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Rule 9 Survey

1 The Association may at any time during the period of entry appoint a surveyor to inspect the Ship on behalf of the Association.

2 Where the Ship has been laid-up for a period exceeding six months, the Member shall give the Association not less than seven days notice prior to the Ship leaving the place of lay-up for recommissioning, to afford the Association an opportunity to inspect the Ship pursuant to Rule 9.1.

3 Should the Member refuse to co-operate in an inspection under Rule 9.1, or fail to give notice in accordance with Rule 9.2, the Association will thereafter be liable only to the extent that the Member can prove that any liability, cost or expense is not attributable to defects in the Ship that would have been detected in the course of an inspection under Rule 9.1.

4 Where an inspection reveals matters which, in the sole determination of the Association, represent a deficiency in the Ship, the Association may exclude specified liabilities, losses, costs and expenses from the cover until the deficiency has been repaired or otherwise remedied.

5 By applying for an entry of a ship or upon the continuation of the entry of the Ship in the Association, the Member;

a) consents to and authorizes the disclosure by the Association to any association which is a party to the Pooling Agreement the findings of any survey or inspection of such ship undertaken on behalf of the Association either pursuant to an application for, or after entry in, the Association.

b) waives any rights or claims against the Association of whatsoever nature arising in respect of or relating to the contents of or opinions expressed in any survey or inspection report so disclosed,

provided that:

(i) such survey or inspection reports may only be disclosed to another association when an application for entry of such ship is made thereto; and

(ii) the disclosure of the survey or inspection shall be for the limited purpose only of that association considering an application to enter such ship for insurance