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THE AFS CONVENTION

Survey and Certification

March 2009

Content
IMO EU Class Societies DNV
- AFS Service - Type Approval - Listing of verified TBT-free AFS

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IMO
AFS Convention entered into force 17 September 2008:
- Organo-tin acting as biocides, in brief TBT (Tributyltinoxide), no longer - permitted to apply - present (must be seal or remove) - To document compliance with the Convention all ships - 400 GRT and above - carry International Anti-Fouling System (IAFS) Certificate - between 24 m and up to 400 GRT carry a Declaration of Compliance

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EU
Regulation 782/2003 adopted by EU April 2003 (~ equal to IMO AFS Convention)
- Recognizes any IAFS Certificate or Statement of Compliance (SoC) - Various implementation dates in different countries, e.g. Norway: 1 October 2004 - Prohibit use of TBT on EU vessels by 1 July 2002 - All ships to EU port shall comply with the EU Reg. 782/2003, i.e. TBT not permitted (seal or remove): 1 January 2008

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Class Societies
Owners - recommended to secure satisfactory documentation Class societies - issue such documentation - Statement of Compliance (SoC) or IAFS Certificate
- IAFS Certificate only if authorised to do so by the applicable Flag Administration - based upon same principals as outlined in the AFS Convention, Article 10: Survey & Certification, Annex 4 & Resolution MEPC 102 (48): Guidelines for survey and certification of anti-fouling systems on ships

No common principles/agreement within IACS!


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Class Societies - DNV


DNV act as a Recognized Organisation on behalf of several flag State Administrations (IMO Convention and EU Regulation) including issuance of documentation. Documents issued by DNV:
- International Anti-Fouling System (IAFS) Certificate - if authorised to do so by an Administration - Statement of Compliance (SoC) - if authorised to do so by an Administration, or on request by Owner

The documentation is issued based on documentation review (information submitted), survey and spot check sampling. Testing of samples is only required if deemed necessary

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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

1. Attestation 2. Declaration 3. Material Safety D.S 4. Active ingredients 5. CAS no. 6. etc.

Checklist

DNVs AFS Service three steps


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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

Documentation review - verify specified AFS is TBT free!


- Company removing AFS/or applying sealer coat: Attestation confirming what has been applied/removed etc. - Paint manufacturer/Ship-Owner/-Yard: Declaration, Material Safety Data Sheet, active ingredients, CAS numbers etc.

DNVs AFS Service three steps


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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

When:
Newbuilding Existing ship issued for first time (dry dock) Change of Owners Repaint/repair (>25%)

DNVs AFS Service three steps


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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

What: Verify AFS is TBT free i.e. in compliance with the AFS Convention ONLY! I.e. NO check of surface preparation, corrosion protection properties, fire/health/safety precautions, durability of AFS or environment properties other than those regulated by the Convention

DNVs AFS Service three steps


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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

Verify: 1. 2. Non-compliant AFS removed or sealer coat applied, if relevant AFS to be applied or already applied as specified, ref. 1. Information (product container, log books etc.) Testing only required if deemed necessary

What:

3. Verify AFS is TBT free *Collection of AFS samplesthe AFS Convention ONLY! i.e. in compliance with preferably wet.

I.e. NO check of surface preparation, corrosion protection properties, * Reducing and finally phasing-out extent of sampling, testing and fire/health/safety precautions, durability of AFS or environment properties other control as TBT disappears from market. than those regulated byNo sample required for Type Approved products and only rarely the Convention
required for products listed on DNVs list of verified TBT-free AFS

DNVs AFS Service three steps


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DNVs AFS service

1.Information

2.Survey

3. IAFS Certificate or SoC issued!

Issue: Statement of Compliance (SoC) or International Anti-Fouling System (IAFS) Certificate dependant on status of AFS Convention and authority from Administration. Valid: Until repaint (to be endorsed), change of system or Owner

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DNV list of verified AFS systems & TA


DNV additionally offers
- Type Approval of Anti-fouling Systems compliant to the AFS Convention (available on Internet) - List of verified TBT-free Anti-Fouling Systems (not available on Internet)

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DNVs Type Approval of AFS


Documents to be submitted:
- Type of AFS including designation, product description and field of application - Name & address of manufacturer

Testing:
- Tin testing (no tin = <0,25% total tin by weight, or tin present but no organo-tin acting as a biocide)

Survey at the Paint Manufacturer Type Approval Certificate - valid 4 years Documentation & Publication: Entrance in the DNV Register of Type Approved Products available on the Internet via www.dnv.com, Maritime, DNV Exchange

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Status DNV March 2009


IAFS Certificate/Statement of Compliance issued by DNV: 3800 DNV classed ships (of 5000) Testing of AFS: More than 300 tests - no TBT containing AFS found during sampling and testing DNVs list of verified TBT-free products: 50 AFS products Type Approved: 140 AFS products from 15 paint manufacturers

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DNV Authorised to issue SoC and IAFS Cert.


SoC based on IMO - 17 countries:
Barbados Belize Bermuda The British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Faroe Islands Hong Kong The Isle of Man Mauritius Morocco Namibia Netherlands Territories Oman Pakistan Singapore Serbia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Turkey

IAFS Certificate based on IMO - 15 countries:


Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bahamas Cyprus Greece Iceland Latvia Liberia Lithuania Luxembourg The Marshall Islands Netherlands Norway Panama Sweden Vanuatu

IAFS Certificate based on EU 6 countries:


Estonia Finland Gibraltar Ireland Malta United Kingdom

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Future
Additional toxic chemicals
- No amendments known - Will Copper oxide be the next?

Requirements to the effectiveness of the Anti-fouling system?


- Transport of organisms on the ships hull? - Increased fuel consumption due to fouling?

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DNVs AFS advisory services


For further information, please contact: DNV Norway Materials Technology and Pressure Equipment MNBNA378 (MNBNA378@dnv.com) Bjarne Jansen (Bjarne.Jansen@dnv.com) Helge Vold (Helge.Vold@dnv.com)

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