When and why are special surveys of the hull held?

They are held at 5-yearly intervals to renew the ship’s Certificate of Class for a further 5 years. A special survey is to establish the condition of the hull structure to confirm that the structural integrity is satisfactory in accordance with the classification requirements, and will remain fit for its intended purpose until the next special survey, subject to proper maintenance and operation. It is also intended to detect possible damages and to establish the extent of any deterioration.

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