Instruction to ship owners, shipping companies and recognized organizations (RO), ban on the use of asbestos on board ships （2011-12-1）for each commercial ship to be registered under the flag of the Netherlands prior to delivery (after the 1st 0f January 2011)* from a shipyard, being either a ship being built in accordance with the rules of the Netherlands, such being surveyed by a RO or a ship being built under foreign flag regulations:
Prior to delivery, the Recognized Organization should verify that the ship is delivered asbestos free using the investigation referenced in 2.1.b. the RO may take into consideration the requirements of resolution mepc.197(62) if available.
The asbestos investigation (sampling and analysis) and the validation of asbestos free certificates (keep in mind that the sampling and this type of validation will always be a limited survey as not all locations/installations onboard can be checked when the vessel is floating already. to reduce this limitation, the asbestos investigations should be carried out during the new building process.) should be carried out by independent, qualified and licensed companies/persons accredited by a member of ILAC ( international laboratory accreditation cooperation) according to ISO 17025 or equivalent and specific related to asbestos, such as the Netherlands sc-540 certification and having asbestos surveying and testing in their scope of accreditation, including; testing of the samples, reporting of results.
ISO 17025 covers testing and calibration, including sampling, the survey activity is not covered under ISO 17025. The survey qualification for the persons carrying out these surveys should be covered by the person carrying out the survey works for a company accredited as an inspection body to ISO 17020 or equivalent and /or holds personnel certification for asbestos surveying from a certification body that is accredited to ISO 17024 or equivalent.
CTI IS QUALIFIED
1. Holding of a valid United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) accreditation certificate as an inspection body no.7762 (ISO17020) by Centre Testing International corporation (Maritime industry department)
2. Holding of a valid united kingdom accreditation service(UKAS) accreditation certificate as a testing laboratory no.7762(ISO17025) by centre testing international corporation.
3. CNAS-ILAC laboratory accreditation certificate (ISO/IEC 17025:2005)
“We have included CTI technical approach into our Instruction of Ban of Asbestos to Ship owners, Shipbuilders and RO’s.”
—Hans Bogaerts, Chief inspector, Port State Control, Netherlands Flag State