When sending a hull damage report to the classification society (via the owners), what basic information will be required?

Frame numbers affected, approximate dimensions of damage, and watertight integrity affected.Β 

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Is it possible for a ship to be seriously damaged, yet remain in class?

A UK ship is in a remote place (e. g. South Georgia) and has sustained hull damage. If a class surveyor is unobtainable at this place, what action should the master take?