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September 1999

General Cargo Ships: Guidelines for Surveys Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures

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This book provides guidelines for general cargo ships designed with one or more decks for the carriage of diverse forms of dry cargo. It includes a review of survey preparation guidelines covering safety aspects related to the performance of the survey, the necessary access facilities and the preparation to be undertaken before the surveys can be carried out.

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This publication sets out guidelines for the carriage of diverse form of dry cargo, including a review of preparation for survey. An important feature of this manual is the section illustrating examples of structural deterioration and damage related to each structural area, providing details of what to look for, possible cause and the recommended repair methods.

1 Introduction

2. Class Survey Requirements

2.1 Periodical Classification Surveys

2.1.1 General

2.1.2 Special Survey

2.1.3 Annual Survey

2.1.4 Intermediate Survey

2.1.5 Drydock Survey

2.2 Damage and Repair Surveys

3. Technical Background or Surveys

3.1 General

3.2 Definitions

3.3 Structural Damages and Deterioration

3.3.1 General

3.3.2 Material Wastage

3.3.3 Fractures

3.3.4 Deformations

3.4 Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

3.5 IACS Early Warning Scheme (EWS) for Reporting of Significant Damage

4. Survey Planning, Preparation and Execution

4.1 General

4.2 Conditions for Survey

4.3 Access Arrangement and Safety

4.4 Equipment and Tools

4.4.1 Personnel Protective Equipment

4.4.2 Personnel Survey Equipment

4.4.3 Thickness Measurement and Fracture Detection

4.5 Survey at Sea or Anchorage

4.6 Documentation on Board

5. Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

5.1 General

5.2 Catalogue of Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

Part 1 Cargo Hold Region

Area 1 – Upper Deck Structure

Area 2 – Side Structure

Area 3 – Transverse Bulkhead Structure

Area 4 – Tween Deck Structure

Area 5 – Double Bottom Structure

Part 2 Fore and Aft End Regions

Area 1 – Fore End Structure

Area 2 – Aft End Structure

Area 3 – Stern Frame, Rudder Arrangement and Propeller Shaft Support

Part 3 Machinery and Accommodation Spaces

Area 1 – Engine Room Structure

Area 2 – Accommodation Structure

Title: General Cargo Ships: Guidelines for Surveys Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures
Number of Pages: 135
Product Code: 4400W014
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-189-3 (9781856091893), ISBN 10: 1-85609-189-9 (1856091899)
Published Date: September 1999
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 230 mm
Weight: 0.50 kg

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