A requirement of a class surveyor, recorded on an Interim Certificate of Class, that a specific measure, repair, survey, etc. must be carried out by a specified date in order for the ship to retain her class.
A place at which a vessel being salvaged can be returned to a reasonably safe condition such that her master and crew are capable of discharging responsibility for her safety and no further salvage assistance is necessary.
Unless specifically provided otherwise in SOLAS chapters or regulations: (1) ships of war and troopships; (2) cargo ships of less than 500 GT; (3) ships not propelled by mechanical means; (4) wooden ships of primitive build; (5) pleasure yachts not engaged in trade; and (6) fishing vessels.
There have been many editions over the last 120 years, the most recent being 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2011. LOF 2011 should ideally be used, although if another edition is offered by a salvor it should be accepted.
It will mean that any special compensation awarded to the salvor will be assessed using a tariff of agreed rates and not on the basis of Article 14 of the Salvage Convention. This will reduce the possibility of costly legal disputes.
In addition to the routine (pre-departure) checks and tests, emergency steering drills shall take place at least once every three months in order to practice emergency steering procedures. These drills shall include: (1) direct control within the steering gear compartment;
The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2110) ("the Vessel Traffic Monitoring Regulations" or "VTM Regulations"), as amended by SIs 2005/1092, 2008/3145 and 2011/2616.
A port that a ship is diverted to when the master considers it unsafe to continue the voyage due to a peril that threatens the common safety, e. g. when there is a dangerous ingress of water into the ship; there is a dangerous shift of cargo;