The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published its revised Unified Requirements for Testing Procedures of Watertight Compartments.
This, 7th revision, was published on December 1st, 2022, and comes into force on January 1st, 2024.
The test procedures from this document are intended to confirm the watertightness of tanks, watertight boundaries, and the structural adequacy of tanks that form part of the watertight subdivisions of ships.
The procedures specified in this document can also be applied to verify the weathertightness of structures and shipboard outfitting.
The watertightness of all tanks and watertight boundaries of ships during new construction and those relevant to major alterations or major repairs must be confirmed prior to delivery of the ship by the test procedures specified in this document.
For more information, please see the document below (available only to subscribers):
Testing Procedures of Watertight Compartments
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