Container Ships. Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 84)

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This publication is a guide to the survey, assessment and repair of the hull structures of container ships.

This is a guide to the survey, assessment and repair of the hull structures of container ships (defined as a ship constructed with a single deck, double side skin tanks, passageways and double bottom in the cargo space area, which carries cargo in containers in the cargo holds, on deck and on hatch covers).

It includes information on:

  • Class survey requirements
  • the technical background for surveys
  • planning, preparing and executing surveys.

It also includes visual examples of structural deterioration and damages related to each structural area (including details of issues to be aware of, possible causes and recommended repair methods).

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Class Survey Requirements

2.1 Periodical classification surveys

2.2 Damage and repair surveys

2.3 Voyage repairs and maintenance


Chapter 3: Technical Background for Surveys

3.1 General

3.2 Definitions

3.3 Structural damages and deterioration

3.4 Handling of defects

Chapter 4: Survey Planning, Preparation and Execution

4.1 General

4.2 Conditions for survey

4.3 Access arrangement and safety

4.4 Personal equipment

4.5 Thickness measurement and fracture detection

4.6 Survey at sea or at anchorage

4.7 Documentation on board

Chapter 5: Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

5.1 General

5.2 Catalogue of structural detail failures and repairs

Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research development. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance rules and standards set but the twelve Members Societies of IACS.

IACS is a not for profit membership organisation of classification societies that establish minimum technical standards and requirements that address maritime safety and environmental protection and ensures their consistent application. It carries out this responsibility through its panels, expert groups and project teams and provides a Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS) that its Members comply with, as an assurance of professional integrity and maintenance of high professional standards. IACS is recognized as the principle technical advisor of IMO.

Number of Pages:
Binding Format:
Book Height:
296 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
0.9 kg