Ship owners and managers generally strive to maintain a high level of structural integrity aboard their ships. To maintain this level, the ship’s crew and shore staff should perform inspections of the hull structure on a regular basis, to assess the hull condition.
In this course, you will learn about maintenance and repair and how to properly inspect the tank conditions.
Inspections and surveys are also carried out by classification societies, insurers, vetting agencies, cargo surveyors, as well as port state, coastal state, and flag state authorities. It is in the interest of all these organizations to ensure the safe operation of the ship, and see that it is properly maintained.