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    Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    Hello everybody!

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    Requirements upon a vessel’s arrival

    I would like to ask you if "Requirements upon a vessel’s arrival" means "Requirements the moment a vessel arrives" or ""Requirements after a vessel arrives".

    Could you enlighten me on that issue?

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    I don't think, but I am not a specialist, that it has to be the very moment.

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    Certainly not familiar with the procedure and some more specific detail would help. But "upon arrival" or "after arrival" does not suggest to me any immediacy, whereas "the moment" does imply that requirement.

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    JACEK1- There have been a few posts on this topic, and we are doing our best to help, but it seems you never provide enough information! If you want help translating documents, then there is a very critical fact to know:

    Is the English you present the original wording as it was written by a native speaker or has it already been translated into English from some other original language?

    Help us help you!

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    Overcoating Antifouling coatings
    Requirements upon vessel’s arrival
    11 17 November 2017
    • Inspection of Existing Antifouling System - Hempel’s Coating Engineer will inspect the existing antifouling system and holds the right to reject application of the NEXUS sealer and HEMPASIL/HEMPAGUARDģ system if the existing coating does not meet the below criteria. In this case, the alternative system that has been agreed upon will be applied
    • Blistering/Cracking - Blistering and/or Cracking (localised) should not exceed more than 5% of the underwater area
    • Mechanical Damages - All mechanically damaged areas should be properly repaired by available tools prior to paint application

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    Are you really asking whether it could mean exactly at the moment of arrival? That's not even possible, is it? How do you even measure the exact moment of arrival?

    Of course it means after arrival.

    The word upon here (and always) effectively means immediately after. The interpretation of exactly how long after this means is a matter of common sense.

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    Re: Requirements upon a vesselís arrival

    Hempel wants to make sure that their coating engineer gets to look things over before anything is done to the existing surface. I know almost nothing about anti-fouling paint, but I suppose it's possible that having a ship bob in port for a while may have some effect on the existing coating and best assessment comes as soon as possible after the ship stops moving.

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