Container Ships.  Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 84)

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February 2018

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Container Ships. Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 84)

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This book assists the surveyors of IACS Member Societies and other interested parties involved in the survey, assessment and repair of hull structures of certain ship types.

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These guidelines focus on the IACS Member Societies’ survey procedures but may also be useful in connection with the inspection/examination schemes of other regulatory bodies, owners and operators.


These guidelines include a review of survey preparation criteria, which cover the safety aspects related to the performance of the survey, the necessary access facilities, and the other preparation necessary before the surveys can be carried out.


The guidelines include a section which illustrates examples of structural deterioration and damages related to each structural area and gives what to look for, possible cause, and recommended repair methods, when considered appropriate.

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 2 Class Survey Requirements

2.1 Periodical classification surveys

2.1.1 General

2.1.2 Special/renewal survey

2.1.3 Annual survey

2.1.4 Intermediate survey

2.1.5 Bottom survey

2.2 Damage and repair surveys

2.3 Voyage repairs and maintenance


CHAPTER 3 Technical Background for 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 Handling of defects

CHAPTER 4 Survey Planning, Preparation and Execution

4.1 General

4.2 Conditions for survey

4.3 Access arrangement and safety

4.4 Personal equipment

4.5 Thickness measurement and fracture detection

4.6 Survey at sea or at anchorage

4.7 Documentation on board

CHAPTER 5 Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

5.1 General

5.2 Catalogue of structural detail failures and repairs

Part 1 Cargo hold region

Part 2 Fore and aft end regions

Part 3 Machinery and accommodation spaces

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Title: Container Ships. Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 84)
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 150
Product Code: WS1559K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-765-9 (9781856097659), ISBN 10: 1-85609-765-X (185609765X)
Published Date: February 2018
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 296 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 1.00 kg

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