Dose the Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP) apply for new ship?
Enhanced survey programme applies to bulk carriers and oil tankers irrespective of the age of the ship.
ESP provides the specific guidelines on how these ships need to be surveyed with respect to hull and structure of these ships.
While these inspection guidelines apply to new ships but the onboard ESP records (Condition evaluation report and thickness measurement report) are only available after first renewal and dry dock survey.
So onboard, you will not find ESP records for ships that are less than 5 years old.
Read more here about enhanced survey programme.
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