This three-day course provides the skills required to help you understand the different types of defects and damage that occur in ship structures.

Who will benefit

The course will benefit anyone who carries out inspections of hull structures including superintendents, masters, first officers, chief engineers, ship officers, shipyard personnel and independent surveyors.

Identifying defects and damage to ship structures can often be difficult, and deciding if a repair is required is not always obvious. This course will equip you with reliable inspection techniques used by Lloyd’s Register surveyors worldwide.

You will learn how to identify different types of damage and defects using practical examples and case studies, and gain an understanding of their causes.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • understand the classification and statutory requirements for hull structural integrity

  • understand the requirements for maintenance of class

  • understand the basic structural concepts of a ship’s hull

  • appreciate the process of fatigue defects

  • know how to inspect structure for damage and defects using specific tried and tested techniques

  • be able to identify specific types of defects and damage and understand their causes

  • understand the need for thickness measurements

  • understand the role played by coatings and anodes

  • be able to quantify coatings breakdown and anode wastage

  • know the difference between various grades of shipbuilding steel

  • be able to discuss repair techniques with confidence

  • know different repair techniques for specific defects and damage to prevent re-occurrence.

Delegates will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Virtual Classroom

If travel isn't an option, our virtual courses are an option

1-4 Oct 2024

Virtual Classroom - GMT-5 Americas

USD 1750.00

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12-15 Nov 2024

Virtual Classroom - GMT+1

GBP 1190.00

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Delivered by one of our expert trainers who facilitates participation and discussion

1-3 Oct 2024


DKK 11903.00

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3-5 Dec 2024


EUR 1500.00

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