HULL SURVEY – FINAL INSPECTION

General All the blocks are joined together in the building berth and gradually each section, such as the double bottom and hold structures, is completed. This chapter deals with the inspection of each compartment in the building berth. Scope of inspections The scope of inspection of items relating to the hull structure of ordinary ships … Continue reading HULL SURVEY – FINAL INSPECTION

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HULL SURVEY: BLOCK INSPECTION

General As mentioned in this chapter, modern building practice consists of assembling smaller hull parts. These parts are usually called blocks but in some shipyards they are called assemblies, sub-assemblies or simply units. If the accuracy of each block is poor with many defective and substandard works, the quality of the ship will be seriously … Continue reading HULL SURVEY: BLOCK INSPECTION

HULL SURVEY: FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE

General Defects in construction usually cannot be detected after the fabrication and welding work has been finished. During in shop fabrication the precise accuracy of this process will govern the final accuracy of the assembly unit. The surveyor should engage in frequent patrol inspections, taking every possible opportunity available on the way to or from … Continue reading HULL SURVEY: FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE