The purpose of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous
Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) is to provide an international standard for the safe carriage, in bulk by sea, of
dangerous chemicals and noxious liquid substances listed in chapter 17 of the Code. The Code prescribes
the design and construction standards of ships, regardless of tonnage, involved in such carriage and the
equipment they shall carry to minimize the risk to the ship, its crew and the environment, having regard to
the nature of the products involved.