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Document 32010R0428

Commission Regulation (EU) No 428/2010 of 20 May 2010 implementing Article 14 of Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards expanded inspections of ships (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 125, 21.5.2010, p. 2–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2010/428/oj

21.5.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 125/2


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 428/2010

of 20 May 2010

implementing Article 14 of Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards expanded inspections of ships

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on port State control (1), and in particular Article 14(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

When carrying out an expanded inspection of a ship, the port State control officer should be guided by a list of specific items to be verified, subject to their practical feasibility or any constraints relating to the safety of persons, the ship or the port.

(2)

With regard to the identification of the specific items to be verified in the course of an expanded inspection of any of the risk areas listed in Annex VII to Directive 2009/16/EC, it appears necessary to build upon the expertise of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control.

(3)

The Port State Control Officers should use their professional judgement to determine the applicability of and the appropriate depth of examination of, each specific item.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

List of specific items to be verified in an expanded inspection

An expanded inspection as referred to in Article 14 of Directive 2009/16/EC shall, where applicable, as a minimum comprise the verification of the specific items listed in the Annex to this Regulation.

In the case where no specific areas are indicated for a particular type of ship, as defined in Directive 2009/16/EC, the inspector shall use his professional judgement to decide which items must be inspected, and to what extent, in order to check the overall condition in these areas.

Article 2

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2011.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 May 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 131, 28.5.2009, p. 57.


ANNEX

SPECIFIC ITEMS TO BE VERIFIED DURING AN EXPANDED INSPECTION

(as referred to in Article 14(4) of Directive 2009/16/EC)

A.   All types of ships

(a)   Structural condition

Condition of hull and deck

(b)   Watertight/weathertight condition

Watertight/weathertight doors

Ventilators, air pipes and casing

Hatchways

(c)   Emergency systems

Simulated blackout/start of emergency generator

Emergency lighting

Test of bilge pumping arrangements

Test of closing devices/watertight doors

Test of steering gear including emergency steering gear

(d)   Radio communication

Test of reserve source of energy

Test of main installation including facilities for reception of marine safety information

Test of global maritime distress safety system (GMDSS) portable very high frequency (VHF) sets

(e)   Fire safety

Fire drill, including a demonstration of the ability to use firemen’s outfits and firefighting equipment and appliances

Test of emergency fire pump (with two hoses)

Test of remote emergency stopping ventilation and associated dampers

Test of remote emergency stopping fuel pumps

Test of remote quick closing valves

Fire doors

Fixed fire extinguishing installations and associated alarms

(f)   Alarms

Test of the fire alarm

(g)   Living and working conditions

Condition of mooring equipment, including machinery foundations

(h)   Lifesaving appliances

Launching arrangements for survival and rescue craft (if evidence of disuse, craft must be lowered to the water)

(i)   Pollution prevention

Test of oil filtering equipment

B.   Bulk carrier/OBO (if carrying solid bulk cargo)

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for bulk carriers:

(a)   Documentation

Verification that the following documents are on board, complete and endorsed by the flag State or recognised organisation:

The enhanced survey programme (ESP) including:

(i)

Reports of structural survey

(ii)

Thickness measurement reports

(iii)

Condition evaluation reports

Check whether the cargo carried is allowed by the DoC for dangerous goods

Approval for loading instruments

(b)   Structural condition

Condition of bulkheads and coamings

Ballast tanks

At least one of the ballast tanks within the cargo area must be examined from tank manhole/deck access or entered if the inspector establishes clear grounds based on observation and the ESP records

C.   Gas tanker, chemical tanker

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for gas and chemical tankers:

(a)   Documentation

Check whether the product carried is on the relevant certificate of fitness

(b)   Cargo operations

Cargo tank monitoring and safety devices relating to temperature, pressure and ullage

Oxygen analysing and explosimeter devices, including their calibration. Availability of chemical detection equipments (bellows) with an appropriate number of suitable gas detection tubes for the cargo carried

Test of deck shower

(c)   Fire safety

Test of fixed fire fighting installations on deck (as required by the product carried)

(d)   Living and working condition

Cabin escape sets with respiratory and eye protection if required by the products listed in the relevant certificate of fitness

D.   General cargo, container ship, refrigerated cargo carrier, factory ship, heavy load carrier, offshore service ship, special purpose ship, MODU, floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO), other types of ship

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for the ship types listed under this section:

(a)   Watertight/weathertight condition

Condition of hatch covers

Access to cargo holds/tanks

(b)   Cargo operations

Loading equipment

Lashing arrangements

E.   Oil tanker/OBO (when certificated as an oil tanker)

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for oil tankers:

(a)   Documentation

Verification that the following documents are on board, complete and endorsed by the flag State or recognised organisation

The enhanced survey programme (ESP) including:

(i)

Reports of structural surveys

(ii)

Thickness measurement reports

(iii)

Condition evaluation reports

Foam certificate for deck foam system

(b)   Structural condition

Ballast tanks

At least one of the ballast tanks within the cargo area must be examined from tank manhole/deck access or entered if the inspector establishes clear grounds based on observation and the ESP records

(c)   Fire safety

Fixed deck foam system

Control of pressure of inert gas and oxygen content thereof

F.   Passenger HSC, passenger ship, ro-ro passenger ship

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for passenger ships:

If deemed appropriate, parts of the inspection on ro-ro ferries and high-speed passenger craft referred to in Council Directive 1999/35/EC (1) may be continued while the ship is on passage to or from ports of Member States with the consent of the master or the operator in order to demonstrate that the ferry or craft continues to fulfil all the necessary requirements for safe operation. Port State control officers must not obstruct the operation of the ship or induce situations that, in the master’s judgement, could endanger the safety of the passengers, the crew or the ship.

(a)   Documentation

Documented evidence of:

Crowd-management training

Familiarisation training

Safety training for personnel providing direct safety assistance to passengers in passenger spaces, and in particular to elderly and disabled persons in an emergency

Crisis management and human behaviour training

(b)   Watertight/weathertight condition

Bow and stern doors as applicable

Test of remote and local controls of watertight bulkhead doors

(c)   Emergency systems

Crew familiarity with damage control plan

(d)   Cargo operations

Lashing arrangements as applicable

(e)   Fire safety

Test of remote and local controls for the closing of fire dampers

(f)   Alarms

Test of public address system

Test of fire detection and alarm system

(g)   Lifesaving appliances

‘Abandon ship’ drill (including lowering a rescue and a lifeboat to the water)

G.   Ro-ro cargo ship

In addition to the items listed under Section A, the following items shall be considered as part of the expanded inspection for ro-ro cargo ships:

(a)   Watertight/weathertight condition

Bow and stern doors

(b)   Cargo operations

Lashing arrangements


(1)  OJ L 138, 1.6.1999, p. 1.


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