Completing annual surveys is a necessary part of keeping your ships in compliance with Classification Society requirements.
For ships of different classes, the annual survey is carried out a little differently, because the classes have their own components and purpose.
Most ship surveys include checking that the ship has all necessary manuals onboard and that safety instructions like fire control plans are clearly posted. Major systems will be subjected to extensive testing to ensure compliance and safe operation, but ships may have other certification requirements depending on their class. For example, an oil tanker requires special checks such as:
- Testing and inspection of cargo pipelines and ballast tanks
- Verify that the ship has adequate corrosion protection in crude oil tanks.
- Inspect all areas for potential oil or water leaks
- Testing remote controls for components such as fans and oil fuel pumps.