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The human element (qualification and management), safety level of the ship, particularly its structural safety level, and scientific emergency measures for ships in distress are three essential factors directly affecting the safe operation of the ship.

With respect to the above key factors, the following measures, if taken, will significantly reduce potential risks to the ship, reduce operating cost and improve operation benefit.  

Planned Maintenance Scheme for Hull ( Maintenance )

With planned inspection, repair and maintenance of hull structure and equipment, the technical condition of hull may be accurately grasped and defects of the ship properly tackled in time. In this way, the maintenance of ships will be more scientific, the ship management more practical, and the development of repair plans more reasonable, thus alleviating the pressure on machinery management to control cost and periods of repairs.  


The refined reminders for job details, in which the requirements in conventions and rules for maintenance of the ship are integrated and evaluation results of hull structural strength taken into account, will give specific guidance to crew members in maintenance of hull structure and equipment. We provide assistance to owners in developing the 3D-based maintenance scheme and in supervising its implementation, so as to:

 ◎implement a maintenance scheme based on the ship’s condition, focused on reliability and combined with classification/statutory survey requirements;

◎conduct planned inspection, repair and maintenance, thus reducing unplanned repairs affecting normal operation of the ship;

◎reduce operational risks and increase the company’s confidence in safety and reliability of its ships; and

◎make reasonable ship repair plans.

 Structural Strength Evaluation for Hull ( Evaluation ) 

In addition to the human element and heavy weather, the casualties caused by inadequate structural strength or hull structural damage have taken a significant proportion in the marine casualties during recent years. Therefore, the structural strength of ships, especially large and old ones, has become a general concern in the shipping community.

 

The structural strength evaluation will:

◎provide specialized advisory information on structure of the ship to the owner;

◎provide reference to repair and maintenance of the ship for crews and superintendents;

◎guide crews and superintendents in inspection of hull structure;

◎provide reference to control of corrosion during service period of the ship;

◎add to technical accumulation and provide reference for the owner for development and selection of ship types in the future.

 Training on Hull Structure Inspection and Maintenance ( Training ) 

Human element is becoming more and more important to maritime organizations and shipping companies, due to the emergence of larger ships, the increasing number of new seafarers as well as other related factors. Through years of ship related theoretical research and survey practice and in the light of current shipping conditions and key points of Port State Control (PSC) inspection, we have prepared a series of training materials taking into account the demand of crew members and engineers and the characteristics of their work. 

The Training on Hull Structure Inspection and Maintenance is one of the training materials, covering the basic knowledge of ship structure, key points of structural inspection and defect treatment, etc. This teaching material is close to the practice of crew members and engineers, presents complicated issues in simple terms and with vivid illustrations, and specifies criteria for surveys and repairs in an easily understandable way. 

Studying this training material will help crew members and engineers to better carry out the inspection and maintenance of the ship and improve the safe operation of the ship.

 

 CCS Emergency Response Service ( CCS - ERS )

 Under the authorization of the maritime administrations and with the cooperation of relevant shipowners/operators, we have introduced a distinctive product, known as “CCS-ERS”, based on our rich experience in emergency calculation for ships in distress.

 If a ship owner has signed the ERS agreement with CCS and the ERS database has been established containing information on stability and structural strength of the relevant ship, a permanent shore-based emergency response system of the Society will be actuated quickly upon the application of the ship owner in case of an accident, e.g., collision, grounding and oil spillage, etc. The ERS database will be accessed and damage stability, damage strength and oil spillage will be calculated and analyzed as required by the ship owner. In this way, technical solutions are provided to the master/shipowner/ship management company, assisting them in making the final decision to rescue the ship in distress.

 

If you have any question and request and suggestion, please contact us. 
METE Work Group:
Xiang Linhao: +86 10 58112072     lhxiang@ccs.org.cn
Yu Chun: +86 10 58112060      cyu@ccs.org.cn
Fax: +86 10 58112807     E-mail: mete1@ccs.org.cn


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