in

What are the main features of the HSSC?

(1) A one-year standard interval between surveys, based on initial, annual, intermediate, periodical and renewal surveys, as appropriate, except for MARPOL Annex IV which is based on initial and renewal surveys; 

(2) a scheme providing the necessary flexibility to execute, each survey, with provision for completion of the renewal survey within 3 months before the expiry date of the existing certificate with no loss of its period of validity, and a time window of 6 months from 3 months before to 3 months after the anniversary date of the certificate for annual, intermediate and periodical surveys; (3) a maximum period of validity of five years for all cargo ship certificates; (4) a maximum period of validity of 12 months for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate; (5) a system for the extension of certificates limited to three months, enabling a ship to complete its voyage, or one month for ships engaged on short voyages; (6) when an extension has been granted, the period of validity of the new certificate starting from the expiry date of the existing certificate before its extension; (7) a flexible system for inspection of the outside of the ship’s bottom on the following conditions: a minimum of two inspections during any five-year period of validity of the Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate or the Cargo Ship Safety Certificate, and the interval between any two such inspections not exceeding 36 months; (8) a Cargo Ship Safety Certificate under SOLAS 74/88/00/04, as an alternative to separate Cargo Ship Safety Construction, Cargo Ship Safety Equipment and Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificates; and (9) a flexible system concerning the frequency and the period of validity of certificates, subject to the minimum pattern of surveys being maintained.

 

What do you think?

139 Points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Ship Inspection

Leave a Reply

What are the main benefits of the HSSC?

What is the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)?