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Chartering requirements and regulations

Chartering requirements and regulations

Further regulations

In addition to Mini–ISM compliance, other regulations come in into force as the size of the vessel increases to 500GT. Below are the requirements for vessels of various tonnages:

24m, up to 300GT
MCA Large Yacht Code,
Approved classification society,
Certificate of compliance,
Rescue boat,
Stability information booklet, with damage control information,
Vessel must be incline tested,
Minimum Safe Manning Document and appropriate Officers Certificates of Competency,
Life-saving signals and rescue poster,
Crew Employment Agreements,
Mini-ISM,
Full GMDSS radio equipment and GMDSS logbook, and
LRIT
300 to 400GT
As above, plus:

Automatic identification system (AIS),
Immersion suits,
EPIRBs and registration,
IMO numbers visibly displayed to see from air,
In US waters, NOA NOD must be filed by all foreign vessels, and COFR for California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska,
Pilotage may become compulsory in certain ports, and
Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate, with a Record of Equipment (form R).
400 to 500GT
As above, plus:

MARPOL Annex I – IOPPC,
Sludge tank,
Standard discharge connection,
Oily water separator,
Oil record book,
Ship oil pollution emergency plan (SOPEP),
MARPOL Annex IV International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate (ISPPC),
Approved sewage treatment plant,
Holding tank,
Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan (NTVRP),
Bunker delivery notes and samples retained on board, and
MARPOL Annex V garbage (rubbish) management plan.

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