On one of our tankers, inspector gave following observation
“Fixed piping system was provided to transfer E/R bilge to slop tank (P). However, it was not remarked in IOPP Certificate as the approved means for disposal of bilge in E/R.”
I could not find any mention in MARPOL Annex 1 that this piping system shall be shown as approved means except IOPP Form “B” section 3.2.4.
Also, class confirms that it is not mandatory to show this in IOPP certificate.
Can someone enlighten me on this observation????