Annex 4A - Survey Programme
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Annex 4A - Survey Programme

Basic information and particulars
Name of ship :
IMO number :
Flag State :
Port of registry :
Gross tonnage :
Deadweight (metric tonnes) :
Length between perpendiculars (m) :
Shipbuilder :
Hull number :
Recognized organization (RO) :
RO ship identity :
Date of delivery of the ship :
Owner :
Thickness measurement company :

1 Preamble

1.1 Scope

  1.1.1 The present survey programme covers the minimum extent of overall surveys, close-up surveys, thickness measurements and pressure testing within the cargo length area, cargo holds, ballast tanks, including fore and aft peak tanks, required by the Guidelines.

  1.1.2 The arrangements and safety aspects of the survey should be acceptable to the attending surveyor(s).

1.2 Documentation

 All documents used in the development of the survey programme should be available onboard during the survey as required by section 6.

2 Arrangement of cargo holds, tanks and spaces

 This section of the survey programme should provide information (either in the form of plans or text) on the arrangement of cargo holds, tanks and spaces that fall within the scope of the survey.

3 List of cargo holds, tanks and spaces with information on their use, extent of coatings and corrosion protection system

 This section of the survey programme should indicate any changes relating to (and should update) the information on the use of the holds and tanks of the ship, the extent of coatings and the corrosion protective system provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.

4 Conditions for survey

 This section of the survey programme should provide information on the conditions for survey, e.g. information regarding cargo hold and tank cleaning, gas freeing, ventilation, lighting, etc.

5 Provisions and method of access to structures

 This section of the survey programme should indicate any changes relating to (and should update) the information on the provisions and methods of access to structures provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.

6 List of equipment for survey

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the equipment that will be made available for carrying out the survey and the required thickness measurements.

7 Survey requirements

7.1 Overall survey

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the spaces that should undergo an overall survey for this ship in accordance with 2.4.1 and 2.5.1.

7.2 Close-up survey

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the hull structures that should undergo a close-up survey for this ship in accordance with 2.5.2.

8 Identification of tanks for tank testing

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the cargo holds and tanks that should undergo tank testing for this ship in accordance with 2.7.

9 Identification of areas and sections for thickness measurements

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the areas and sections where thickness measurements should be taken in accordance with 2.6.1.

10 Minimum thickness of hull structures

 This section of the survey programme should specify the minimum thickness for hull structures of this ship that are subject to survey, according to (a) or (b):

(a) Determined from the attached wastage allowance table and the original thickness to the hull structure plans of the ship;
(b) Given in the following table(s):
Area or location Original as-built thickness
(mm)
Minimum thickness
(mm)
Substantial corrosion thickness
(mm)
Deck      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Longitudinal girders      
Cross deck plating      
Cross deck stiffeners      
Bottom      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Longitudinal girders      
Inner bottom      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Longitudinal girders      
Floors      
Ship side in way of topside tanks      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Ship side in way of hopper side tanks      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Ship side in way of tanks (if applicable)      
Plating      
Longitudinals      
Longitudinal stringers      
Ship side in way of cargo holds      
Plating      
Side frames webs      
Side frames flanges      
Upper brackets webs      
Upper brackets flanges      
Lower brackets webs      
Lower brackets flanges      
Longitudinal bulkhead if applicable      
Plating      
Longitudinals if applicable      
Longitudinal girders if applicable      
Transverse bulkheads      
Plating      
Stiffeners if applicable      
Upper stool plating      
Upper stool stiffeners      
Lower stool plating      
Lower stool stiffeners      
Transverse web frames in topside tanks      
Plating      
Flanges      
Stiffeners      
Transverse web frames in hopper tanks      
Plating      
Flanges      
Stiffeners      
Hatch covers      
Plating      
Stiffeners      
Hatch coamings      
Plating      
Stiffeners      

Note:

The wastage allowance tables should be attached to the survey programme.

11 Thickness measurement company

 This section of the survey programme should identify changes, if any, relating to the information on the thickness measurement company provided in the Survey Planning Questionnaire.

12 Damage experience related to the ship

 This section of the survey programme should, using the tables provided below, provide details of the hull damages for at least the last three years in way of the cargo holds, ballast tanks and void spaces within the cargo length area. These damages are subject to survey.

Table 6 Hull damages sorted by location for this ship

Cargo hold, tank or space number or area Possible cause, if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Table 7 Hull damages for sister or simular ships (if available) in the case of design related damage

Cargo hold, tank or space number or area Possible cause, if known Description of the damages Location Repair Date of repair
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

13 Areas identified with substantial corrosion from previous surveys

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the areas of substantial corrosion from previous surveys.

14 Critical structural areas and suspect areas

 This section of the survey programme should identify and list the critical structural areas and the suspect areas, when such information is available.

15 Other relevant comments and information

 This section of the survey programme should provide any other comments and information relevant to the survey.

Appendices

Appendix 1 - List of plans

 Paragraph 5.1.3.2 requires that main structural plans of cargo holds and ballast tanks (scantling drawings), including information on regarding use of high tensile steel (HTS) should be available. This Appendix of the survey programme should identify and list the main structural plans which form part of the survey programme.

Appendix 2 - Survey Planning Questionnaire

 The Survey Planning Questionnaire (annex 4B), which has been submitted by the owner, should be appended to the survey programme.

Appendix 3 - Other documentation

 This part of the survey programme should identify and list any other documentation that forms part of the plan.

Prepared by the owner in co-operation with the Administration for compliance with 5.1.3:
   
Date: ............................... (name and signature of authorized owner's representative)
   
Date: ............................... (name and signature of authorized representative of the Administration)"

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