Prevention of Corrosion on Board Ships
- International Maritime Organization (IMO)
In the early 1990s, the IMO Assembly requested the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) to develop requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and survey of bulk carriers and specific precautionary measures with respect to type of cargoes. This was as a result of the continuing loss of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes and the heavy loss of life caused by such accidents.
'Prevention of Corrosion on Board Ships - 2010 Edition' contains mandatory and non-mandatory performance standards and guidelines developed in response to issues raised at MSC meetings over a number of years; a raft of measures, many derived from Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) studies conducted by various Member States of IMO, were considered. One of the many items on the list was "Improved coatings: Controls and/or performance standards for protective coatings, in relation to compatibility with cargoes".
These guidelines were adopted by the 19th IMO Assembly in 1995 and, recognising the importance of correctly applied and maintained corrosion-prevention systems in dedicated seawater ballast tanks (which are more susceptible to corrosion) for the improvement of ship safety, recommend general criteria for the selection, application and maintenance of corrosion-prevention systems of dedicated seawater ballast tanks of bulk carriers and oil tankers.
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