You will be required to comply with these standards if you operate mobile offshore drilling units.
Mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) are subject to requirements from a number of international standards, including provisions of the MODU Code. The requirements include the following
- The senior officer for a MODU must be trained in personal survival, fire prevention and other responsibilities listed in sections 5.2-5.4 of the Annex to IMO Resolution A.891(21);
- The operating manual for a MODU must include information specified in 14.1.1 to 14.1.5 of the 2009 MODU Code.
- The MODU must comply with the relevant version of the MODU Code;
- Emergency drills must be conducted in accordance with s 14.12 of the 2009 MODU Code;
- Emergency training in accordance with provision 5 of the Annex to IMO Resolution A.891(21) is given to all personnel on the MODU;
- Any persons near the helideck must have been trained for rescue and fire-fighting duties in accordance with sections A-VI/2 and VI/3 of the STCW Code; and
- The gas detection systems, fire protection systems and fire fighting systems and appliances of the MODU comply with section 9.19 of the 2009 MODU Code.
A MODU built after 30 June 2000 must also comply with:
- IMO Resolution MSC.61(67) International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures;
- IMO Resolution A.800(19) Revised guidelines for approval of sprinkler systems equivalent to that referred to in SOLAS Regulation II-2/12;
- IMO Resolution A.855(20) Standards for on-board helicopter facilities; and
- IMO Resolution A.1021(26) Code on Alarms and Indicators.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.