What is a CAP Survey?

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Asked on June 10, 2021
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1. CAP stands for Condition Assessment Program
2. CAP is the inspection of the vessel to determine it's technical condition
3. CAP is based on a Rating system and ratings are given to the vessel in accordance with its condition
4. CAP is NOT a Classification requirement however it was introduced and now required by Oil Majors
5. Tankers of 15 years and above are required to have CAP certificate issued
6. CAP can be effectively applied to any type, size and age of ship

A CAP survey consists of -
1. Hull structure assessment
2. Machinery assessment
3. Cargo systems assessment
4. Combining Class CAP survey with the vessel’s structural survey provides minimal disruption to the operational schedule
5. CAP rating is given from 1 to 4 where 1 stands for new building, 2 stands for good, 3 stands for satisfactory and 4 stands for poor

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Answered on June 10, 2021