Published 30th June 2020
The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code) provides an international standard for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) constructed on or after 1 January 2012. It facilitates their international movement and operation and ensures a level of safety for such units and for personnel on board, equivalent to that required by the 1974 SOLAS Convention and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, for conventional ships engaged on international voyages.
This edition of the 2009 MODU Code incorporates the 2013 (MSC.359(92)), 2014 (MSC.384(94) and MSC.387(94)), 2016 (MSC.407(96)) and 2017 (MSC.435 (98)) amendments to the Code.
For mobile offshore drilling units constructed before 1 January 2012, the provisions of the previous MODU Codes (1989 and 1979) apply, depending on the date of their construction.