In accordance with the Circular No. 40/2016/TT-BGTVT dated December 07, 2016 of the Ministry of Transport on registration of Vietnam sea-going ships, the ship design must comply with relevant national technical regulations on classification and construction of ships, tonnage measurement, ship safety equipment, lifting gear used on board, and ship pollution prevention systems.
Besides, with regard to ships operating in international routes, their ship manuals must also comply with international treaties applicable to ships in terms of maritime safety, security, labor and prevention of environment pollution to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member.
Types of inspection of ships include initial survey, including: technical-related examination and surveillance of new construction and import of ships; regular survey, including: periodical survey, intermediate survey, docking survey, annual survey and occasional survey. Contents and period of surveys of ships shall be consistent with national technical regulation on classification and construction of ships, tonnage measurement, ship safety equipment, lifting equipment used on board, the systems prevents pollution of ships and international treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member.
This Circular takes effect on July 01, 2017.
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