What are the types of ship survey?

Initial survey

A complete inspection of all the items relating to the particular certificate before the ship is put into service to ensure they are in a satisfactory condition and fit for the service for which the ship is intended.

Periodical survey

Inspection of the items relating to the particular certificate to ensure that they are in a satisfactory condition and fit for the service for which the ship is intended.

Renewal survey

As  per periodical survey but leads to the issue of a new certificate.

Intermediate survey –

Inspection of specified  items

Annual survey –

General   inspection of the items relating to the particular certificate to ensure that they have been maintained and remain satisfactory for the service for which the ship is intended.

Additional  survey  –

Inspection , either general or partial according to the circumstances, to be made after a repair resulting from casualty investigations or whenever any important repairs or renewals are made.

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