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Authorised independent examination, investigation, and inspection, measuring or testing of ship structure, machinery and equipment, done and supervised by Surveyors appointed by regulatory or commercial organisations.
They are third party independent bodies e.g. ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyd’s Register), ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai), DNV (Det Norske Veritas), GL (Germanischer Lloyd).
1. To ensure that ship is soundly constructed and the standard of construction is maintained.
2. Carried out Statutory Survey on behalf of the Administration regarding the ship safety and prevention of pollution of marine environment.