Ref. T4/3.01 MSC/Circ.1135
15 December 2004
1 TheMaritimeSafetyCommittee,atitsseventy-fourthsession(30Mayto8June2001),in dealing with matters related to bulk carrier safety, considered the recommendation that ship owners should maintain on board and ashore as-built construction drawings and other plans showingsubsequentstructuralalterations,andrequestedtheSub-CommitteeonShipDesignand Equipment (DE) to address the issue with the assistance of IACS, interested Member Governmentsandinternationalorganizations,withtheaimofhelpingshipownersinthe development of an effective and comprehensive maintenance programme for their ships.
2 The DE Sub-Committee, at its forty-seventh session (25 February to 5 March 2004), recognizingtheimportanceofsuchas-builtdrawingsforproperplanningandconductofsurveys, repairs,owner'sinspections,etc.,notonlyforbulkcarriers,butforalltypesofships,prepareda
listofrelevantconstructiondrawingswithaviewofensuringuniformapplicationoftherelevant provisions of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.
3 TheMaritimeSafetyCommittee,atitsseventy-ninthsession(1to10December2004), following the recommendation of DE 47, approved the list of as-built construction drawings to be maintained on board the ship andashore, as set out in the annex.
4 MemberGovernmentsareinvitedtobringtheannexedlisttotheattentionofshipowners, operators, ship masters, shipyards, recognized organizations and other parties involved in ship building, repairing, surveys and inspections.