The issue of continuing to find asbestos on recently constructed vessels has prompted SOLAS to state that all ships built after June 2002 now require an official asbestos-free compliance statement. This certification can only be achieved by having an asbestos survey performed by marine specialists with technical knowledge of ship construction.
Port State inspections are on the increase and the discovery of ACM's (asbestos containing materials) deemed to be a violation to the Flag State in turn, require the ACM to be removed within 3 years on issue of a non-extendable exemption certificate.
This violation could easily compromise a charter agreement with the significant financial exposure of damages and lost revenue.
Some Flag States, including the UK, Netherlands and Australia, require an independent inspection and assessment of asbestos for the importation/arrival of vessels. The ship owner must provide an asbestos inspection report and certificate issued by the accredited inspection body.
MEPC.222(64) / MEPC.223(64)
|UK||HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide|
|CHINA||GBZT193-2007 / GBZ_2.1-2007 / GBZ/T192.5-2007|
|AUSTRALIA||Safe Work Australia: HOW TO SAFELY REMOVE ASBESTOS (Code of Practice)
Safe Work Australia: HOW TO MANAGE AND CONTROL ASBESTOS IN THE WORKPLACE (Code of Practice)
|NETHERLANDS||An On The Use Of Asbestos On Board Ships|
CTI's Asbestos Abatement Consultants can assist you in the procurement and management of asbestos remediation and removal projects. Due to the potential for spiraling costs and programme over run it is becoming increasingly more important to procure asbestos removal services using a specification written by a specialist consultant. CTI can help you to evaluate bids and deliver a tender review summary to the Client with recommendation on the bids received. Asbestos removal management and contractor auditing can also be undertaken as part of a turnkey solution alongside asbestos fibre air monitoring
CTI has developed the marine asbestos health and safety risk evaluation approach according to IMO standards, accredited by UKAS, to ensure the evaluation result is fully in compliance with IMO requirements. For any high risk asbestos containing materials, CTI can be consulted to mitigate the risk and further to project manage the removal with an efficient and cost effective approach
The first and only UKAS accredited inspection body in the world to perform asbestos surveys on ships
The first foreign marine asbestos survey body recognized by Australian Maritime Safety Administration (AMSA)
The first foreign marine asbestos survey body recognized by Netherlands Ship Inspectorate (NSI)
The first IHM investigation body approved by LR, DNVGL in Asia-pacific area
|SHIP REPAIR/CONVERSION STAGES||More detailed survey||15 days before yard||Asbestos register for removal|
|BEFORE REPAIR/CONVERSION||Consult for removal working scope and specification||Asbestos removal plan|
|DURING REPAIR/CONVERSION||Project management and supervision||Whole removal process||Onsite monitoring and supervision|
|AFTER REPAIR/CONVERSION||Asbestos clearance survey||Asbestos Clearance Hygiene Safety Certificate|
|Asbestos Free Certificate|
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