|ABS||American Bureau of Shipping||USA|
|CBS||Cyprus Bureau of Shipping||Cypriot|
|CCS||China Classification Society||Chinese|
|CRS||Hrvatski Registar Brodova||Croatian|
|DNV||Det Norske Veritas||Norwegian|
|GBS||Guardian Bureau of Shipping||USA|
|HRS||Hellenic Register of Shipping||Greek|
|IRS||International Register of Shipping||USA|
|IRS||Indian Register of Shipping||Indian|
|NK||Nippon Kaiji Kyokai||Japanese|
|PRS||Polski Rejestr Statków||Polish|
|RBNA||Registro Brasileiro de Navios||Brasilian|
|RINA||Registro Italiano Navale||Italian|
|RS||Russian Maritime Register of Shipping||Russian|
|IACS||International Association of Classification Societies LTD|
|EMSA||European Maritime Safety Agency|
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Annual Surveys are mainly concerned with general condition of ship and machinery and including items preventing the entry of water; items providing crew safety; fire protection arrangements, communications, bilge pumping and electrical systems, steering arrangements etc.
Annual survey is carried out at 12 monthly intervals ( 3 months grace), often considering, where practical, with Load Line and other statuary surveys. The ship is examined as far as necessary and practical to establish that it is in a satisfactory general condition.
Docking surveys are carried out at approximately 2 ½ yearly intervals ( twice in every five years but not greater than 3 yearsbetween dockings for ships less than 15 years old – every 2 years for ships more than 15 years old with extention to 2 ½ years if an approved high resistance paint is used ). The main function of this survey is to examine condition the underwater shell plating including openings and attachments, also rudder and fittings, stern frame and propeller. In-water survey may be carried out on large vessels in lieu of certain docking survey.
In water survey ( IWS)
To obtain information on the condition of hull and large vessels normally from the docking survey.