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VESSEL REPAIR REGISTRATION & PERMISSION

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When a ship owner desires to repair ships by means of welding, etc. that applies flame or heating, within the boundaries of an open port, a ship owner or a ship owner’s proxy shall ask for permission from the administrator of the competent regional maritime affairs and port office

Relevant regulations

Act on the Entry, Departure, etc. of Ships into and from Ports 37, section 1 and ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF the Entry, Departure, etc. of Ships into and from Ports 21 setion 1

Classification of a written notice and a written permission for ship repair

classification A written notice (confirmation document) for ship repair within harbor limit A written permission (application form) for ship repair within harbor limit
Target A ship of 20 gross tonnage or more is repaired in different places expect dangerous areas within the ship - Dangerous material loading or carrying vessel
- When repair work by means of welding, etc. that applies flame or heating is carried out in a dangerous area within the ship
Work zone - General areas out of danger zones
- Upper deck, handrail, seawater pipe, head ledge, bow and stern winch, cell guide, mast, places being able to see outside, such as inside a hold (in case of an open hatch cover)
- Engine room of vessel, danger zones on board the ship like fuel tanks, lubricating-oil tanks, cofferdams, workshops, paint lockers, storages for flammable liquid, enclosed vehicle zones)
※ About enclosed space : In a broader term, every place in vessels enclosed by cells and bulkheads
Required documents 1.Two copies of registration for in-port vessel repair : Applicants & Declaration - Enter ship owners or ship owner’s agents
2. Two copies of welder certificate
1.Two copies of permission for in-port vessel repair : Applicants & Declaration - Enter ship owners or ship owner’s agents
2.Two copies of work plans : a detailed work plan is needed
3.Two copies of welder certificate
※ Attachment of Gas Free Certificate : cargo vessels carrying dangers, oil tankers, tank ships, etc.

Notice for vessel repair registration

The applicants may be ship owners or ship owner’s agents, and personal information of the owner and official seal & signature are required. (Repairers cannot be an applicant.)

Necessary to hold a Craftsman Welding referred to the National Technical Qualifications Act, or a Welder Certificate authorized by the Korean Register of Shipping for Vessel repair registration or permission

No repairs are allowed for vessels carrying dangers (oil tankers, gas carriers, chemical tankers)

Repairs are not allowed for vessels deemed to be located near hazardous material facilities like Oil Dolphin

No repairs in bad weather or at night are allowed.

Thorough management of repair safety around danger zones like engine rooms or fuel tanks

Necessary to deploy a safety supervisor, install danger signs and equip fire apparatus on site