PREVENTING CORROSION OF DEDICATED WATER BALLAST TANKS ON ALL SHIPS, AND CARGO HOLDS ON BULK CARRIERS: PROSPECTS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY RULES AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS

The international maritime community has recognised that one of the major causes of serious accidents at sea, or even the total loss of ships, which cannot be put down to human error, is deterioration in a ship's structural condition caused by corrosion. This explains why shipping authorities and classification societies have decided to involve themselves more closely in protection against corrosion of critical structural components on all ships, such as water ballast tanks, as well as cargo holds on bulk carriers. This paper attempts to define general regulations currently or soon to be in force, and which deal with this issue, and discusses probable or possible developments in the fairly near future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf on Marine Corrosion Prevention a Re-appraisal for the Next Decade; 11-12 Oct 1994; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 13 [7 p, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Benoit, J
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM