Applicability: Owners, operators, managers and product shippers/manufacturers
Chemical tankers that carry products containing oxygen-dependent inhibitors should note that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved an example Certificate of Protection* for use when carrying inhibited cargoes. Ships carrying such cargoes shall be provided with a Certificate of Protection, as required by Chapter 15.13.3 of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).
It should be noted that IMO circulars MSC.1/Circ.1501 and MSC-MEPC.5/Circ.10 should also be read in conjunction with the above.
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