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Container Inspection Program (CIP)

Container Inspection Program (CIP) for Hazardous Substance

CIP's goal

The prevention of any damage to the life and property and the protection of marine environments are sought for with the prevention of any accident on the hazardous substance under transportation in advance by ensuring the imported hazardous materials transported in containers on the sea to observe the IMDG Code and those provisions of the Regulation of Dangerous Cargo Ship Sailing and Store.

※ CIP : Container Inspection Program

Background of Enforcement

It is inevitable to keep a level of 3% inspection on the imported hazardous containers (about 3,000 types) in terms of securing the safety, which imported from the countries in the world where the risk of any large-scale sea accident exists all the time according to the rapid increase of types and amount for the dangerous sea transportation.

※ IMO recommended rate is 10% (29th amendment in the IMDG Code)

Because we do not adopt CIP in our country, the massive amount of dangerous items (such as lighters, etc.) is indiscriminately imported from foreign countries with no safety measure as we are regarded as one of poor countries in terms of safety.

Related Laws of CIP Execution

Clause 2 of article 16 in the Ship Safety Act (carrying dangerous cargos and others)

Article 14 in the Ship Safety Act (Regulation about foreign ships)

Article 15 in the Ordinance of the Ship Safety Enforcement Act (the scope of application to foreign ships)

Article 213 of the Regulation of Dangerous Cargo Ship Sailing and Store (Inspection of dangerous containers and others)

Inspection of containers with dangerous cargo

Inspection of label

Inspection scope notified by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

Inspection of container and packing

Inspection of storage method

Verification of transportation documents

Confirmation of CSC

Measures after the inspection

If any violation is found, the proper measure will be taken on the cargo sender to comply with CIP

Penalty clauses against CIP violations

The Ship Safety Act

Article 20 (Penalties)
Anyone who meets one of the following clauses is subject to a fine not exceeding 2 million won 1. Anyone who loads, transports or stores any hazardous cargo or special cargo in violation to the provisions of Clause 2 of Article 16-2

Article 24-2 (fine)
Anyone who meets one of the following clauses is subject to a fine not exceeding 2 million won. 1. Anyone who fails to have the inspection or approval from the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs in violation to the provisions of Clause 2 of Article 16-2

Expectations

Our country, one of top ten sea transportation countries, can increase its international status by upgrading the level of maritime safety to that of more advanced countries by naturally enforcing the CIP system.

The inspection at a level of 5% out of containers with hazardous cargo (about 3,000 types) imported from the countries in the world in consideration of the increasing trend in dangerous items is thought to be essential in terms of securing the safety. This might contribute largely to the prevention in advance from any accident with such dangerous substance through the inspection system.