This publication sets out the requirements of the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code). The Code establishes a survey standard for the regular and safe survey of the cargo and ballast areas of oil tankers and bulk carriers.
The 2011 ESP Code became mandatory under SOLAS regulation XI-1/2. Parts A and B of annex A of the Code provide the requirements for bulk carriers with single-side skin and double-side skin construction. Parts A and B of annex B of the Code provide the requirements for oil tankers with double-hull and non-double-hull construction. The Code has been designed to closely align with the IACS Unified Requirements (UR) Z10 (Hull surveys).
The ESP Code provides, in particular, requirements for:
- renewal, annual and intermediate surveys
- preparations for surveys
- documentation on board
- procedures for thickness measurements
- acceptance criteria
- reporting and evaluation of surveys.
This edition contains all amendments to the Code since its adoption: resolutions MSC.371(93), MSC.381(94), MSC.405(96), MSC.412(97) and MSC.461(101). The latest amendments in resolution MSC.461(101) entered into force on 1st January 2021.
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