To understand the technical background of asbestos control implementation system as set up by both international and flag states regulation requirements, such as Australia, Netherlands, UK etc.

Familiarization of the inspection and testing knowledge of asbestos. Being fully aware of the existence risk of asbestos containing materials within marine supply chain.

Being competent to verify, audit and certify the asbestos inspection report and asbestos free certificate(AFC) as submitted by the specialists/shipyard/owner.


Training Module Training Content Training Approach
Module 1: brief of asbestos requirement
  • Amendments to SOLAS concerning asbestos, and relevant  MSC circulars.
  • HK Convention
  • EU (1257/2013) Ship Recycling Regulation
  • Flag states & PSC requirements, e.g.  Australia, Netherlands
  • other international standards
Case study 1:
the dispute of asbestos threshold level
Module 2: Recommended practice regarding how to generate, maintain /initial survey (approve and certify) the asbestos condition  of newbuilding vessels to issue the Safety Construction Certificate?
  • Introduction of the supplier approach,
  • How to review the material declaration and supplier declaration of compliance?
  • How to read and review Test report?
  • The discrepancies of the supplier approach
Case study 2:
CTI investigation data analysis

Case study 3:
Initial survey of asbestos condition for one newbuilding ship
Module 3: Recommended practice regarding how to generate, maintain /initial survey (approve and certify) the asbestos condition of existing vessels?
  • document analysis
  • prepare/ review the visual and sampling plan
    Audit trial list will be shared with class to show the good/bad quality of VSCP
  • Onboard visual / sampling check based on a risk based technical approach.- lab analysis
  • Reporting
Case study 4:
Initial survey of asbestos for one existing ship
Module 4 Recommended practice regarding how to maintain/ annual / additional survey the asbestos condition
  • survey scope of the new installation/repairing
Case study 5:
Annual survey of a conversion vessel
Module 5 Corrections and exemptions certificate of asbestos condition
  • HSE requirement
  • management and /or removal/mitigation of detected hazardous materials
Case study 6:
Additional survey to verify the asbestos removal on a vessel in operation.

The course also includes interactive exercises, case studies, quizzes and a final examination. 


  • Surveyors and auditors of Port States and/or Classification Societies
  • HSE professionals responsible for maintain hazardous mateial Safety Management System on board ships(including offshore vessels and facilities.)
  • Quality and technical personnel from the shipyard who are designated to prepare IHM for shipyard, repair yard and equipment manufacturers.

CTI Marine Service

  • Leading international company for Hazardous Materials (HazMat) investigation, mitigation and consultancy
  • Disciplined competent team mostly come from class surveyor, government PSC officer with strong marine background.
  • The designated consultancy for China government delegation to attend IMO MEPC meeting from 61 to 67 session. Drafting and submitting 3 proposals to MEPC 61, 62, 66, 67 meeting regarding ship hazardous materials investigation and lab testing.
  • The only company in the world accredited to ISO 17020 by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) for asbestos surveying of ships
  • The only foreign marine asbestos survey body recognized by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Administration)
  • We are delivering HAZMAT services for the last 9 years to the Maritime Industry
  • We have conducted more than 600 surveys so far leading to issuance of the Statement of Compliance by Classification societies
  • The leading IHM inspection company recognized by some leading classification societies DNVGL, LR ,ABS, BV ,KR, RINA and CCS in the world
  • The only asbestos removal training organization in China
  • A global presence with cost-effective service worldwide from EU, Singapore, China&Hong Kong

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