b) allowing a ship to continue its service when certain systems or pieces of equipment cannot be repaired or replaced
c) accepting equivalent solutions to those prescribed in international instruments
Unless otherwise stated, it applies to cargo ships registered in a Norwegian ship register.
This Instruction to Class is adopted in order to provide ROs with the means necessary to address and consider ship owners’ requests for using equivalents or be granted exemptions from the requirements laid down in the applicable Norwegian statutes.
The document provides instructions on actions required by a RO to allow a ship to continue its service in cases of malfunctioning equipment on board.
Instructions on measures to be considered when equivalent arrangements are applied are also addressed in this IC.
The instruction is categorized according to which IMO instrument the instruction address.
It covers various aspects, including fire protection, life-saving appliances, radio-communication equipment, safety of navigation, and environmental regulations (MARPOL).