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Classification and Statutory Surveys Handbook

Classification made simple.

Do you understand the how and why of classification?

Reference 200+ pages with easily digestible explanations of the ship classification process and major international industry laws. From superintendent to students, readers will appreciate the handbook’s clear explanation of the links and differences among Class, SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, ISM and ISPS. With the most comprehensive guide to available statutory surveys, this essential guide enables maritime industry professionals to:

  • Understand the details of the classification process
  • Learn the major international maritime laws governing vessels
  • Keep abreast of any statutory changes
  • Access numerous maritime surveys
  • Consult checklists for various vessel operations and procedures


  • 200+ pages of interesting text, photographs, diagrams and flow charts
  • The most comprehensive guide to surveys available
  • The latest changes in international maritime legislation
  • Checklists and forms

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