (v) preventive maintenance sheet(s) for each machine to be considered. iv. 2.1 When the PMS is approved a "Certificate of Approval for Planned Maintenance Scheme" is issued.3 Approval validity 2. 2001 . the certification is to be kept on board. In any case. (ii) documentation filling procedures.2 An implementation Survey shall be carried out to confirm the validity of the certificate/class notation (see 3. at any time. (vi) listing and specifications of condition monitoring equipment.2. An Annual Audit shall be carried out to maintain the validity of the PMS (see 2.3. reference documentation (trend investigation procedures etc. 2. 2. (iii) listing of equipment to be considered by classification in PMS. full trend analysis (including spectrum analysis for vibrations) of machinery displaying operating parameters exceeding acceptable tolerances.3 An annual report covering the year’s service.3. (viii) listing and schedule of preventive maintenance procedures. cancel the survey arrangement for machinery under PMS by informing the Society in writing and for this case the items which have been inspected under the PMS since the last annual survey can be credited for class at the discretion of the attending surveyor. 2.5 The survey arrangement for machinery under PMS can be cancelled by the Society if PMS is not being satisfactorily carried out either from the maintenance records or the general condition of the machinery.1 The following documentation shall be submitted for the approval of the scheme: (i) organization chart identifying areas of responsibility. (iv) machinery identification procedure. 2. v Z20-2 IACS Req. maintenance instructions (manufacturer’s and shipyard’s). shall be reviewed by the Society: (i) (ii) (iii) clauses iii. or when the agreed intervals between overhauls are exceeded.3.3.4 3.1.2. v and vii as well as changes to other clauses in 2. other equivalent certification or class notation may be issued according to the procedure in use in each individual Member Society. 2.3. However. records of maintenance including repairs and renewals carried out.2 Documentation and information 2.2.6 The case of sale or change of management of the ship or transfer of class shall cause the approval to be reconsidered.2 In addition to the above documentation the following information shall be available on board: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) all clauses in 2.3. 2. including the following information.2.2. (vii) baseline data for equipment with condition monitoring.2).).7 The shipowner may. clause iii of 2.1 in an up-to-date fashion.Z 20 Z 20 cont’d 2.3.

1 Surveys Implementation Survey 3.3 When this survey is carried out and the implementation is found in order.2.1 The Implementation Survey shall be carried out by the Society’s surveyor within one year from the date of approval. 3. A general examination of the items concerned shall be carried out.1 An annual audit of the PMS shall be carried out by a Society’s surveyor and preferably concurrently with the annual survey of machinery. in this context. confirmatory surveys and random check readings.2.4 The performance and maintenance records shall be examined to verify that the machinery has functioned satisfactorily since the previous survey or action has been taken in response to machinery operating parameters exceeding acceptable tolerances and the overhaul intervals have been maintained. 3.Z 20 Z 20 cont’d 3 3.3 The purpose of this survey shall be to verify that the scheme is being correctly operated and that the machinery has been functioning satisfactorily since the previous survey. v Note: * The term audit . 3.2 During the implementation survey the following shall be verified by a surveyor to ensure: (i) the PMS is implemented according to the approval documentation and is adapted to the type and complexity of the components/system on board.1.2. is not related to ISM audit.8 Upon satisfactory completion of the above requirements. due to damage. Z20-3 IACS Req.2.2 The surveyor shall review the annual report or verify that it has been reviewed by the Society. is to be retained on board — where possible — until examined by a Society’s Surveyor. 3. a report describing the system shall be submitted to the Society and the system may be put into service.2. 3.5 Written details of break-down or malfunction shall be made available. shall be carried out as far as practicable and reasonable.6 Description of repairs carried out shall be examined. function tests.2.7 At the discretion of the surveyor. 2001 .1. the Society shall retain the PMS. the PMS is producing the documentation required for the Annual Audit and the requirements of surveys and testing for retention of class are complied with. where condition monitoring equipment is in use. the onboard personnel is familiar with the PMS.2. 3. 3.2 Annual Audit * 3. 3. Any machinery part. which has been replaced by a spare one. 3.1. (ii) (iii) 3.2.

1 The damage of components/machinery shall be reported to the Society.3 Damage and repairs 3. 3.Z 20 Z 20 cont’d 3.3. 3. The repairs of such damaged components / machinery shall be carried out to the satisfaction of the Society s surveyor. 2001 v v .3. Z20-4 IACS Req.3 In the case of overdue outstanding recommendations or a record of unrepaired damage which would affect the PMS the relevant items shall be kept out of the PMS until the recommendation is fulfilled or the repair is carried out.2 Any repair and corrective action regarding machinery under PMS system shall be recorded in the PMS logbook and repair verified by the Society s surveyor at the Annual Audit.3.

records of lubricating oil analysis. Ex-UR M20. the design details are approved. Non-destructive examination of the fillet radius of the aft propeller shaft flange may be required if the visual examination of the area is not satisfactory. and of about one third of the length of the taper from the large end.2 “Surveys of propeller Shafts and Tube Shafts” was re-categorized as UR Z21 in November 2001. ▲ Z21-1 IACS Req. if any). Changes introduced in Rev. (b) The complete shaft is to be sufficiently drawn to permit entire examination. or made of corrosion resistant material. in any of the following three (3) cases: 1) where the propeller is fitted to a keyed shaft taper the design details of which are approved. where clearances and weardown of the bearings. However. and a non-destructive examination is made at each survey by an approved crackdetection method of the after end of the cylindrical part of the shaft (from the after end of the liner. and visible shaft areas are found satisfactory. for oil lubricated arrangement all exposed areas of the after shaft area as described in 1 (a) are to be examined by an approved crack-detection method without drawing of the shaft. the interval of survey is to be 2 1/2 years (+/. or 2) where the propeller is fitted to a solid flange coupling at the aft end of the shaft. 2001/Rev. Note: 1. or approved oil sealing glands. oil consumption and bearing temperature. Changes introduced in Rev.1 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 July 2007.6 months). 2001) (Rev. 2. the shaft is protected from seawater. The crack detection test of the aft flange fillet area may be dispensed with for the solid flange couplings fitted at the end of the shaft.2 are to be uniformly implemented from 1 Jan 2008. • from four (4) to a maximum of five (5) years for multi-shafting arrangements. the interval of survey is to be: • single shafting arrangement: three (3) years • multi-shafting arrangements: four (4) years The interval for drawing may be raised: • from three (3) to a maximum of five (5) years for single shafting arrangements.Z 21 Z 21 Surveys of Propeller Shafts and Tube Shafts (Nov. see also 1(a)(i) 2).1 Apr 2006) (Rev. 3. or 3) where the propeller is fitted keyless to the shaft taper. (ii) In all other cases.2 2006 .2 Oct 2006) 1. and a non-destructive examination is made at each survey by approved crack-detection method of the forward part of the aft shaft taper. the design details are approved. Normal Survey Propeller shafts and tube shafts are to be sufficiently drawn to permit entire examination at the following intervals unless alternative means are provided to assure the condition of the shaft: (a)(i) Where the propeller shafts and the tube shafts are fitted with continuous liners. the shaft and its fittings are not exposed to corrosion.

Where any doubt exists regarding the findings of the above. for which dismantling of the propeller will be required. 2. ▲ Z21-2 IACS Req. chlorides content. the shaft is to be sufficiently drawn to permit an entire examination. and design details are approved. (b) The modified survey is accepted at alternate five (5) yearly (maximum) surveys instead of the Normal Survey.the shaft is fitted with oil lubricated bearings and oil sealing glands. or the propeller is fitted keyless to the shaft taper. and • for keyed propellers. performing a non-destructive examination by an approved crack-detection method of about one third of the length of the taper from the big end.2 2006 . • examining the forward bearing as far as possible and all accessible parts of the shaft including the propeller connection to the shaft. (c) (d) Where a lubricating oil analysis is carried out regularly at intervals not exceeding six (6) months. content of bearing metal particles. (a) Modified Survey For single and multi-shafting arrangements the modified survey may be accepted in any of the following three (3) cases subject to: . and oil aging (resistance to oxidation).new oil seals may be fitted without removal of the propeller (except in the case of keyed propeller). drawing of the shaft to expose the aft bearing contact area of the shaft may not be required. and .the shaft and its fittings are not exposed to corrosion. and the oil consumption and bearing temperature are recorded and considered to be within permissible limits. and .Z 21 Z 21 cont'd Lubricating oil and bearing temperature controls are to be performed as specified in 2(d). 2001/Rev. Oil samples should be taken under service conditions. where where where the propeller is keyed on the shaft taper and suitable crack-prevention measures are taken. The documentation on lubricating oil analysis is to be available on board. Each analysis should include the minimum parameters: • • • • water content. or the propeller is fitted to a solid flange coupling at the end of the shaft. The modified survey consists of: • drawing the shaft to expose the aft bearing contact area of the shaft. provided that the clearances of the aft bearing are found in order and the oil and the oil sealing arrangements have proved effective. • for keyless propellers performing a visual examination to confirm the good condition of the sealing arrangements.

In no case is the interval between Normal Survey to exceed 1. Z21-3 IACS Req.5 times the due interval. to a prolongation of the intervals between Normal Survey. The partial survey consists of checking the oil sealing glands and the clearance of the bearings. upon application by the Owner.2 2006 ▲ ▲ . provided a partial survey is performed. (a) Partial Survey For shafts where the modified survey is applicable. 2001/Rev. which are utilized in support of military operations or service. the propeller is to be dismantled to expose the forward part of the taper and a non-destructive examination by an approved crack-detection method is to be performed. (b) (c) Note: Special consideration may be given in application of relevant sections of this Unified Requirement to commercial vessels owned or chartered by Governments.Z 21 Z 21 cont'd 3. consideration may be given. For keyed propellers.

1. At 1st special survey: . In addition. . Particular attention is to be paid to the condition of the zinc coating in heads constructed from galvanised steel. this is to include removal of the head from the air pipe.2 Definitions Air pipe heads installed on the exposed decks are those extending above the freeboard deck or superstructure decks. preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks.Two air pipe heads.Z 22 Z 22 SURVEY REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC (Dec. For designs where the inner parts cannot be properly inspected from outside. on the exposed decks. serving spaces aft of 0.According to the results of this inspection. air pipe heads are to be completely examined (both externally and internally) at special surveys as below. the Surveyor may require the inspection of other air pipe heads located on the exposed decks.25 L. one port and one starboard. one port and one starboard. .2002) AIR PIPE HEADS 1. 2002 v . Air pipe heads situated in other locations or on passenger ships are to be surveyed according to the requirements of each Society. Z22-1 IACS Req.1 General Application The UR Z 22 provides survey requirements for automatic air pipe heads installed on the exposed decks of all ships except passenger ships.Two air pipe heads. preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks .25 L. located on the exposed decks in the forward 0. 2. Survey requirements All air pipe heads are to be externally examined during annual surveys. 1.The selection of air pipe heads to be inspected is left to the attending Surveyor.

. the Surveyor may require the inspection of other heads located on the exposed decks.Z 22 Z 22 cont'd At 2nd special survey: . . preferably air pipes serving ballast tanks. 2002 v v This UR is to be implemented by IACS Societies on surveys of affected ships with due dates after 1 January 2004. Z22-2 IACS Req. .25 L.The selection of air pipe heads to be inspected is left to the attending Surveyor. Exemption may be considered for air pipe heads where there is substantiated evidence of replacement within the previous five years.At least 20% of air pipe heads on the exposed decks serving spaces aft of 0. . From 3rd special survey: .25 L.All air pipe heads located on the exposed decks in the forward 0.According to the results of this inspection.All air pipe heads located on the exposed decks.

to obtain appropriate evidence that they have been built in compliance with the rules and regulations. Scope The scope of this UR includes the following main activities: 1. Appraisal of the manufacturing. non destructive examination. Details of requirements for hull and machinery steel forgings and castings and for normal and higher strength hull structural steel are given in W7.2 1.1 2007 . by hydrostatic. verification of geometry) and by whom. with indication of relevant approval tests.1 Mar 2007) Hull Survey for New Construction 1. Appraisal of material and equipment used for ship construction and their inspection at works is not included in this UR. including welding consumables. 1. Page 1 of 8 IACS Unified Requirement 2006/ Rev. weld connections and assemblies. taking account of the relevant approved drawings. Witnessing inspections and tests as required in the classification rules used for ship construction including materials. specifying the items to be examined and/or tested and how (e.1 Examination of the parts of the ship covered by classification rules and by applicable statutory regulations for hull construction.g. weld procedures. construction. hose or leak testing. Acceptance of these items is verified through the survey process carried out at the manufacturer’s works and the issuing of the appropriate certificates. W8 and W11 respectively. welding and assembling. control and qualification procedures.3 1.4 Note: This UR is to be uniformly implemented by IACS Societies on ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2008.Z 23 Z23 (July 2006) (Rev.

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Definitions* 2.1 The hull structure is defined as follows: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) hull envelope including all internal and external structures, superstructures, deckhouses and casings, welded foundations, e.g. main engine seatings, hatch coamings, bulwarks, all penetrations fitted and welded into bulkheads, decks and shell, the fittings of all connections to decks, bulkheads and shell, such as air pipes and ship side valves – all ILLC 1966, as amended, items. welded attachments to shell, decks and primary members, e.g. crane pedestals, bitts and bollards, but only as regards their interaction on the hull structure.

2.2 2.3

Reference to documents also includes electronic transmission or storage. Definition of survey methods which the surveyor is directly involved in: Patrol, Review, Witness 2.3.1 Patrol, the act of checking on an independent and unscheduled basis that the applicable processes, activities and associated documentation of the shipbuilding functions identified in Table 1 continue to conform with classification and statutory requirements. Review, the act of examining documents in order to determine traceability, identification and to confirm that processes continue to conform with classification and statutory requirements Witness, attendance of scheduled survey items as defined within the shipbuilding functions

2.3.2

2.3.3 3. Applications 3.1

This UR covers the survey of all new construction of steel ships intended for classification and for international voyages except for: a) b) c) those defined in SOLAS I/3 high speed craft as defined in I/1.3.1 of the 2000 High Speed Craft Code Mobile Offshore Drilling Units as defined in I/1.2.1 of the MODU Code .

* Footnote:

Terminology for hull terms and hull survey terms can be found in Recommendation 82.

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Z 23 3.2 This UR covers all statutory items, relevant to the hull structure, i.e. Load Line and SOLAS Safety Construction. This UR does not cover the manufacture of equipment, fittings and appendages regardless whether they are made inside or outside of the shipyard, examples being as follows. Evidence of acceptance shall be provided by accompanying documentation from class surveyor at manufacturer and verified at the shipyard: a) b) c) d) 3.4 hatch covers, doors and ramps integral with the shell and bulkheads, rudders and rudder stock, all forgings and castings integral to the hull.

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This UR applies to the installation into the ship, welding and testing of: 3.4.1 3.4.2 the items listed in 3.3 above equipment forming part of the watertight and weather tight integrity of the ship.

3.5

This UR applies to the hull structures constructed at any of the following: 3.5.1 3.5.2 3.5.3 shipbuilder’s facilities, sub-contractors at the shipbuilder’s facilities, sub-contractors at their own facilities or at other remote locations

4.

Qualification and monitoring of personnel 4.1 Exclusive surveyors of the classification society, as defined in PR5, are to verify that the ships are built using approved plans in accordance with the relevant rules and statutory requirements. The surveyors are to be qualified to be able to carry out the tasks and procedures are to be in place to ensure that their activities are monitored. Details are specified in PR6 and PR7.

5.

Survey of the hull structure 5.1 Table 1 provides a list of surveyable items for the hull structure covered by this UR, including: 5.1.1 5.1.2 description of the shipbuilding functions. classification and statutory survey requirements
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survey method required for classification relevant IACS and statutory requirement references documentation to be available for the classification surveyor during construction. 5.1.5.1 the shipbuilder is to provide the classification surveyors access to documentation required by classification, this includes documentation retained by the shipbuilder or other third parties The list of documents approved or reviewed by the classification society for the specific new construction are as follows: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) plans and supporting documents examination and testing plans NDE plans welding consumable details welding procedure specifications welding plan or details welder’s qualification records NDE operators qualification records

5.1.5.2

5.1.6 5.1.7

Documents to be inserted into the ship construction file. Refer to paragraph 11 for details. A list of specific activities which are relevant to the shipbuilding functions. This list is not exhaustive and can be modified to reflect the construction facilities or specific ship type.

5.2

Evidence is also to be made available, as required, by the shipbuilder, to the surveyor whilst the construction process proceeds to prove that the material and equipment supplied to the ship has been built or manufactured under survey relevant to the classification rules and statutory requirements.

6.

Review of the construction facility* 6.1 The society is to review the construction facilities prior to any steelwork or construction taking place in the following circumstances:

. *Footnote: Reference is made to Appendix 1 “Shipyard review record”, as an example.

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where the society has none or no recent experience of the construction facilities – typically after a one year lapse - or when significant new infrastructure has been added, where there has been a significant management or personnel re-structuring having an impact on the ship construction process, or where the shipbuilder contracts to construct a vessel of a different type or substantially different in design.

6.1.2

6.1.3

7.

Newbuilding survey planning 7.1 Prior to commencing any newbuilding project, the society is to discuss with the shipbuilder at a kick off meeting the items listed in Table 1. The purpose of the meeting is to agree how the list of specific activities shown in Table 1 is to be addressed. The meeting is to take into account the shipbuilders construction facilities and ship type and deal with sub-contractors if it is known that the builder proposes to use them. The shipyard is to be informed of likely intervals for sampling and patrol activities. A record of the meeting is to be made, based upon the contents of the Table – the Table can be used as the record with comments made into the appropriate column. If the society has nominated a surveyor for a specific newbuilding project then the surveyor is to attend the kick off meeting. The builder is to be asked to agree to undertake ad hoc investigations during construction where areas of concern arise and for the builder to agree to keep the classification society advised of the progress of any investigation. Whenever an investigation is undertaken, the builder is to be requested, in principle, to agree to suspend relevant construction activities if warranted by the severity of the problem. The records are to take note of specific published Administration requirements and interpretations of statutory requirements. The record of the meeting is to be updated as the construction process progresses in the light of changing circumstances, e.g. if the shipbuilder chooses to use or change sub-contractors, or to incorporate any modifications necessitated by changes in production or inspection methods, rules and regulations, structural modifications, or in the event where increased inspection requirements are deemed necessary as a result of a substantial nonconformance or otherwise.

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Shipbuilding quality standards for the hull structure during new construction are to be reviewed and agreed during the kick-off meeting. Structural fabrication is to be carried out in accordance with IACS Recommendation 47, “Shipbuilding and Repair Quality Standard for New Construction”, or a recognized fabrication standard which has been accepted by the Classification Society prior to the commencement of fabrication/construction. The work is to be carried out in accordance with the Rules and under survey of the classification society. The kick-off meeting may be attended by other parties as defined in PR3 (owner, administrations, etc.) subject to agreement by the shipbuilder. In the event of series ship production and where the classification society has a continual presence in the shipyard, consideration may be given to modification of the kick off meeting. The agenda would include essential variables from previous ships, e.g. flag requirements, modifications from previous ships, effects of key dates etc. subject to mutual agreement with the builder. In any instance the classification society must maintain records to demonstrate compliance with Table 1. The classification society will still need to demonstrate that changes described in this section (paragraph 7) have been addressed.

7.5

7.6

8.

Examination and test plan for newbuilding activities 8.1 The shipbuilder is to provide plans of the items which are intended to be examined and tested. These plans need not be submitted for approval and examination at the time of the kick off meeting. They are to include: 8.1.1 proposals for the examination of completed steelwork generally referred to as the block plan and are to include details of joining blocks together at the pre-erection and erection stages or at other relevant stages proposals for fit up examinations where necessary proposals for testing of the structure (leak and hydrostatic) as well as for all watertight and weathertight closing appliances proposals for non-destructive examination any other proposals specific to the ship type or to the statutory requirements.

8.1.2 8.1.3

8.1.4 8.1.5

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The plans and any modifications to them are to be submitted to the surveyors in sufficient time to allow approval before the relevant construction phase commences. The classification society is to require sample rates of NDE, proposals for steelwork survey, tank testing requirements, etc. if the actual construction process warrants it. The classification society is to demonstrate proof to justify the request.

9.

Proof of the consistency of surveys 9.1 The classification society is to be able to provide evidence, e.g. through records, check lists, inspection and test records, etc. that its surveyors have complied with the requirements of the newbuilding survey planning and duly participated in the relevant activities shown in the shipbuilder’s examination and test plans. For audit purposes, the information specified in 9.1 is to be made available.

9.2

10.

Ship Construction File 10.1 The shipbuilder is to deliver documents for the Ship Construction File. In the event that items have been provided by another party such as the shipowner and where separate arrangements have been made for document delivery which excludes the shipbuilder, that party has the responsibility. It is recognised that the purpose of documents held in the Ship Construction File on board the ship, is to facilitate inspection (survey) and repair and maintenance, and, therefore, is to include in addition to documents listed in Table 1, but not be limited to: 10.2.1 as-built structural drawings including scantling details, material details, and, as applicable, wastage allowances, location of butts and seams, cross section details and locations of all partial and full penetration welds, areas identified for close attention and rudders (Z7.1, Z10.1, Z10.2, Z10.3, Z10.4, Z10.5 for COT, holds and ballast tanks of oil tankers, bulk carriers and chemical carriers), 10.2.2 manuals required for classification and statutory requirements, e.g. loading and stability, bow doors and inner doors and side shell doors and stern doors – operations and maintenance manuals (S8 and S9) 10.2.3 ship structure access manual, as applicable,

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Z 23 10.2.4 copies of certificates of forgings and castings welded into the hull (W7 and W8), 10.2.5 details of equipment forming part of the watertight and weather tight integrity of the ship, 10.2.6 tank testing plan including details of the test requirements (S14), 10.2.7 corrosion protection specifications (Z8 and Z9), 10.2.8 details for the in-water survey, if applicable, information for divers, clearances measurements instructions etc., tank and compartment boundaries, 10.2.9 docking plan and details of all penetrations normally examined at drydocking. 10.2.10 Coating Technical File, for ships subject to compliance with the IMO Coating Performance Standard (PSPC) as a class requirement under the IACS Common Structural Rules.

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Enclosures: 1. Appendix 1 2. Table 1.

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Shipyard review record
Name of Shipyard Date

1. Details of any management systems
Obtained Approval ISO-9001 ISO 14000 ISO 18000 Other: ISO-9002 Certified by Expiry Date Remarks (scope, etc.)

2. Construction facilities: (Documents such as a brochure of shipyard can be attached in lieu of completing this section.) 2.1 Building Berth (B) or Dock (D) * In case of berth, Depth is not applicable.
B/D Name Length (m) Width (m) Depth* (m) Building Capacity (G/T) Crane (Ton x No.)

2.2 Outfitting Quays
Name Length (m) Width (m) Depth (m) Berthing Capacity (G/T) Crane (Ton x No.)

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2.3 Main Fabrication and erection facilities
(1) Marking and cutting of steel plates (including internal members) - Marking method - NC cutting machine - Cutting equipment ( Manual, Photo x ( Gas x , Plasma x other ) , Roll-shear x ) , EPM x , Laser x , NC x ) others __________)

Control procedure of NC ( On-line, ( Edge planer x

(2) Marking and cutting of section bar - Marking method - Cutting method ( Manual, ( Manual, NC ) NC ) - Marking of reference curved line - In case of NC ( Gas x , ( Manual, ) NC ) Plasma x

(3) One-side automatic welding machine - Type of welding machine

( Yes, No ) , Flux and Copper Backing x ( Yes, No ) % other___________)

( Flux Backing x

- Existence of special surface plate for plate welding (4) Fillet welding machine - Line welder - Welding robot ( Gravity, Automatic ) ( No, ( No, Yes: ( No,

Percentage of automatization except gravity: about heads, CO2 x , heads ) × Articulated × ) ) Yes: Name: , Rectangular ×

submerged arc x

- Small automatic fillet welding machine

Yes: Portal ×

(5) Painting equipment - Plate shot blasting/primer coating machine - Special coating factory ( No, Yes: ( No, ( No, mx Yes: EG x Yes: ( No, Max. Width Yes: mx , SEG x Max. Length sections ) , ES x ) m, Length m) m) - Section bar shot blasting/primer coating machine

(6) Vertical automatic welding machine EG: Electrogas

SEG: Simplified Electrogas

ES: Electroslag

(7) Other main fabrication facilities

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3. Shipyard control of Qualified Welders (1) Normal steel
certification traceability supervision maintenance of qualification

Shipyard workers Subcontracted workers

confirm system in place confirm system in place

4. Feature of Construction Procedure
(1) Subcontract of hull blocks (weight) - Sub members ( No, Yes: Ratio of subcontracted works - Blocks ( No, Yes: Ratio of subcontracted works %, No., of subcontractors %, No., of subcontractors ) )

(2) Method of plate block assembly - Method fitting and welding longitudinals and transverse webs on jointed panels - Method welding longitudinals on jointed panels prior to fitting and welding transverse webs - Method fitting and welding a frame consists of longitudinals and transverse webs on jointed panels - Method jointing panels with pre-assembled longitudinals by welding prior to fitting and welding transverse webs (3)- pre-erection outfitting carried out grand block/mega block adopted Method of erection at building berth/dock - Max. weight of loading block: ton - Construction method in building dock/berth/land construction etc. ( 1 ship, 1.5 ships: Semi-tandem, dual entrance ) - Block loading process ( single starting block, multi starting blocks, inserting block : No, Yes ) (4) Final dock ( No, Yes: In-house, Other place of the same company, Use other company )

(5) Other feature of construction procedure

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5. Quality Control System: (Refer to Quality Manual, if available.)
Item and description (1) Existence of the organization chart including the departments of design, purchasing, manufacturing and quality assurance - Are the function, responsibility and competence of the organization clear? Result Remarks

(2) Quality control organization - Existence of quality control organization - Number of employees in this organization chief - Existence of procedures or plans related to tests and inspections (3)Pre-inspection system of shipyard - Is pre-inspection carried out prior to shipyard inspection? - Are pre-inspectors assigned? (Check the list.) - Number of pre-inspectors (related to hull only) - Are inspection results marked on the object and/or recorded in the checklist? (4) Records of inspections and tests - Are records made and kept properly? - Does the responsible person verify the records? - Can the adoption of necessary corrective actions against non-conformity happened be checked? (5) Condition at the time of the surveys in the presence of class surveyors - Is the schedule of the surveys changed often? - Are pre-inspection, shipyard inspection and repairs completed beforehand? - Are the sufficient preparations for surveys such as scaffoldings, lighting, cleaning made? Note: Above-mentioned (3) and (4) include the acceptance inspection of subcontracted items. persons persons including the

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6. Measures for Safety and Health
Item and description (1) Are conditions of scaffolding, nets, safety belt, lighting and ventilation good? (2) Does sufficient attention paid for radiographic examination and operation of cherry picker? Note: Result Remarks

7. Control System of Non-Destructive Examination(NDE)
Item and description (1) Number of NDE supervisors in shipyard (including persons responsible for judging results) (2) Dependence on subcontracted NDE work - Number of shipyard employees - Number of sub-contractors (3) NDE sub-contractor company’s name and official technical about about Name (approved by) Name (approved by) ( %) ( %) persons Result Remarks

qualifications

(4) Grade and number of NDE employees with official technical qualifications in shipyard Specialized in radiography Specialized in ultrasonic Specialised in surface detection (5) If non-destructive examinations are subcontracted, the grade and number of officially qualified persons Specialized in radiography Specialized in ultrasonic Specialised in surface detection (6) Non-destructive examination equipment (in-house) - Number of radiographic equipment - Number of ultrasonic equipment Note: Even if all works are subcontracted, it is recommendable to attach the qualified person(s) who can verify the works. Grade Grade Grade persons persons persons Grade Grade Grade persons persons persons

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8. Quality Control on Production Line
Item and description 8.1 Preventive measures for misuse of materials (1) Job title of supervisor and person in charge of collating ordered steel and received steel, and checking of mill sheet Title of person in charge: (2) Are means for checking the material grade in hand prescribed for high-grade steels (3) Are regulations prescribed for checking the material grade for high-tensile steel and steel for low-temperature applications? Are there regulations for inscribing high tensile steel on the surface of the high tensile steel and special indication for steel for low temperature applications? (4) Are procedures for re-using of remaining cut-off mild steel? Title of supervisor: Result Remarks

(5) Are there procedures for re-using of remaining cut-off high-tensile steel?

(6) In the case of (4) and (5) above, can a collation be made with the mill sheet? (7) Section of controlling the lists of remaining cut-off steel Note: - In case of high tensile steel, are means identifying different grades - In the case of (3) and (4) above, are the materials approved by other classes controlled similarly? 8.2 Shot blasting/Primer coating (1) Existence of surface preparation standards (2) Existence of coating thickness control standards - Existence of thickness measurement records Note: - The standard is to include the description related traceability after shot blasting and primer coating. Name of section:

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8.3 Marking and cutting (Assembly work) (1) Existence of standards for accuracy and periodical inspection of tape measures, tapes, stencils, etc. (2) Existence of standards for accuracy of cut dimensions and edge preparation

(3) Existence of standards for finish of cutting face (4) What is the frequency and extent of maintenance and inspection carried out for ensuring accuracy of NC cutter and/or flame planer? (5) In case of NC, are the disks, tapes etc. maintained in good condition?

(6) What are the measures adopted and guidance given to make the worker fully conversant with cutting work standards for maintaining accuracy?

Note: - In case of (2) and (3) above, check items are to include confirmation of edge preparations free from piercing hole. - NC for section bars is also to be in accordance with the above. 8.4 Bending and strain free (1) Existence of standards for maximum heating temperatures during water cooling and at the time of bending and distortion removal of steel by quick heating and cooling

(2) Existence of regulations for plate thickness and bending radius for flange processing

(3) What are the measures adopted and guidance given to make the worker fully conversant with maintaining quality and accuracy during the bending process? Note:

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8.5 Control of Welding Procedure (1) Are all welding procedures applied to the ships approved by the Society or other IACS members? Note:

8.6 Treatment of serious non-conformities (1) Are repair plans submitted to the Society when serious non-conformities happened?

(2) Were the NDE(RT/UT) plans submitted at appropriate timing?

(3) Was the extent of tests extended considering the results of the test? Note:

8.7 Hydrostatic and Watertight Tests (1) Is the test plan submitted to the Society? (2) Are vacuum tests applied to?

(3) Are local air injection tests during sub-assembly works applied to? (4) If (2) or (3) above is applied to, are the test procedures approved by the Society?

Note:

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Table 1, IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project

shipbuilding quality control function

1 1.1

welding welding consumables Classification approved separately at the manufacturer review approval status and patrol, verify storage, handling and treatment in accordance with manufacturer's requirements UR W17 consumable specification and approval status not required Identify consumables against approved list

verify temporary and permanenet storage facilities

e.g. kept dry, covered, where applicable heated

verify traceability

e.g. random batch number checking

1.2

welder qualification Qualified welders

review of welder certification and patrol

Recomme ndation 47

shipyards records not required with individual's identification

verify welder qualification standard, e.g. class or recognised standard approval verify welder approved for weld position verify validity of qualification certificate

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Table 1, IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference UR W28 Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Approved weld procedure specification and welding plan relevant to the ship project or process Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project

1.3

Welding mechanical properties (welding procedures)

review and patrol All weld joint configurations, positions and materials to be covered by weld procedures approved by the classification society or by another IACS member available the classification society witnesses all new weld procedure qualification tests carried out in the shipyard whenever the classification society is surveying in the shipyard

not required

verify weld procedures records have been approved and cover all weld processes and positions in accordance with classification or recognised standards.

verify procedures are available at relevant workstations

1.3a

patrol and review welding equipment correctly calibrated and maintained

shipbuilders not required maintenance and calibration records

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1.3b

welding environment

satisfactory environment

patrol

Recomme ndation 47

not required

1.3c

welding supervision

1.4

welding- surface discontinuities

sufficient number of skilled supervisors Substantially free from significant indications, satisfactory profile and size

patrol

Recomme ndation 20 and 47 Shipbuilders and recognised standards and Rules as applicable, welding and NDE plans, NDE t t not required

verify calibration in accordance with maintenance schedule Verify welding areas clean, dry, well lit. Confirm relevant measures taken for any pre or post heat treatment, drying of surfaces prior to welding Confirm shielding gases, fluxes protected verify supervision is effective

Recomme visual ndation 20 examination, surface detection and 47 techniques, review of documents and patrol of operator

Identify workstations where NDE is carried out, e.g. panel line butt welds, castings into hull structure

Verify NDE carried out in accordance with approved plans where applicable Verify suitability of NDE methods Verify operators suitably qualified particularly where sub-contractors have been employed Verify NDE is carried out according to the acceptable process Review NDE records

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1.5

Welding embedded discontinuities

not required

Identify workstations where NDE is carried out, e.g. panel line butt welds, castings into hull structure

Verify NDE carried out in accordance with approved plans where applicable Verify suitability of NDE methods Verify operators suitably qualified particularly where sub-contractors have been employed Verify that records have been completed and in accordance with recoginsed standards, e.g. IQI and sensitivity recorded Verify that reports and radiographs have been evaluated correctly by the shipbuilder. Systematic review of radiographs carried out by the surveyor Verify equipment calibration satisfactory and in accordance with manufacturers and recognised standards requirements Verify NDE is carried out according to the acceptable process 2 Steel preparation and fit up:

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Table 1, IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Recomme ndation 47 Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction material certificates, shipbuilder's marking/cutting production documents at the workstage documents retained at the facility Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project

2.1

surface preparation, marking and cutting

traceability and patrol acceptability of material, check of steel plates & profiles materials type, scantling identification, testing marks

not required

Verify stockyard storage satisfactory

Verify material traceability, e.g. stamping identifcation against material certification, archiving of records Verify transfer marking after treatment line Verify standard of shotblasting and priming Verify suitability of primer Verify that steel grades can be identified Verify machinery adjusted to maintain within IACS or manufacturers recommendations. Verify accuracy of marking and cutting Verify storage of piece parts. 2.2 straightening Approval of straightening methods/ procedures against deformation patrol and review Recomme ndation 47 recognised standards, approved procedures not required Verify that straightening processes are approved for the grade and type of steel, e.g. tmcp, z plate.

Verify that plates and sections are within recognised tolerances

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3 forming patrol Maintain material properties. not required Verify the processes to ensure satisfactory fit up and alignment at all workstations Verify that edge preparations are reinstated where lost during fitting operations Verify remedial procedures are in place to compensate for wide gaps and alignment deviations 2.Table 1. Acceptance of forming method against unproper deformations not required Verify that temperature control is exercised by the operator. Verify that suitable methods of temperature control are available when forming special steels and materials Verify that forming processes are acceptable 2.4 patrol conformity with Check alignment/fit up/gap alignment/fit up/gap against criteria reference standards Recomme ndation 47 Shipbuilders and recognised standards and Rules as applicable.5 conformity for critical areas with alignment/fit up or weld configuration patrol and review Check alignment/fit up/gap against approved drawings Recomme ndation 47 Shipbuilders and Approved plans of Verify that the information relevant to critical areas if the latest approved drawings is recognised applicable available at the workstations standards and Rules as applicable. approved plan or standard.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Recomme ndation 47 Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Shipbuilders procedure for hot forming Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project 2. builder's records Verify the processes to ensure satisfactory fit up and alignment at all workstations Page 6 of 12 IACS Unified Requirement . IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.

IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev. grand and mega block assembly. block.Table 1. check alignment and deformations patrol of the process and witness of the completed item Recomme ndation 47 approved plans. visual examination of welding and material. closing plates compliance with approved drawings. construction plan (steelwork subdivision) Verify that the information relevant to the latest approved drawings is available at the workstations Verify that correct weld sizes have been adopted Verify operation of the welding processes at the different work stages is satsifactory Verify that the information relevant to the latest approved drawings is available at the workstations Verify that piece parts are identifiable Verify that fit ups are within recognised tolerances Verify that correct welding requirements specified in reference 1 of this table have been adopted Page 7 of 12 IACS Unified Requirement . e.g.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project Verify that edge preparations are reinstated where lost during fitting operations Verify remedial procedures are in place to compensate for wide gaps and alignment deviations 3 Steelwork process. preerection and erection. shipbuilders inspection records. Shipbuilders and recognised standards and Rules as applicable. sub assemby.

hydropneumatic testing patrol of the process and witness of the test UR S14 approved tank Reg. SOLAS as testing plan shipbuilders amended. II-1/14 of approved tank approved tank testing plan. Page 8 of 12 Confirm that tank testing is carried out in accordance with the approved plan IACS Unified Requirement . re-routing outfit items Verify that all deviations brought to the attention of the classification society by the shipbuilder are acceptable 5 Tightness testing. Absence of including leak and leaks hose testing. alignment permanent record of shipyard surveyable item Verify that records have been maintained of significant deviations from the approved plans. amended.Table 1. shipbuilders inspection records Confirm that tank testing is carried out in accordance with the approved plan Confirm the methods used to carry out leak testing Confirm that correct test pressures maintained for leak. II-1/14 of approved tank testing plan SOLAS as testing plan. for situations such as mis cut openings. check review records and Recomme witness ndation 47 agaist alteration deformation. IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev. hose and hydro and hydropneumatic testing is satisfactory Verify that adequate records of the tank testing have been maintained 6 Structural testing structural adequacy of the design witness testing UR S14 Reg. are acceptable Confirm that steelwork is in accordance with the approved plan 4 Remedial work and welding.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project Verify processes for closing plates etc. inspection records.

II-1/18 of SOLAS as amended. 13-14-15 approved tank structural drawings Rec 14 and 16 of ILLC testing plan. UI SOLAS as amended.Table 1. shipbuilders inspection records.g.2 doors and ramps tightness and integral with the securing shell and bulkheads witness UR S14 Reg. ballast tanks with e. Confirm leak test of hatch covers UR S14 & Reg. impressed current hull envelope. 12 and 21 of ILLC '66 details required approved tank testing plan. Confirm leak test Confirm operation and securing test Confirm safety device operation Page 9 of 12 IACS Unified Requirement . welding and testing of the following: hatch covers tightness and securing witness details required.1 Confirm operation and securing test 8. Reg. UR F1 corrosion protection specifications Verify that applied coatings are approved and review records of application Verify that adequate records have been maintained and copied to the ship file 8 Installation. II-1/3-2 of manufacturer's UR Z 8 and builder's and Z 9. boundaries cathodic formed by the protection. 8.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project Confirm that correct test pressures maintained for testing is satisfactory Verify that adequate records of the tank testing have been maintained 7 Salt water corrosion protection systems. IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev. specification SC122. coatings. and also bulk Review and report on builder's & manufacturer's documentation Reg. '66 shipbuilders inspection records.

Shipbuilders and recognised standards and Rules as applicable.Table 1.3 rudders fitting witness UR S14 approved plan.5 of this table have been adopted Page 10 of 12 IACS Unified Requirement . 2.4 and 2. Confirm function test Verify fitting of pintles and all securing bolts Verify all fit up records including all clearances maintained and placed into ship construction file 8. 2. construction plan (steelwork subdivision) copies of certificates of forgings and castings Verify casting and forgings against material certificate Verify that correct welding and fit up requirements specified in reference 1.4 and 2. Confirm alignment and mounting and shipbuilders structural drawings fitting up to the connection to the tiller inspection records. check alignment and deformations patrol of the process and witness of the completed item UR W7 & W8 approved plans. details required.5 of this table have been adopted Verify that material certificates are included in the ship construction file appendages Verify that correct welding and fit up requirements specified in reference 1. IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev. visual examination of welding and material. shipbuilders inspection records.4 forgings and castings compliance with approved drawings.1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project Ensure correct maintenance logs/manuals supplied with the ship construction file 8.

5. 2.e.6.7 and 8 of ILLC '66 details required Verify freeboard marks in accordance with load line assignment Verify draft marks in accordance with the agreed tolerances specified by the builder unless more onerous flag state requirements Principal dimensions within allowable tolerances review and witness Recomme ndation 47 Page 11 of 12 details required Verify principal dimensions in accordance with recognised standard IACS Unified Requirement .1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference witness Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Reg. II-1/19 of approved tank testing plan. 20-22-23 of ILLC '66 Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project 8.4 and 2. Verify that correct welding and fit up requirements specified in reference 1.i.inspection records. e. overboard discharges. Reg. vents etc closing device are approved type Verify material certificates for overboard discharges where applicable Verify record of freeboard assignment and all material certificates included in the ship construction file witness Freeboard marks within and draft marks allowable tolerances and in accordancce with the freeboard assignment UI-LL4 Reg.5 equipment forming tightness and the watertight and securing weathertight integrity of the ship.all fittings in accordance with the record of freeboard assignment UR P3 Verify air pipes. 4.Table 1. air pipes. SOLAS as shipbuilders amended. ventilators details required. IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.g. 17-18-19.5 of this table have been adopted Verify Compliance with Load line Convention 1966 as amended .

1 Reference Shipbuilding function Survey Requirements for Classification Survey Method IACS statutory required for reference* requirements Classification and relevant reference Documentation available to classification surveyor during construction Documentation for ship construction file Specific activities Classification society proposals for the project Safety Construction no outstanding witness imperfections certification or defects Reg.Table 1. Page 12 of 12 IACS Unified Requirement . 10 of SOLAS as amended Verify dimensions included in ship construction file Verify that Administration requirements have been incorporated into the hull structure Shipbuilder's name project project duration kick off meeting date representing builder representing class society * IACS Recommendations are not mandatory requirements. IACS Unified Requirement Z 23 Rev.