Survey, Audit & Certification for Ships

Compiled by F. R. Chowdhury

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1. Certificate of Survey:

– This is done on behalf of the Flag State prior to the registration of the vessel to establish the authenticity/ identity of the vessel and to ensure that particulars given/ obtained are correct.

2. Certificate of Registry: 

– This is the identity document of the ship. Issued by the Flag State Administration. It will contain the name of the ship, name and address of the Owners/ Bare-boat charterers, LR-FP Identity Number, Port of registry, dimensions and tonnage, IMO number, Call Sign and the Nine-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), name of builder and year of build, type/class of ship, features like number of decks, bulkheads, masts, propellers and brief details of machinery and power. In some countries it may be necessary to record the name of the Chief Executive or other responsible person in the company who is to be contacted in an emergency. (The UN Convention on Registration of Ships 1986 (not yet in force) and UNCLOS-82 provide general guidance on this subject.)
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CoC Oral Exam Preparation (Part-7) – Maritime Security

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When do the security measures come into force ?

– 1st July, 2004.

SOLAS amendments adopted in December 2002 :

Chapter V:
– Automated Identifications Systems(AIS)

Chapter XI-1:
-Ship identification number
-Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR)

Chapter XI-2:
-Measures to enhance maritime security
-International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code (Parts A & B)
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