Marine Classification Society Surveying
This book is a guide to the work conducted by marine Classification Societies, their purpose, regulations and the types of surveys carried out. It concentrates particularly on Class Society rules and regulations for the building and continued operations of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service crafts (including military vessels).
This publication is a comprehensive introduction to marine Classification Societies. It first covers the history of Class Societies and their current role in the maritime industry, looking at key definitions and examples of terminology, and outlining the important differences between the role of classification societies and statutory authorities. The majority of the book is then devoted to rules and regulations for the building and continued operations of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service crafts (including military vessels).
2.?International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
14.?Fire?protection, detection and extinction
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- January 2009
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 240 mm
- Book Width:
- 180 mm
- 0.4 kg
The Class Act I am old enough to remember when a classification society surveyor was treated like visiting royalty. Frantic preparation and tremendous deference gave way to frightful consequences if the great man discovered anything slightly amiss. Nowadays, not enough people actually understand what class does and everyone suffers from this ignorance. Marine Classification Society Surveying is a small book written by surveyor Peter Broad which does a good job in demystifying the work of class and the functions of the surveyors. Mr Broad describes the work of the class surveyor, in newbuilding, plan approval and the surveyor’s various roles in the aftermath of damage, or periodic surveys. He explains the difference between class and statutory requirements and the confusion that sometimes arises when the class surveyor undertakes work delegated by the flag state. He emphasises the importance of experience and judgement in making a personal assessment on behalf of class as to whether something is right or wrong, or whether a repair can be postponed, or must be undertaken urgently. In short, Mr Broad tells us exactly what a surveyor does. The job of the class surveyor gets more complex and more involved as the reach of classification extends, and worldwide sourcing of components and equipment means that approvals of what goes into a ship become increasingly difficult. At the same time, the consequences of a wrong judgement call get ever more horrendous. This little book will help anyone afloat or ashore in understanding the workings of class. Marine Classification Society Surveying is written by Peter Broad ISBN 978 1 865093 14 9 and published by Witherby Seamanship International, www.witherbyseamanship.com'
(Posted on 26/09/2019) This is a good book, its a nicely laid out modern format like the other witherby seamanship books. However, as an engineer officer I found the chapter on machinery survey which was 3 pages taking into account pictures and part pages was disappointing. It is merely a list of the machinery in the engine room and had no specific details or depth as to what was to be surveyed on that item. The one item covered in detail is the ships propeller. The electrical instillation chapter was much better. As an engineering officer, if you are considering to purchase this book it does have good general information about surveying and the overall picture. However if you are considering it based on machinery survey this book essentially skips it. The other parts of the book are excellent.