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Hull Inspection-Damage and Repair.

hull inspection


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.

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Course Type

  • Public
  • Virtual

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Course dates

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

2 Nov - 4 Nov 2021

Southampton, UK

  • £1365 excluding tax

15 Mar - 17 Mar 2022

Rotterdam, Netherlands

20 Sep - 22 Sep 2022

Copenhagen, Denmark

6 Dec - 8 Dec 2022

Hamburg, Germany

Virtual Learning

If travel isn't an option, our virtual classroom courses are the answer.

2 Nov - 5 Nov 2021

Virtual classroom - GMT+1/UK

  • £1365 excluding tax

17 May - 19 May 2022

Virtual classroom - GMT+2 /Netherlands

  • €1545 excluding tax

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