Condition Assessment Program (CAP) is a supplement to classification procedure of the Register intended for assessment and analysis of actual condition of ship’s hull structures, mechanical installation, machinery, devices, systems and electrical equipment. CAP is a tool for quality assessment of the ship and ship’s elements, irrespective of age in accordance with the established rating system.
CAP may be carried out for the following groups of items:
Ship hull (HULL group);
Propulsion plant, machinery, arrangements, systems, including cargo system and electrical equipment of the ship (MACHINERY, SYSTEMS group).
CAP results are used by insurance companies, cargo terminals, charterers and shipowners.
The Register assesses the actual condition of ship (or its elements) using the unified CAP1 to CAP4 rating scale (rating system).
CAP1 is the maximum rating corresponding to “very good” actual condition of ship (or ship’s components and elements).
CAP2 corresponds to “good” actual condition of ship (or ship’s components and elements).
CAP3 corresponds to “satisfactory” actual condition of ship (or ship’s components and elements).
CAP4 corresponds to “poor” actual condition of ship (or ship’s components and elements).
CAP is carried out by the Register at the Request of a shipowner on a reimbursement basis for oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers and oil bulk carriers. CAP may be applied for the RS class ships in service, as well as for transfer of the ship to RS class and for ACS class ships.
Based on the CAP results, a Certificate for completion of Condition Assessment Program (CAP) is issued and transferred through the shipowner to the ship according to Form 3.1.12 and accompanied by a report.