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Guidelines applicable for all laden oil tankers and to tankers carrying liquid chemicals in bulk when proceeding through an active Ice Control Zone in Eastern Canadian waters and fishing zones south of 60° North.
The International Maritime Organisation(IMO) at its 74th Marine Environment Protection Committee(MEPC) in June 2019 adopted 3 Resolutions related to the carriage of liquid Chemicals in bulk.
As the BIMCO Liquid cargo database will not go deep into tank cleaning details but only gives an overall description of the methods it is recommended to consult professional Tank Cleaning Guides for in-depth tank cleaning details.
The carriage of chemicals in bulk is governed by SOLAS Chapter VII - Carriage of dangerous goods and MARPOL Annex II - Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk . The Conventions require chemical tankers built after 1 July 1986 to comply with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code). The carriage of oil is governed by SOLAS Chapter II-2 and MARPOL Annex I - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil