Marine Classification Society Surveying
: Witherby Seamanship International Ltd
This book achieves its aim of increasing understanding of a historic industry that has developed over time to find itself at the leading edge of technology and innovation, and as an essential pillar of the modern shipping industry. There are many Class Societies operating throughout the world and they all have common standards. Discussion of their operation, interpretation and professionalism are not part of this book, neither are the economic and financial influences involved in choosing one society in preference to another.The majority of the information in this book concerns the Class Societies'set rules and regulations for the building and continued operation of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service craft (including military vessels), and their work carried out in marine related industries.References are provided at the end of the book to help the reader with any background information for further reading and research.Most of the information concerns the Class Societies' rules and regulations for the building and continued operation of merchant ships, yachts, offshore platforms and special service craft (including military vessels), but it also outlines their work in marine related industries.