Oil, chemical and LPG Tankers greater than 20,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) must hold a Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) 2 rating or better. This is required after reaching 15 years of age or by the end of the 3rd Special Survey, whichever is earlier.
LNG vessels must also hold a CAP 2 rating or better, to be gained after reaching 20 years of age or by 4th Special Survey, whichever is earlier.
The maximum period of validity of a CAP rating is three years from the last day of the CAP survey. CAP ratings and reports issued by Lloyd's Register, Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Germanischer Lloyd, Registro Italiano Navale and the Korean Register of Shipping are acceptable, providing they include fatigue analysis and have been assessed by the BPS A&I team.