IHM SOC service for ships in service

 At the request of ship owners, based on the IHM which is compliance with the Hong Kong Convention and IHM Guidelines, Statement of Compliance on the IHM ("IHM SOC") will be issued for ships in service after successful completion of survey. IHM SOC may be issued with a certificate on that basis upon entry into force of the Convention subject to any additional requirements by the Administration.

Development of IHM for ships in service be conducted as prescribed for new ships as far as practicable, or alternatively, ship owners may use the following procedures to develop IHM with the experts' assistance:
       1. Collection of necessary information;
       2. Assessment of collected information;
       3. Preparation of visual/sampling check plan;
       4. Onboard visual check and sampling check;
       5. Preparation of IHM and related documentation.

Furthermore, at the request of ship owners, the class notation of GPR described in CCS Rules, will be assigned to ships in service if all requirements stipulated in CCS Guidance on development and verification of IHM are met and development of IHM is in line with related requirements. Considering sampling-check and testing is added in CCS Guidance, ships with GPR class notation will have high market acceptance and recognition.

For this service, please contact:
Tel: +86 10 5811 2038
Email: cd@ccs.org.cn