The International Maritime Organization (IMO)
has published revised list of certificates and documents required
to be carried on board ships.
THE NEW REQUIREMENTS
According to IMO Circular FAL.2/Circ.123-MEPC.1/Circ.769-MSC.1/Circ.1409 the following additional documents are
required to be carried on board ships. This Circular supersedes IMO FAL.2/Circ.87-MEPC/Circ.426-MSC/Circ.1151.
According to IMO circular, the following additional documentation shall be carried on board ships:
COATING TECHNICAL FILE containing specifications of the coating system applied to dedicated seawater
ballast tank in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers of 150 meters in length and
upwards, record of the shipyard's and shipowner's coating work, detailed criteria for coating sections, job
specifications, inspection, maintenance and repair, shall be kept on board and maintained throughout the
life of the ship.
CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS applicable to ship constructed on or after 1 January 2007.
SHIP CONSTRUCTION FILE with specific information should be kept on board oil tankers of 150 meters in
length and above and bulk carriers of 150 meters in length and above, constructed with single deck, topside
tanks and hopper side tanks in cargo spaces, excluding ore carriers and combination carriers based on
year of built.