History of classification society - Ship Classifications and Certification
The ship classifications is activity aimed at classifying ship into the certain classes. A ship that already has classifications, required to continue to implement required survey to maintain class status. The types of the periodic survey are class renewal, annual survey, intermediate survey and docking/bottom survey. In addition survey are propeller shaft survey, boiler, machinery and other specialized surveys in accordance with classification society regulations. classification society will issue survey status and informed to the ship owner. A classification society is a non-governmental organization that established and maintains technical standards for the construction and operation ships and offshore structures.
Ship classification conducted based on the understanding that a ship loaded, operated and treated with the right way by a competent and certificated crew.The ship owner liable to ensure that vessel maintenance carried in a right manner until next periodic survey in accordance with requirements. The ship owner or their representatives also obliged to inform class surveyors when conducting a survey on ships, All events and condition which affect against class status.