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Ship Classification

Ship Classification, as a minimum, is to be regarded as the development and worldwide implementation of published Rules and/or Regulations which will provide for:

thereby enabling the ship to operate in its intended service.

The achievement of these goals is conditional upon continued compliance with the Rules and/or Regulations and proper care and conduct on the part of the Owner and Operator.


Individual Societies to explain by an additional note as to how they deal with items, either statutory or class, beyond the basic definition.

Major Classification Societies recognised world wide are: