Guidance

Passenger ship construction, classes lll to Vl(A) (MSIS 4)

Instructions for guidance to surveyors, on maritime and caastguard Agency (MCA) construction standards and policies.

Documents

Chapter 1: general

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Chapter 2: strength, construction and watertight subdivision

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Chapter 3: closing of openings in hulls and watertight bulkheads below the bulkhead deck

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Chapter 4: closing of openings in enclosed superstructures and in bulkheads above the bulkhead deck

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Chapter 5: stability, survivability and shipside markings

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Chapter 6: bilge pumping arrangements

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Chapter 7: electrical equipment and installations

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Chapter 8: boilers and machinery

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Chapter 10: miscellaneous requirements for ships with special category or ro-ro cargo spaces

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Chapter 11: equivalents, penalties, detention and invalid stability information

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Chapter 12: passenger accommodation

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Chapter 13: annual surveys

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Annex 1: special notes regarding stability for passenger ships classes III TO VI(A), excluding ro-ro ships

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Annex 2: special notes regarding stability of ro-ro passenger ships of classes III to VI(A)

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Appendix A: guidance notes for carrying out an inclining test

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Appendix B: heeling tests for passenger ships of classes V, VI and VI(A)

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Appendix C: buoyancy tests for passenger ships of classes V, VI and VI(A)

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Appendix D: subdivided (non ro-ro) passenger ships classes III to VI(A)

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Appendix E: method of determining the self-extinguishing properties of GRP laminates

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Appendix F: a code of practice for noise levels in ships

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Appendix G: use of ear protectors

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Details

This guidance is for marine surveyors.

Published 17 April 2014