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INTERNATIONAL OIL POLLUTION

PREVENTION CERTIFICATE


Legislation :MARPOL 73/78.

Application :every oil tanker of 150 tons gross tonnage and above;

every other ship of 400 tons gross tonnage and above (MARPOL73/78, Annex I, Regulation 5, par. (1)).

Duration :maximum 5 years (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 8, par. (1)).


The certificate shall cease to be valid:


in case of significant alterations (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 8, par. (2));

upon transfer of the ship to another State (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 8, par. (3)).

Extension :No extension permitted.

Surveys :an initial survey before the ship is put in service (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (1) (a));

periodical survey not exceeding 5 years (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (1) (b));

a minimum of one intermediate survey during the period of validity of the certificate (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (1) (c));

mandatory annual surveys or unscheduled inspections (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (3) (b)).


NOTES

The intermediate and annual surveys shall be endorsed on the certificate (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (1) (c));

When the Administration establishes mandatory annual surveys, the unscheduled inspections are not obligatory (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (3) (b)).

When only one intermediate survey is carried out in any one certificate validity period, it shall be held not before six months to, not later than six months after the half-way date of the certificate's period of validity (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (1) (c)).

Request :Owner or shipbuilder to the Administration (e.g. the Maritime Inspectorate) or to an authorized Organization (e.g. a classification society).

Issue :Administration or authorized Organization (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 5, par. (2)).

Surveys :Administration or authorized Organization (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 4, par. (3) (a)).

NOTE :The IOPP Certificate shall be supplemented by a Record of Construction and Equipment.