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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

RISK-BASED INSPECTION OF BWT FOR TANKER SHIPS

 


Τhe integrity of the ship's steel construction through proper maintenance is a key factor in the safe transportation of cargo on a worldwide scale. According to the TMSA 3 guidelines, shipowners are encouraged by major oil producers to develop methodologies for ballast tanks inspections using various risk criteria.

Nonetheless, the minimum inspection frequency cannot be less than that imposed by international standards. The aim of this work is to describe a ballast tank-inspection model based on a range of identified risk factors.

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