IMO mandatory International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers & Oil Tanker (2011 ESP Code)
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) by means of the Resolution A.1049(27) regarding IMO mandatory inspection regime for tankers and bulk carriers which contains the approved text as set out in the annex to this Resolution.
IMO invites Contracting Governments to note that the 2011 ESP Code will become effective upon entry into force of the associated amendments to Chapter XI-1 of the SOLAS Convention
The 2011 ESP Code, which was previously a set of IMO Guidelines under resolution A.744 (18), will become mandatory when the amendments to Chapter XI-1are adopted at the next IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in May 2012.
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