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If a ship has a Document of Compliance or Statement of Compliance for the Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes, what will it usually certify?

(1) That the construction and equipment of the ship have been found to comply with the provisions of the IMSBC Code;

 (2) that the ship is suitable for the carriage of those solid bulk cargoes listed in supplement to the DOC, subject to the provisions of the Code, and to SOLAS Chapter VI, and any conditions stated on the ship’s DOC for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (issued under SOLAS regulation II-2/19. 4) being complied with. Supplements to the DOC include: (1) a List of Cargoes, showing the Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN), UN No., Class, Hold No. and Footnotes; (2) List of Footnotes (e. g. specifying that a suitable instrument for measuring the concentration of a specified gas is to be provided, or stowage restrictions); and (3) List of Equipment (showing safety equipment, ventilation system, etc. required in specified holds). 

 

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If there is no requirement in the IMSBC Code for a survey and issue of a certificate, why do some ships have a Document of Compliance for the Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes?