Statutory guidance

Load line instructions for surveyors (MSIS 1)

Instructions for the guidance of surveyors completing survey work for the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

Documents

Part 1: general effect of the merchant shipping load lines act 1995 part IV and the regulations made thereunder

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Part 2: surveys general principles

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Part 3 notes for guidance in the application of schedule 2 of MSN 1752(M): conditions of assignment

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Part 4 notes for guidance in the application of schedule 4 of MSN 1752(M): free boards

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Part 5: intact stability and stability in the damaged condition after flooding

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Part 6: notes for guidance for carrying out an inclining test

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Part 7: model stability information booklet

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Part 8: additional information and requirements relating to particular ship types, cargoes and trading areas

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Annex: stability information booklet

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Details

These instructions are mainly for Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) surveyors.

They are also a useful guide for anyone else concerned with the survey, marking and inspection of ships for load line purposes, and with issuing load line certificates.

Stability information

The information included should be read with the act, the load line regulations, and other relevant instruments such as merchant shipping notices (MSNs).

Published 17 April 2014