When are docking surveys for class held?

By arrangement with the owner. Under Lloyd’s Register’s Rules, ships under 15 years old must be examined in drydock twice in any 5 year period; not more than 3 years may elapse between dockings. Ships 15 or more years old must be examined in drydock at 2-yearly intervals with extension to 2. 5 years when a suitable high-resistance paint is applied to the underwater portion of the hull.

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