Tripartite meeting Japan, Tokyo, 20 – 21 September 2007. Agenda item 3.5 Ballast Tank Coatings Andy Alderson Manager, Technical Excellence Centre, RINA Chairman IACS EG/Coating Chairman JWG/Coating Chairman JWG/COTCPS. JWG/Coatings. Background: PSPC Adopted at MSC 82
Agenda item 3.5
Ballast Tank Coatings
Manager, Technical Excellence Centre, RINA
Chairman IACS EG/Coating
The JWG/Coating is a forum to develop and unanimously agree, an industry best practice document for the uniform application of IMO PSPC covering areas outside the scope of PR 34. The exact contents to be discussed and agreed by the JWG but would be expected to include:
The JWG/Coating does not have the remit to discuss any changes to the requirements or reference standards of the PSPC. Outcomes that constitute interpretations of the PSPC will be submitted to IMO for consideration, if found necessary.
In order to meet its terms of reference the group worked on the following principle.
This is a problem that was raised in numerous discussions in IMO and has the following interpretations by different members of the group, either;
The view of the JWG is that this document should be submitted to IMO as soon as possible in order to aid implementation and that it should be as an INF document so that the JWG can revise in the future in light of experience.