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Sanctum
25th July 2012, 10:50 AM
Is there information(website) about cruise ships classification?

happy daze john in oz
26th July 2012, 06:37 AM
Is there information(website) about cruise ships classification?

No web site as far as i am aware, but each cruise company has its own site with all details of ships and destinations etc.

robpage
28th July 2012, 08:23 PM
Passenger ships classification and certificationPassenger-carrying ships are classified primarily on whether they operate inshore or on short or long international voyages. For an explanation of these terms see the page in this guide on merchant ships classification and certification (http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1086910779&r.i=1086910953&r.l1=1081597476&r.l2=1086795191&r.l3=1087115850&r.l4=1086910284&r.t=RESOURCES&type=RESOURCES). They are further classified by the numbers of passengers that they carry.
The classes of passenger ships are as follows:


Class I - ships engaged on voyages any of which are long international voyages.
Class II - ships engaged only on voyages any of which are short international voyages.
Class II(A) - ships engaged on voyages of any kind other than international voyages, which are not ships of Classes III to VI(A).
Class III - ships engaged only on voyages in the course of which they are at no time more than 70 miles by sea from their point of departure and not more than 18 miles from the coast of the UK and which are at sea only in favourable weather and during restricted periods.
Class VI - ships engaged only on voyages with not more than 250 passengers on board. In favourable weather and during restricted periods, in the course of which the ships are at no time more than 15 miles from their point of departure, nor more than 3 miles from land.
Class VI (A) - ships carrying not more than 50 passengers for a distance of not more than 6 miles. Voyages to or from isolated communities on the islands or coast of the UK and which do not proceed for a distance of more than 3 miles from land - this is subject to any conditions which the Secretary of State may impose.

Additional classifications for inshore ships are:


Class A - passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages other than voyages covered by Classes B, C and D
Class B - a passenger ship engaged on domestic voyages in the course of which it is at no time more than 20 miles from the line of the coast
Class C - a passenger ship engaged on domestic voyages in sea areas where the probability of exceeding 2.5 metres significant wave height is less than 10 per cent over a one-year period for all-year round operation; or operating over a specific restricted period (eg summer) in the course of which it is at no time more than 15 miles from a place of refuge, nor more than 5 miles from the line of the coast
Class D - a passenger ship engaged on domestic voyages in sea areas where the probability of exceeding 1.5 metres significant wave height is less than 10 per cent over a one-year period for all-year round operation; or operating over a specific restricted period (eg summer) in the course of which it is at no time more than 15 miles from a place of refuge, nor more than 5 miles from the line of the coast

CertificationThe certificates that passenger ships must carry vary according to their gross tonnage. The following is an outline of the main certification requirements for UK ships:


passenger ship safety certificate
load line certificate required for passenger ships either operating in UK waters and of more than 80 gross tonnes (gt) or operating in non-UK waters and of 24 metres length (if keel was laid on or after 21 July 1968) or of more than 150gt
oil pollution prevention certificate - ships of 400gt or more
minimum safe manning document - ships of 500gt or more
safety management certificate
ship security certificate - ships on international voyages
sewage pollution certificate - ships of 400gt or more, or carrying 15 persons and on international voyages
air pollution certificate - ships of 400gt or more - application to ships other than on international voyages not yet confirmed
anti-fouling certificate - ships of 400gt or more
dangerous goods certificate - ships built after 1 September 1984 on international voyages only




As cruise ships are Passenger carrying then i would assume this is the classification from the MCA website , ( OK I know it is not always perfect )

j.sabourn
29th July 2012, 10:02 AM
Is this the Regs. referring to British Registry? or is it stated as now universal? also do not see the derat. certificate. Cheers John Sabourn.

robpage
29th July 2012, 12:25 PM
It was straight off the MCA website , but I would have thought these things were universal now , Check on the MCA , the link is www.dft.gov.uk/mca/

Capt Bill Davies
29th July 2012, 12:53 PM
It was straight off the MCA website ]

I see you are into light hearted reading Rob.

Bill

robpage
29th July 2012, 04:28 PM
I was reading War and Peace in the original Russian , but wanted something a little meatier