Each classification society will issue only one "certificate of class" to a ship.
Each ship can have more than one "Certificate of Class"
Confused ? Don't worry !! I know the two statements looks contradicting to each other but these are not. Let me explain.
Each ship need
The survey for all the statutory certificate is done together as per harmonised system of ship surveys and certifications.
The survey that are done together as per HSSC are for following certificates
- International oil pollution prevention certificate
- International Air Pollution prev
Let us first understand what are statutory certificates and what are mandatory certificates.
Statutory certificates are required by law. When we say LAW, SOLAS or MARPOL is not a law. It becomes law when SOLAS, MAPROL or any other convention is incorporated in the local laws of a country.
Load line certificate certifies that vessel complies with the loadline convention. Loadline convention basically limits the ships on the minimum freeboard it needs to maintain. The minimum freeboard required by the loadline convention is calculated by taking into account many factors including reser
There are certificates and plans that are required as per various IMO conventions. A list of these certificates and plans can be found on the IMO website by clicking here. Apart from these certificates, manuals and plans, there are few drawing and plans that are required as per the ship's classi
There is one principle difference between Statutory certificates and Mandatory certificates.