Purpose of CAP :
CAP has been created out of a wish from ship owners to document the quality of their vessels beyond the scope of classification.
CAP is an independent and thorough verification of the actual condition of a vessel at the time of inspection.
Benefits of CAP: The main benefits of CAP are :
- To have the vessel judged based on the actual condition on board rather than age.
- To contribute to protecting life, property and the environment and to ensure safest possible transportation of cargo.
- To establish a sound basis for decisions on repair or investments in order to extend the lifetime of the vessel.
- To document a vessel’s technical condition towards/in connection with Charterers, cargo owners/or authorities in connection with entry into new charters or extension of existing charters, refinancing of the vessel, sale or termination of management agreements etc and ports and terminals.