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Classification Societies
ABS American Bureau of ShippingUSA
BV Bureau VeritasFrench
CBS Cyprus Bureau of ShippingCypriot
CCSChina Classification SocietyChinese
CRS Hrvatski Registar BrodovaCroatian
DNV Det Norske VeritasNorwegian
GBS Guardian Bureau of ShippingUSA
GL Germanischer LloydGerman
HRS Hellenic Register of ShippingGreek
IRSInternational Register of ShippingUSA
IRS Indian Register of ShippingIndian
KR Korean RegisterKorean
LR Lloyd’s RegisterBritish
NK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Japanese
PRS Polski Rejestr StatkówPolish
RBNARegistro Brasileiro de NaviosBrasilian
RINA Registro Italiano Navale Italian
RS Russian Maritime Register of ShippingRussian
SMA SjöfartsverketSwedish
DIS SøfartstyrelsenDanish
TL Türk LoyduTurkish
IACSInternational Association of Classification Societies LTD
EMSAEuropean 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

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.


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