What criteria must be met for a ship to enroll on the Alternative Compliance Scheme?

(1) The ship must not have been detained in the previous 36 months;Β 

(2) during any port State control inspection within the previous 12 months, no inspection report shall have recorded more than 5 deficiencies; (3) the ship must be classed with one of the UK-authorised classification societies (LR, BV, DNV, GL, ABS, RINA or Class NK); (4) the owner must permit access by the MCA to any or all records, files, reports, documents and certificates held or issued by the ACS classification society; and (5) the owner or operator must notify the MCA one month in advance of all in-water surveys or dry-docking dates.


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