Annual thorough examinations and operational test
Personnel certified by the manufacturer or by an authorized service provider for each make and type of the equipment in accordance with section 8 of the MSC 402(96) shall perform annual thorough examinations and operational tests, as described in paragraph 6.2, Annual thorough examination and operational test of the MSC.402(96).
The service provider may be the ship's operator, if the operator is authorized in accordance with section 3 and section 7 of MSC.402(96).
During the annual survey, the authorized recognized organization shall verify, by a documentation check, that the annual checking and thorough examination, has been carried out according to Assemble Resolution A. 1140(31) Survey Guideline under the harmonized system of survey and certification (HSSC), 2019, paragraph 188.8.131.52.
Five-year thorough examination, overhaul and overload operational tests
Five-year thorough examination, overhaul and overload operational tests as described in MSC.402(96) Section 6.3, shall be performed by a person certified by the manufacturer or authorized service provider for each make and type of the equipment to be worked on in accordance with the provisions in section 8 of Resolution MSC.402(96).
Provided that the personnel conducting the thorough examination and operational testing are employed by an authorized service provider according to MSC.402(96) section 7 and is certified in accordance with section 8 for each make and type, it is not a requirement that examinations are performed by the manufacturer.