Marine Classification Society Surveying

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SKU 9781856093149
Publisher Witherby Seamanship International
UPC 852686750027
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This book provides an insight into the work conducted by Marine Classification Societies, their purpose, regulation and the types of surveys carried out. Much of the information in this book concerns Class Societies’ rules and regulations for the building and continued operations of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service crafts (including military vessels) and their work carried out in marine-related industries.

There are many Class Societies operating throughout the world and they all have common standards. Discussion of their operation, interpretation and professionalism are not part of this book, neither are the economic and financial influences involved in choosing one society in preference to another.

References are provided at the end of the book to help the reader with any background information for further reading and research. Most of the information concerns the Class Societies' rules and regulations for the building and continued operation of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service craft (including military vessels), but it also outlines their work in marine related industries.


1 Introduction
2 History of Ship Classification Societies
3 IACS history organisation and activities
4 General rules and definitions
5 The role of a Society
6 Ship Registries
7 Classification related activities
8 Interaction with other organisations
9 Class surveys
10 Hull construction and equipment
11 Machinery installations
12 Electrical installations
13 Materials
14 Vessel equipment
15 Fire protection
16 Intact Stability
17 Load lines
18 Assignment of Freeboard
19 Statutory Certification
20 Quality system certification
21 The International Safety Management Code
22 Technical services
23 Emergency technical assistance services
24 Other business areas
25 Classification Society Publications
26 Conclusion


Title: Marine Classification Society Surveying
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 124
Product Code: WS1015K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-314-9 (9781856093149), ISBN 10: 1-85609-314-X (185609314X)
Published Date: April 2009
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 240 mm
Book Width: 180 mm
Book Spine: 70 mm
Weight: 0.60 kg

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