MSC.1-Circ.1343 - Guidelines For The Information To Be Included In A Ship Construction File (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1343 2 June 2010

GUIDELINES FOR THE INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN A SHIP CONSTRUCTION FILE
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-seventh session (12 to 21 May 2010), approved the Guidelines for the information to be included in a Ship Construction File, set out in the annex, aiming at providing additional guidance on the application of the requirements in SOLAS regulation II-1/3-10.
2 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed Guidelines to the attention of shipowners, operators, shipmasters, shipyards, recognized organizations and other parties involved in building, repairing, surveying and inspecting bulk carriers and oil tankers.
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MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 1
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ANNEX
GUIDELINES FOR THE INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN A SHIP CONSTRUCTION FILE
1 Purpose
The aim of these Guidelines is to provide additional guidance on the content of the Ship Construction File (SCF) to be provided upon delivery of new bulk carriers and oil tankers in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-1/3-10.4, kept on board the ship and/or ashore and updated as appropriate throughout the ship's life in order to facilitate safe operation, maintenance, survey, repair and emergency measures. It is to be noted that parts of the content of the SCF may be subject to various degrees of restricted access and that such documentation may be appropriately kept ashore as indicated in these Guidelines.
2 Definition
Tier II items means the functional requirements included in the International Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, adopted by resolution MSC 287(87).
3 Scope of information
3.1 The SCF should include the list of documents constituting the SCF and all information listed in the annex, which is required for a ship's safe operation, maintenance, survey, repair and in emergency situations. Details of specific information that is not considered to be critical to safety might be included directly or by reference to other documents.
3.2 When developing an SCF, all of the columns in the table annexed to these Guidelines should be reviewed to ensure that all necessary information has been provided.
3.3 It may be possible to provide information listed in the annex under more than one Tier II functional requirement as a single item within the SCF, for example, the Coating Technical File required by the PSPC* is relevant for both "Coating life" and "Survey during construction".
4 Availability and storage
The SCF should remain with the ship and, in addition, be available to its classification society and flag State throughout the ship's life. Where information not considered necessary to be on board is stored ashore, procedures to access this information should be specified in the onboard SCF. The intellectual property provisions within the SCF should be duly complied with.
5 Updates
The SCF should be updated throughout the ship's life at any major event, including, but not limited to, substantial repair and conversion, or any modification to the ship structure.
* Performance standard for protective coatings for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers, adopted by the Organization by resolution MSC.215(82).
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 2
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APPENDIX
LIST OF INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SHIP CONSTRUCTION FILE (SCF)
Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
DESIGN 1 Design life • assumed design life in years • statement or note on midship section
• SCF-specific on board ship
• midship section on board ship
2 Environmental conditions
• assumed environmental conditions
• statement referencing data source or Rule (specific rule and data) or; • in accordance with Rule (date and revision)
• SCF-specific on board ship
3 Structural strength
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
General design
Deformation and failure modes
Ultimate strength
Safety margins
• applied Rule (date and revision) • applied alternative to Rule
• calculating conditions and results; • assumed loading conditions • operational restrictions due to structural strength
• strength calculation results
• applied design method alternative to Rule and subject structure(s)
• allowable loading pattern • maximum allowable hull girder bending moment and shear force • maximum allowable cargo density or storage factor
• bulky output of strength calculation
• SCF-specific on board ship
• capacity plan on board ship
• loading manual on board ship
• trim and stability booklet on board ship
• loading instrument instruction manual
on board ship
• operation and maintenance manuals
on board ship
• strength calculation on shore archive
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 3
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Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
• gross hull girder section modulus • minimum hull girder section modulus along the length of the ship to be maintained throughout the ship's life
• gross scantlings of structural constituent parts • net scantlings of structural constituent parts
• hull form
• plan showing highly stressed areas prone to yielding and/or buckling
• structural drawings • rudder and stern frame • structural details of typical members
• hull form information indicated in key construction plans • hull form data stored within an onboard computer necessary for trim and stability and longitudinal strength calculations
• areas prone to yielding and/or buckling
on board ship
• general arrangement
on board ship
• key construction plans on board ship
• rudder and rudder stock on board ship
• structural details on board ship
• yard plans on shore archive
• dangerous area plan on board ship
• lines plan on shore archive
or
equivalent on board ship
4 Fatigue life • applied Rule (date and revision) • applied alternative to Rule
• calculating conditions and results; • assumed loading conditions • fatigue life calculation results
• applied design method alternative to Rule and subject structure(s) • assumed loading conditions and rates • bulky output of fatigue life calculation
• SCF-specific on board ship
• structural details on board ship
• fatigue life calculation on shore archive
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 4
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Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
• plan showing areas prone to fatigue
• areas prone to fatigue on board ship
5 Residual strength • applied Rule (date and revision)
• SCF-specific on board ship
6 Protection against corrosion
6.1
6.2
Coating life
Corrosion addition
• coated areas and target coating life and other measures for corrosion protection in holds, cargo and ballast tanks, other structure-integrated deep tanks and void spaces
• specification for coating and other measures for corrosion protection in holds, cargo and ballast tanks, other structure- integrated deep tanks and void spaces
• gross scantlings of structural constituent parts • net scantlings of structural constituent parts
• plans showing areas prone to excessive corrosion
• SCF-specific on board ship
• Coating Technical File required by PSPC*
on board ship
• areas prone to excessive corrosion
on board ship
• key construction plans on board ship
7 Structural redundancy
• applied Rule (date and revision) • SCF-specific on board ship
* Performance standard for protective coatings for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers, adopted by the Organization by resolution MSC.215(82).
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 5
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Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
8 Watertight and weathertight integrity
• applied Rule (date and revision) • key factors for watertight and weathertight integrity
• details of equipment forming part of the watertight and weathertight integrity
• SCF-specific on board ship • structural details of hatch covers, doors and other closings integral with the shell and bulkheads on board ship
9 Human element considerations
• list of ergonomic design principles applied to ship structure design to enhance safety during operations, inspections and maintenance of ship
• SCF-specific on board ship
10 Design transparency
• applied Rule (date and revision) • applicable industry standards for design transparency and IP protection
• reference to part of SCF information kept ashore
• intellectual property provisions on board ship
• summary, location and access procedure for part of SCF information on shore
on board ship
CONSTRUCTION 11 Construction quality procedures
• applied construction quality standard
• recognized national or international construction quality standard
• SCF-specific on board ship
12 Survey during construction
• survey regime applied during construction (to include all owner and class scheduled inspections during construction) • information on non-destructive examination
• applied Rules (date and revision) • copies of certificates of forgings and castings welded into the hull
• SCF-specific on board ship • tank testing plan on board ship
• non-destructive testing plan on board ship
• Coating Technical File required by PSPC
on board ship
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 6
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Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
IN-SERVICE CONSIDERATIONS 13 Survey and maintenance • maintenance plans specific to the structure of the ship where higher attention is called for
• preparations for survey
• gross hull girder section modulus • minimum hull girder section modulus along the length of the ship to be maintained throughout the ship's life
• gross scantlings of structural constituent parts • net scantlings of structural constituent parts
• hull form
• plan showing highly stressed areas prone to yielding, buckling, fatigue and/or excessive corrosion • arrangement and details of all penetrations normally examined at dry-docking • details for dry-docking • details for in-water survey
• hull form information indicated in key construction plans
• SCF-specific on board ship • operation and maintenance manuals (e.g., hatch covers and doors) on board ship • docking plan on board ship
• dangerous area plan on board ship
• Ship Structure Access Manual
on board ship
• Means of access to other structure-integrated deep tanks
on board ship
• Coating Technical File required by PSPC
on board ship
• key construction plans on board ship
• rudder and rudder stock on board ship
• structural details on board ship
• yard plans on shore archive
• lines plan or equivalent
on shore archive
on board ship
14 Structural accessibility
• means of access to holds, cargo and ballast tanks and other structure-integrated deep tanks
• plans showing arrangement and details of means of access
• Ship Structure Access Manual
on board ship
• means of access to other structure-integrated deep tanks
on board ship
MSC.1/Circ.1343 Annex, page 7
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Tier II items Information to be included
Further explanation of the content
Example documents
Normal storage location
RECYCLING CONSIDERATIONS
15 Recycling • identification of all materials that were used in construction and may need special handling due to environmental and safety concerns
• list of materials used for the construction of the hull structure
• SCF-specific on board ship
Notes:
1 "SCF-specific" means documents to be developed especially to meet the requirements of these Guidelines.
2 "Key construction plans" means plans such as midship section, main O.T. and W.T. transverse bulkheads, construction profiles/plans, shell expansions, forward and aft sections in cargo tank (or hold) region, engine-room construction, forward construction and stern construction drawings.
3 "Yard plans" means a full set of structural drawings, which include scantling information of all structural members.
4 "Hull form" means a graphical or numerical representation of the geometry of the hull. Examples would include the graphical description provided by a lines plan and the numerical description provided by the hull form data stored within an onboard computer.
5 "Lines plan" means a special drawing which is dedicated to show the entire hull form of a ship.
6 "Equivalent (to Lines plan)" means a set of information of hull form to be indicated in key construction plans for SCF purposes. Sufficient information should be included in the drawings to provide the geometric definition to facilitate the repair of any part of the hull structure.
7 "Normal storage location" means a standard location where each SCF information item should be stored. However, those items listed as being on board in the table above should be on board as a minimum to ensure that they are transferred with the ship on a change of owner.
8 "Shore archive" is to be operated in accordance with applicable international standards.
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