Requirements and guidelines

Enrolling with SERS meets and exceeds the following:

Legislation Standard Summary
MARPOL

Annex I Regulation 37
Annex II Regulation 17
SOPEP/SMPEP Tankers > 5,000 DWT require access to computerised, shore-based damage stability and residual structural strength calculation programmes.
SOLAS 74
Chapter IX [4]
ISM Code Procedures must be in place to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.
The company should establish programmes for drills and exercises, and within the SMS, to provide measures for responding to emergency situations.
USCG Non-tank vessel VRP (NTVRP) Non-tankers with > 340 m3 FO capacity entering the US are required to name damaged stability and strength service providers and meet timeframe requirements to start (3 hours) and complete (12/18 hours near/off shore) assessments.

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OPA-90 Tankers require prompt access to computerised, shore-based damage stability and residual structural strength calculation programmes.
SOLAS Regulation II-1/8-1   System capabilities and operational information is required after a flooding casualty on passenger ships.
MSC Circular 1400 Operational information for masters of passenger ships regarding safe return to port Guidance on on-board stability computers and shore-based support.
OCIMF Guidelines on capabilities of emergency response services Includes minimum recommendations for capability, scope and competency of ER providers, covering tankers, gas and chemical ships.
Links with Class   Many companies solely use LR’s SERS for their multi-class fleet. LR has the highest percentage of other-class ships of any provider.
ECO Class Notation   Assigned when a vessel is designed and operated in accordance with the relevant requirements of the LR Rules, this allows parties ready confirmation of provisions being made for environmental protection, including SERS. SERS enrolment is also recognised by other IACS classification societies as fulfilling their similar environmental protection requirements.
ShipRight (SERS) Descriptive Note   The ShipRight descriptive note is assigned when a ship is enrolled with LR’s SERS, giving interested parties ready confirmation of enrolment.
IACS Recommendations (no. 145) for the operation of shore-based emergency response services These help shipowners and managers choose an emergency response service provider and achieve compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.
Recognition by Authorities and Administrations   Local/national authorities or flag administrations need calculations to be submitted by a reputable ER service. SERS is recognised worldwide, ensuring that situations requiring approval are expedited without delay.

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