IMO TA307E Model Course: Hull & Structural Surveys, 2004 Edition
This course, comprising two volumes and a compendium, covers the requirements for hull structures at Initial, Annual, Intermediate, Periodical and Renewal and Additional Surveys as specified in the 1974 SOLAS Convention as amended up to its 1988 Protocol and in the 1966 Load Line Convention including its 1988 Protocol. It does not cover preliminary design or plan approvals and metallurgical material tests. Nor does it cover the survey or examination of chemical tankers and gas carriers other than citing inspection details for annual surveys. Special purpose ships or mobile off-shore units are not covered.
Those wishing to enter this course should hold an appropriate qualification in naval architecture of a certificate as chief engineer or hold an equivalent qualification and have experience in the structural survey, construction or repair of ships.