Table of contents
2.10.8 CARGO HOLDS AND TANKS, BULKHEADS AND PLATINGS, STRUCTURE AND FITTINGSChecks should include
The Master and his/her officers should ensure that the probes and other measuring devices of water level detectors, if fitted, are free of debris and not clogged.
If a manhole cover has been removed, e.g. in connection with a tank inspection, the gaskets should be inspected and replaced if defective. After closing the manholes pressure tests should be carried out on the tanktops.
The cargo lines on a tanker should be pressure tested if any repairs have been carried out on them.
Special attention should be paid to vulnerable or exposed spots, e.g. doublings, inserts, repaired and obscured areas.